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TAG Heuer Australian Limited Edition | Image: TAG Heuer

The Wind Up – Watch News #285

Welcome to the next edition of the Wind Up, our weekly roundup of all things watch-related. In this week’s instalment, TAG Heuer unveils a stunning Australian exclusive, Bremont’s most versatile watch cops a fresh update, Richard Mille gets even more vibrant, and Bell & Ross adds a touch of gold. Happy reading, and have a great week ahead.

TAG Heuer Australian Limited Edition | Image: TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer Australian Limited Edition | Image: TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer Australian Limited Edition

  • Brand: TAG Heuer
  • Model: Australian Limited Edition
  • Reference: CAR5A8AK.FC6570
  • Diameter: 45mm
  • Movement: Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon
  • Water-Resistance: 100m
  • Power Reserve: 65 hours
  • Price: AUD$35,200 (Limited to 10 pieces)

The TAG Heuer Australian Limited Edition reference CAR5A8AK.FC6570 is a sophisticated addition to the brand’s prestigious line of timepieces, designed (you guessed it) exclusively for the Australian market. Limited to just 10 pieces, this watch features a striking blue openworked dial, exuding a blend of elegance and sporty appeal. The 45mm titanium case ensures durability and lightness, while the blue alligator leather strap adds a touch of luxury. Powered by the Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon, this openworked movement embodies TAG Heuer’s commitment to superior watchmaking.

This limited edition also stands out with its unique aesthetic and technical prowess. The open case back showcases the intricate movement, while the Australian Limited Edition engraving highlights its exclusivity. Water-resistant up to 100 metres, the watch is suitable for various activities, from formal occasions to everyday wear. The TAG Heuer Australian Limited Edition is a testament to TAG Heuer’s innovative design and dedication to creating timepieces that are both functional and visually captivating, making it a valuable collector’s item for watch enthusiasts.

Bremont Supermarine 300m | Image: Bremont
Bremont Supermarine 300m | Image: Bremont

Bremont Supermarine 300m

  • Brand: Bremont
  • Model: Supermarine 300m
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Movement: BE-92AV
  • Water-Resistance: 300m
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • Price: £3,450

The Bremont Supermarine 300m is the latest addition to Bremont’s esteemed dive watch collection, designed to meet the rigorous demands of underwater exploration. With a robust 40mm stainless steel case and a unidirectional ceramic bezel, the Supermarine 300m offers both durability and precision. The watch is powered by the BE-92AV automatic movement, ensuring reliable performance. Its anti-reflective sapphire crystal and Super-LumiNova coated hands and indices enhance visibility in low-light conditions, making it an ideal companion for divers. Water-resistant to 300 metres, the watch seamlessly combines functionality and style, appealing to both professional divers and watch enthusiasts.

This timepiece also features Bremont’s signature case construction, which provides exceptional strength and a distinctive design. The Supermarine 300m’s aesthetic is further enhanced by its sleek dial options, available in a range of colors, and an integrated rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet for versatile wearability. Bremont’s dedication to craftsmanship is evident in every detail, from the engraved case back to the precise finishing on the dial. As a blend of British engineering excellence and innovative design, the Bremont Supermarine 300m stands out as a superior dive watch that embodies the spirit of adventure and resilience.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold | Image: Bell & Ross
Bell & Ross BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold | Image: Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold

  • Brand: Bell & Ross 
  • Model: BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold
  • Reference: BR05A-EL-GLST/SSG
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Movement: BR-CAL.321
  • Water-Resistance: 100m
  • Power Reserve: 54 hours
  • Price: AUD$19,600 (Limited to 99 pieces)

The Bell & Ross BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold is a sophisticated blend of modern design and luxurious materials, showcasing the brand’s commitment to precision and aesthetics. The watch features a 40mm stainless steel case with distinctive gold accents, including a gold bezel and crown that add a touch of elegance. Its integrated bracelet, combining polished and satin-finished steel with gold links, offers a seamless and stylish look. Powered by the reliable BR-CAL.321 automatic movement, the BR 05 Artline ensures accurate timekeeping. The dial, protected by a sapphire crystal, boasts a refined, art-deco-inspired pattern that enhances its visual appeal.

This timepiece exemplifies Bell & Ross’ innovative approach to watchmaking, merging functional design with high-end craftsmanship. The BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold is water-resistant to 100 metres, making it suitable for everyday wear while maintaining a luxurious appearance. The use of gold detailing not only elevates its aesthetic but also highlights the brand’s attention to detail and quality. Overall, the Bell & Ross BR 05 Artline Steel & Gold is a testament to the brand’s expertise in creating timepieces that are both elegant and robust, appealing to collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate sophisticated design and reliable performance.

Richard Mille RM 65-01 Split-Seconds Chronograph | Image: Richard Mille
Richard Mille RM 65-01 Split-Seconds Chronograph | Image: Richard Mille

Richard Mille RM 65-01 Split-Seconds Chronograph Colour Updates

  • Brand: Richard Mille
  • Model: RM 65-01 Split-Seconds Chronograph
  • Movement: Calibre RMAC4 Skeletonised automatic winding movement
  • Diameter: 44.5mm
  • Power Reserve: 60 hours

Perfect harmony at Richard Mille is a continuous pursuit, exemplified by the fusion of intricate components in their timepieces. The calibre RMAC4, comprising around 600 parts, powers the RM 65-01 Split-Seconds Chronograph, delivering exceptional precision. The collection now includes a pastel blue Quartz TPT model and a limited edition dark yellow Quartz TPT model, each reflecting the essence of azure skies and a fiery sun respectively. The transparent dials showcase the intricate gears, adding a dynamic visual appeal to these timepieces.

The vivid colours on the dials are not merely aesthetic but functional, as each hue corresponds to a specific function, enhancing readability. The calibre RMAC4 within the RM 65-01 features a high-frequency balance, oscillating at 36,000 vibrations per hour, and offers a 60-hour power reserve. A unique pusher at 8 o’clock allows for rapid winding, while the function selector on the crown facilitates easy switching between winding, setting the date, and adjusting the time. The RM 65-01 in both dark yellow and pastel blue Quartz TPT embodies Richard Mille’s innovative spirit and promises a summer full of vibrant experiences.