The Wind Up – Watch News #241
Welcome back to the next edition of the Wind Up, our regular series where we feature all of the latest watch related news and releases of the past week. This week’s instalment is pretty stacked, including new watches from Tissot, and a couple of exciting collaborative pieces from TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil and Laurent Ferrier. Happy reading!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #240
Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon
Laurent Ferrier has come out with its latest wonder, the delightful Grand Sport Tourbillon. Encased entirely in red gold with a matching integrated red gold bracelet, the Grand Sport Tourbillon is a divine bit of haute horlogerie kit that is as exciting as it is desirable.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the red gold case, bracelet and brown dial are the piece’s focal points. Sure, they’re wonderfully beautiful and super svelte. But it’s what lies beneath that, to me at least, matters the most. Therein lies Laurent Ferrier’s absolutely splendid manually wound tourbillon. It’s a sleeper, but it’s not. If you know what I mean.
Brand: Laurent Ferrier
Model: Grand Sport Tourbillon
Reference Number: LCF044.R5.B1RC1
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: Hand-Wound Tourbillon
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Raymond Weil Freelancer Diver Geneva Limited Edition
New from Raymond Weil is the Freelancer Diver Geneva Limited Edition. Since its inception in 1976, Raymond Weil has called Geneva home. To celebrate the maison’s close ties with the city, it has released a limited edition version of its acclaimed and super popular diver model in the Freelancer Diver Geneva Limited Edition. It pays tribute to Lake Geneva with its stunning blue dial with varying tones of light and dark. It’s a very functional diver’s watch that combines subtle design cues, practicality, balance and an aesthetic that is as wearable as it is interesting.
Brand: Raymond Weil
Model: Freelancer Diver Geneva Limited Edition
Reference Number: 2760
Water Resistance: 310m
Power Reserve: 38 hours
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TAG Heuer’s Collaboration With Mario Kart
Yes, you read that correctly. TAG Heuer has linked up with Mario Kart to create two collaborative pieces. Both models are based on TAG Heuer’s Formula 1 base, with the first being a chronograph and the second being a tourbillon chronograph. And both models are available in a limited run, with the chronograph model being released in only 3,000 units and the tourbillon chronograph available in a limited run of only 250 pieces.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph is dotted with surprises, all of which are synonymous with the fun-loving nature of Mario Kart. The second piece is the TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Tourbillon Chronograph. Like the simpler version, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Tourbillon Chronograph is also full of Mario Kart inspired easter eggs, most recognisable on that tourbillon.
Tissot Telemeter 1938
Tissot has come out with a piece that draws its own inspiration from the glory days of timekeeping. It features a vintage-inspired chronograph aesthetic with horizontally inclined registers with either a gilt black dial or a silvery-white one. Both models come encased in a classically designed 42mm stainless steel case, and both look absolutely fantastic.
The Telemeter 1938 is powered by the newly upgraded Valjoux A05.231, an automatic chronograph calibre that is visible through the open sapphire caseback and is finished off with Tissot’s Heritage rotor design. In either of its iterations, the Tissot Telemeter 1938 is available for a very accessible AUD$3,100.
Model: Telemeter 1938
Reference Number: T142.462.16xx
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: Valjoux A05.231
Power Reserve: 68 hours
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