Zenith celebrates the rebirth of a legend: The watch manufacturer is bringing back one of the earliest and most emblematic El Primero-equipped chronographs from the earliest days of the revolutionary calibre in the form of a Chronomaster Revival model. So Zenith looks back to the year 1969, a year which brought not only significant changes to the watchmaking world but to the manufacture histelf with the official launch of the El Primero calibre. The debut of the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph was celebrated with three distinct steel models. Among them was the A385, a tonneau-shaped steel watch with with an eye-catching gradient dial, which was the first „smoked“ dial ever to be made. And now, after more than 50 years. the A385 is making a brilliant comeback.
The Chronomaster A385 Revival is far more than just a vintage-inspired creation. This watch is an actual reproduction of the original model from the late 1960s. Zenith brought it by „reverse engineering“. Using the original blueprints and production plans, each part of the tonneau-shaped stainless steel case, including the pump-style pushers, is faithful to the original model. The only differences are the domed sapphire crystal instead of an acrylic glass and the display back. The 1969 model came with a solid steel case back which did not allow a view of the spectacular movement behind it. Luckily, these days are over and the new watch now offers an unobstructed view of its El Primero 400 chronograph movement. The case measures only 37 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 5 atm.
What made the A385 truly stand was its smoked brown gradient dial with a vignette effect that blackens towards the edges and provides a striking sense of visual depth, as if the dial was domed. For the Chronomaster Revival, Zenith sought to recreate the same warm tones and gradient effect, almost indistinguishable from the original with its red chronograph central second hand and silvery-white chronograph counters. Hours and minutes are displayed centrally, and at 9 o’clock you’ll find the small seconds. The central seconds of the chronograph are complemented by a 10-minute conter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. Between the indexes at 4 and 5 o’clock Zenith has placed the date window.
The aforementioned El Primero 400 chronograph movement is a powerful automatic movement. It operates at a frequency of 5 Hz and provides a power reserve of more than 50 hours.
Keeping with the retro theme, the Chronomaster A385 Revival is available in two options: the first is the steel ladder bracelet, a modern remake of the Gay Frères bracelets. The second is a light brown calfskin strap.
The latest design collaboration of Rado is a pure expression of Emotive Industrial Design, created to celebrate the Master of Materials. And it brings the watch maker to the future in style. Tej Chauhan is an award-winning British industrial designer famous for its pioneering design. With flowing shapes, innovative high-tech ceramic and bold colours, the Rado True Square Tej Chauhan visualises the great futuristic visions of pop culture. Rado has always looked toward the future, as have countless artists, directors and architects who repeatedly tired and are still trying to define the aesthetics of tomorrow. Many of their spacey, colourful, revolutionary designs have already achieved cult status. Tej Chauhan and Rado found ideal partners in each other; both strategically use shape, colour, materials and contrast.
The basis of the collaboration was the new True Square – the first square watch made from solid high-tech ceramic, whose flowing shapes are created using injection moulding. The matt yellow ceramic case highlights the unique texture of the high-performance material and is combined with a case back in polished dark grey PVD-coated stainless steel with sapphire crystal and special engraving. The case measures 38 mm in diameter and is water-resistant up to 5 bar. On the matt black dial with silver-coloured concentric circles, the hands provide strong contrasts from the centre: the minute and hour hands are painted in white, the second hand in neon red. In an opening at 3 o’clock, the date is displayed in a typography specially designed by Tej Chauhan. Blue indexes between 9 and 12 o’clock refer to the time of the day when things start moving – in the morning at the office or in the evening on a night out. Faceted sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside provides the best insights and impresses as an independent design element.
This watch is powered by a modern automatic calibre. The ETA C07.611works relentless and absolutely reliable and provides a power reserve of approximately 80 hours.
The Rado True Square x Tej Chauhan is complemented by a bracelet made from yellow leather elements held by ceramic connectors.
Rolex recently introduced the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Submariner and Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, watches that exemplify the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving. Both timepieces now feature a redesigned, slightly larger case and are fitted on a remodelled bracelet. Equipped with movements that focus on a high reliability and absolute performance, the two models are suitable for daily use above and below the surface. Rolex experimented with diving watches as early as the early 1950s and introduced its first Submariner in 1953, the first divers‘ watch waterproof at a depth of 100 metres. Just a year later, the waterproofness of the Submariner was increased to a depth of 200 metres. The watch was soon fitted with other technical innovations until the Submariner and Submariner Date gradually began to explore the world beyond the oceans. Today, these tool watches have become archetypes of the action watch on land as underwater.
