Hands-On with the Bremont Terra Nova 40.5 Turning Bezel Power Reserve
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by Martin Green
4d ago
Bremont has been making quite some waves in recent months. Not even a year on board, an industry veteran and the brand’s new CEO Davide Cerrato is setting a novel and steady course. This all came together at this year’s edition of Watches & Wonders, in which Bremont participated for the first time. The size and adventurous-chic atmosphere of the booth indicated that they are there to stay, but also surprised us with a new look and logo for the brand. If that is not enough, there was also a brand new collection, the Terra Nova, waiting for us to get to know. While events like Watches & ..read more
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Three New Diver Watches to “Sea” from Tissot, Oris, and Bremont
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by Sabine Zwettler
3w ago
With summer almost in full swing, let’s have a look at some of the latest diver’s watches of the season. With their robustness and air of discovery and adventure, these instrument-like timepieces leave a striking impression on the wrist – whether on dry land or in the water. In addition to their distinctive looks, dive watches boast plenty of unique technical characteristics according to the Diver’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating. They tend to offer functions or features that can be crucial underwater, including high legibility, unidirectional bezels, antireflectiv ..read more
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Beautiful in Black: Hanhart Releases Preventor9 S
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by Sabine Zwettler
1M ago
Every year has its own color trend, or at least it has in the past. In 2024, color in general is all the rage, with gorgeous hues across the palette. Of course, a true “evergreen” on watch faces is black. No other shade exudes such timeless elegance and can be combined with other colors and nuances in so many ways. The great Coco Chanel was well aware that “black is simply beautiful” and preferred to wear and work with this shade, which is by definition an achromatic color. The iconic designer made the “little black dress” fashionable in 1926. Henry Ford understood the timeless elegance of bla ..read more
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Bremont Launches New Terra Nova Collection
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by Sabine Zwettler
1M ago
While many new releases at Watches and Wonders 2024 were variations on existing models or reinterpretations of popular designs, Bremont surprised attendees at the start of this month with a completely new collection of tool watches called Terra Nova. Inspired by military pocket watches from the early 20th century, this collection includes a two-hand timepiece, a three-hand watch with date display, a three-hand watch with date and power reserve indicators as well as a compass bezel model, and a chronograph. Embodying a rugged elegance, practicality, and a focus on functionality, the Terra Nova ..read more
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Touching Vintage Details, Laurent Ferrier Unveils Classic Moon
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by Sabine Zwettler
2M ago
One of the most classic introductions at this year’s Watches and Wonders is an annual calendar complication by Laurent Ferrier. Available in stainless steel and pink gold with a gray-blue opaline or a vertical satin-finish silver dial, the elegant Classic Moon lives up to its name. Its slender Roman numerals and baton markers are accompanied by a chemin de fer minute track and the 31 date numerals in an expressive vintage-inspired font. Below 12 o’clock, two beveled windows indicate the weekday and month. The slender hour and minute hands are in Laurent Ferrier’s signature Assegai shape. At 6 ..read more
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The Zenith Defy Extreme: A Dive Into the Watchmaker’s Past and Future at Watches and Wonders
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by Roger Ruegger
2M ago
It was about time that Zenith finally completed its current collection with a watch that deserved to be called a diver: After a comparatively long hiatus, the Swiss brand has returned to “the deepest depths with the new Defy Extreme Diver, as well as a remake of one of the most sought-after vintage Zenith diver’s watches, the Defy Revival A3648.” The modern Defy Extreme Diver comes in two dial executions with a 42.5mm angular case that is crafted in titanium (Grade 5), a metal that not only boasts a significant weight-to-strength ratio but is also highly resistant to corrosion. In a ..read more
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Parmigiani Fleurier Brings Back the Toric at Watches and Wonders 2024
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by Sabine Zwettler
2M ago
The Toric was the very first wristwatch designed by Michel Parmigiani. Launched in 1996, it was also the first timepiece of the Parmigiani Fleurier brand that the master watchmaker and expert restorer. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and the aesthetic of the golden ratio in mind, its round case is characterized by knurling and gadroons inspired by Greek columns. The collection spans some of the most sought-after complications, such as a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar and the stunning Toric Hemspheres Retrograde, which won the “Travel Time Watch Prize” at the Grand Prix d’Horloger ..read more
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Chopard Introduces L.U.C XPS Forest Green with a Sector Dial at Watches and Wonders 2024
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by Sabine Zwettler
2M ago
Making its first showcase at this year’s Watches and Wonders, the L.U.C XPS Forest Green from Chopard takes inspiration from the Bauhaus and Art Déco design schools. It sports a dark-green dial with a sector-style layout and a slim 40mm case made of eco-friendly Lucent Steel— the Swiss brand’s exclusive alloy which works to highlight the brand’s ongoing commitment to responsible luxury. As is typical for the L.U.C timepieces, it is powered by a manufacture caliber whose precision is testified by a C.O.S.C.-chronometer certificate, demonstrating Chopard’s technical prowess a ..read more
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Delivering on Fan Favorite Details, Tudor Introduces Black Bay 58 GMT in 39mm Case (With Live Images)
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by Bilal Khan
2M ago
Just released by Tudor at Watches & Wonders 2024 is the new Black Bay 58 GMT. The watch is done in a 39mm case and takes cues from the golden age of air travel, being inspired by the classic Tudor ref. 7924 “Big Crown.” Joining the current Black Bay lineup, the new Black Bay 58 GMT is all about old-school details paired with a case size beloved by enthusiasts and casual fans, alike. It’s really hard to find much fault with this new iteration as it nails just about every detail without being too saccharine or self-reverent in its nostalgic design. Not just a shrunken down version of the 41 ..read more
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Speaking Softly, Rolex Updates its GMT-Master II at Watches & Wonders 2024
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by Caleb Anderson
2M ago
Watches & Wonders 2024 is off to the races, and any first day of the world of horology’s biggest week would be remiss without a first stop by Rolex. Leading a slate of notable releases from the manufacture is the brand’s latest update to its famed GMT-Master II line, with the latest model joining the contemporary 126710 reference series. The new watch, known formally as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II ref. 126710GRNR, is a relatively conservative release, making use of established design codes which have been standard for the brand since the launch of the latest steel “Pepsi” bez ..read more
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