Many watchmakers have a hard time keeping it simple. Not Filson. Their Scout Collection manages to offer solid function & refined details without ever veering into Jewelry-For-Men territory. Understated, military-inspired styling and a variety of finishes, all with Horween leather bands. And all made with Shinola movements, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
James Bond has been wearing an OMEGA Seamaster since Golden Eye in 1995. For the release of the forthcoming Bond film, OMEGA has created a special edition ‘Spectre’ Seamaster 300; featuring an innovative OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 movement & imprint of the Spectre film logo as well as an engraved serial number for the limited edition of 7007 watches.
The red, blue and silver coloring give the 39mm Carrera Calibre 6 its distinctive look and, being a Tag chrono, there’s also sharp detail: the sunray style silver dial features an inset seconds subdial as well as a date window and a blue flange around the edge featuring white minute numbering. The COSC-certified movement has a 44-hour power reserve, and the strap is perforated calkfskin leather.
New York-based watchmaking upstarts Redux & Co. create watches that combine the look of classic pilot instruments with dive watch function. The COURG is a 39mm titanium case automatic powered by a Seiko SII caliber NH-35A movement. Strap options include ballistic nylon or Italian leather. A funded Kickstarter.
Swiss watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome teamed up with Tetris to design their latest limited edition Generational Icons watch, the Tetris-DNA. To celebrate the anniversary of Tetris, the watch dial features a random sequence of the game’s signature Tetrominos encased in a PVD coated titanium case.
Founded in California in 2013, Weiss Watch Company is working to bring back the lost art of American watchmaking. Their mechanical timepieces are handmade by the company’s 27-year old, Swiss-trained founder, Cameron Weiss who sharpened his skills with Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.
Garmin’s D2 Bravo blends the sharp looks of a classic aviator watch with some impressive GPS-driven functionality. It incorporates Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features with a worldwide aviation navigation database. It also offers altitude alerts for instance when you’re requiring supplemental oxygen, as well as easy access to current aviation weather info. A backlit LED face makes it easy to read, even in bright sun.
California-based Nixon watches really works that little sweet spot between quality & affordability. Their Ranger 45 is a perfect case in point. It features a Miyota Japanese quartz 3 hand movement, a 45mm stainless steel case waterproof to 100 meters, & a 24mm solid stainless 3 link bracelet, leather or nylon strap. Available in Black, Silver & Gunmetal.
Auto racing-inspired watchmaker Autodromo dug deep into historical minutiae for this limited edition chronograph. The design commemorates driver Brian Redman’s victory at the 1969 Nürburgring 1000 km race. Available in stainless or gold-plated steel, it is powered by a Seiko-made VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz movement.
Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola has just unveiled a new timepiece, the American-made Runwell Moon Phase, an updated version of their classic 47mm Runwell design that adds a moon dial to track lunar phases from waxing to waning. The design is highlighted by a stainless steel case, tan leather alligator strap, and Super-LumiNova printed details.