If you’ve got it, they say, flaunt it. And Longines, with a watchmaking history that stretches back to 1832, has taken this advice to heart, flaunting its rich timepiece archives with its ever-growing Heritage Collection of vintage-inspired pieces. Several new additions to the collection have already made their debut this year, including the Legend Diver and Avigation Bigeye, and I recently had the opportunity to wear and review my favorite of the 2017 releases: the Longines Heritage...Read more: Borrowed Time: Longines Heritage Chronograph 1940
Last week we showed you the 25th Anniversary collection of the Royal Oak Offshore. This week, we got word on what Audemars Piguet is releasing at SIHH 2018 for the ladies and it’s equally impressive. The Le Brassus-based manufacture used Dubai Watch Week as the launch pad for the feminine half of its pre-SIHH novelties. The collection is comprised of three new takes on the distinctive Millenary design.
The Millenary has existed in some shape or form since 1995, when Audemars Piguet...Read more: Introducing the Audemars Piguet Millenary Collection for Women
When Seiko Watch Corporation announced earlier this year that it was spinning off its Grand Seiko collection into its own independent brand, the Japanese watchmaker was making a major commitment to its flagship luxury line, which had launched globally only seven years prior. That commitment became even more clear last week, as the very first dedicated Grand Seiko boutique in the world opened its doors right here in the U.S.A. — specifically, in the world-famous high-end shopping hub of Rodeo D...Read more: The World’s First Grand Seiko Boutique Opens in Beverly Hills
“We’re in the midst of a restructuring process,” says Vacheron Constantin CEO Louis Ferla, who talks to WatchTime’s Rüdiger Bucher in this exclusive interview about his vision for the historic, 260-year-old brand.
WT: Mr. Ferla, you’ve been the CEO of Vacheron Constantin since April 2017. Can you give us a brief outline of your career?
LF: I have spent most of my career overseas. I was in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for 17 years and, more recently, spent four years in the Middle...
Wryst’s latest luxury watch collection, Force, makes its debut this fall. Three different models — the SX230, the SX270, and the SX300 — have been announced, and now all are ready and available for purchase. All Wryst Force watches have a limited-production run of 75 units, making them highly collectible. The new collection aims to promote a style that draws inspiration from the “forces” all around us.
The Force collection sports a 50-mm case width, up 5 mm from the 45-mm width of...Read more: Introducing Force, the New Luxury Timepiece Collection from Wryst
Every Tuesday on my website, www.fratellowatches.com, we tackle a topic related to Omega Speedmaster watches. This article comes to us from the “Speedy Tuesday” archives, and focuses on my opportunity to review, compare and contrast the modern Omega SpeedmasterMark II with its vintage predecessor from 1969.
After the Omega Speedmaster Professional won the race to the Moon in 1969, Omega thought it was time to come up with a watch that was perhaps a bit more up-to-date and ready for...Read more: Comparative Review: The Modern and Vintage Omega Speedmaster Mark II
Swiss watch brand Longines celebrated its 185th Anniversary in Beijing, commemorating a legacy of tradition, elegance and performance at a grand gala evening in the capital’s historic Imperial Ancestral Temple (Taimiao). Headlining the event was the official launch of the Record collection, the latest emblem of the brand’s watchmaking expertise, as well as the announcement of the new Chinese Brand Ambassador for Longines, Zhao Liying – a leading star in the Chinese cinematic universe.
Announced...Read more: Longines Launches New Record Collection and Celebrates its 185th Anniversary in Beijing