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The Wind Up – Watch News #247

Welcome to the next edition of the Wind Up, our weekly instalment of all things watch-related. In this week’s Wind Up, we’ll be featuring an assortment of new watches, including releases from the likes of TAG Heuer, IWC and Zenith. Happy reading and have a great week!

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The Wind Up – Watch News #246

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Yellow Gold Carrera Chronograph | Image: TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

The legendary TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is back, and in its latest iteration, it is perhaps the most appealing yet. Clad in 42mm of yellow gold and offset with a deep black sunray-finished dial, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is a beautiful combination of alluring design, sumptuous materials and age-old heritage. For the first time ever, the esteemed watchmaker has inverted the black and gold colourway, so the deep black dial has two contrasting golden-gilded subdials. Like the red dial limited edition, the yellow-gold model is also powered by the in-house Calibre Heuer 02 automatic movement.

Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Carrera Chronograph
Reference Number: CBN2044.FC8313
Diameter: 42mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Price: AUD$31,150

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Zenith DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” | Image: Zenith

Zenith DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix”

Zenith has unveiled the latest variation of its DEFY Extreme E series, with the DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” dropping ahead of the season two finale to be held in Uruguay. Featuring Zenith’s acclaimed 1/100th of a second chronograph, a carbon fibre case with titanium elements and a distinct purple aesthetic, the DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” is an adventurous and highly modern take on some very interesting watchmaking. The limited edition watch, subject to just 20 pieces, combines carbon fibre and titanium with striking purple accents that the brand claims was designed to evoke streaks of lightning in a stormy sky. Perhaps most impressive of all, the Zenith DEFY Extreme E ‘Energy X Prix’ incorporates recycled and upcycled elements from the championship in the strap as well as the packaging.

Brand: Zenith
Model: DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix”
Reference Number: 10.9100.9004-2/24.I301
Diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Calibre: El Primero
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: €26,500

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Raymond Weil Freelancer GMT | Image: Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil Freelancer GMT

From Raymond Weil we have the new Freelancer GMT with a subtle blue aesthetic. Noteworthy features of the Freelancer GMT include the high-functioning practicality of a GMT complication, a distinct yet low-key aesthetic, and the attention to detail found on watches normally far more expensive and exclusive. Underneath the hood, you’ll find the new calibre RW3230, a Swiss automatic movement with a power reserve of 50 hours, which is impressive when you consider the sleek and streamlined proportions. In trademark style, the Raymond Weil Freelancer GMT comes in a tidy 4.1mm in height.

Brand: Raymond Weil
Model: Freelancer GMT
Reference Number: 2761-STC-50001
Diameter: 40.5mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: RW3230
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: AUD4,200

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IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 ‘MR PORTER Edition 1’ | Image: MR PORTER

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 ‘MR PORTER Edition 1’

IWC celebrates its partnership with MR PORTER with its latest version of the Big Pilot with the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 ‘MR PORTER Edition 1’. The watch features a bronze case with a titanium case back, a black dial and gold-plated hands, along with an engraving on the caseback denoting its limited status. Perhaps one of the coolest versions of the time-only Big Pilot, ever.

Brand: IWC
Model: Big Pilot’s Watch 43 ‘MR PORTER Edition 1’
Reference Number: IW329703
Diameter: 43mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: 8210
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Price: AUD16,400

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