Omega’s main focus at this year’s Baselworld was on its Seamaster and Seamaster Diver collections, both of which marked major anniversaries. Not to be overlooked, however, is the latest addition to the brand’s popular Dark Side of the Moon series commemorating NASA’s historic Apollo 8 mission. The new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is the first in the collection to feature a specially decorated, skeletonized movement.Read more: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8
The MB&FHM7 Aquapod is back. First released in 2017, the original Aquapod combined an annular design inspired by a jellyfish with dive watch elements and a flying tourbillon. This morning, the brand announced the introduction of a new limited-edition version with a titanium case and an electric-green bezel.
If you recall, the unidirectional bezel construction from the original Aquapod was one of its highlight features. It isn’t attached to the watch itself at all; instead, it floats...Read more: It’s Not Easy Being Green: MB&F Releases a Viridescent Aquapod
Now entering its 21st year in operation, Anonimo has long been known for big, masculine, military-look timepieces (and no wonder; many of its most successful early models were developed by Colonel Dino Zei, an Italian navy officer and former CEO of Panerai), but at Baselworld 2018 the Florentine watchmaker of robust divers’ models like the Militare and Nautilo dipped its toes into the shallower waters of gentlemanly elegance with the launch of the new Epurato collection.Read more: Anonimo Goes From Military Machismo to Florentine Elegance with New Epurato Collection
Fifteen watches have won the coveted international Red Dot design prize in 2018, with two additional watches winning Honorable Mention awards, which the jury grants for well-executed details. Two of the 15 top watches were honored with the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best award: the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic and the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Luxury Kit.
A product receives the Red Dot when at least two of the three judges vote in favor of the product. A particularly superior...Read more: Announcing The 15 (+2) Prize-Winning Watches at the 2018 Red Dot Design Awards
In an exclusive interview conducted at Baselworld 2018 by Chronos Editor-in-Chief and Ebner Publishing International Editorial Director Rüdiger Bucher, LVMH Watch Division president Jean-Claude Biver discusses current events at his three brands: Hublot, TAG Heuer, and Zenith.
The watch industry has just experienced one or two years of crisis, but now there seems to be a feeling of optimism everywhere. What is the outlook for your brands?
Bulova is remarkable in many ways. Horologically, it has been the flagbearer of American-born watchmaking for over a century (143 years, to be exact). Culturally, the brand’s silhouette reaches even further, having been a touchstone for how corporate America presents itself in countless ways. It’s this history that the latest timepiece-centric book from publisher Assouline, Bulova: A History of Firsts, is focused on.
The 176-page volume doesn’t follow the traditional guideline...Read more: Bulova Embraces Pioneer Role in New Book
The ProMare Go — named to demonstrate its maritime-readiness — features a bidirectional bezel allowing its wearer to quickly measure elapsed time. The watch uses two different shades of blue to highlight its nautical value (ProMare loosely translates to “for the sea”) and is water resistant to 300 m. It’s highly legible and the hands and...Read more: Ready, Set, ProMare Go! Mühle Glashütte Introduces a Bidirectional Dive Watch