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The Wind Up – Watch News #249

Welcome to the next edition of the Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be highlighting a handful of new and exciting watches, including pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Hublot and Jacob & Co. Happy reading!

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Vacheron constantin traditionnelle tourbillon

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon | Image: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon

Vacheron Constantin has unveiled three new Traditionnelle Tourbillon references, each crafted in pink gold and each featuring a phoenix and a dragon, celebrating their respective significance in Chinese culture. All three models are made in a limited run of 16 pieces, with an 18k hand-guilloché dial in either silver-tone, deep blue or black with galvanic treatment.

The new Traditionnelle Tourbillon models all feature a hand-engraved 18k pink gold applied depiction of the phoenix and the dragon in the most extravagant and magnificent of ways. The case features hand-engraved bezels and lugs, extending the artistic nature of the piece from the dial to the externals of the watch. And to finish things off, we have the incredible Maltese-cross tourbillon that is so identifiable to Vacheron Constantin at the bottom of the dial. Insane!

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Reference Number: 6040T/000Rxx
Diameter: 41mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: Calibre 2160/1
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Price: Price on request

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Zenith DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon | Image: Zenith

Zenith DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon | Image: Zenith

Zenith DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon

Zenith dropped two incredible feats of haute horlogerie with new DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon references. Both are powered by an insanely complicated movement that is fitted with a 1/100 of a second chronograph, along with two independent tourbillons.

These two new models come in either a black carbon fibre case or a titanium case, measuring 45mm in diameter and both featuring a very respectable 200m water-resistant rating. Both models are wonderfully decorated, finished to an inch of their lives and represent perhaps some of the most modern and complicated watchmaking Zenith produces.

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Hublot mp 09 tourbillon bi axis 5 day power reserve

Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve | Image: Hublot

Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve

New from Hublot is the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve. Created using coloured composites inserted into a 3D carbon case, the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve is a modern interpretation of the brilliance of colours meeting some very exceptional watchmaking.

The distinctly shaped carbon case is dotted with different colours, as is the dial, with those same colours extending to that brightly coloured rainbow alligator strap. But the focal point here is that insane bi-axis tourbillon sitting at the bottom of the dial, rounding off what is a very exciting visceral experience.

Brand: Hublot
Model: MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve
Reference Number: 909.QDRB.1120.LR
Diameter: 49mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: HUB9009
Power Reserve: 120 hours
Price: Price on request

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Jacob co x cristiano ronaldo

Jacob & Co. x Cristiano Ronaldo | Image: Jacob & Co.

Jacob & Co. x Cristiano Ronaldo

Jacob & Co. has partnered with Cristiano Ronaldo to create two brand new pieces, commemorating 20 years of friendship. The two new pieces include the Jacob & Co. CR7 Epic X “Flight of CR7” and Jacob & Co. CR7 Epic X “Heart of CR7”, both powered by the maison’s JCAM45 movement.

The Jacob & Co. CR7 Epic X “Flight of CR7” is crafted in rose gold and has a bezel set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds and features a dark red look, while the CR7 Epic X “Heart of CR7” has a similar aesthetic, albeit in green and with a different Cristiano Ronaldo trademark celebration

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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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CONTRIBUTOR

Mr Dimitri Tsilioris

Dimitri Tsilioris is a watch enthusiast and founder of watch blog, Haulogerie. From his daily updates on his Instagram page (@haulogerie), to his constant and borderline excessive pursuit of the perfect watch, Dimitri lives and breathes horology. A passion that only begun a few short years ago, he has embroiled himself in the intricate world of tiny mechanisms and astronomical prices. The endless hunt of the perfect watch to satisfy his overarching criterion; aesthetically captivating and mechanically intriguing.