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G-Shock’s New Black Guard

(Sponsored Post) Inspired by Kuro-Zonae (Black Guard) samurai warriors, this latest addition to the flagship G-Shock MR-G Series is entirely finished in black. Where the dark armor protected those warriors from sword and ax attacks, the new G-Shock MRG-G2000CB all-black case and bezel shields the …

Solar Power

SIHH 2018 Preview: Early Debuts from Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Roger Dubuis

As we near the mid-January SIHH 2018, we’ve already seen several exhibiting watch brands show a few watches to preview their complete new collections. We’ve shown you new models from Montblanc, IWC, Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Vacheron Constantin and MB&F.<p>Below are debuts from Panerai, …

Watches

Frederique Constant Classic Carrée

With its rectangular case, Frederique Constant’s new Classic Carrée Automatic offers a vintage-inspired departure from the many classic round watches. Measuring 30.4mm X 33.3mm, the new watch, which debuted earlier this year, is available in rose gold plate or stainless steel, and as its name …

Design

New MB&F Co-Creation Walks and Sings

MB&F co-creations with esteemed Swiss music-box maker Reuge are typically out-of-this galaxy. All three earlier MB&F/Reuge MusicMachines were collaborations that triggered our collective love of science fiction and space travel, and then applied beautiful music.<p>Today however MB&F, Reuge and a third …

Robotics

Detroit Watch Company 1701 Pontchartrain GMT

As it rolls out a series watches with a 42mm case size, the Detroit Watch Company leads off with this handsome 1701 Pontchartrain GMT dual timezone automatic. Here you’ll find a nicely proportioned dial with easy-to-read date window and a red-tipped second time zone indicator hand.<p>Now utilizing ETA …

NHL

New Steel G-Shock Connects with Bluetooth

(Sponsored post) Gift giving just got a whole lot simpler now that G-SHOCK has combined its advanced Bluetooth connectivity and its G-Steel collection in a series of new solar-powered models. One standout from the all-steel series, the new G-Shock GSTB100D-1A, is available in a silver stainless …

Watches

Baselworld 2018: Oris Launches Clipperton at Colorado Preview

There are few things I like better in this line of work than being one of the first to see and touch a brand new watch. And I had just that opportunity this week, during which I was the guest of Oris at a first-time-ever U. S. Basel Preview in Colorado. The site was picturesque and perfect, …

Travel

A. Lange & Söhne Debuts 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ with Jumping Seconds

A. Lange & Söhne today honors company founder Walter Lange, who passed away this past January, with an 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” that features a jumping seconds hand, a complication initially devised 150 years ago by Ferdinand Adolph Lange. The complication is said to have been a favorite of …

Watches

Anonimo Nautilo Bianco

Just in time for winter, Anonimo releases a new Nautilo watch with a dial that perfectly matches the current Alpine weather just outside the company’s relatively new Swiss headquarters. Anonimo, which moved its headquarters from Florence to Chavannes-de-Bogis near Geneva, says it has been located …

Design

SIHH 2018 Preview: Montblanc Introduces Star Legacy and Expands TimeWalker

Ahead of the upcoming SIHH 2018, Montblanc is introducing two new timepieces in its sporty TimeWalker collection —The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph and the TimeWalker Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100. In addition, Montblanc reinterprets the inaugural Star collection, which …

Watches

WOTD Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire Pink Gold

More than a few top-tier watchmakers have employed clear sapphire to construct cases in recent years. Among them is Bulgari, which has utilized the versatile corundum to illuminate select limited editions at least since 2011. And just two years ago Bulgari’s sapphire bridges, case sides and …

Travel

IWC Celebrates 150 Years With a Special Collection

In 2018 IWC celebrates its 150th year as a watchmaking company. To celebrate, the Schaffhausen-based watchmaker plans to unveil a white and blue Jubilee collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) mid-January in Geneva. This collection includes a total of twenty-seven …

Watches

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire

The clear-cased BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire that Bell & Ross debuted early last year succeeded as both an attention magnet as well as a sales piece. Not only did that watch earn multiple online and print notices, but Bell & Ross sold all five of the pricey pieces (each was priced at about …

Watches

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Blue

When Maurice Lacroix launched its first Masterpiece Gravity at Baselworld 2014, it was the first timepiece from this maker to feature silicon components. The firm’s latest work, seen earlier this year, shows off this choice front and off-center once again, but with a blue accent.<p>The Maurice Lacroix …

Watches

SIHH 2018 Preview: Vacheron Constantin Updates the Overseas Dual Time, Adds to Platine Line

Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas is the brand’s most complete collection of watches for everyday wear. Within it you’ll find superb chronographs, a perpetual calendar, straight-ahead time-only models and even an easy-to-read world timer. And ever since Vacheron Constantin several years ago built into …

