The New Breguet Classique 7137 and 7337

The new References 7137 and 7337 draw our gaze towards the great tradition and craftmanship of Breguet ­– a place where people prefer to take a leap forward than follow the latest trends Abraham-Louis Breguet was your average teenage student; the kind with pitiful levels of concentration, and a constant daydreamer. At least, this is what his descendent Emmanuel Breguet says in his extensive company and family history book, “Breguet – Watchmakers since 1775”. On the one hand, this characterization demonstrates that the general prerequisites needed to become a watchmaker…

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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Sedna

Blancpain is presenting a new model in the Bathyscaphe collection. The new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Sedna combines a blue dial and bezel with a Sedna gold case for the first time. It comes with a choice of a blue NATO textile strap or a blue canvas strap. The Bathyscaphe (pronounced: “Batiskaf”, a type of submarine) was launched a few years after the original Fifty Fathoms, the first professional diving watch. It is a variant of the tool watch Fifty Fathoms, which is suitable for everyday use. On the 60th…

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OMEGA Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi

OMEGA is teaming up with its partner, Swiss yacht racing team Alinghi, to present a collaborative watch – the OMEGA Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi. According to Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, “The new watch is about two great Swiss brands combining their passion for innovation and sailing“. Furthermore, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi aims to visually demonstrate the same values and qualities that the partners share. According to Aeschlimann, “To match ALINGHI’s state-of- the-art boat creation, we’ve harnessed some truly impressive technology, along with…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

Parmigiani Fleurier is introducing a new line of Tonda watches – the Tonda GT. With ‘tonda‘ meaning round in Italian, the luxury sports watch line aims to be both classic in form and wearable in its design. With this in mind, the Tonda GT watches are available not only with an elegant integrated bracelet, but also a sportier rubber strap. Two different versions of the GT are available; the Tonda GT Black or the Tonda GT Rose Gold Blue. Furthermore, the brand is introducing the complicated Tondagraph GT annual calendar…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph GT Acier

Parmigiani Fleurier is introducing a new line of Tonda watches; Tonda GT. This includes not only the automatic Tonda GT models, but also the Tondagraph GT Acier. The automatic Tondagraph GT Acier watch provides both an annual calendar and a chronograph function. It is a limited edition of 200 pieces. Firstly, the complicated timepiece has a 42 mm stainless-steel case, with a height of 13.7 mm, and features a fluted bezel. The watch is water-resistant to 100 m and is protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystal on both the front and…

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Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback In Blue With A New Steel Bracelet Or Textile Strap

The last couple of years have been quiet for Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Flyback. Now, the chronograph is back, and, it seems, better than ever. It was in 2016 that the Manero collection first introduced a new series of watches featuring a chronograph movement with a flyback function. Then, at Baselworld 2017, three models equipped with new dial colours arrived, while in 2018, the brand added a retro-style version with a perforated Kudu leather strap. [embedded content] Manero Flyback 2016 Manero Flyback 2018 The reason why the new Manero Flyback…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Catherine Rénier on the Melodious Sounds of The Vallée de Joux

Amidst the sound of birds chattering and water splashing comes the sound of soft chimes, sounding repeatedly – almost as though someone was soulfully playing percussion, while wandering through tranquil surroundings. But it’s not a musical instrument we can hear – it’s acoustic watches. Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, is playing us a video via zoom-interview that was created during the Watches & Wonders new products presentation 2020. [embedded content] The video is primarily dedicated to the new Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – one of the most exciting innovations…

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Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier

Fans of Audemars Piguet can now visit the horology house’s brand new museum, the Musée Atelier, in Le Brassus. The museum, following its opening in June 2020, offers a chance to uncover the brand’s heritage and craftsmanship, with over 300 watches on display. The Musée Atelier’s architecture, designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), is also of interest. The museum’s glass, spiral-shaped pavilion links to the original house where Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet set to work back in 1875. With its curved glass walls and grassy spiral steel…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre x MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Watch Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre and designer fashion retailer MR PORTER have created a collaborative timepiece; the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Watch Limited Edition. The classic watch pays tribute to the latest Kingsman film, which is due to come out in September 2020. The film, The King’s Man, is set in early 1900s – meaning the watch has accordingly vintage and gentlemanly undertones. Furthermore, it is inspired by JLC’s 1907 Couteau (French for “knife”) pocket watch from 1907. Only 100 pieces of the dress watch are available. The King’s Man movie features the…

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NORQAIN Freedom 60 Chrono Steel Limited Edition

What makes the young Swiss brand and its new chrono so special? It was almost two years ago that I first stumbled across NORQAIN watches, while skiing in Switzerland – whether on posters in the winter sports resort, or on the advertising windows of the ski lifts. Since then, however, particularly as a close observer of the watch industry, it can be said that one often thinks too narrow-mindedly, and unfortunately tends to leave little room for the unknown, in favour of traditional brands. With this in mind, the NORQAIN…

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