FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Nomos, Kurono and Louis Erard drops this week FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Nomos, Kurono and Louis Erard drops this week

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Nomos, Kurono and Louis Erard drops this week

Zach Blass

This week for the Wind Down I am going to dig into some last-minute headlines you may have missed. Within the last 24 hours, Nomos, Kurono and Louis Erard all delivered some under-the-radar reveals.

Nomos refine their Ludwig neomatik 41 Date with revised date disc

Earlier today, Nomos debuted their new Ludwig neomatik 41 date that, in an effort to create an even more harmonious design, now features Roman numerals for both the hour indices and the date window. Small detail, but it further bolsters their Bauhaus design into even more distinct territory. You can learn more about the Ludwig neomatik 41 date here.

Kurono upgrade their Chronograph 1 with visually thinner Mk.2 case and new rose dial

Yesterday, Kurono announced their new Chronograph 1 Mk.2 with a stunning rose-gold toned dial with black registers, a first ever 12 Arabic numeral appliqué for the chronograph dial, and a refined new three-part case that gives the watch a visually thinner profile than its predecessors. The Chronograph 1 Mk.2 is priced at US$3,460 (JPY 483,000) and will be available for ordering on November 24 at 11pm JST. Deliveries start Christmas 2022 through to early Feb 2023. You can learn more about the watch here.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver present new blue chance to score the coveted collab

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein collaborations are always hot commodities, and earlier today the first ever triple-signed entry of the series debuted: the Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver La Semaine watches. The collaboration includes 72 Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver La Semaine watches – known among watch collector circles as the “Smiley” – offered for US$4,590 each. The partnership also encompasses 28 diptych box sets containing both Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver Le Régulateur and La Semaine watches. Each box-set will retail for US$8,888. Altogether, the collaboration offers 128 exclusive models. Head here for more details on how to order.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Watch meme of the week: The watch may not be genius, but this Scottish Watches meme is

The Genius Genta, rebranded Ingenieuex, is arguably the lamest watch of all time. So when one individual heavily promoted the auction sale of an NFT Tiffany-blue dial variant of this half Royal Oak/ half Nautilus abomination coming to auction, a lot of heat was thrown their way. And this meme perfectly sums up how many of us feel about the watch and lot.

Wrist shot of the week: Delugs gets de idea here

It should hardly be a surprise that one of the watch community’s go-to destinations for aftermarket straps knows how to perfectly pair one of their own with a Grand Seiko watch. The blue barenia strap in the picture really complements the hand-blued central second hand of this SBGY003.

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition

Mido is enriching its Ocean Star diving watches collection with a version equipped with the highly practical GMT function. It clearly displays the time in two different time zones: home time and local time. On the back of the sporty Swiss watch – fitted with the Caliber 80 automatic movement, which offers a power reserve of up to 80 hours – Mido has engraved the time-zone indications. The extremely easy-to-use GMT function offers twice as much freedom for those who are either by the ocean or on an adrenalin-fuelled adventure.

You can read our full hands-on review of the watch right here.

Order now in the Time+Tide Shop. Price: AU$2,100

Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of the week:

Rich Flex: Drake or 21 Savage – who has the better watch collection?

In the wake of Drake and 21 Savage’s recently dropped collaborative album Her Loss and the first track of the album Rich Flex that has taken the internet by storm, we pit Drake and 21 Savage against each other for a Rich Flex edition of Celebrity Watch Death Match. Find out the result of the battle here.

INTRODUCING: The Ball Engineer M Skindiver III Beyond combines slick looks with rugged swagger

As a brand of both heritage and cutting-edge design, we’re quite used to seeing a mix of looks from Ball. Generally, they have a sharp and sophisticated look, giving the impression that their watches could survive a year in the wilderness but still make it to dinner reservations in a respectable form. The latest iteration of the M Skindiver III Beyond retains all of those qualities, while also introducing some more curves, complexity and deep blue hues. Read the full introducing review here.

£80k Omega spends 20 years in a drawer until this recent episode of Antiques Roadshow

On a recent episode of Antiques Roadshow, one man discovered that the Omega Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz watch he inherited from his brother, and has been sitting in a drawer unworn for 20 years, was worth £80,000 – a far cry from the £300 his brother purchased it for. Click here to read the full story.

HANDS-ON: The IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500715 is handsome and powerful



A known favourite of actor Simu Liu, the IWC Portugieser Automatic in its clean dual-register format is a sure winner in the oversized dress watch category and the recently released IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500715 with a full seven days of power reserve is yet another strong entry into the collection. Read or watch the full hands-on review here.

Ricardo’s top five picks from the Ineichen Complications auction

The auctions at Ineichen never disappoint and, on December 3, that track record continues. Because on that day, at 2pm CET, bidding will begin for their Complications: Dates & Calendars auction. Fifty lots of some of the most complicated and beautiful watches from storied brands like Vacheron Constantin, Breguet and JLC. So much complicated goodness that one could get lost. However, amid this treasure trove Ricardo is here to guide you with his five watches that have really peaked his interest. Check out the full story here.