For Swiss watchmakers, JeanRichard, tradition goes back 250 years. Inside every JR watchcase is an advanced, self-winding proprietary mechanical movement. Unlike many brands, JR does not just build watches around re-packaged Japanese quartz systems. When you’re shopping for a watch of this caliber, this stuff counts. The clean lines & sandblasted Titanium case of the Diverscope highlight JeanRichard’s dedication to quality and your sense of good taste.
Vampires, werewolves & ocean tides use the light of the moon to tell time. Now you can do the same … sort of. Swiss watchmakers, Romain Jerome, have created this stunning watch with a face incorporating actual moon dust into its structure. Depending on the light, this unique mineral makeup creates celestial metallic tones complimenting the red gold, steel and black ceramic watchcase. This edition is limited to 1969 pieces – in recognition of the year our space program reached the moon.
Like fine wine and single malt Scotch, Tag Heuer just gets better with age. Take this Monaco Vintage Chronograph Reissue. The Swiss styling looks every bit as suave & sophisticated as it did when it came out back in 1973. This grey-faced version features the original Tag-free Heuer logo and will be released in very limited numbers.
The ultra-smooth, minimalist designs from Ventura are not just the coolest digital watches you’ve seen, they’re also technically advanced. You’ll never wind this watch or replace a battery – it’s powered by the motion of your arm with their MGS micro generator system. The negative LCD face is also easy to read in any light. Sorry, there’s no calculator.
The story behind this incredible collection from iconic Swiss watchmaker, Raymond Weil, is steeped in European tradition. 20 years ago, Weil launched the Parsifal collection – an elegant & stylistic homage to Wagner’s finest opera based on an Arthurian legend. Now in 2010, the legendary collection is being updated and relaunched in the grand tradition of the Old World. Fine metals, gems, pink gold – this collection is thoroughly refined & sophisticated. Sounds like you, doesn’t it?
While every other consumer product on the market – yes, every – is looking backward, going retro, etc., it’s refreshing to see something so futuristic from classic American watchmakers, Hamilton. Bucking the nostalgia trend, Hamilton delivers the ODC-X02 – a triple-time keeping, space-age titanium timepiece that is sure to start conversations wherever you and your wrist may go.
Look closely, these watches from upstart-brand Mica, are made of wood. Not since the Golden Age of the Bavarian cuckoo clock has a wooden timepiece looked so cool. Mica offers four models carved from 100% maple. You better get one before the termites do.
Old is the new new…or something like that. Action sports timekeepers, Nixon has created a fresh collection of watches designed with a finish that rubs off from wear and tear, giving each timepiece a unique look as it ages. Four Gunship styles are available & ready for active duty, including a burly chronograph and 3 other Japanese quartz-driven, analog models.
Sturdy and stylish with nautical cues, Italo Fontana’s U-42 model watch salutes the Italian Navy. This revised classic was originally designed for Italian Navy pilots during WWII and is now available in limited quantities. It’s easy to read in any weather & light conditions, plus this chunky slab of titanium is good for 300 meters under the sea with looks that are totally above board.
The compass watch will not point you to magnetic North, but it does function using a single point of reference. Inspired by aviation instruments, this beefy timepiece from Swiss watchmaker, Bell & Ross, is unique. Two concentric rings – one for hours, the other for minutes – rotate around the single hand at the top of the dial. Sounds tricky, but it’s not. The BR 01-92 Compass is logical. It is also durable & stylish. That’s Swiss precision for you…
Expected release – October 2010