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The Wind Up – Watch News #250

We’re edging closer and closer to Christmas, and in this final Wind Up before the big man arrives we’ve got some really interesting watches that might make your Christmas wish list for 2023. These include the brand new Seiko Presage, a head-turning Maurice Lacroix, and an ice-cool piece from Porsche Design. Happy reading and have a very merry Christmas.

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The Wind Up – Watch News #249

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Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis | Image: H. Moser & Cie

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis

H. Moser & Cie has done it again, creating something absolutely outrageous yet wholly captivating. Introducing the new Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis, the independent maison’s answer to the world of digitalisation.

The new Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis allows its wearer to engage with the brand in the most unprecedented of ways, all the while ensuring the watch itself remains true to the maison’s virtues. It features a microblasted steel case, a 3D-printed titanium crown and bezel that features a pixelated structure, as well as a Vantablack dial with a unique QR code that sits below a central hours, minutes and seconds hand. Don’t be fooled by this super avantgarde look, this is indeed a mechanical watch, albeit one that the world has never seen before.

Brand: H. Moser & Cie
Model: Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis
Reference Number: 1200-1238
Diameter: 40mm
Water Resistance: –
Calibre: HMC 200
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: CHF27,000

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Seiko presage 1913 laurel
Presage 1913 Laurel | Image: Seiko

Seiko Presage 1913 Laurel

From Seiko, we have the new Presage 1913 Laurel. Made to celebrate the maison’s 110th anniversary, the Presage 1913 Laurel is based on a creation that Seiko unveiled in 1913, which was Japan’s very first wristwatch. The new Seiko Presage 1913 Laurel pays tribute to the original model, albeit with modern changes throughout.

First, we have an elegant steel case, along with Arabic numerals and ornate-blued hands set against that lovely enamel dial. Then we have the enlarged onion-shaped crown, as well as some interesting moveable lugs, which enhance comfort and durability for the wearer. Finally, we have the workhorse Seiko-manufactured Caliber 6R27 powering this faithful yet contemporary reimagining of a classic.

Brand: Seiko
Model: Presage 1913 Laurel
Reference Number: SPB359
Diameter: 37.5mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Calibre: Calibre 6R27
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Price: AUD2,500

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Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition | Image: Porsche Design

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition

New from Porsche Design is the Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition. Made to commemorate Porsche Design’s long-standing position as the official timing partner of the fourth new edition of the GP Ice Race in Zell am See, Austria, the new Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition was made to capture the elemental aspects of that legendary ice race.

The Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition is clad in an uncoated silver titanium case, is powered by a COSC certified movement, and has a matte-black dial highlighted with red hands and fluorescent hour indices, providing the ultimate contrast of colours. The Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition also features a unique laser engraving of the GP logo, as well as a Yeti on the caseback.

Brand: Porsche Design
Model: Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition
Reference Number: WAP0710110P0GP
Diameter: 40.8mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: WERK 01.240
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Price: EUR8,950

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Aikon TimeForArt | Image: Maurice Lacroix

Maurice Lacroix Aikon TimeForArt

Maurice Lacroix has unveiled a piece unique made for the Phillips ‘New York Watch Auction: SEVEN’. The new watch was based on the brand’s acclaimed Aikon Automatic, albeit with some aesthetic upgrades, with the sale of the piece supporting the Swiss Institute.

The Aikon TimeForArt model features a vivid rainbow-coloured aesthetic that extends to the movement plate and bridges, all visible through the openworked dial. The rainbow theme extends to the rotor, also visible, except this time through the open sapphire caseback. The one-off Maurice Lacroix Aikon TimeForArt comes on a matching bracelet or a rubber strap, which can be changed easily thanks to the maison’s ingenious Easy Strap Exchange System.

Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Model: Aikon TimeForArt
Diameter: 39mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Calibre: ML115
Power Reserve: 38 hours

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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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