Back during the early days of Baselworld, we covered the wide variety of new introductions from both Seiko and Grand Seiko. Today, we’re highlighting one of the more visually appealing releases from the monolithic older sibling: the Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-Beat GMT ‘Special’ Limited Edition with a vibrant blue dial featuring a swirling mosaic monogram pattern that is unique to this specific model.
The new GMT is part of multiple new releases from Grand Seiko celebrating the 20th a...Read more: Hands-On with the Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-Beat GMT ‘Special’ Limited Edition
Under its new ownership and management, Breitling has reached beyond its traditional identity as an aviation brand and begun to embrace a more well-rounded “land, sea, and air” approach to its new models. The latest example of this is its launch of the Exospace B55 Yachting, a Bluetooth-enabled, device-connected watch for sailors that follows up the original Exospace B55 watch, which was engineered for pilots.Read more: Smart Sailing: The Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting
Every watch collection has to start somewhere, and often that initial watch purchase is on a somewhat restricted budget. Here’s an introduction to entry-level mechanical watches from 10 brands. To narrow the field down, we only considered men’s watches with a case diameter of 37 mm or greater.
ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL 39 ($5,700)
In 2015, the world’s best-known watch brand presented a new basic model, which remains its lowest-priced men’s watch. In return for $5,700, t...Read more: Ticking Admission Tickets: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches
When Romain Gauthier released his first titanium timepiece, the Prestige HMS Natural Titanium, in 2011, the reaction he received wasn’t quite what he was expecting.
“Collectors knew me as an exponent of traditional Vallée de Joux watchmaking, presented in precious metal cases,” he says. “When I unveiled the Prestige HMS Natural Titanium, people said: ‘Why? What are you doing combining your type of watchmaking with titanium?’ My response was: ‘Wait, bear...Read more: Taking a Look at Romain Gauthier’s Influential Use of Titanium
Thierry Esslinger has headed the Breguetmanufacture as its CEO since September 2017. In an interview with Chronos Editor-in-Chief and Ebner Publishing International Editorial Director Rüdiger Bucher, Esslinger discusses the foreseeable challenges for the company.
What does the strategy look like at Breguet for the near future?
There will be no fundamental changes to the direction of our brand strategy. Breguet will continue to produce tourbillons and...
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