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The 5 Best Watches found at WindUp San Francisco

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Christopher Ward – Twelve X (Ti)

The Twelve X (Ti) by Christopher Ward, available for pre-order for delivery in late November 2024, is a celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary and 10 years of their own Calibre SH21 movement. This remarkable skeletonized timepiece perfectly captures the brand’s spirit, combining a Grade 2 titanium case and Grade 5 titanium bezel to create a striking and lightweight design. Crafted to an impeccable standard, the Twelve X (Ti) features the iconic Calibre SH21 automatic movement, which boasts a 120-hour power reserve and is visible through the watch’s double domed sapphire crystals. The sleek 41mm case houses intricate multi-layered bridgework and displays the movement’s components, including twin barrels and a rhodium minute ring. Fitted with a Grade 2 titanium bracelet with a micro-adjustable butterfly clasp, the Twelve X (Ti) guarantees a comfortable fit. With only a limited number available due to the complexity of production, this exquisite watch is sure to be highly sought after. This watch is available for pre-order today with a fully refundable £1,500 deposit.

Furlan Marri – Rosso Grigio – Ref. 1085-A

This Furlan Marri chronograph is an exquisite blend of vintage elegance and modern craftsmanship, offering a meticulous attention to detail. From the engraved pushers to the decagonal screwed caseback with interior perlage finish and deep engravings, every aspect of this 38mm watch is thoughtfully crafted. The polished 316L stainless steel case boasts a circular brushed finish, while the domed and curved hands add an extra layer of sophistication to the grey and red dial. The Seiko VK64 mechaquartz movement inside the chronograph combines the sweeping hand of a mechanical module with the accuracy of a quartz battery, embodying the rich history of mechaquartz movements first developed by Piguet and LeCoultre in Switzerland, and Seiko in Japan. The double-domed sapphire crystal is enhanced with five layers of anti-reflective coating and anti-fingerprint protection, providing clarity and durability. Completing the look is a vegetable-tanned Italian leather strap in burgundy with cream stitches, alongside an additional grey strap, both designed to develop a natural patina over time. The polished and brushed buckle, engraved with the reference number and Furlan Marri’s seal, adds an elegant finishing touch to this exceptional timepiece. With its 5 ATM water resistance and striking details, this chronograph is not only functional but a testament to the art of horology.

Serica – Field Commando – Ref. 6190

The Ref. 6190 COMMANDO is a remarkable evolution of Serica’s field watch, now featuring a dial closer to the 1948 MOD specifications with fully luminescent Arabic numerals at 12h and an open minute track for a cleaner look. The newly shaped case profile and twisted lugs, alternating between brushed and polished finishes, offer a sophisticated aesthetic while reducing the thickness to just 10.4mm without compromising the robust 20 ATM water resistance. This COSC-certified chronometer is automatic and easier to read than ever, with a fully lumed dial and thick layers of Super-LumiNova for a strong, long-lasting glow. Completing the package is the original modern Bonklip® bracelet, now signed with the Serica mountain and lake logotype, providing extreme lightness and precise sizing for a perfect fit.

Isotope – Moonshot Chronograph

Though details about this timepiece are scarce, its distinctive appeal becomes evident once it’s in hand. The unique case shape, platter-style disk hands that reveal the timekeeping function, and futuristic design DNA make this watch truly special, standing out effortlessly in the crowded show.

Paulin – OH no Quartz Monochrome

The OH no Modul is a collaborative timepiece between Paulin and the San Jose type foundry OH no, born from a shared love of typography and the iconic font Obviously, integral to Paulin’s identity. Unveiled at San Francisco’s Wind Up Watch Fair, the watch pays homage to California’s rich design heritage with a vibrant dial inspired by Sister Corita Kent and Saul Bass. It features bespoke numerals by OH no in an interlocking, playful layout that highlights 12, 3, 6, and 9. Powered by the Swiss-made ETA 955.112 movement, visible through an exhibition caseback, the 35mm case with a vintage-style Hesalite box-crystal and pronounced crown ensures a comfortable and stylish fit. Pre-order now for £450, with shipping starting from June 24, 2024.