Ulysse Nardin first became a supplier to the United States Navy in 1905, and the Swiss watchmaker renowned for its contributions to nautical timekeeping rediscovered that connection in recent years, creating historically inspired naval tribute pieces like the Marine Torpilleur. This week, Ulysse Nardin unveiled a new timepiece with a unique connection to the U.S. Navy’s most elite unit, the SEALS, and to a charitable organization founded by members of that community.
For the fourth time this year, TAG Heuer is releasing a limited-edition model in the commemorative quintet series celebrating the 50 th anniversary of the Monaco series. This latest model is inspired by the period between 1999 and 2009, and comes on the heels of the 1989-1999 , 1979-1989 , and 1969-1979 models, each released earlier in summer 2019. TAG Heuer has been releasing each of these watches in symbolic locations and, for this edition, chose Japan
The Swiss micro- manufacture Cyrus is named for Cyrus the Great, a king of ancient Babylon, and its watches are distinguished by replicas, imprinted on the casebacks, of a 2,500-year old Babylonian coin, one of the world’s first currencies. Designed by Swiss watchmaker Jean-François Mojon — who masterminded the Harry Winston Opus X and collaborated with Kari Voutilainen on the MB&F LM1 movement — Cyrus’s lineup of high-complication, limited-edition timepieces includes chronographs, moon-phases, mechanical alarms (you can read a review of the Klepcys Réveil here ), and, most recently, the innovative Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon, unveiled at Baselworld 2019 and set to wow U.S
It’s always notable when a brand like Chopard introduces an entirely new collection, but the new Alpine Eagle series, announced today, is particularly special: it revives for a modern audience the very first watch conceived by current Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, introduces a new, exclusive material to the watch industry, and even contributes to the environmental preservation of the Swiss Alps. The Alpine Eagle is inspired by Chopard’s first sport collection, the St
“Success has many fathers,” the old saying goes, “while failure is an orphan.” The origins of this aphorism are unclear, but the Parmigiani Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde, which took home the prize for Best Travel Time Watch at the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), can certainly be deemed a success, and the “many fathers” concept is a truism when one considers how the timepiece came to be, and the diverse artisans involved.
America’s largest luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, returns for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 – 26, 2019. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is MB&F, which will showcase the last-ever Legacy Machine 2 to be crafted in 18K rose gold.
Breguet’s Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is a watch that combines the most emblematic of all Breguet inventions, the tourbillon, with a unique skeletonized dial architecture. The new watch — shown to audiences in the U.S
To commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service , Omega is releasing a new edition in its popular Seamaster Diver 300M series.
The third Breitling Summit took place on September 24 in Los Angeles, and the headlining announcement was the relaunch, and revamp, of the sporty, aviation-inspired Avenger collection, a series of models that had been mostly dormant for the past few years of the new Breitling era. Here is a brief rundown of what the new Avenger has to offer. Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission The Avenger — like the more iconic Navitimer tracing its design DNA to that of the venerable Breitling Chronomat, the Swiss brand’s trailblazing chronograph for pilots — has been given a facelift that incorporates design elements of another aerial-sporty model, the now (presumably) discontinued Colt.