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Cimier 711 Heritage Chronograph | Image: Cimier

The Wind Up – Watch News #281


Another week has come and gone, which means another round-up of all the latest watch releases in the Wind Up. In this week’s edition, H. Moser & Cie confirms its commitment to the world of high-end complications, Tissot revives the PRX Automatic Chronograph with a stunning new green dial, and Jaeger-LeCoultre does what Jaeger-LeCoultre does best. Happy reading and have a great week ahead.

H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition | Image: H. Moser & Cie
H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition | Image: H. Moser & Cie

H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition

  • Brand: H. Moser & Cie
  • Model: Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition
  • Reference: 6811-1202
  • Diameter: 42.30mm
  • Movement: HMC 811
  • Water-Resistance: 120m
  • Power Reserve: 74 hours
  • Price: CHF89,000

Independent watchmaker, H. Moser & Cie has released a second version of the esteemed Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton in collaboration with the Formula 1 team, BWT. Unveiled in the same coloured livery as the F1 team, the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition has a very sporty yet complicated aesthetic that pays tribute to the maison’s exemplary watchmaking heritage.

H. Moser & Cie’s Streamliner platform is elevated by the extensive openworking found throughout, which is built upon by the integration of the BWT Formula 1 team’s bold livery. The depth of the cylindrical tourbillon matches the voluminous nature of the Streamliner case, and again this is made that much more special with the use of BWT’s pink colourway. A highly modern, highly technical and equally avant-garde timepiece, this new releases leaves one with the afterthought of ‘What’s next’ from the independent Maison.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948

  • Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Model: Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948
  • Reference: Q52824E1
  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Movement: Calibre 948
  • Water-Resistance: 50m
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Price: Price on request

Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled its latest complicated masterpiece in the new Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948, and it’s not to be underestimated. Complete with a dial that takes more than 70 hours to create, a flying tourbillon and a world time display, the new Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 is the epitome of haute horlogerie paired with artistic flair, where the combination of theatrics and complicated watchmaking meet.

In a fitting tribute to its esteemed watchmakers’ watchmaker title, the latest release has completely has blown us away. It’s the perfect balance of truly high-end watchmaking, genuine innovation, relative real-world practicality and finishing that is unquestionably second to none. The Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 has all of the drama one would ever want in a watch of this nature, and for the lucky 20 owners, I think it’s safe to say you’ve landed yourself one of the most lauded and creative timepieces from the house of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph Green Dial | Image: Tissot
Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph Green Dial | Image: Tissot

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph Green Dial

  • Brand: Tissot
  • Model: PRX Automatic Chronograph
  • Reference: Ref. T137.427.11.091.00
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Power Reserve: 68 hours
  • Water-Resistance: 100m
  • Price: AUD$3,050

Tissot quietly unveiled a handful of new green-coloured dials. The time-only model received a light green waffle patterned dial available in either a 35mm or a 42mm guise, while the chronograph is now available with a deeper green dial with a gradient finish from lighter in the centre to darker as you edge towards the rehaut. The dark green with the chronograph is particularly beautiful, with the brighter almost aqua-green dial of the time-only model is rather unique and equally as nice to look at.

The PRX will inevitably continue to be updated and upgraded over the course of its product life, but in its latest version, I struggle to compare it to anything else out there, comparatively speaking, of course. There is a certain harmony between steel and green that really just works — almost effortlessly. The patterned dial paired with the uniform brushing on the case and bracelet makes for a very tactile experience, especially so when you consider the polished bezel and chronograph pushers. Not much else to be said aside from, yes.

Cimier 711 Heritage Chronograph | Image: Cimier
Cimier 711 Heritage Chronograph | Image: Cimier

Cimier 711 Heritage Chronograph

  • Brand: Cimier
  • Model: 711 Heritage Chronograph
  • Reference: –
  • Diameter: 39.50mm
  • Movement: CIM 100
  • Water-Resistance: 100m
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Price: CHF2,770

From Cimier is the new limited edition 711 Heritage Chronograph. Inspired by one of the brand’s most iconic watches, the 711 Heritage Chronograph is a more complex variation on the original which only allowed users to measure short time intervals by starting and stopping the independent central second hand. The modern version includes all the functions of a modern chronograph while using design elements of the past with a unique dial layout, a beautiful vintage colourway as well as a vintage case that again draws inspiration from the original model. 

Fans of heritage models being reintroduced should definitely consider the almost inconspicuous nature of the 711 Heritage Chronograph. Cimier did a tremendous job in staying true to its roots, all the while integrating modern materials and horological technologies to make the 711 Heritage Chronograph as good as it is. It’s as much of a sleeper as you would want in a watch that is deep in four-figure territory without actually falling into obscurity. If you’re looking for a vintage inspired timepiece that walks the fine line between too different and seriously cool, then the 711 Heritage Chronograph should be right up your alley.