When diving, being able to read the time with absolute certainty is a matter of survival. Therefore, the dial of the Submariner watches is designed to be clean and unambiguous. The hour and minute hands, clearly differentiated in size and shape, and the hour markers in simple geometric forms enable instant and reliable reading, preventing any risk of confusion underwater. The Submariner and Submariner Date also feature a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions. On the bezel, the triangular zero marker is also visible in darkness. The crystal used is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and, on the Submariner Date, is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.
The unidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black, green or blue ceramic that allows divers to confidently monitor their dive time. It is placed on top of the Oyster case, which is a paragon of robustness and reliability. This case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 300 metres and its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a corrosion-resistant alloy, or from white gold.
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner and the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist. The watches are equipped with the calibres 3230 and 3235; movements entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Both automatic movements offer fundamental gains in terms of precision, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. They also offer a power reserve of approx. 70 hours. These versions of the Submariner and Submariner Date are fitted with an Oyster bracelet.
From the very first models in the very first collection, watch manufacturer Hindenberg made one thing very clear – that its heart beats for aviation and iconic pilot’s watches. Today, we are going to introduce one of the Swiss made models in the current collection, the Hindenberg Air Lancer. This watch combines a beautiful classic look with impeccable Swiss quality.
The dial boasts two bold and different types of cutouts. Through the middle one parts of the movements can be seen while the two lateral ones operate as an unconvential date display. The date indication can be found at three o’clock via a small blue arrow. At nine o’clock we meet the cutout of the date disc once again – a beautiful detail that would otherwise stay hidden beneath the dial. Overall, the compact indices predominate, but at three, six and nine o’clock, Hindenberg has opted for Arabic numerals. The logo appears at twelve o’clock. Due to the generously sized hands, the Hindenberg Air Lancer offers excellent readability. The minute and hour hands are also filled with lume to guarantee this excellent legibility throughout the night. The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
The Hindenberg Air Lancer features a 42-mm-stainless steel case, measuring 11 mm in height. The watch sits prominently on the wrist without being overpowering and it slips under every sleeve with ease. The case is water resistant up to 10 atm.
This watch is powered by a reliable, automatic movement. The Sellita SW200-1 is a swiss made calibre, known in the industry for its absolute reliability and precision. This movement features hours, minutes and a central second hand, as well as a date display. Fully wound, it provides a power reserve of up to 38 hours.
Hindenberg provides the Air Lancer with a beautiful leather strap, white contrast stitching including which beautifully complements the look of the dial. The Air Lancer comes in four different versions; a stainless steel model with a silver coloured dial, two with a black dial – one of which also features a black PVD-coated case – and one brown model.
Just in time for Christmas, Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin has entered the world of „Haute Manufacture“ with the Égérie self-winding. Gold and diamonds are beautifully combined in this watch, gracing the female wrist with stunning elegance. With its seductively precious allure, this newest Égérie model is an ideal companion for both daytime and evening wear.
Inspired by the world of haute couture and the aesthetic sophistication inherited from Vacheron Constantin’s heritage, the Égérie self-winding celebrates the collection’s unique style. The 35-mm-pink gold case is pebble rimmed with 58 diamonds. Its silvered opaline dial features a „pleats“ pattern created using the tapestry technique. The fine engraving creates a subtle play of textures and depth evoking a precious fabric. It is against this backdrop that time performs its never ending choreography, punctuated by leaf-type hands sweeping across gracefully scripted numerals recalling finely scalloped lace embroidery. Setting a final distinctive touch, the beautifully rounded diamond-set date display is offset along a diagonal line running between Vacheron Constantin’s signature and the wonderfully restrained crown, perkily adorned with a moonstone. This asymmetry enhances the personality of the Égérie self-winding, gives it a old contemporary twist – and plenty of character.
The Égérie is powered by the in-house calibre 1088. It operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of at least 40 hours. Vacheron Constantin has equipped this timepiece with a sapphire case back, revealing the fine watchmaking finishes and openworked oscillating weight inspired by the Manufacture’s logo.
The case is water-resistant up to 3 atm and it pairs its exquisite curves with a pink gold bracelet. Delightfully supple and feeling soft to the skin, it wears comfortably and barely noticeable.
