Above all, Jonathan Ward is a gearhead. His Los Angeles-based company, ICON4X4, produces what some believe are the highest caliber SUVs in the world. He tears vehicles apart and puts them back together in new and unexpected ways, elevating utilitarian machines into a purified expression of mechanical ability. Last year, the news broke that Ward and his company were entering the watch business with the ICON Duesey, a timepiece inspired by classic Duesenberg automobiles from the early-20th...Read more: Talking with Car-Mod Authority Jonathan Ward About His First Official Watch, the ICON Duesey
Despite being a comparatively young watch brand (it was founded in 1999), F.P. Journe and its eponymous founder have revisited on numerous occasions the technology, materials, and decorative technique of the 18th century — “the golden age of time measurement” — in their quest to make modern watches inspired by horology’s rich history and following in the footsteps of giants like Abraham-Louis Breguet and Ferdinand Berthoud. With the newest special edition of its groundbreaking ...Read more: 18th Century Flair: F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain with Hand-Engraved Régence Dial
The 2018 World Cup in Russia concluded in dramatic fashion yesterday, with France defeating Croatia 4-2 to win the second World Cup in the country’s history. And in the spirit of international sporting goodwill, it is a German watch brand that has issued the very first special-edition timepiece in congratulation to the victorious French team. Here’s what you should know about the Moritz Grossmann Atum Pure Weltmeisteredition 2018.
The...Read more: Germany Salutes France: Moritz Grossmann’s World Cup 2018 Football Watch
Inspired by a chronograph from the 1930s, the Longines Avigation BigEye unites aviation history and modern watchmaking and boasts a column-wheel movement manufactured exclusively for Longines. We review the watch in this feature from our June 2018 issue.
Why is this chronograph named “BigEye”? You can see the reason staring at you when you look at the dial: a large counter at 3 o’clock on the Longines Avigation BigEye tallies the elapsed minutes. It also helps you time yo...Read more: High Flying Eye: Reviewing the Longines Avigation BigEye
Yema was never a superpower of horology. It wasn’t a renowned brand forgotten by time like Universal Genève, or one revived for the modern era like IWC; it was always just Yema — one French brand alongside a handful of others, producing its best watches in the ultra-competitive 1960s and the live-or-die-by-quartz ‘70s; never standing out and never fading, but simply persisting as a marginal player through various ownership changes and product lines since its founding in 1948.
So it was to my...Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Yema Superman Héritage
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 latest update to Glashütte Original‘s Senator line of timepieces.
Released at Baselworld this year, the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is a direct descendant of a 2015 timepiece that,...Read more: Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite
Our latest series of visual quizzes asks: Can you identify well-known watches just by their components? One of the most difficult challenges is to identify a watch solely by the design of its hands, and those who can do so can surely be numbered among the ranks of genuine watch connoisseurs. We’ve illustrated the hands of five famous watches. Test your watch knowledge by naming the watch represented by the handset before clicking through to the next slide that shows the model.... Read more: Can You Identify Iconic Watches By Their Hands?