We’re another week further into 2024 and edging closer to Watches and Wonders, but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from releasing their best new watches before the big event. In this week’s edition of The Wind Up, we’ll highlight some interesting new watches from Breitling, Zenith, TAG Heuer and Hublot. Happy reading gents!
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Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham Collection
Price: from AU$7,990
This collection represents a collaborative venture between the renowned Swiss watchmaker Breitling and the globally recognized fashion icon Victoria Beckham. This exclusive collection, tailored for a contemporary and sophisticated audience, features the iconic Chronomat 36 model adorned with unique design elements curated by Victoria Beckham. The timepieces boast a refined 36mm case, combining elegance with versatility to suit diverse styles. The collection’s aesthetic is characterized by a tasteful interplay of colours, materials, and textures, reflecting Victoria Beckham’s distinctive sense of style.
Each watch in the Chronomat 36 Victoria Beckham collection is meticulously crafted to meet Breitling’s high standards of precision and reliability. The dials showcase meticulous detailing, with subtle accents that harmonize with the overall aesthetic. Notable design elements include indexes and hands enhanced with Super-LumiNova for optimal visibility in various lighting conditions. Furthermore, the collection is equipped with a COSC-certified chronometer movement, ensuring exceptional accuracy. The collaboration seamlessly merges Breitling’s expertise in watchmaking with Victoria Beckham’s design sensibilities, resulting in a collection that encapsulates both luxury and contemporary fashion in a timepiece of timeless appeal.
Zenith El Primero Triple Calendar
Price: from AU$20,700
The Zenith El Primero Triple Calendar is a notable timepiece that exemplifies Zenith’s commitment to precision and innovation. At the heart of this watch is the iconic El Primero movement, a high-frequency chronograph calibre that sets it apart in terms of accuracy and performance. The triple calendar complication adds a layer of functionality, displaying the day, date, and month on the dial clearly and legibly. The 38mm stainless steel houses this intricate movement, providing a harmonious balance between technical prowess and aesthetic appeal.
This timepiece’s dial showcases a classic design with well-organized subdials for the chronograph function and a moon phase indicator, contributing to its comprehensive set of features. The Zenith El Primero Triple Calendar’s sapphire crystal case back allows enthusiasts to admire the intricate movement in action. With a focus on both form and function, this watch seamlessly integrates horological complexity with an elegant design, making it a compelling choice for those who appreciate the heritage and precision associated with Zenith timepieces.
Hublot MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System
Price: from AU$396,000
The Hublot MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System is a remarkable timepiece that exemplifies Hublot’s dedication to innovative engineering and cutting-edge design. At the heart of this watch is the manual-winding HUB9013 movement, featuring an impressive 12-day power reserve. This extended power reserve is achieved through a sophisticated barrel system, efficiently harnessing and storing energy. The tourbillon, a signature complication in high-end watchmaking, enhances accuracy by counteracting the effects of gravity on the movement.
The MP-10’s design is characterized by a 54.1 mm x 41.5 mm case crafted from titanium, exemplifying Hublot’s expertise in materials and finishing. The skeletonized dial provides a captivating view of the intricate movement, showcasing the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock adds a functional element, while a black rubber strap with a deployant buckle complements the overall aesthetic. The Hublot MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System combines technical prowess and avant-garde design, making it a standout choice for enthusiasts who appreciate the fusion of horological innovation and modern aesthetics.
Reference Number: 910.NX.0001.RX
Water Resistance: 30m
Power Reserve: 48 hours
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph “Dato”
Price: from AU$9,500
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph “Dato” is a distinctive timepiece that pays homage to the brand’s racing heritage while incorporating a unique complication. Inspired by the original Heuer Dato 3147 from the 1960s, this modern interpretation features a 39mm stainless steel case and the iconic Carrera design elements. The unconventional placement of the sub-dial and date window aperture adds a touch of sophistication and sets the Carrera Chronograph “Dato” apart from traditional chronograph watches.
Powering this watch is the TH20-07, a self-winding movement known for its precision and reliability. The chronograph function, displayed by a sub-dial at 3 o’clock, adds practicality to the timepiece, while the date is shown in an aperture at 9 o’clock. The overall design is completed with a green dial, complemented by a contrasting black alligator leather strap. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph “Dato” combines historical significance with modern functionality, making it a compelling choice for enthusiasts appreciating both heritage and contemporary design in a chronograph timepiece.
Reference Number: CBS2211.FC6545
Water Resistance: 100m
Power Reserve: 80 hours
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