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Blancpain Villeret Quantième Perpétuel | Image: Blancpain

The Wind Up – Watch News #272


Another week down, another round up of all the newest watch releases in the Wind Up series. In this latest edition, we’ll be featuring new watches from the likes of Blancpain, Corum and Tissot. Happy reading and have a great week.

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Perpétuel | Image: Blancpain
Blancpain Villeret Quantième Perpétuel | Image: Blancpain

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Perpétuel

  • Brand: Blancpain 
  • Model: Villeret Quantième Perpétuel
  • Reference Number: 6656-363-55B
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Calibre: Calibre 5954
  • Power Reserve: 72 hours
  • Price: AUD$80,600

The Blancpain Villeret Quantième Perpétuel stands as a pinnacle of horological craftsmanship, epitomizing timeless elegance and precision. Its classic design seamlessly integrates calendrier functionality, displaying day, date, month, and moon phase complications with utmost clarity and refinement. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and powered by Blancpain’s esteemed caliber, this timepiece exudes sophistication and sophistication, appealing to connoisseurs who appreciate the fusion of tradition and innovation.

The Blancpain Villeret Quantième Perpétuel offers a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality, presenting a perpetual calendar complication within a sleek and understated design. With its slender case and minimalist dial, it exudes a sense of understated luxury, while its intricate movement ensures impeccable timekeeping accuracy. Designed for those who seek both timeless style and practicality, this horological masterpiece from Blancpain’s Villeret collection seamlessly integrates perpetual calendar complexity into daily wear, embodying the brand’s dedication to haute horlogerie excellence.

Tissot PR516 Chronograph | Image: Tissot
Tissot PR516 Chronograph | Image: Tissot

Tissot PR516 Chronograph 

  • Brand: Tissot 
  • Model: PR516 Chronograph 
  • Reference Number: T149.459.21.051.00
  • Diameter: 41mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: Mechanical/Quartz
  • Price: CHF1,600

The Tissot PR516 Chronograph pays homage to Tissot’s iconic racing heritage with a blend of vintage charm and modern functionality. Inspired by the legendary PR516 model from the 1960s, this timepiece features a distinctive “steering wheel” design on its bezel, capturing the essence of motorsport heritage. Equipped with a precise chronograph movement, it offers accurate timekeeping alongside stopwatch functionality, catering to the needs of both racing enthusiasts and everyday wearers alike.

Combining retro aesthetics with contemporary performance, the Tissot PR516 Chronograph is a testament to Tissot’s commitment to innovation and tradition. Its stainless steel case boasts a sporty yet sophisticated appeal, complemented by a variety of dial and strap options to suit individual tastes. With its reliable chronograph function and robust construction, this timepiece serves as a versatile companion for those who appreciate the fusion of vintage inspiration and modern technology in their everyday adventures.

Corum Golden Bridge Dragon | Image: Corum
Corum Golden Bridge Dragon | Image: Corum

Corum Golden Bridge Dragon

  • Brand: Corum 
  • Model: Golden Bridge Dragon
  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m-

The Corum Golden Bridge Dragon captivates with its fusion of haute horology and mythical symbolism, exemplifying the brand’s innovative spirit. Featuring Corum’s iconic linear movement suspended within a transparent case, this masterpiece showcases the intricate dance of gears and bridges with unparalleled transparency. The dragon motif, intricately engraved or sculpted, adds an element of mystique and power to the watch, making it a captivating statement piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Blending technical prowess with artistic expression, the Corum Golden Bridge Dragon is a testament to the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship and storytelling. The mesmerizing movement, meticulously hand-finished and housed within sapphire crystal, offers a captivating view of time in motion. The dragon, a symbol of strength and prosperity in Eastern mythology, embellishes the case with intricate details, adding a touch of mythology and heritage to this horological masterpiece. As a pinnacle of creativity and precision, the Golden Bridge Dragon embodies Corum’s legacy of pushing boundaries in watchmaking artistry.

Cartier Tank LC for Watches of Switzerland | Image: Watches of Switzerland
Cartier Tank LC for Watches of Switzerland | Image: Watches of Switzerland

Cartier Tank LC for Watches of Switzerland

  • Brand: Cartier 
  • Model: Tank LC for Watches of Switzerland
  • Reference Number: WGTA0213
  • Diameter: 25.5mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Calibre: 1917 MC 
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Price: £12,700

The Cartier Tank LC for Watches of Switzerland epitomizes timeless elegance and sophistication, representing a harmonious marriage of two esteemed luxury brands. Inspired by the iconic Tank design, this exclusive timepiece boasts a refined aesthetic characterized by its clean lines and balanced proportions. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and precision, it features a sleek stainless steel case complemented by a luxurious leather strap, exuding understated luxury suitable for any occasion. 

With its classic design and exceptional craftsmanship, the Cartier Tank LC for Watches of Switzerland is a testament to the enduring appeal of both Cartier and Watches of Switzerland, catering to discerning individuals who appreciate the fusion of heritage and contemporary style in their timepieces.