About 20 years ago, watchmakers who were working behind the scenes to develop and construct complications for major brands began stepping out of the shadows and marketing watches under their own names – Christophe Claret, Richard Mille, Peter Speake-Marin, and Franck Muller, to name a few.
A New York institution since it first opened in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria in 1977, Cellini Jewelers recently found a new home at 430 Park Avenue. Forced to relocate after the grand hotel shuttered its doors for renovations in March 2017, founder Leon Adams picked a premium location in the beating heart of Midtown Manhattan for the flagship boutique. The new Cellini boutique is located at 430 Park Avenue in New York City
Who says the watch industry doesn’t bring varied cultures together? With the Los Craneos timepiece from Alexander Shorokhoff, we have a tribute to a Mexican artistic icon, designed by a Russian watchmaker, and made in Germany using two Swiss movements. The Alexander Shorokhoff Los Craneos is limited to 47 pieces.
For those of you who have been closely following this series, it’s no secret I have a keen affinity for Seiko. A vintage Seiko 5 happened to be my first mechanical watch , the Grand Seiko 62GS was the second piece I covered writing for WatchTime, the Seiko Marinemaster Professional 1000m was one of the first watches I took an extended field trip to photograph, and it was the Re-creation of the First Grand Seiko that was the most recent of the brand’s releases to be featured in “Vintage Eye” last September
Since today is the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle, we figured it appropriate to publish a conversation we recently had with Giles English, co-founder of the British watch company Bremont . Read on to find out why Giles, and his brother Nick, chose a career in the watch industry, what his favorite complication is, and what member of the Royal Family he’d like to see wearing a Bremont.
This is the final article in a three-part series on bronze watches by contributing writer Justin Mastine-Frost .
Few watch manufacturers can claim as much direct aviation-instrument influence across their entire portfolio as Bell & Ross, and few horological complications are more useful to a pilot than an indication of multiple time zones — so what better brand to produce a timepiece capable of displaying not just two but three time zones simultaneously than the one with the big ampersand logo and dashboard DNA?
Alarm watches are unique in the watch world.
NOMOS Glashütte has managed to develop its classic watches further by adding an entirely new caliber: neomatik date. neomatik Update: one movement, three watches, a brand new date times three. Ludwig, Tangente, and Orion are large and slender, and each has its own tailor-made date display
The third WatchTime issue of 2018 hit newsstands yesterday, with highlights ranging from an interview with Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki; profiles on the recently retired CEO of Panerai , Angelo Bonati, and noted collector Jeff Kingston; a test of the Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph; in-depth reviews of new watches from IWC Schaffhausen , Longines , Bell & Ross , Raymond Weil , and Tissot ; a deep dive into all the new watches from SIHH ; and much more. Read on for more details… The Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronometer sets the tone for a new generation of fans. In our giant SIHH 2018 section, we cover all the new releases plus Mark Bernardo takes us behind the scenes with IWC ‘s in-house historian to discover the influence that the company’s American founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones, still holds over the brand. There’s also an interview with Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre on how the brand was able to reinvent the classic Memovox Polaris from 1968 into a comprehensive sport-luxury collection.