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Girard perregaux la esmeralda tourbillon a secret

The Wind Up – Watch News #246

Welcome back to the Wind Up, our weekly series where we feature all of the latest watch news of the past seven days. In this week’s edition, we’ll be highlighting a handful of new and exciting watches, including pieces from the likes of Girard-Perregaux, Zenith and Porsche Design to celebrate the official launch of the new Porsche 911 Dakar. Happy reading gents!

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Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” | Image: Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret”

The Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda was an award-winning pocket watch made for the ‘Exposition Universelle’ in 1889, a beautiful piece that exhibited the maison’s extraordinary precision with artistic craftsmanship. As Girard-Perrgaux celebrates its 230-year anniversary in 2021, the atelier has again revisited this iconic piece in showcasing it in three very distinct colours. Exceptional and absolutely stunning.

Model: La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret”
Diameter: 43mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: GP09600
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: USD$447,000

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Porsche design celebrates new 911 dakar
Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar | Image: Porsche Design

Porsche Design Celebrates New 911 Dakar

Porsche Design has unveiled two brand-new pieces to commemorate the release of the brand-new Porsche 911 Dakar. The two pieces are the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar, and the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition. Both new models are available exclusively to the owners of the new sports cars, with both pieces exhibiting the visual traits of these extreme off-road beating machines.

Brand: Porsche Design
Model: Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar
Calibre: Porsche Design Calibre WERK 01.240
Price: USD$14,500

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Zenith x fusalp defy classic
Zenith x Fusalp DEFY CLASSIC | Image: Zenith

Zenith x Fusalp DEFY CLASSIC

Zenith has released two new pieces in partnership with Fulsap, the iconic French luxury ski and ready-to-wear brand. Both models are based on Zenith’s very popular DEFY Classic base, with the first clad in a 41mm wide white ceramic case, and the second in black ceramic with the same dimensions. Cool as ice.

Brand: Zenith
Movement: Elite 670 skeleton, automatic.
Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. Central seconds hand. Date indication at 6 o’clock
Price 10 900 CHF
Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Power-reserve: min. 48 hours
Case: 41mm
Dial: Skeleton dial with special snowflake star design. Applied indexes

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Gerald genta mickey house watch 1
Gérald Genta Mickey House Watch | Image: Gérald Genta

Gérald Genta Mickey House Watch

Gérald Genta, led by Bulgari, has released a timepiece to commemorate the upcoming football World Cup. The piece is the very fun Arena Bi-Retrograde With Mickey Playing Football, which features a bi-retrograde function for the minutes and date, as well as a jumping hour indicated by Mickey Mouse’s swivelling right arm. The focal point here is, of course, that stunning illustration of Mickey Mouse sitting in the centre of that gorgeous mother-of-pearl dial. Very cool stuff.

Brand: Gérald Genta
Model: Arena Bi-Retrograde With Mickey Playing Football
Reference Number: 103786
Diameter: 41mm
Water Resistance: –
Calibre: BVL300
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Price: USD23,200

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If you enjoyed The Wind Up and would like to continue reading about watches, you can head on over to my blog, Haulogerie, where I delve a bit deeper into the wonderful world of horology.

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