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The Wind Up – Watch News #275


Welcome to the latest edition of the Wind Up, our weekly feature where we showcase the newest watches of the last seven days. In this week’s edition, Blancpain has added a host of bold new precious metal updates to its classic Fifty Fathoms lineup while Girard-Perregaux continues to push the modern approach. There are also stunning new releases from Blancpain and Jaquet Droz to have you clambering at the bit to get at. Happy reading!

Blancpain Welcomes New Fifty Fathoms Models | Image: Blancpain
Blancpain Welcomes New Fifty Fathoms Models | Image: Blancpain

Blancpain Welcomes New Fifty Fathoms Models

  • Brand: Blancpain
  • Model: Fifty Fathoms Automatique
  • Reference Number: 5010 36B30 B64B, 5010 12B40 O64B, 5010 36B30 B64B, 5010 36B40 O64B
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: Manufacture calibre 1315
  • Power Reserve: 120 hours
  • Price: Titanium starting at AUD$26,500 and Red Gold starting at AUD$49,300.

Blancpain unveiled a new 42mm size for some of its Fifty Fathoms Automatique models, much to the acclaim of enthusiasts and collectors alike. Blancpain actually released a 42mm steel reference last year, celebrating the model’s 70th anniversary in the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 limited edition model, so it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the maison unveiled production models.

These new non-limited edition pieces are available in either red gold or titanium, with the limited edition model retaining its exclusivity in being the only reference in steel. Both references are available with a range of strap options and offer a sapphire crystal caseback to view the automatic movement through.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Ti49 | Image: Girard-Perregaux
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Ti49 | Image: Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Ti49

  • Brand: Girard-Perregaux 
  • Model: Laureato Chronograph Ti49
  • Reference Number: 81020-21-3263-1CM
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Calibre: GP03300-0141
  • Power Reserve: 46 hours
  • Price: USD$19,400

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Ti49 embodies the brand’s commitment to precision and elegance. With its sleek titanium, this timepiece exudes a contemporary aesthetic while maintaining a sense of timeless sophistication. Equipped with a manufacture automatic movement, it offers impeccable chronograph functionality alongside a date display, ensuring both style and practicality for the modern wearer. Its refined design, characterized by the iconic Laureato octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet, makes it a standout choice for those who appreciate meticulous craftsmanship and refined horological engineering.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Ti49 seamlessly blends sportiness with luxury. Its lightweight titanium construction not only enhances durability but also provides exceptional comfort on the wrist. The striking dial features contrasting sub-dials, adding visual intrigue to its design, while luminescent hands and markers ensure readability in any lighting conditions. Whether worn for everyday sophistication or to accompany active pursuits, the Laureato Chronograph Ti49 exemplifies Girard-Perregaux’s mastery in creating timepieces that merge technical prowess with enduring style.

Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Skelet Sapphire Opal | Image: Jaquet Droz
Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Skelet Sapphire Opal | Image: Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Skelet Sapphire Opal

  • Brand: Jaquet Droz 
  • Model: Tourbillon Skelet Sapphire Opal
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Power Reserve: 8 days
  • Price: CHF438,000

The Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Skelet Sapphire Opal mesmerizes with its fusion of horological mastery and artistic brilliance. Encased in sapphire crystal, the intricate skeletonized movement is showcased in all its glory, revealing the delicate ballet of gears and components that power this masterpiece. Enhanced by a mesmerizing opal dial, each piece of opal is unique, adding an ethereal touch to the timepiece’s aesthetic. 

The flying tourbillon, a hallmark of haute horlogerie, serves as the focal point, showcasing Jaquet Droz’s technical prowess and dedication to precision. With its harmonious blend of transparency, opulence, and mechanical ingenuity, the Tourbillon Skelet Sapphire Opal stands as a testament to Jaquet Droz’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of watchmaking artistry.

Breguet's new Type 20 2057 Chronograph and Type XX 2067 Chronographe models | Image: Breguet
Breguet’s new Type 20 2057 Chronograph and Type XX 2067 Chronographe models | Image: Breguet

Breguet Announces New Look Type XX Models

Breguet revealed some fresh new looks for its Type 20 2057 Chronograph and Type XX 2067 Chronographe models last week. Very much in keeping with the models’ aesthetic, Breguet has offered a new metal bracelet for both references, made specifically for those pieces. 

Additionally, and again in keeping with the ethos of the Type 20 2057 Chronograph and Type XX 2067 Chronographe models’ storied aviation history, Breguet presented some new NATO straps in sand, green and grey, adding a touch of vintage nostalgia to these references.

Breguet Type 20 2057 Chronograph

  • Brand: Breguet
  • Model: Type 20 2057 Chronograph
  • Reference: 2057ST/92/SW0
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Calibre: Breguet 7281
  • Price: AUD$35,800

Breguet Type XX 2067 Chronographe

  • Brand: Breguet
  • Model: Type XX 2067 Chronographe
  • Reference: 2067ST/92/SW0
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Power Reserve: 60 hours
  • Price: AUD$35,800