Girard-Perregaux brought back its emblematic 1970s sports watch, the Laureato, in a big way in 2016 and has been expanding it as a core men’s collection ever since, introducing a skeletonized version in 2017 and new chronograph models this year. This summer, the brand targets the ladies’ market with the launch of five new models, in two new sizes, with diamond-set bezels and vibrant colors.
Like their larger,...Read more: The Girls of Summer: Girard-Perregaux’s New Laureato Ladies’ Collection
WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to the Big Apple in October. As we countdown to the big event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we’ll be previewing many of the new watches that guests will discover there. Today we’re taking a look at the Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital.
This latest release from Bovet, announced in May, is actually the third and final part of a trilogy of timepieces that began with the Récital...Read more: Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital
After covering Swedish startups Maen and Nezumi, I’ve been patiently watching the rise of other Scandinavian brands. This week we focus our eye on another as we spotlight Siduna and its first production watch: the M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph.
The new piece is based upon a 1973 standard-issue military chronograph produced for the Swedish Air Force, or Svenska Flygvapnet (vintage model pictured above, via Sotheby’s). It used a case design by Ervin Piquerez SA that originated in 1968 a...Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Siduna M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph
Austria, despite its envy-inducing location on the border of Switzerland and Germany, isn’t home to as many prestigious watchmakers as you might think. In fact, other than the husband and wife duo that forms the independent brand Habring², there hasn’t been much horological activity in the country over the past few decades.
That changed in 2016 when the renowned independent watchmaker Marc Jenni helped revive a 196-year-old brand named Carl Suchy & Söhne with the help of Robert...Read more: Taking a Look at Carl Suchy Söhne, a Resurrected Austrian Watch Brand
Taking wrist shots has become an integral part of the horological experience. Whether you’re a journalist, collector, retailer, or brand, taking a good image of a watch on the wrist and sharing it through social media is one of the simplest and most accessible ways to reach the watch community at large. To close out the summer of 2018, we’re introducing the inaugural WatchTime wrist shot contest.
Rome wasn’t built in a day — and neither was Rolex, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and other watch manufacturers praised for their vertical integration and lauded for their array of in-house calibers. While we all applaud the handful of brands that bring new and increasingly complicated calibers to market virtually every year, we also should take note of other brands, many of them smaller, independently owned, or known throughout their history more for outsourcing their movements, that are tak...Read more: Building the Foundation, Part 3: The in-House Movements of Nomos
“Defiantly elegant.” That’s the phrase that settled into my mind as I attempted to boil down the appeal of the Tutima Tempostopp, a chronograph that features a sizable 43-mm rose-gold case, a vintage-look bicompax dial, and a new, lavishly finished in-house movement, whose architecture was inspired by a historical chronograph caliber. The Tempostopp is not a subtle timepiece, but it is most assuredly a more luxurious one, in every respect, than its utilitarian military predecessor from the...Read more: Borrowed Time: Tutima Tempostopp Chronograph