The Égérie self-winding is a very worthy addition to the Égérie Collection introduced earlier this year. Aesthetically and technically outstanding and utterly fascinating, this piece of jewellery will undoubtedly delight watch lovers.
Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of TAG Heuer’s founder, celebrates his eighty-eighth birthday this year. In honor of this symbolic eighty eighth year, which embodies luck with its double infinity loop, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is releasing a limited edition of the recently relaunched TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition was inspired by Jack’s favourite watch, the legendary Carrera-1158CHN Vintage Chronograph.
Jack Heuer’s favourite collection is the Carrera which was first launched in 1963. It is also the first timepiece that he created entirely, choosing and registering its name as well as designing its aesthetics down to the smallest details. The Carrera was awatch made for professional racing drivers that featured a highly legible, minimalist dial that has helped forge its legendary status. The name of the collection is inspired by the treacherous Carrera-Panamericana race and means „road“, „race“ or even „journey“ in Spanish. Among all the TAG Heuer Carrera models, there is one that is particularly dear to Jack Heuer’s heart: the all-gold Heuer Carrera 1158CHN dating back to the 1970s. This iconic vintage watch has inspired the TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition. Made of rose gold, this anniversary piece marks the comeback of this precious metal to the TAG Heuer collections.
Framed by a 42 mm rose gold case, the TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition features a silver opaline dial with a duo of applied stylised infinity loops in the center of the dial, symbolising Jack’s birthday. True to the aesthetics of the original 1158CHN Heuer model, only the two sunray brushed chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock appear in contrasting black as a nod to vintage racing timepieces. As for the counter at 6 o’clock, which did not exist in the original version, it elegantly blends in tone on tone with the dial. The silhouette of the redesigned date display and the hands, whose size has been perfectly adjusted to that of the hour-markers, are two subtle details which add the finishing touch to the balanced aesthetics of this timepiece.
This chronograph is powered by the Calibre Heuer02 movement. It guarantees maximum precision and accuracy and provides an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.
The black alligator leather strap bears Jack Heuer’s signature in gold lettering. This special edition is limited to 188 pieces; a chronograph with charisma and style which is hard to beat in terms of elegance and finesse.
Earlier this year, watch manufacturer Delam introduced its new Cayman Worldtimer. This timepiece is undoubtedly inspired not only by the designs of times past, but also by the blue vastness of our world’s oceans. Here, were there are still entire worlds to discover and unknown adventures await those who dare to explore. Delma has dedicated this timepiece to adventurers who seek to discover the wonders of our blue planet above and below the surface. The Worldtimer enables its wearer to be connected, no matter where his explorations may take him.
Delma first introduced the Original Cayman in 2019 and is now adding the Worldtimer to this relatively new collection. All Cayman models are inspired by designs of the 1970s and are paying tribute to the manufacturer’s early diving watches. The new Cayman Worldtimer retains the aesthetic and technical qualities that Delma has already firmly anchored in the collection while offering its wearer a GMT function. 24 reference cities, one for each time zone, appoint the bidirectional riveted bezel framing the dial. They stand out clearly from the black (or blue) background and are clearly identified by a central hand adorned with a red arrow tip. The polished and sunray-brushed dial comes in three different versions: in deep black, a handsome dark blue or lustrous silver. Before this background, the hour, minute and seconds hands are tirelessly going around in circles. Delma has not only them but also the hour markers equipped with luminous paint, so the dial is clearly legible, even at night. The index at three o’clock is replaced by a small date window.
The Cayman Worldtimer comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with polished and satin-brushed surfaces. Delma offers this watch with two different movements: either an automatic calibre (the ETA 2893 with a power reserve of 50 hours) or a quartz movement (the Ronda 515.24H). Depending on the calibre, the case offers different levels of water-resistance: the Worldtimer Automatic is water-resistant up to 50 atm, the Worldtimer Quartz only up to 20 atm. The two different versions also differ considerably in price with the quartz watch being available from as little as 590€, for the automatic version the lowest price begins at 1990€.
The Cayman Worldtimer Automatic continues its retro optics in the straps: the watch is available with a milanaise bracelet in stainless steel or on a leather strap with contrasting seams in matching colours.
Ever faithful to its long tradition of blue sports watches, Tudor now offers a „Navy Blue“ version of its flagship model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. This very colour can look back on it’s own eventful history in the Tudor collection. In 1958, the watch manufacturer introduced its first diver’s watch with a water-resistance of 20 atm and it came in the very same dark blue, a „Big Crown“-model with the reference 7924.
Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue offers a 39 mm diameter case made from stainless steel in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. This qualifies the diver’s watch for slim wrists and everyone who likes to wear compact watches and vintage enthusiasts.
In 1969, Tudor introduced a divers‘ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sports watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately coating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as „Tudor Blue“. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight „Navy Blue“ follows this tradition with its slightly domed, grained dial and navy blue bezel. Tudor has equipped the uncluttered dial with its characteristic snowflake hands, which have been a hallmark of the manufacturer since 1969 – especially in connection with diving watches. Just like the the indices, the hands are coated with a lot of Super-LumiNova to ensure excellent readability even in the dark.
The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is powered by a in-house calibre. This self winding movement with the beautiful name MT5402 is COSC-certified, operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a power reserve of up to 70 hours.
Tudor offers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue with three different straps: a classic stainless steel one, one in blue jacquard fabric with a silver band and a blue „soft touch“ strap which is entirely blue and made from a synthetic, tactile material resembling flannel.
This year, German watch manufacturer Nomos Glashütte is celebrating „175 Years of Watchmaking Glashütte“ and with that its own history. This celebration is certainly done in style and with haute horlogerie packaged in stainless steel in form of Lambda watches in enamel white, black, and blue limited edition. The name Lambda comes from the world of mathematics where it stands for „intrinsic values“ – which are values that remain constant. In this anniversary edition, Nomos skillfully combines a new stainless steel case, a new size and new dials in enamel. The official name name of the series is „Lambda 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte“. All models in this special edition celebrate the stunningly simple beauty of Nomos Glashütte watches.
The polished stainless steel case makes the Lambda extremely suitable for everyday wear. The case frames the dial with a slender bezel, while the transition from the side to the back is a radiodrome; that is, a curve with a shrinking radius. The lugs reflect the curved from the case as well. The latter presents itself with a diameter of 40.5 millimetres and is water-resistant up to 3 bar. The enamel gloss of the dials offers an unusual optical depth; an effect enhanced by the curve of the dial and the sapphire crystal glass. Nomos Glashütte has equipped the Lambda with a complication – a power reserve indicator. It is a very prominent feature, as it sweeps an arc across the dial and tracks 84 hours, or three-an-a-half days, accurate to the hour. The four needle-thin hands give this watch model a graceful elegance – with finds featues reminiscent of a kinetic sculpture.
All three Lambda 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte models are powered by the DUW 1001 calibre. This flat automatic movement with twin mainspring barrels is lavishly finished; the fine sunburst polishing on the three-quarter plate is not only eye-catchingly beautiful but also visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
All three versions of the Lambda 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte are limited to 175 pieces per colour. The watches are completed by a leather strap.
Germany has just celebrated the 30th anniversary of German reunification on 3 Octorber 2020. And of course, German watchmaker Sinn is acknowledging this event with the release of a special edition, the U1 DE. For Sinn, this historical date has also it’s own significance. For the watchmaker, it’s synonymous with the story of two companies which continue to actively embrace the merging of East and West to this Day. What is meant is the partnership between Sinn Spezialuhren and Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte, which was established in 1999.
To mark this special occasion, Sinn has designed the watch in Germany’s national colours. The colours black, red and gold, which have always been a symbol of German reunification are anchored in the constitution as the colours of the flag, go all the way back to the Wars of Liberation in 1813 and 1815. The black, red and gold flag appeared in its present-day form at the Hambach Festival of 1832 for the first time. The Reunification was celebrated with the raising of the German flag in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin. So there are more than enough reasons to immortalize the colors in this special edition.
Sinn equipped the U1 DE with a black housing made of German Submarine Steel. It comes in a diameter of 44 mm and with its screw-fastened case back and the screw-down crown (the latter is placed at 4 instead of 3 o’clock in order to prevent it from squeezing into the back of the hand) the watch provides a water-resistance of 100 bar. In addition, the case is also low pressure resistant. The dial offers hours, minutes and seconds and the seconds hand comes in a very glossy gold. At 3 o’clock, you’ll find a small date window. To ensure the best readability under bad lighting conditions, Sinn has equipped all indexes and hands with luminous paint.
The Sinn U1 DE is powered by the calibre SW 200-1. This automatic movement operates at a fequency of 28.800 vph and guarantees high precision and a very reliable performance.
This special edition is also a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The watches can be fitted with either a leather, silicone or stainless steel bracelet, depending on the customer’s preference.