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Chopard Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition | Image: Chopard

The Wind Up – Watch News #262

Another week down, another feature of our regular series, The Wind Up. In this week’s edition, we’ll be taking a look at some pretty cool new watches, including pieces from Panerai, Bell & Ross, Chopard and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Happy reading and enjoy the week ahead!

Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529 | Image: Panerai
Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529 | Image: Panerai

Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529

  • Brand: Panerai 
  • Model: Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529
  • Reference Number: PAM01529
  • Diameter: 44mm
  • Water Resistance: 300m
  • Calibre: P.9010
  • Power Reserve: 72 hours
  • Price: AUD$24,700

From Panerai we have the new Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529. An e-commerce capsule exclusive limited to only 37 pieces, the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529 celebrates the long-standing partnership between the maison and the Luna Rossa Prada Pirello racing team.

The Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529 features a 44mm wide Carbotech case with a sunray-brushed blue dial with the atelier’s signature “sandwich” construction. Powering the Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01529 is Panerai’s P.9010 calibre with a power reserve of a very respectable three days, thanks to its twin-barrel design.

Bell & Ross BR-X5 Green Lum | Image: Bell & Ross
Bell & Ross BR-X5 Green Lum | Image: Bell & Ross

Bell Ross BR-X5 Green Lum

  • Brand: Bell & Ross 
  • Model: BR-X5 Green Lum
  • Reference Number: BRX5R-LUM-TC/SRB
  • Diameter: 41mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: BR-CAL.32
  • Power Reserve: 70 hours
  • Price: AUD$19,900

Bell & Ross dropped its latest piece with the new BR-X5 Green Lum becoming the brand’s latest high-tech high-vis watch. Limited to only 500 pieces, the BR-X5 Green Lum’s case and dial stand tall as the mainstays of the piece. What we have is actually a glowing case, as opposed to the typical glow of a dial. 

How did Bell & Ross do this? Well, the maison used a composite luminous material called LM3D in the manufacture of the BR-X5 Green Lum’s sandwich case. This enabled Bell & Ross to give the BR-X5 Green Lum an almost unparalleled glow in the darkest of environments, while its matte-like look makes it seem almost futuristic in comparison during the day. For fans of pieces with a difference, the BR-X5 Green Lum is definitely right up your alley. 

Chopard Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition | Image: Chopard
Chopard Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition | Image: Chopard

Chopard Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition

  • Brand: Chopard
  • Model: Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition
  • Reference Number: 298600-3025
  • Diameter: 41mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: Chopard 01.01-C
  • Power Reserve: 60 hours
  • Price: AUD$27,500

Chopard has collaborated with the esteemed artist Shaun Daniel Allen to create the Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition. In support of the Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation, the Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition features a beautiful Sunburnt Red dial, inspired by the beauty of our landscapes. 

The Alpine Eagle Australia Limited Edition is limited to only 20 pieces and it’s a reference whose providence will continue to resonate as being at the forefront of many initiatives. Not only does it support the Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation, but it also features a case construct of Lucent Steel, an alloy made using at least 80 per cent recycled materials. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre x MR PORTER: Reverso | Image: MR PORTER
Jaeger-LeCoultre x MR PORTER: Reverso | Image: MR PORTER

Jaeger-LeCoultre x MR PORTER Reverso 

  • Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre x MR PORTER: Reverso 
  • Reference Number: JLQ385852E
  • Diameter: 27.4mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Calibre: Hand-wound calibre 822/2 movement
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Price: AUD$19,979

Jaeger-LeCoultre and MR PORTER have teamed up to create a trio of unique references for the Reverso Classic Large Small Seconds lineage. These three models depict three iconic global cities, being Los Angeles, Singapore, and now, Sydney! The depiction is on the “back” of the watch. But for all of you in the know, the Reverso doesn’t really have a back, thanks to its 160-part swivelling mechanism to essentially “reverse” the dial. 

On the back of the Reverso is a beautiful engraving of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, both renowned around the world and instinctively associated with Sydney. This idea of featuring cities on the back of the Reverso began in 2021, when Jaeger-LeCoultre teamed up with MR PORTER to create engraved editions of New York, London and Hong Kong.


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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.