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!
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”
Water Resistance: 30m
Power Reserve: 50 hours
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
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.
Model: DEFY CLASSIC FUSALP
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
Dial: Skeleton dial with special snowflake star design. Applied indexes
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
Water Resistance: –
Power Reserve: 42 hours
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