WatchTime New York , America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to the Big Apple in October. As we count down to the big event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we’ continue to spotlight some of the headliners among the many new watches that guests will discover there. Today we showcase the Polaris Memovox, a standout piece from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s sporty, vintage-inspired Polaris collection, introduced at SIHH 2018.
Who says we’re not versatile here at WatchTime?
Recently, we had the chance to sit down with Nicolas Baretzki, the CEO of Montblanc who has led the company since the previous executive, Jérôme Lambert, was appointed COO of Richemont in late 2016. Baretzki led us through a wide-ranging conversation that touched on the history of the Minerva marque and how it influences Montblanc’s watch production, the accessible price points that the brand has become renowned for, and the mountaineering theme present in the re-launch of the 1858 collection earlier this year.
Richard Mille’s latest innovative timepiece, developed in partnership with film star Sylvester Stallone, is a watch that could be found on the wrist of John Rambo or one of Stallone’s other cinematic action heroes. What makes the new RM 25-01 Adventure Sylvester Stallone, a limited edition of just 20 pieces, so ideally suited to surviving and thriving in all kinds of adverse conditions
In late March 2018, Angelo Bonati, longtime CEO of Officine Panerai, retired from his lifetime career leading the brand. It was a bittersweet moment for the now 67-year-old trailblazer.
WatchTime New York , America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to the Big Apple in October. As we count down to the big event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we continue to showcase many of the new timepieces that guests will discover there. Today we turn our attention to the Zenith Defy Classic, a new collection that debuted at Baselworld 2018.
No other watch brand is as deeply connected to engineering as IWC Schaffhausen . The company employs the spirit of ingenious invention in its Ingenieur watch collection and celebrates it in its impressive timepieces. The first Ingenieur (Reference 666), introduced in 1955, was a simple, round watch that boasted an astonishing degree of precision, shock resistance, water resistance and anti-magnetic protection.
Omega, an Official Partner of the PGA since 2011, used last year’s PGA Championship in Charlotte, NC, as the stage to launch its new-generation Aqua Terra Golf watches.
Over the past two years, we’ve seen an influx of modestly-sized timepieces from the dominant industry players. Even the leaders of the “wrist-saucer” trend, Panerai and Breitling, have changed their strategy and started developing a more approachable range. It turns out after years of wristwatches growing exponentially to the point where they dwarf anyone that isn’t an Expendables -style action star, it turns out not everyone wants to look like the Last Action Hero when they’re at the office.
During its heyday in the ’90s and early aughts, Chronoswiss was a brand you couldn’t turn a corner without seeing or hearing about. While a large part of the brand’s production was always centered around regulator wristwatches, its collection continued to expand through that period until the 2007 recession landed them (as well as many other luxury brands) in somewhat dire circumstance