Welcome back to the latest edition of the Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be highlighting some incredible new watches, including brand-new pieces from Rolex, Vacheron Constantin and G-SHOCK. While the Deepsea Challenge may have overshadowed a number of the latest and greatest releases, there was a lot happening in the watch industry. Happy reading fellas!
Vacheron Constantin New Traditionnelle And Overseas Models
Vacheron Constantin dropped two new models, expanding its classical Traditionnelle collection with the new Traditionnelle Moon Phase, and adding to the Overseas family with a pink gold Overseas Chronograph. Both models are exceptional, and both represent the brand in all of its glory.
The Traditionnelle Moon Phase features a stunning array of 548 round-cut diamonds set on the dial, bezel, lugs and crown. The effect is as dramatic as it is beautiful, reiterating the force of Vacheron Constantin’s haute-joaillerie department. The Overseas Chronograph is encased entirely in pink gold with a matching bracelet, topped off with a stunning blue lacquered dial with a sunburst satin finish. Magnificent.
G-SHOCK x Super Mario Bros.
Casio’s G-SHOCK is the latest brand to connect with Super Mario Bros. Introducing the G-SHOCK Super Mario Bros. DW-5600SMB-4, this new model is a coming-of-age piece, celebrating two cultural icons of Japan. The G-SHOCK Super Mario Bros. DW-5600SMB-4 has all of the tell-tale signs of a Nintendo-themed timepiece, with bright vivid colours adorning the watch from case to strap.
There are plenty of easter eggs for Super Mario Bros. fans to pick out, and along with the clarity of a modern G-SHOCK, there is also ample functionality and real-world usability for all to enjoy. This is a fun, affordable and light-hearted watch that marries the wonderful worlds of G-SHOCK and Super Mario Bros.
Model: G-SHOCK x Super Mario Bros.
Reference Number: DW-5600SMB-4
Water Resistance: 200m
Power Reserve: 2 Years (Battery)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge
Rolex presented its latest and greatest in the new Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge. Clad in titanium with a matching titanium bracelet, the Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge is an ode to Rolex’s heritage as a bona fide tool-watch manufacturer. The Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge is a pedigree watch, a cut above the rest, and it’s a piece that boasts an insanely deep 11,000-metre watch resistance rating.
Yes, you read that correctly. 11,000 metres. This kind of water resistance doesn’t come cheap. Or slim. The Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge measures 50mm across, 23mm in thickness and is priced at AUD36,750. Your perfect partner for your next saturation dive. Or frolic down at Bondi.
Model: Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge
Reference Number: 126067
Water Resistance: 11,000m
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Focke-Wulf Würger I
From Focke-Wulf is the Würger I. Inspired by the famous FW190 series aircraft that first flew in June of 1939, the Würger was designed as a front-line fighter aircraft. Its iconicity has been redeveloped and thrust into the Würger I. It features a case with tapered lugs, a chrome bezel, a classically designed crown and two capped pushers to control the chronograph. But perhaps the most interesting focal point of the Würger I is its dial. It features all of the tell-tale signs of a pilot’s watch of yesteryear, with bold numerals, distinct sub-dials and a highly legible and practical layout.
Model: Würger I
Reference Number: FW190
Calibre: Ronda 5021.D
Power Reserve: Quartz
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