Merry Christmas gents, and welcome to the next instalment of our weekly series, The Wind Up. In this week’s round-up we’ll be covering the latest watches from the likes of Blancpain, Grand Seiko and Edox, along with the opening of Rolex’s largest boutique in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy gents!
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Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar
From Blancpain is the Traditional Chinese Calendar. Made to commemorate the Year of the Metal Ox, celebrating the next Chinese New Year. Crafted in platinum, the Traditional Chinese Calendar features an effigy of an ox, portraying the Year of the Metal Ox, along with a stunning Grand Feu enamel dial. The Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar is a beautifully classical timepiece that will be released exclusively to Blancpain boutiques and will be made in a limited run of only 50 pieces.
Grand Seiko SBGE263 Eagle US LE
To celebrate its 80th birthday, Grand Seiko has released its latest Spring Drive GMT model. Dubbed the SBGE263 Eagle US LE, the piece features a beautiful deep brown dial, a black ceramic bezel and offsetting lighter browns for the GS logo and associated dial script. The eagle was chosen as the inspiration for the SBGE263 Eagle US LE because of its majestic dominance.
Edox SkyDiver Neptunian
New from Edox is the SkyDiver Neptunian. Featuring a stunning graduated blue dial, the SkyDiver Neptunian continues Edox’s theme of functional duality evident throughout its diver’s watch collection. The SkyDiver Neptunian is rated to an incredible 1,000m of water resistance, meaning it’s as comfortable deep in the ocean’s depths as it is strapped to your wrist while enjoying a few bevvies on a Sunday afternoon.
Rolex Opens its Largest Boutique Southern Hemisphere
Sydney has just become home to the largest Rolex boutique in the southern hemisphere. Located on Pitt Street, right in the hub of Sydney’s CBD and smack-bang amongst some of the most high-end luxury stores in the city, the new boutique will be spread across three stories in its heritage-listed building. If you’re ever in the vicinity, be sure to drop by!
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