Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Datum

The Lunova Datum by Mühle-Glashütte is part of the new Lunova family introduced in 2017, hallmarked by cases that have a larger proportion of polished surfaces than is usual for the brand, and a graded dial. The result is a watch that is both sporty and classical, equally at home on a boat or in…

Patrick Pruniaux, new CEO of Ulysse Nardin

Patrick Pruniaux, new CEO of Ulysse Nardin

On 17 August 2017, the Kering group announced that Patrick Pruniaux, 45, will be the new CEO of Ulysse Nardin as from 28 August 2017. He will report to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering’s Luxury – Watches and Jewellery division. He replaces Patrik P. Hoffmann who “is looking to move in a new direction for…

Little Lange 1 Moon Phase by A. Lange & Söhne, moon phase and small seconds

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase

The Little Lange 1 Moon Phase is a women’s watch with all the prestige of A. Lange & Söhne’s watchmaking sophistication. It mixes feminine grace with the fascination of a hand-wound movement. It follows the 2016 Lange 1 moon phase, which is 1.7 mm larger, and basically a men’s watch. Unlike that watch, the Little…

Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Chronograph

Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Chronograph

In 2017 Mühle-Glashütte presented their new Lunova collection. The name is based on the Latin words “lumen” and “nova,” light and new. The watches in this range all have cases made by Mühle-Glashütte, with a total polished finish or a high proportion of surfaces with polished finish. They also have graded dials and a pilot’s…

Tourbograph Perpetual Pour le Mérite by A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour le Mérite

This complication watch, Tourbograph Perpetual Pour le Mérite, by A. Lange & Söhne has a fusée-and-chain constant force transmission, a tourbillon, a split-second chronograph, and a perpetual calendar. It completes the Pour le Mérite line of development: the Tourbillon Pour le Mérite was launched in 1994, the first wristwatch with both tourbillon and fusée-and-chain transmission, and…

Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia Sport II

Mühle-Glashütte have extended their range with some sports-inspired watches such as this Teutonia Sport II, directly derived from automotive sports. There is some company history behind this: in the 1920s, Mühle & Sohn were making speedometers, rev counters and dashboard clocks for car brands. The automotive spirit is expressed above all by the colour scheme,…

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike

A. Lange & Söhne make some of the most distinctive, rare and unusual watches in the world. The Zeitwerk Decimal Strike is a good example, a limited edition of 100 watches, with the jumping hours and minutes indications already seen on the Zeitwerk introduced in 2009, and on the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater presented in 2015.…

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph

Hygge – top ten hyggelig watches

There doesn’t seem to be much in common between Danish-style cosiness and watches. Men’s watches are usually about technology, sports, precision, toughness and money, and women’s watches are often about style and glitter. But there are a few that have a warmer, softer, cosier feel, mostly based on colour and materials that could have something…

Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase

Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase

The Elite Lady Moonphase by Zenith has a size perfect for women, 33 mm diameter, with a case thickness of 9.25 mm. With respect to the previous version, its size has been reduced from 36 mm to 33 mm. It is powered by the self-winding Elite Calibre 692, designed and built in-house by Zenith, and…

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur is a timepiece in classic marine watch style, with its white dial and slender Roman numerals. It has a power reserve indicator at the top and a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, incorporating a circular date window. The name “Torpilleur” refers to torpedo boats, which became part of a…

Longines Legend Diver

Longines Legend Diver

The Longines Legend Diver Watch is a new edition of a diving watch dating back to 1960. The first re-edition was launched in 2007: this version is different in that the watch is now available with a milanaise bracelet. Not your classic diver’s watch It’s an attractive timepiece with some typical 1960s characteristics, such as…

Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II

Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II

The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is a watch made as part of Oris’ support for Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides medical care in rural parts of Australia by means of a fleet of aircraft. The watch has a bi-directional rotating bezel with a pulsometer scale. Rotating bezel with pulsometer…

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton reference 81015-52-002-52A

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton

Girard-Perregaux’s CEO Antonio Calce says that Laureato will be fundamental to the brand’s future. There’s no doubt that this sports watch is perfectly in tune with contemporary style, and it has distinctive looks, with its shaped integrated bracelet and octagonal bezel. It may have suffered, over the years, its similarity to other watches designed in…

Locman Montecristo All Carbon Automatic

Italian brand Locman was founded in 1986, and quickly developed an in-house capability of working with carbon. Their Nuovo Carbon model introduced in 2003 was possibly the first watch in the world with a carbon fibre case. For 2017, the Montecristo All Carbon has been redesigned, with a smaller case and more fluid lines. With…

Omega UK/CK2292 – Spitfire Watch

Dunkirk and Omega’s pilot’s watches

Christopher Nolan’s desire to make the film Dunkirk as realistic as possible included watches, and in particular a pilot’s watch worn by Tom Hardy who plays a Spitfire pilot. Omega have issued a press release in which they describe three watches supplied by the company to Britain’s Ministry of Defence. Omega had already supplied watches…

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon High Jewellery G0A42204

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon High Jewellery G0A42204

Piaget have introduced a tourbillon in its Altiplano collection for the first time. The Altiplano Tourbillon High Jewellery G0A42204 is part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for Altiplano, launched in 1957. Altiplano’s ultra-thin case and minimalist dial brought it immediate success and determined its staying-power in the world of watches. Case and dial The watch…

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback

The Manero Fyback by Carl F. Bucherer was first presented in 2016, with three new colour variants added in 2017 and shown here. The watch could be described as a dressy chronograph, with large skeletonized hands in the same material as the case, but with no SuperLuminova, and hour indices whose shape mirrors the hands.…