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Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon | Image: Breitling

The Wind Up – Watch News #263

Welcome to another round-up of all the latest watch releases in our regular edition, The Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring some incredible new watches from the likes of Ressence, Richard Mille, Audemars Piguet and Breitling. Happy reading!

Ressence TYPE 1° M | Image: Ressence
Ressence TYPE 1° M | Image: Ressence

Ressence TYPE 1° M

  • Brand: Ressence
  • Model: TYPE 1° M
  • Reference Number: TYPE 1° M
  • Diameter: 42.7mm
  • Water Resistance: 10m
  • Calibre: ROCS 1.3 (Based ETA 2892 calibre)
  • Power Reserve: 36 hours
  • Price: CHF16,800

Ressence features this week with the new TYPE 1° M. Featuring a polychromatic dial with pops of colour highlighted throughout, the TYPE 1° M is an energetic and pragmatic piece that quells boredom with vividness. 

Paired with these soft primary colours are rounded edges and an overall tactile design of the case, enhanced by that revolving convex German silver dial. From a visual perspective, the TYPE 1° M delivers on multiple fronts, albeit being a touch too out-of-the-box for my personal liking. A cool piece nonetheless.

Rado Anatom Automatic ref.03.766.731 | Image: Rado
Rado Anatom Automatic ref.03.766.731 | Image: Rado

Rado Anatom Automatic

  • Brand: Rado
  • Model: Anatom
  • Reference Number: ref.03.766.731
  • Diameter: 32.5mm
  • Calibre: Rado calibre R766 movement
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Power Reserve: 72 hours
  • Price: From AUD$5,425

Arriving like a visitor from the 1980s, the new Rado Anatom is a playful reimagining of a cult classic. Unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the original Anatom release, the new Rado Anatom Automatic takes the bold square design language to vibrant new heights.

This time around, the Anatom features a slightly bigger 32.5mm wide case, alongside a new matt black High Tech Ceramic bezel and crown with seamless edge-to-edge sapphire crystal glass. Importantly, each dial in the core collection features a lacquered polished satin-brushed gradient background with Rhodium-coloured applied indexes. Inside, the new Anatom pieces are powered by the extra-slim Rado R766 calibre, with a 72-hour power reserve and an antimagnetic Nivachron hairspring. While there are four new colours, our top pick has to be the stunning Cognac burgundy.

Richard Mille RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal | Image: Richard Mille
Richard Mille RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal | Image: Richard Mille

Richard Mille RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal

  • Brand: Richard Mille
  • Model: RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal
  • Reference Number: RM 35-3
  • Diameter: 43.15mm
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Calibre: RMAL2
  • Power Reserve: 55 hours
  • Price: USD$238,000

The fourth iteration in Richard Mille’s series with tennis dynamo Rafael Nadal has some serious upgrades. Following three years of research and development, the Richard Mille RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal is presented with a couple of nifty changes. The first is the ability to adjust the winding activity based on the wearer’s level of exertion i.e. sitting watching the tennis versus actually playing tennis. 

There is also a “sport mode” that actually disengages the winding rotor entirely, which essentially prevents the mechanism from over-winding. The new Richard Mille RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal is available in three versions: Carbon TPT (black for case and case band, shown in many of the included images), blue and white Quartz TPT, and a version in Carbon TPT with white Quartz TPT. My pick is definitely the black-on-black model. The price? A cool USD$238,000.

Audemars Piguet x Cactus Jack | Image: Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet x Cactus Jack | Image: Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet x Cactus Jack

  • Brand: Audemars Piguet 
  • Model: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack”
  • Reference Number: 26585CM.OO.D301VE.01
  • Diameter: 41mm
  • Water Resistance: 20m
  • Calibre: 5135
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Price: USD$201,000

Audemars Piguet has teamed up with Travis Scott’s brand Cactus Jack for the maison’s latest venture. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack”, and for brevity we’ll just be calling it Cactus Jack hereon in, features brown ceramic case (a first for Audemars Piguet), along with an open-worked dial.

The moonphase features a design cue from the Cactus Jack brand, as well as numerals written by the artist. Despite its very obscure look, the  Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” is still a bona fide piece of complicated haute horlogerie with all the bells and trimmings you would expect from a six-figure timepiece. 

Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon | Image: Breitling
Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon | Image: Breitling

Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon

Nostalgic car racing meets some very serious watchmaking with Breitling’s latest releases. Aptly dubbed the Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon, what we have are three distinct releases that draw inspiration from some of the world’s most iconic cars.

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From left to right, we have the Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon Bronze, inspired by the Ford Mustang. Then we have the Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon in black ceramic that pays homage to the Shelby Cobra. And then on the right is the Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Chronograph Tourbillon which takes its aesthetic from the Chevrolet Corvette. Very cool stuff.


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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.