Today, we’re introducing a new watch from a too-often overlooked manufacturer, Richtenburg. Known for its big variety of extravagant automatic watches, the Panama also doesn’t disappoint in terms of extroversion. This watch is a real eye catcher on any wrist, loudly announcing its presence to the world.
The case of the Richtenburg Panama measures 14 mm in height and 42 mm in diameter, a good average for a men’s model. Whereas smaller diameters were en vogue a few decades ago, making our current models look quite large, tastes have changed considerably. Today, especially men’s models are allowed to be large; chronographs especially which are measuring at least 40 mm in diameter, and 45 mm are not longer a rare occurrence. A 42 mm-watch is not only in line with the current taste but also a pretty safe bet, fitting comfortably on most wrists and usually able to slide under shirt sleeves. The Richtenburg Panama is water-resistant up to 10 atm and complemented by a striking toothed bezel.
The bezel frames an equally eye-catching dial. A slide rule and a tachymeter scale are running around the periphery, reducing the size of the actual dial not insignificantly while adding a very interesting look. Due to the reduced space, the indexes ont the Panama are also restrained. Hours, minutes and seconds are displayed from the centre, and at 3 o’clock you’ll find a small framed date window right next to the company logo. The rest of the dial is divided between three subdials. Opposite the date display, at the 9 o’clock position, Richtenberg placed a day-of-the-week-display which is complemented by a month display at the 12 o’clock position. The last subdial at 6 o’clock adds a 24-hour-display. The dial is protected by a shatterproof mineral glass.
Inside each Richtenburg Panama works a powerful and reliable automatic movement.
Richtenburg offers a total of nine different versions of the Panama. These include models with black or white dials, with cases made of pure stainless steel or with PVD-coatings in gold and pink gold. The watch is also available in two different two-tone versions. Richtenburg supplies the watches either with link bracelets made of steel or PVD-coated steel or with leather straps in colours matching the case and dial.
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.
Junghans is celebrating the 100th Bauhaus anniversary this year in a proper way. Not surprising, since hardly any school or style has influenced the Junghans models and their design as much as the Bauhaus. And, of course – how could it be otherwise – is celebrated with a special, limited edition watch. The Junghans Form A 100 Years Bauhaus is a tribute to the colour circle of Johannes Itten. As one of the first teachers at the State Bauhaus in Weimar, the Swiss painter, art theorist and art teacher developed a new theory of colour types and introduced it into his lessons. Accordingly, Junghans designed the hourly squares in the 12 colours of the Ittens colour circle.
The new colour type theory is based on the three primary colours blue, yellow and red, from which three new secondary colours emerge through mixing: orange, green and violet. The six tertiary colours are created by mixing a secondary colour with a primary colour. Johannes Itten’s colour circle consists of a total of 12 colours – as if he had already thought of a watch. The colours give the Form A a unique and colourful expression; perfect not only for artists. And not only for Bauhaus-friends and fans.
The Form A 100 Years Bauhaus is a timepiece with its own individual character and highest recognition value. It is powered by an automatic calibre, the J800.2. It shows hours, minutes and seconds via central hands and the date in a window at three o’clock. It also provides a power reserve of 38 hours. Since Junghans has equipped the Form A with a tinted mineral glass back, the owner can view the movement. All this is built into a 39.3 mm stainless steel case. It is water resistant up to 5 bar and is worn on a stainless steel Milanaise bracelet.
Of course, Junghans delivers this special model in a special box, which picks up the Bauhaus theme again and frames each watch nicely. The Form A 100 Years Bauhaus is limited to 1000 pieces and costs € 870.