Last night, at the Duggal Greenhouse, located in the Brooklyn Naval Yard, with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, Breitling officially unveiled their new Navitimer 8 watch collection to the US market. This launch also served as a de facto introduction of longtime IWC CEO, Georges Kern, to Breitling. Kern took over as the head of Breitling in July 2017, and the Navitimer 8, which so far has received mixed reviews from press and consumers alike, largely due to its departure from the design language Breitling has been known for in recent years, is the first totally new product since..
Last night in New York City, Frederique Constant unveiled a timepiece that they dubbed as a “revolution” in the Swiss watch industry. Personally, I think “unprecedented” is a more apt description.
Starting earlier this month in Miami, TAG Heuer began the first leg of their “Museum in Motion” tour which will travel to 8 cities with important historical timepieces from the company’s museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and some on loan from collectors’ personal collections. “Key timepieces include an original 1965 Carrera, made specifically for drivers and sports enthusiasts alike and the 1970 Calibre 12 Carrera featuring a bead-of-rice steel bracelet.
Conceived in 1989 by Danny Hillis, a polymath inventor, computer engineer, and designer – the idea for the 10,000 year clock was first published in Wired in 1995. At the time, many people thought Hillis’ idea was crazy but more almost three decades later the full-scale 10,000 Year Clock is finally coming to fruition
Ahead of Baselworld, which takes place next month (March 22-27), Blancpain has released a preview of their updated Villeret Quantième Complete GMT, which is a complete calendar moonphase watch with GMT function. There are two versions of the new Quantième Complete GMT: one in red gold with an opaline dial and applied red gold Roman indexes, and one in stainless steel with a white dial and white gold applied Roman indexes. The case measures 40 mm x 11.80 mm and features a stepped, fixed bezel, that is thin, resulting in a watch that appears bigger than the specifications suggest.
This week in Miami, at the 2018 Watches & Wonders show, Ralph Lauren unveiled an all-new steel version of the RL Automative Skeleton.
A watch that was first sold in 1972 is still the masterpiece of the brand 46 years later. Not to mention more desirable and collectible than ever on both the new and pre-owned market. With a case and bracelet designed by the late Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak is, in my opinion, visually one of the greatest watch designs of all time
When I see H. Moser & Cie introduce anything nowadays, I instantly think “what now?” From watches made of cheese to a fake frankenwatch that incorporates designs of a dozen other brands, it seems like nothing of substance ever comes from Moser anymore, just marketing hoopla
Parmigiani Fleurier announced a new timepiece today that features both a retrograde annual calendar and a precision moon phase. The Tonda Annual Calendar automatically adjusts for months with 30 or 31 days, but needs to be manually adjusted once in February for 3 out of every 4 years that have 28 days, as it is calibrated to 29 days (leap year). You have to move up to a more expensive perpetual calendar in order to have a calendar that sets itself every month of the year.
As the official timekeeper of the Olympics, Omega has announced a new line of nylon Nato straps that are inspired by flags of the nations competing. There are 18 countries available, plus six straps in the colors of the Olympic rings….