One of last year’s many highlights for us from Bell & Ross was the Horolum BR03-92 . It seemed to combine the best of the brand’s unique design history
With the opening of Baselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair, less than a month away, more watch brands are offering up appetizers to the smorgasbord of new product introductions in March. The latest is Blancpain, with a preview of the revamped version of its Villeret Quantième Complet GMT watch
Back in 2015, when most Swiss watchmakers had yet to dip their toes into the intimidating waters of “smart” and connected watches, Frederique Constant blazed the trail with the introduction of its first Horological Smartwatch, several weeks before the Apple Watch’s momentous debut and its game-changing effect on the watch industry.
Swiss luxury sports watch maker Wryst has announced the debut of its new Racer watch collection. This latest automatic watch was designed with racing and motorsports in mind.
The vintage Heuer collecting community is one of the most passionate in the entire industry. Just check out OnTheDash and Calibre 11 if you don’t believe me. These forums are home to some of the most knowledgeable Heuer fanatics on the planet and also host some of the more fervent horological discussion on the web.
The past two decades have seen a shift in why people wear watches. Thanks to the omnipresence of smartphones, laptops, and other digital devices, it’s no longer necessary to wear a watch to know the exact time. Some may claim that idea as sacrilege, but as a younger enthusiast, I know that the reason I fell in love with watches wasn’t that I was worried I would be late to dinner
A watch’s design is the sum of its so-called “appearance parts:” hands, dial, crown, bracelet, and the like. In this first chapter in our series on distinctive parts of watches, it’s all about the hands. Hands in remarkably diverse shapes and styles go back to the early days of watchmaking and clockmaking, and many of these styles are still used today
A growing number of chronographs have push-pieces in unorthodox places.
It has become my tradition in recent years to wear and wrist-test a GMT or world-time watch during my annual pilgrimages to the Swiss watch fairs — Carl F. Bucherer’s Patravi TravelTec II , at Baselworld 2016, and Parmigiani’s Tonda Hemispheres , at last year’s SIHH, being recent examples.
Hanhart is a German watch brand that, for the better part of the twentieth century, was a staple in the production of pilots’ watches and chronographs in Europe. In more recent years, the brand’s focus has remained across the pond with little means of distribution in the United States, yet their watches — especially their historical pieces — have begun to garner more attention in the vintage scene