Not just intended for outdoor recreation these days, camouflage has emerged as a trendy and bold alternative for your daily wristwear. Found on both watch straps and dials, the military-focused hue isn’t one normally associated with the luxury world of watchmaking but it has evolved into a distinct look for those in search of a design that blurs the line between tactical and tony. With more and more watch brands embracing camouflage, it’s easy to get lost in the (horological) woods, so here’s ou
Last year marked the 60th anniversary of Omega’s legendary 1957 Trilogy and to celebrate the special milestone, it released re-issues of the now-iconic Seamaster 300, the Speedmaster, and the Railmaster. Each of these watches was received warmly by the press and enthusiasts, with many selling out from boutiques before even hitting the shelves. Alongside the Trilogy, Omega released one modern re-interpretation piece that is not being produced in a limited quantity but instead will become a...Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: The Omega Seamaster Railmaster
Over the past few years, Christie’s has ramped up the presence and frequency of its online watch auctions. At one point they were merely complementary sales to the larger, more enticing live auctions, but now they have developed into a spectacle in their own right, with flocks of people visiting Christie’s New York in Rockefeller Center to catch a glimpse of the notable vintage and modern watches up for sale. The current Christies Online Watch Auction wraps up next Tuesday so...Read more: Highlights from Christie’s “Swiss Icons” Online Watch Auction
Thomas Meier, CEO of Glashütte Original, explains the functions he prizes in his watches — and what Glashütte Original finds less important — in this interview conducted by Chronos Editor-in-Chief and Ebner Publishing International Editorial Director Rüdiger Bucher.
RB: Mr. Meier, as I walk around the Baselworld fair I see the idea of utility playing an important role for many brands. Is this true for Glashütte Original?
TM: We currently have a lot to offer in...
A Rolex Daytona formerly owned by Paul Newman broke a record when it sold at auction for 17.7 million dollars in 2017. But certain other records cannot
be measured in money. Here are some spectacular examples from the wristwatch world.
Piaget Altiplano 910P
Thinnest Automatic Wristwatch – from $26,000
Piaget’s new Altiplano Ultimate Automatic collection — which contains two 41-mm timepieces in 18k white gold and 18k rose gold — is the current record holder for the world’s thinn...Read more: Record Breakers: 9 Watches That Set World Records
Today, we’re launching the first of a three-part series on bronze watches by contributing writer Justin Mastine-Frost. This weekly column will address the various aspects of owning and caring for a bronze watch that extends beyond the obvious passion for patina. Topics covered will include the pros and cons of aging the material naturally versus with chemicals and what you need to successfully clean the metal. First up? A look at why bronze has risen to such immense popularity over the...Read more: Living With Bronze, Part 1: Choosing the Right Bronze Watch
Back in 2014, IWC released a slew of new models in its revamped IWC Aquatimer collection of luxury divers’ watches (Click here to check them out). For fans of vintage watches — and vintage IWC watches, specifically — we highlight here six important IWC Aquatimers from the brand’s history.
In 1967, IWC reacted to the growing popularity of amateur scuba diving and launched its first divers’ watch. The first Aquatimer (Ref. 812AD) was...Read more: 7 Milestone IWC Aquatimer Watches