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The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaido Road (Kisokaidō Ono no bakufu) | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre

The Wind Up – Watch News #258


Welcome back to The Wind Up, our regular series where we highlight all of the latest watch releases and related news of the past week. In this week’s edition, we’ll be featuring a handful of new and exciting watches from the likes of NOMOS Glashütte, Grand Seiko, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Panerai. Happy reading!

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Neomatik | Image: NOMOS Glashütte
NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Neomatik | Image: NOMOS Glashütte

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Neomatik

  • Brand: NOMOS Glashütte
  • Model: Tangente Neomatik
  • Reference Number: 160.S1
  • Diameter: 35mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Calibre: DUW 3001
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Price: £8,600

NOMOS Glashütte, long attributed to affordable, well-made and simply designed watches, has taken a step in the luxury direction with the new Tangente Neomatik. Now available in 18k rose gold, the NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Neomatik reference 160.S1 combines all of the impressive virtues of the maison and encases it in the luscious warmth of rose gold.

The two-tone, Bauhaus-inspired dial compliments the simple case design really well, balancing out the warmth of the gold with a flat white, thin hands and slim-line lugs. The use of a small-seconds register as opposed to a sweeping central seconds hand is a welcoming choice and plays beautifully to the overall theme of the piece. 

Grand Seiko Limited Edition Oceania Exclusive | Image: Grand Seiko
Grand Seiko Limited Edition Oceania Exclusive | Image: Grand Seiko

Grand Seiko Limited Edition Oceania Exclusive

  • Brand: Grand Seiko
  • Model: Limited Edition Oceania Exclusive
  • Reference Number: SBGH331
  • Diameter: 39.5mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: Calibre 9S85
  • Power Reserve: 55 hours
  • Price: AUD$9,250

Grand Seiko drew inspiration from the Japanese coast with its latest piece, the Limited Edition Oceania Exclusive. More specifically, the timepiece pays tribute to the Naruto coast of Japan and a very cool natural phenomenon in the form of tidal currents that create whirlpools along the Naruto Strait. 

The Limited Edition Oceania Exclusive captures this beautiful natural occurrence with a textured dial that features geometrical patterns to reflect the swirls of the whirlpools. What we have here is Grand Seiko doing what it does best: combining beautiful artistry with cutting-edge precision and modern horological technology.

The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaido Road (Kisokaidō Ono no bakufu) and The Waterfall Where Yoshitsune Washed his Horse at Yoshino in Yamato Province (Washū Yoshino Yoshitsune uma arai no taki) | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre
The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaido Road (Kisokaidō Ono no bakufu) and The Waterfall Where Yoshitsune Washed his Horse at Yoshino in Yamato Province (Washū Yoshino Yoshitsune uma arai no taki) | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New Reversos

Jaeger-LeCoultre has presented two new Reverso Tribute models, each decorated with miniature-painted enamel dials. Both models celebrate the works of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan’s most celebrated 19th century artist. The models pictured here feature Katsushika Hokusai’s beautiful works, but their beauty belies just how intricate a process it is to execute these micro-works of art.

Each caseback requires 14 layers of enamel, each fired at 800°C before the next could be applied, with a total of 80 hours worth of work required to complete. Both models are a beautiful rendition of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s more artistic approach to its foundational models.

Panerai Radiomir Officine PAM01385 | Image: Panerai
Panerai Radiomir Officine PAM01385 | Image: Panerai

Panerai Radiomir Officine PAM01385

  • Brand: Panerai 
  • Model: Radiomir Officine PAM01385
  • Reference Number: PAM01385
  • Diameter: 45mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: P.6000
  • Power Reserve: 72 hours
  • Price: USD$5,400

New from Panerai is the Radiomir Officine PAM01385. This limited edition is a nod to the original prototype reference, albeit with some contemporary changes. The original prototype was made in 1935, with the Radiomir Officine PAM01385 featuring all of the tell-tale nostalgic notes of a heritage-inspired reference.

From the faux-aged tropical dial, to the conical crown, the size of the case and the overall look of the Radiomir Officine PAM01385, this model is a really interesting and fitting tribute to the original. The Panerai Radiomir Officine PAM01385 is limited to only 300 pieces and is available via Panerai’s E-Boutique.