Welcome to the next edition of our weekly series, the Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be highlighting a range of new and exciting watches, including some incredible releases from Urwerk, Arnold & Son, TAG Heuer and Vacheron Constantin. Spo, whether you’re budget is in the thousands or the hundreds of thousands, the premier watchmaking maisons have you covered, for this week at least. Happy reading fellas.
Sci-fi fans should relish in the fact that Urwerk exists as it does. No other watchmaker comes close to the maison when it comes to sheer ingenuity, creativity and avant-garde design. The UR-120 is the latest and greatest from the atelier, embellishing with it the wonderful tenets that Urwerk has become so known and loved for. What we have in the UR-120 is a sandblasted titanium and steel case with hinged lugs, Urwerk’s signature satellite display of time and an element of open working that is truly spectacular. The UR-120 is not your bread-and-butter Urwerk timepiece. Rather, it’s a different take, albeit intriguing take, on some of modern horology’s finest watchmaking. Love it.
Reference Number: UR-120
Water Resistance: 30m
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum
With a case made of platinum and a dial made of a meteorite, the Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum is a triumph of brilliant aesthetics coupled with ingenious chronometry. I particularly the unique look of the meteorite dial, which Arnold & Son has actually finished with a sand-coloured PVD treatment.
The main meteorite dial is offset by that beautifully soft white opal sub-dial at at 12 o’clock, and is complimented by the immense moonphase at the bottom of the dial which actually measures 12mm. The moonphase’s shadow side is crafted from the same meteorite material used on the dial, while its sun-drenched hemisphere is made from opal.
Brand: Arnold & Son
Model: Luna Magna Platinum
Reference Number: 1LMAX.Z01A.C233C
Water Resistance: 30m
Power Reserve: 90 hours
TAG Heuer Celebrates The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
The legendary Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has laid its rightful claim as being the quintessential iconoclast of its kind. Sporty, svelte and supremely beautiful, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is an effervescent symbol of motoring history, admired, adored and longed for by throngs of enthusiasts and collectors since its release half a century ago.To celebrate this momentous occasion, TAG Heuer has teamed up once again with Porsche to create the Carrera x Porsche 50th Anniversary Tribute Chronograph. Available in two distinct colourways featuring the same livery as the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the new TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche 50th Anniversary Tribute Chronograph comes in either a Sporty Blue Edition with a limited run of only 500 pieces, or a Sporty Red Edition with only 250 pieces and crafted in rose gold.
Vacheron Constantin Égérie Collection Additions
Last but most certainly not least comes from Vacheron Constantin with two new and very beautiful additions to its acclaimed Égérie collection. The first comes in the form of the Égérie Moon Phase, complete with a pink gold case, a bezel wet with 58 round-cut diamonds and a moonphase indicator surrounded by 36 round-cut diamonds. The second is the Égérie Self-Winding, featuring similar aesthetic details as its moon phase counterpart, albeit minus that extra complication replaced with a date indicator in the same off-centre spot. Gorgeous and eloquent.
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