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Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Meteorite | Image: Girard-Perregaux

The Wind Up – Watch News #274


Another week down, another round up of all the latest watch releases in the Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, Mido has released a stunning new take on its classic Ocean Star GMT, while Breguet has updated arguably one of the most immaculate ladies watches ever created. Throw in two absolutely remarkable pieces from Girard-Perregaux and you’ve got one hell if a good week in the watch world. Enjoy!

Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition | Image: Mido
Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition | Image: Mido

Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition

  • Brand: Mido 
  • Model: Ocean Star GMT Special Edition
  • Reference Number: M026.829.18.041.00
  • Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Calibre: Calibre 80
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours
  • Price: AUD$2,100

The Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition is a robust timepiece designed for adventurers and globetrotters alike. Boasting a water resistance of up to 200 metres, it’s equipped to accompany the wearer on underwater escapades with confidence. Its GMT function enables tracking of multiple time zones simultaneously, catering to the needs of frequent travellers navigating across different regions. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, its stainless steel case exudes durability and elegance, while the blue ceramic bezel adds a touch of sophistication. With its combination of functionality and style, the Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition is an ideal companion for those seeking versatility and reliability in their timekeeping.

Featuring a striking blue dial accented by luminescent indexes and hands, the Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition ensures readability even in low-light conditions. The GMT hand, distinguished by its vibrant red tip, provides quick reference to a second time zone, enhancing practicality for those on the move. Powered by an automatic movement, this timepiece embodies precision and convenience, eliminating the need for frequent winding. Its integrated stainless steel bracelet offers comfort and durability, complementing the watch’s sporty yet refined aesthetic. As a testament to Mido’s commitment to quality and innovation, the Ocean Star GMT Special Edition combines functionality, durability, and style, making it a compelling choice for modern explorers and watch enthusiasts alike.

Breguet Reine De Naples 8918 | Image: Breguet
Breguet Reine De Naples 8918 | Image: Breguet

Breguet Reine De Naples 8918

  • Brand: Breguet 
  • Model: Reine De Naples 8918
  • Reference Number: 8918BB5D964D0
  • Diameter: 36.5mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Calibre: Calibre 537/3
  • Power Reserve: 45 hours
  • Price: AUD$79,600

The Breguet Reine de Naples 8918 is a captivating blend of horological excellence and feminine elegance. Inspired by an early wristwatch created for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, it embodies Breguet’s heritage of craftsmanship and innovation. The watch features a distinct oval-shaped case and is adorned with diamonds for a touch of opulence. 

Its dial showcases Breguet’s signature guilloché pattern, coupled with delicate mother-of-pearl accents, evoking a sense of timeless beauty. Powered by a sophisticated self-winding movement, the Reine de Naples 8918 offers both aesthetic allure and precision timekeeping. With its harmonious fusion of tradition and modernity, this timepiece serves as a testament to Breguet’s mastery in horology and its dedication to crafting exceptional watches for the discerning woman.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Diamonds | Image: Girard-Perregaux
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Diamonds | Image: Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Diamonds

  • Brand: Girard-Perregaux 
  • Model: Laureato Diamonds
  • Reference Number: 81005-11S3320-1CM
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: GP03300-2034
  • Power Reserve: 46 hours
  • Price: CHF19,300

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Diamonds epitomizes luxury and sophistication with its fusion of iconic design and dazzling embellishments. Featuring the classic Laureato octagonal case, meticulously crafted from stainless steel, it exudes timeless elegance and modern allure. The bezel is adorned with meticulously set diamonds, adding a radiant sparkle to the watch’s aesthetic. 

Its copper dial showcases intricate details such as Clou de Paris guilloché pattern and luminescent hands and indexes for enhanced readability. Equipped with a precise automatic movement, the Laureato Diamonds ensures exceptional timekeeping performance. With its seamless blend of haute horlogerie and exquisite craftsmanship, this timepiece embodies the essence of luxury and refinement, making it a coveted accessory for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Meteorite | Image: Girard-Perregaux
Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Meteorite | Image: Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Meteorite

  • Brand: Girard-Perregaux 
  • Model: Free Bridge Meteorite
  • Reference Number: 82000-11-3259-5CX
  • Diameter: 44mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Calibre:  GP01800-2085
  • Power Reserve: 54 hours
  • Price: CHF22,750

The Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Meteorite is a horological marvel that combines cutting-edge design with rare and celestial materials. Its standout feature is the dial crafted from genuine meteorite, each piece showcasing unique patterns formed over millions of years in outer space. This exceptional material not only adds a sense of cosmic mystique but also ensures that each timepiece is one-of-a-kind. 

The watch’s distinctive “Free Bridge” architecture, with its open-worked design, offers a captivating view of the intricate inner workings of the movement, emphasising both technical prowess and aesthetic beauty. Powered by the innovative GP01800-2085, the Free Bridge Meteorite delivers precision timekeeping performance. With its fusion of avant-garde design and otherworldly materials, this timepiece appeals to enthusiasts who seek exclusivity and innovation in their watches, making it a true symbol of horological excellence.