Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Boutique Edition, photo Johann Sauty

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Boutique Edition

There aren’t many brands making alarm watches. In addition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, there are the Vulcain Cricket and Tudor Advisor. The pioneer was Vulcain, which launched the Cricket in 1947, and the Memovox arrived in 1951. In 1956, Jaeger-LeCoultre gave Memovox an automatic movement, Calibre 815, making it the first automatic alarm watch. This…

Model and TV star Christel Takigawa with Breguet Vice President J.-C. Zufferey

Marie-Antoinette replica watch on show in Tokyo

Breguet inaugurated an exhibition titled “Marie-Antoinette, a Queen in Versailles” at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo. The event runs from 25 October 2016 to 25 February 2017 and it is sponsored by Breguet. On 2 November 2016 (Marie Antoinette’s birthday) and the day after, the Breguet pocket watch number 1160 – reproduction of…

Bulova Curv

Bulova Curv chronograph

My instinct is not to write about men’s watches with quartz movements, but Curv by Bulova, presented at Baselworld in March 2016, has some significant features. The curved case is nothing new, but this watch has some extra features that are worth a comment. The watch has a transparent caseback, displaying the quartz movement. I…

Bulova Automatic 98A165-2

Bulova Automatic 98A165-2

Bulova are famous today for their high-beat quartz movements, and historically for their Accutrons used by NASA, but the new watches presented in 2016 include the Bulova Automatic, with deconstructed dial and transparent caseback. It has a steel case with rose gold ionic plating, 43 mm in diameter, 12 mm thick, water resistance 100 metres.…

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay is a diving watch that was introduced in 2012 and won the Revival Prize at the 2013 GPHG competition. In 2016 a new version of the Heritage Black Bay was presented, Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze, with a bronze case and the in-house movement first seen in 2015. The new…

Archimede Pilot 42 HandWound Bronze

Archimede Pilot 42 HandWound Bronze

Bronze is the material of the moment. The Pilot 42 HandWound Bronze by Archimede has a case made by Ickler, a specialist company in Pforzheim. The bronze has a brushed finish, and the case has a screw-down steel caseback with mineral crystal providing a view of the movement. It is water-resistant to 5 bar (50…