Watches

iW interview: Dare & Defy With Zenith CEO Julien Tornare

When it debuted in September, the Zenith Defy Lab’s bleeding-edge mechanical component design quickly advanced the conversation around the future of mechanical watchmaking.<p>As we described in our initial coverage of that groundbreaking watch the Defy Lab’s oscillator, made of silicon, replaces the …

Watches

Hermès Arceau Chrono Titane

Ever since Hermès debuted Arceau in 1978, the round-cased collection and its characteristic asymmetrical lugs and distinctive dial font have been used on numerous high-profile interpretations, including the firm’s technically impressive 2011 Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch.<p>But for the most part, the …

Watches

Happy Birthday Jack Heuer

Today is Jack Heuer’s 85th birthday, and the watch company his family founded in 1860 has invited you to help celebrate. One way to join the party is to wear one of the limited edition Autavia watches TAG Heuer just launched to celebrate Mr. Heuer’s birthday. The honor is fitting in many ways. Not …

Watches

Feldmar's 1st Annual Sol Meller Memorial Blood Drive

Save the date and join Feldmar Watch Company as they host their 1st Annual Sol Meller Memorial Blood Drive Thursday, November 30.<p>The event will honor Sol Meller, who during his life was a very generous blood and platelet donor for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cedars-Sinai will provide every donor …

Health

Twenty Years on the A List

<i>Now in Switzerland, Anonimo focuses on diving, bronze and respecting its Italian origins.</i><p>With its bronze cases and deep-diving watches, Anonimo has held tightly to its independence since its founding twenty years ago. Emerging from the schism set forth when Vendome (now Richemont) purchased Panerai …

On the Wrist: A Closer Look at the TAG Heuer Autavia

<b>Autavia’s</b> new movement, larger size, polished finish, and power reserve give it a very good pole position to win the hearts of vintage and modern watch fans.<p>TAG Heuer used a contest to see what fans wanted when the time came to revive the Autavia. Before it was over, 50,000 people voted on sixteen …

Alpina Introduces 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot Timepiece

Michael Goulian, American Red Bull Air Race World Championship participant and brand ambassador for Alpina, has a new watch to his credit: the 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot. The titanium-colored stainless steel timepiece measures in at 44mm, and the matte dark blue dial features oversized …

The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Winners

In case you missed it, the prize-winners of the 17th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were announced on Wednesday in Geneva. Watchmaking excellence, innovation and expertise were saluted by an international jury that handed out sixteen prizes. Notably, both Bulgari and Parmigiani Fleurier …

Formex Adds Element–with Options

Formex has launched its new flagship model, Element, a very sporty 46mm automatic chronograph offered in two primary options: Element Full Steel and Element Ceramic Bezel, each available with a black or white dial and with one of four case-bezel combinations. And as a direct-to-consumer watch …

Ferrari Motorsports and the Love Of Racing

Whether wristwatches or racing cars, it takes more than a quality product with shiny packaging to build a loyal following; it takes commitment to excellence.<p>Motorsports, like horology, tends to attract passionate enthusiasts who appreciate not only the mechanical elements that make their favorite …

Classic Cars

Shinola Debuts Its First Automatic Watch

Shinola this week introduces <b>the Lake Erie Monster</b>, the Detroit-based brand’s first dive watch and first timepiece powered by an automatic movement. Ronda, the Swiss movement firm and longtime Shinola partner, is supplying the movement, which Shinola dubs the Argomatic R-150. Shinola assembles the …

Watches

Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro Tribute

When I think of Baume & Mercier’s Clifton collection and motorsports, the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra immediately comes to mind. But earlier this year, the Swiss brand announced yet another partnership, this time with Indian Motorcycle. Founded by George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom, Indian Motorcycle …

Racing Engine

<i>How Singer Reimagined reinterprets the classic chronograph with Track1.</i><p>Rob Dickinson pursues his passions with rare conviction. From cars to music to timepieces, he’s always had confidence that others would love what he created.<p>That belief is behind the Track1, a fresh take on the renowned racing …

Corum Unveils New Coin Watches

In a welcome reprise of the Corum Coin watch, conceived in 1964, these three new Heritage Artisans Coin watches are indicative of the Swiss watch brand’s expertise in classic design.<p>Two of the models feature American coins, the first a sterling silver dollar coin and the second a Double Eagle coin …

Ronald Reagan

Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor

Among of the most acclaimed debuts of 2017, Romain Gauthier’s Insight Micro-Rotor displays technical and aesthetic superlatives rarely seen together in the same watch.<p>Inside, the Gauthier-built caliber is powered by a bi-directional micro-rotor crafted in 22-karat solid gold. Visible from both the …