It’s a milestone year for the 4810, as the popular collection celebrates its tenth birthday. To commemorate the big 1-0 Montblanc has released a swathe of new models and limited editions that continue to explore their overarching themes of navigation and exploration. There’s the cruise ship inspired ExoTourbillon Slim, as well as the more accessible 4810 Day-Date. Sitting neatly in between is the Twinfly Chronograph. The Twinfly, first released in 2011, has been a hit for the brand, and we suspect that this updated, somewhat aristocratic travellers watch will be no different. At a glance there’s a lot going on. Not only does the watch display a second time zone via the skeletonized hour hand, but there’s also a 24-hour time display showing the hometime at the top of the dial (in Montblanc’s now characteristic globe motif), there’s also a small seconds counter at six – with a date thrown in for good measure – as well as blue and gold chronograph seconds and minutes hands. Oh, and the chronograph is also a flyback. All this complexity is powered by the new MB LL100.1 – a column wheel chrono with a respectable 72 hours of power reserve So, even before we get to…
When in 2015 Vacheron Constant presented the Harmony, it was already an entire collection, comprising a simple Dual Time, a small size chronograph (women-oriented), a Monopusher Chronograph (the superb 3300), a Tourbillon Chronograph and a stunning ref. 3500 ultra-thin, automatic, split-seconds chronograph. Even if there was no new editions at the 2016 Edition of the SIHH, which was entirely focussed on the Overseas, it’s time now for the Harmony Collection to see evolutions. As a sort of early Pre-SIHH, here are several new Vacheron Constantin Harmony models, including a brand new and elegant Complete Calendar Moonphase and new iterations of existing versions.
Available in three bright colours, the H1 Colorblock is a limited edition to mark HYT’s third anniversary. It’s a variant of the brand’s first wristwatch and now the entry-level piece in the HYT line-up, priced at SFr39,000, a third less than the next most expensive model. Both the chapter rings for the minutes and hours on the […]
There is something intrinsically ornate about annual calendars like the Patek Philippe 5396, an undeniable X factor that seems well-suited to a dressy watch with an old-school charm. Maybe the annual calendar has less to prove than a perpetual calendar, having enough chill to just let February be itself.
It’s Speedy Tuesday! Just recently, we were able to lay our hands on an OMEGA Speedmaster Reduced reference 3510.50 timepiece. This discontinued model Speedmaster is often mistaken for the popular Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’. If you are not that deeply into Speedmasters and just like the look of the black face tri-compax lay-out Speedmaster, it is easily to fall into the trap that a lot of sellers of these watches (f.i. on eBay) will try to use on you. They will advertise with these watches as ‘Moonwatch’ as well. Although the OMEGA Speedmaster Reduced is a very nice watch, it is not a Moonwatch. Keep on reading if you want to learn about the differences.
This was quite an astonishing press release to get. Vacheron Constantin has announced a total of ten new models in the Harmony collection, which is practically an SIHH’s worth of new wristwatches. Now, before you get too excited, it is also true that the majority of these watches are incremental changes in existing models, but there is one in particular which is a completely new model (new new, you might say) and which looks, on the basis of the first round of images from Vacheron, extremely promising and interesting.
Put up in collaboration with retailer The Hour Glass, the Rolex Daytona exhibition is the first of its kind in Singapore, outlining the history of the Cosmograph Daytona with panels and interactive displays. Introduced in 1963 and now regarded as one of the most important chronograph wristwatches ever, the Rolex Daytona was named after Daytona […]
40 Years Ago Just last week, we published an updated version of our Patek Philippe Nautilus versus Audemars Piguet Royal Oak comparison article. When talking haute horlogerie, I have to admit that these two watches are definitely my favorite pieces. How much I like other high-end watches like a Patek Philippe 3940 or 5140, A. […]
When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series Two earlier this month, it was the first hardware update to the Watch, excluding new colors and bands. This included updates across the range, the removal of the “Sport” moniker from the aluminum models, the complete disappearance of the solid gold models, a new collaboration with Nike, and, of course, the white ceramic Apple Watch Edition. There’s no question this is the stand-out Apple Watch from the Series 2 collection, and so I got my hands on one as quickly as possible (does launch day count as quick anymore?).
Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites. Our panel is divided due to the impressive number of sensational watches on offer. Find out why!