Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

A water-resistant Oyster case, large hour markers and bold hands are essential elements of Rolex’s Submariner, introduced in 1953 and made for use underwater. In contrast, Rolex’s Yacht-Master, launched in 1992, is a luxury liner – equally at home on board a yacht on the high seas or on land at a ritzy yacht club.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master”

Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph is a piece loosely inspired by the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea diving watch (below, photo courtesy of our friends at Monochrome Watches) — a piece that housed the first automatic alarm movement — but doesn’t have a long heritage of its own in the long history of the brand. Instead, the Deep Sea VintageContinue reading “Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph”

Ulysse Nardin Marks 170 Years with Limited-Edition Classico Manufacture

Ulysse Nardin had Baselworld buzzing with the introduction of its ultra-complex Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon. On the more classically elegant side, and not to be overlooked in this year’s new launches, is the Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture, which celebrates the Swiss brand’s 170th anniversary. The watch is limited to 170 pieces — one for eachContinue reading “Ulysse Nardin Marks 170 Years with Limited-Edition Classico Manufacture”

Two New Breitling Watches

Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon The latest chronograph watch to feature the brand’s in-house Caliber B06 movement, with the “30-second chronograph” system that Breitling patented in 1926. When the stopwatch is engaged, the central hand sweeps around the dial in half a minute, ensuring extremely precise 1/8-second readings of elapsed times. The watch alsoContinue reading “Two New Breitling Watches”

Rolex Air King

The Rolex Air King is a watch for younger people priced at only £4,500. The watch combines a more audacious design with the most advanced technology available at Rolex. The movement is hermetically shielded by a soft iron inner-case against magnetic fields. The diameter of the 904L-steel-case is 40 mm, it is waterproof up to 100Continue reading “Rolex Air King”

Patek Philippe – Five Great Creations

1868 — First Patek Philippe Wristwatch In 1868, Patek Philippe began production of its first wristwatch: an ornate affair with a baguette-shaped, key-wound movement called Caliber 27368. It had a cylinder escapement and eight jewels. The watch’s case and bracelet were made of yellow gold. The dial was protected by a hinged cover adorned withContinue reading “Patek Philippe – Five Great Creations”

Montblanc ExoTourbillon Anniversary Editions

In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Montblanc introduced few new models – one with a new caliber – in its 4810 collection. The revamped collection is designed to reflect the era of adventurous sea travel at the turn of the century, around the time Montblanc was founded (in 1910).  The 4810 collection is a reference to the 4,810-meter heightContinue reading “Montblanc ExoTourbillon Anniversary Editions”

Tudor Fastrider Black Shield

Swiss watch brand Tudor began its partnership with Italian motorcycle maker Ducati in 2011, and introduced its first Fastrider Black Shield watch — directly inspired by the Ducati Diavel — in 2013. With this year’s release of the new Ducati XDiavel cruiser model, Tudor once again brings out a Fastrider Black Shield using the designContinue reading “Tudor Fastrider Black Shield”

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Yellow Gold

Audemars Piguet released a new version of its Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in classical yellow gold. Like the most recent models of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, in steel and rose gold, this watch has a 41-mm case in the classical octagonal style of the Royal Oak collection and featuring a clear, glare proof sapphireContinue reading “Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Yellow Gold”

Harry Winston Opus 14

For the 14th edition of the Opus collection, Harry Winston partnered with independent watchmakers Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin (“Frankie and Johnny!”), whose previous claim to fame is the Montblanc Metamorphosis watch. The huge 54.7-mm case is made of 18K white gold and is covered by a sapphire crystal cut from a single block. TheContinue reading “Harry Winston Opus 14”