Beginning in September, a Montblanc for BMW Centennial Fountain Pen will accompany each of the 100 new BMW 7 Series Jubilee Edition The Next 100 Years autos purchased at BMW dealerships. The distinctive design of the car’s Merino leather interior is replicated on the intricate grid design of the pen’s cap and barrel. What else is special about this writing instrument? Read on to find out.
Finer details of watchmaking, including different finishing techniques and proprietary movement construction solutions are very much common knowledge among watch enthusiasts. Haute joaillerie, or “high jewelry,” on the other hand, is a more rarely discussed element in these circles, even though it is very much an integral part of some of the finest timepieces in the world.
Watch (and space) nerds, rejoice! This one is sure to get any red-blooded Apollo astronaut wannabe excited. Late last night, around midnight EST, Mr. Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to step onto the lunar surface, tweeted that he is designing a new watch for Omega. And this watch will go to Mars!
Glashütte Original Sixties Collection The Glashütte Original Sixties collection is based on the caliber 70.1 and 70.3 watches that this manufacture produced in the, well, 1960s. Personally, I know Glashütte Original best for its Senator collection and collection of sports watches that they produced years ago, by the name of Sport Evolution. That has been […]
The movement’s designer explains the construction Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014. Zenith traces the roots of this watch, which is equipped with a fuse-and-chain constant force system, to its development of marine clocks. In this video the head movement designer of Zenith explains […]
Tribute watches are all the rage these days (and have been for some time). As collectors become more and more educated about vintage watches, contemporary watchmakers are trying to woo them with modern interpretations of the watches they might be lusting after in auction catalogs. Sometimes these watches are a massive success, capturing the spirit of the original; sometimes these watches are frustrating, taking something we love and mucking it up. With the CK 2998, Omega has created one of the most compelling Speedmasters in recent history and a watch that flat-out makes me smile.
Seiko watches have always been making waves. Many professional divers actually use their dive watches for their work. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization. Both started out serving the diving industry in 1965, and to celebrate this special relationship, Seiko…
World Timers are among Patek Philippe’s most popular complications, with a history spanning over almost 80 years (thanks to the collaboration with Cottier). A cult status confirmed at Phillips May 2016 auction, when a rare Patek 2523/1 from 1954 achieved US$ 2.5 million. At Baselworld 2016, Patek Philippe introduced two new models featuring this practical function, the 5930 World Time Chronograph and the 5230, replacing the now iconic reference 5130. Monochrome takes a closer look at this new take on an icon.
By Roberta Naas Peridot just got bumped. Well, to be fair – it only got pushed aside. For the first time in more than 100 years, a new stone has been added to the birthstone lineup. Spinel is now officially also an August stone – giving lucky Leos (and a few Virgos born late in August) a choice in color.
If you are into bold, macho timepieces, then prepare yourself for an often odd and always interesting world of the good, the bad, the weird, and the wonderful. Today, I’d like to look at two versions of the Snyper One – the original model which now comes in a slew of variants from this Swiss watch company first debuted in around 2010.