At Breitling’s Los Angeles Summit this past September, the Swiss brand debuted a number of different models (including an all-new Avenger collection) and showcased many of its already popular designs. But one watch unveiled at the event seemed to stand out in the crowd: the new Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Mosquito. The new watch was above all praised for its attractive color scheme, effectively based on the already fashionable Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph design, and bringing together interesting elements of vintage and modern styles.
As the holidays approach, it’s the perfect time to drink a toast to 2019 and count down to 2020. What better way to do both than by matching up some new and exciting libations with some of the year’s most exceptional timepieces?
Atelier Millésime was established in 2018 by longtime Singaporean watch collector Benjamin Chee, also the founder of Benjamin Chee Haute Horlogerie. Atelier Millésime translates as “vintage workshop,” and the brand is a workshop in both a literal and figurative sense – taking design influences from disparate eras and reimagining them in an altogether superior vision.
Sustainability is the topic of the hour. But how committed is the watch industry to ethical and ecological responsibility? We explore several interesting solutions in this feature from our October 2019 issue.
Grand Seiko’s SBGA229 divers’ watch combines traditional mechanical watchmaking and the precision of electronic timekeeping. This is made possible by Spring Drive technology, developed by Seiko, and the result is an authentic divers’ watch with a unique inner life
Last week, maritime-focused Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin launched the latest expansion to its Diver collection, the revamped Diver Chronograph 44mm. This latest update to the collection comes on the heels of the release of the Diver X and Lady Diver watches, which debuted last month, and the 2018 release of the time-only Diver 42mm and 44mm watches, marking a continued effort by the brand to expand the appeal of its sportiest family to a larger, luxury-focused audience.
Last Monday, Pennsylvania-based watch manufacturer RGM released the M odel 500-GM-RS , a new sports watch released in partnership with bicycle frame builder Richard Sachs . This new model is the second watch to result from the collaboration between Sachs and RGM founder Roland Murphy — like the first one, a limited-edition, bespoke timepiece that speaks to both brands’ shared love for traditional styles, handcrafted workmanship, and functional art
Japan’s Citizen Watch Co. began its high-profile partnership with Disney Entertainment and Marvel Studios in 2018 and has launched several rounds of Marvel superhero-themed watches in the months since, the most recent additions debuting at this year’s New York Comic Con.
The newest model in G-SHOCK’s BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Connected G-Steel collection, introduced in 2017 as the top-of-the-line series in the G-STEEL family, offers a touch of sporty luxury in addition to G-SHOCK’S famed toughness and functionality.
Moscow-born independent watchmaker Alexander Shorokhoff founded his eponymous watch brand in Bavaria in 2003, and since then has found a niche with collectors with his distinctively colorful, artistically avant-garde timepieces, many inspired by Russian abstractionist painters. Shorokhoff’s newest eye-popping timepiece is a dual-time-zone model called “Levels” — named for its multi-level dial and constructed to display home time and local time on different planes. Alexander Shorokhoff’s “Levels” is made in Germany by a Russian craftsman, using Swiss mechanical movements.