At Baselworld 2016 I heard whispered rumors at the A.H.C.I. booth of a meteor with mystical powers. I dismissed the chatter as just another watchmaker fairy tale, until one night when I was led to a thick lead safe with just one item inside: a fragment of meteorite. My question to you this week: what has been cut out of the meteorite and what powers might it bestow on its wearer?
We are kicking off this round-up with one of our special car and watch reviews. If you love the roar of large V8s, then you will enjoy this one, because we have a Superperformance Shelby Cobra, an almost perfect replica of the legendary Shelby Cobra; and the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Limited Edition, a special made to celebrate the victories of Caroll Shelby.
This week is dedicated to tool watches – those engineered to fulfill particular purposes under specific, often difficult circumstances. The Patek Amagnetic Reference 3417 demonstrates that such watches do not need to be bulky and rough-looking to deliver results. Also expect to find an aviation chronograph from Jardur, a dive watch from Zenith, and a controversial military Lemania. This is your Bring A Loupe for August 5, 2016.
There’s something about luxury sports watches. For me this category of watches -if we can call it a category at all- is the most versatile, comfortable, and useful around, and these are probably the best every-day watches that you can find. Wear ’em under the shower, in the swimming pool or sea, they are good when playing with the kids, or when you’re working out in the gym. They even look great with suit & tie behind your desk or in the board room. From my perspective this category of watches could use some more competition, so I was happy to see Vacheron Constantin launch a completely redesigned Overseas collection earlier this year. During a recent event I had a lot of time to see and wear the new Overseas, Overseas Chronograph and the Overseas World Time. Today we’re going to show you the latter, a comfortable worldtimer, that’s as versatile as it gets. Here’s the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time.
Ask anyone to recall a famous artist-scientist and there’s a good chance that one name comes to mind unbidden – Leonardo da Vinci. By the time of his death in 1519, Leonardo’s talents as an engineering artist were well documented by his faithful apprentice in a series of renowned…
There’s little better than watching a master at work. In this video, Ochs und Junior founder Ludwig Oechslin walks us through the assembly of his latest watch, a perpetual calendar. This isn’t just any old perpetual though. Oechslin’s invention is the simplest perpetual calendar ever made, using just nine components for the calendar mechanism itself. The video comes in just under 25 minutes long, and if you don’t speak German you’re going to have to read subtitles – but I promise it’s worth every second.
SUBDELTA A group of Dutch watch enthusiasts under the name of SUBDELTA is now offering their 2nd timepiece. That’s not entirely true by the way, as (almost) the same group built the P1lot One watch already in 2014/2015. In 2016, they decided to move on to a different watch project and came up with the […]
Today’s Spot the Watch features actor Jonah Hill and his recent appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. We know Jonah Hill has a love of Rolex timepieces as we have seen him with different modes such as the Submariner and the Daytona on his wrist. We spotted a familiar brand on his wrist while watching a clip from the show on…
Car racing and watches: such a seemingly ever-young combination, tirelessly perpetuated by the countless automotive-inspired watches released year over year. Despite the highly saturated segment, there actually are very few watches that can pull off this racing vibe and remain wearable for the times when, you know, you are not driving your Porsche 550 Spyder on the twisty roads along the Côte d’Azur. The Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition promises to be one of these few.
For some reason we’ve been humming ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ this week and exhibiting a far greater than usual interest in the sports of fencing and field hockey (the Kookaburras beat the Irish 1-0 on Wednesday). It must also be said that the occasional call and response of Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!…