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Hermès Nantucket Jeté de diamants

Named for the tony island off the coast of Massachusetts, the Hermès Nantucket first made its debut more than twenty-five years ago, designed by legendary artistic director Henri d'Origny. Inspired by the emblematic Chaîne d’Ancre (anchor chain) link seen throughout the company’s collections dating …

Hermès

Hysek Debuts Annual Calendar in IO Collection

Hysek’s IO 42mm Annual Calendar offers a new take on the well-loved complication from which it takes its name, offering two discs for the double-window date display and a month display that is aesthetically unique and technically forward. The large date is evident on the sun-brushed dial just above …

Travel

Four New Bulova Grammy Watches Reach Stores

Not every quartz timekeeper is created equal. Most of course betray their quartz movements with a seconds hand that ‘ticks’ once per second. This is because the standard quartz watch movement features a two-forked quartz crystal oscillator vibrating a frequency of 32,768 Hz, or 32,768 times per …

Watches

Elie Bernheim Keeps Raymond Weil in Tune

Elie Bernheim is caring for a family legacy. As the grandson of the late Raymond Weil, founder of the Swiss watch company that bears his name, Bernheim took over the company as CEO from his father Olivier Bernheim in 2014 and quickly got to work. One of his first marks as CEO was to ensure that …

Watches

MB&F Debuts a New Legacy Machine: the LM Split Escapement

Among the many technical wonders MB&F built into its Legacy Machine Perpetual, which debuted two years ago (http://iwmagazine.com/news-and-now/20151103/mbf-introduces-legacy-machine-perpetual/), that watch’s seemingly anchor-free hovering balance wheel wasn’t among the most prominent. Naturally, …

White Gold

Casio Expands Edifice With Racing-Inspired EQB800

(Sponsored Post) Inspired by motorsports, Casio’s new Edifice EQB800 is a high-performance watch that enhances your time-tracking options by using smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. Simply pair the watch to your smart phone with just a push of a button through Casio’s Mobile Link …

Solar Power

Bremont Limited Editions Salute the RAF

To help commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force (RAF), Bremont this week debuted a limited edition series of 43mm GMT chronograph watches (with am-pm indication) cased in steel, red gold and white gold.<p>As Bremont was started by two brothers steeped in …

White Gold

Vacheron Constantin Debuts Three Historiques Pieces

<i>Highlights from the early 20th century get an update.</i><p>Well ahead of its 2018 debuts, Vacheron Constantin introduces two reinterpretations of its own widely admired calendar watches from 1942 and 1948. In addition, the Geneva watchmaker adds another option to its Historiques <i>American 1921</i> collection, …

Watches

Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz GMT

With a renewed focus on pilot watches for 2017, Alpina is introducing the Startimer Pilot Quartz GMT, which follows the launch of the Startimer Pilot Automatic that debuted last spring. Both models feature the essential details of a pilot watch designed with the goal of maximum readability: …

Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse

Now boasting a fully hand-engraved rose gold case, this newer interpretation of Louis Moinet’s inventive chronograph features a lunar eclipse theme that wonderfully offsets the dominant blue of the astral micro painting on the dial.<p>While the theme is new, the limited edition Louis Moinet Memoris …

Watches

G-Shock Friday: This Week: The G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000

(Sponsored post) With the Gravitymaster GPW2000 and its G-Shock Connected app, anyone wearing the watch can use his or her smartphone to sync with Internet time servers, should the atomic sync and GPS receiver be unable to connect.<p>App setup is straightforward and simple: activate Bluetooth on your …

Rechargeable Batteries

Optimism at the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair

Wearable tech and elegance lead trends at the 36th edition of this annual event.<p>Relief was in the air at the conclusion several weeks ago of the 36th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair, which annually sets the pace for the upcoming major watch industry events in Geneva and Basel. Particularly regarding …

Watches

Corum Woos Women with Heritage Sublissima

It had me at “mechanical movement.” Yes, times are certainly changing, and there are many more non-quartz dressy watches for women being introduced, but I’m still gratified when another one crosses my desk like the limited edition Heritage Sublissima from Corum.<p>This 38mm timepiece caters to female …

White Gold

RGM Unveils a New Movement and Three New Watches

RGM recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by welcoming visitors into its Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, headquarters and to the NAWCC Watch & Clock Museum in nearby Columbia, Pennsylvania. There, founder Roland G. Murphy took advantage of a special weekend celebration to introduce three new RGM …

Railroads

Cartier Tank Celebrates One Century

The Cartier Tank, one of my favorite watches of all time, celebrates 100 years of timekeeping this year. And what started from a single, revolutionary model—said to resemble the view from above of a military vehicle of the same name—has grown to comprise multiple collections, including the Tank …

