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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 …

Las Vegas

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 …

Lamborghini

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 …

White Gold

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 …

Batteries

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 …

Watches

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 …

Moon

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 …

Marilyn Monroe

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 …

Watches

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 …

Titanium

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute Raises Funds For Horologists Affected By Hurricane Harvey

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) is raising money to be help watchmakers in Houston and surrounding areas who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. To make a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for Watchmakers and Clockmakers, visit www.awci.com/harvey.<p>All funds will be …

Hurricane Harvey

Triple Green

Perhaps with an eye to the original Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 “Bronzo” from 2011, which combined a green dial and a bronze case to launch a frenzy of demand, Panerai this week offers green dials within three different Panerai cases. And while none of these new, boutique-only watches will be …

Inspiration

The Final Seven ‘Only Watch’ 2017 Pieces

The following are the seven pieces that will complete IW’s ongoing Only Watch coverage, which commenced several weeks ago. Each one-of-a-kind watch has an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, this year slated for November 11 at Christie’s in …

Watches

iW Interview: Fabrizio Buonamassa and Bulgari Watch Design

Bulgari garnered considerable attention when it debuted the Octo Finissimo Automatic at Baselworld 2017. The sleek titanium timepiece is the firm’s third ultra-thin debut within just a few years. It arrived on the heels of the 2014 Octo Finissimo Tourbillon and just a year after Bulgari debuted the …

Formula Racing

TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

It was fifty years ago that race fans began to see the now famous light blue and orange Gulf stripes hit the automotive racing circuit. That’s more than enough reason for TAG Heuer to unveil a special edition of the brand’s square-cased Monaco chronograph, the Monaco Gulf Special Edition.<p>This …

Watches

Citizen Watch Celebrates 25th Anniversary as U.S. Open Timekeeper

In recognition of Citizen’s 25th Anniversary as the Official Timekeeper of the U.S. Open (which begins next week), as well as the company’s recently announced partnership with tennis legend, Billie Jean King, two new Special Edition commemorative timepieces are being introduced. Both are powered by …

Watches

More Highlights from Only Watch 2017

Here are six more one-of-a-kind timepieces, each with an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, this year slated for November 11 at Christie’s in Geneva. In IW’s ongoing Only Watch coverage, you’ll find information about the various watches posted in …

Watches

Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual Novak Djokovic Special Edition

When tennis star Novak Djokovic takes a break from practicing and playing tennis he may want to don a watch less obviously sporty than one of his specially designed Seiko Astron timepieces. Last month, Seiko debuted what you’ll likely see on Djokovic’s wrist between matches: one of two new Kinetic …

Novak Djokovic

Tutima Tempostopp

As it continues to develop its in-house manufacturing capabilities, Glashutte-based Tutima this year debuted a flyback chronograph caliber that echoes its own rich history as a maker of aviation watches. The Tutima Tempostopp, which many marked (somewhat unexpectedly) as a favorite among the many …

Watches

Winders of the Day: JUVO’s Soft Spotlight

Are watch winders useful? Of course! But all too often the design aesthetic has been reminiscent of the Trabant. You look at it and realize that yes, it is an automobile (of sorts), but you would probably be just as happy not to have to drive it. Many collectors would like to have a watch winder, …

Design

More Highlights from Only Watch 2017

Today we’ll look at six more one-of-a-kind timepieces, each with an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, this year slated for November 11 at Christie’s in Geneva.<p>In IW’s ongoing Only Watch coverage, which will continue for the next several weeks, …

Watches

On the Wrist: Oris Diver Sixty-Five

Oris made a splash a few years ago when it reimagined its distinctive 1960s diver to create the Diver Sixty Five. The watchmaker followed this success and demand with a larger-cased 42mm cousin. The watch has the same curved sapphire crystal as that earlier 40mm model, but offers a contemporary …

Stainless Steel

Summertime Clocks

Here are a few affordable quartz timekeepers for your wall or desk.<p>Many of your favorite watch companies also dabble in clocks. But with a few exceptions, the best-known Swiss or German watchmakers reserve branded clocks as promotion items for retailers and a few lucky customers. Only a few firms …

Watches

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Collecting Rolexes

My introduction to Rolex watches came from the unparalleled fictional king of coolness, James Bond himself. By the time I viewed “Dr. No” (on VHS tape), every aspect of the film had been analyzed by the fanboy empire, including, of course, the Rolex Sub Mariner, reference 6358, worn by the movie’s …

Watches

More Highlights From ‘Only Watch’

Today we’ll look at eight more one-of-a-kind timepieces, each with an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, slated for November 11 at Christie’s in Geneva.<p>In IW’s ongoing Only Watch coverage, which will continue for the next few weeks, we’ll share …

Watches