Art

Montblanc’s One-of-a-Kind Tribute to Hannibal

This just-introduced High Artistry Homage to Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 1 demonstrates, once again, that Montblanc will not run out of great pen ideas anytime soon. This time, Hannibal, the Carthaginian general and strategist born in 247 BC, is the focus, and the Zaim Kamal-inspired fountain …

Diamonds

It’s G-Shock Friday. This week: The GSTS100G Series

(Sponsored post) As part of its “Layered Toughness” concept, G-Shock’s G-Steel series features a quality metal body with the serious shock resistance G-Shock is known for. This series comes in both stainless steel and resin bands and includes a gold-toned model and an all-black version.<p>On this …

Rechargeable Batteries

Watch of the Day: Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Casino de Monte-Carlo

To honor the Casino of Monte-Carlo, one of the great historical buildings of Monaco (and a place James Bond would feel at home) Ateliers deMonaco recently created a unique piece called Tourbillon Casino de Monte-Carlo with a beautiful hand-engraved dial.<p>You may recall this firm’s earlier Tourbillon …

Monte Carlo

Roger Dubuis Races with Lamborghini

Continuing to fast-track its affiliation with the high-end automotive world, Roger Dubuis this week debuts a new partnership with Italian automaker Lamborghini. As a result of the partnership, Roger Dubuis launches a new watch: the Excalibur Aventador S, a sporty titanium-cased model that utilizes …

Sports Cars

Eight Legs & Eight Days

MB&F and L'Epée debut Octopod, a table clock inspired by everyone’s favorite cephalopod.<p>Octopuses are known as the most intelligent invertebrate. This fact clearly informed MB&F and L'Epée 1839 as they devised their latest table clock co-creation called Octopod, which displays far more sense than …

Furniture

Chopard Serves a Fine Vintage

A look at the new L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru.<p>Like the grapes cultivated to make fine wine, a watch designed from strong vintage roots is more than likely to please the palette. And if your initial design was a pocket watch created by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, mixed with a strong hint of debut-model L.U.C …

Watches

An Evening with Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet, RedBar and Shreve, Crump & Low hosted an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Four Seasons in Boston a few weeks ago.<p>AP Historian Michael Friedman and the new AP CEO Antonio Seward spoke with the crowd of collectors, guests and friends about the importance of the brand to …

Watches

More Complicated Ladies at Montblanc

With last year’s Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 years Anniversary Limited Edition 10 Montblanc continued to add new models to the Bohème series of complicated watches for women, a collection first seen in 2014. This week Montblanc builds up Bohème once again with this purple-hued Montblanc Bohème …

It’s G-Shock Friday - This Week: The GG1000-1A5

(sponsored post) The GG1000-1A5 is chock full of G-Shock features, including serious shock resistance, mud resistance, 200 meters of water resistance, a digital compass, world time options, five daily alarms and a low battery alert.<p>G-Shock’s Twin Sensor capabilities provide instant access to …

Zenith’s New Escapement Defies Convention

Zenith today debuts the Defy Lab, a 42mm watch with an entirely new movement, ZO 342, utilizing a new 15-hertz Zenith oscillator that breaks away from the basic balance and hairspring escapement designs used by Swiss watchmaking for centuries. In addition, the new Defy Lab is the first watch to be …

Frederique Constant’s Newest Star

The Geneva firm debuts the Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture<p>There’s nothing quite like a moon-phase complication. The display is such a visual—often quite artistic—representation of the inner workings of a watch meant to expand the traditional perception of time. And the new Slimline Moonphase …

Streamliner State of Mind

Deco New York is clearly visible on Urwerk’s new UR-105 CT.<p>Time does fly, but it’s still hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since Urwerk set its sails, presenting its first watch at Baselworld. In recognition of this two-decades-long adventure, the company is introducing the UR-105 CT …

Art Deco

Montblanc Debuts ‘Muses Edition’ Marilyn Monroe

Montblanc, known for its wide array of watches, pens and other luxury accessories, just introduced the latest in its Montblanc Muses Edition of writing instruments, this time honoring film icon Marilyn Monroe.<p>Perhaps one of the best-known names of the 20th century, Monroe is revered for her …

Ralph Lauren’s Minute Repeater and New Women’s Watches

Ralph Lauren’s hand-cut guilloche dials are a wonder to behold. Earlier this year Ralph Lauren previewed a watch constructed not only with this guilloche dial (and bezel), but also offered its sonic equivalent: a minute repeater.<p>That watch was the Ralph Lauren Minute Repeater. Now available by …

G-Shock’s High-Tech Hammer Tone

G-Shock’s MRG-G2000HT combines Japanese craftsman hand finishing with 3-Way Connect, a higher level of timekeeping accuracy that complements atomic radio sync and GPS. (Sponsored Content)<p>By now it should be no surprise to anyone paying attention that G-Shock has been staking out the higher end of …