Gone are the days of Pilot Watches being reserved for the aviation specialists. In today’s industry it’s impossible to target such a narrow market with such impressive timepieces. The most popular aviation watches in 2017 are not only precision instruments, but also beautiful pieces of art on the wrist.
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IWC celebrates the French pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with two new timepieces: the Pilot's Watch Chronograph and the Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII. The Manufacture is also unveiling a Pilot's Watch Automatic 36 with an original brown dial.
June 8 marks World Oceans Day, celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 and officially recognized by the United Nations since 2008. Certain watch brands are making their own efforts to help raise awareness and to support ocean conservation programs.
For more than 30 years, the Portofino has measured time with Italian flair. Two new complications now join the collection. They are a retrograde tourbillon, and a moon-phase display in a Hand-Wound Eight Days model.
Applied Arabic numerals, railroad minute track and characteristic leaf-shaped hands… the Portugieser Chronograph Classic embraces the identity of the Portugieser collection. This subtly reworked version comes in three colour combinations.
Kristian Haagen is a man who needs little introduction. Since his first piece was published in a national newspaper way back in 1998 he has carved himself a name with Fine Watchmaking as a true expert. A journalist and writer, a speaker, an auction consultant and one of our favourite influencers, we couldn’t think of anyone better to discuss the vintage trend currently sweeping the world of watches.
Since 1970, countries around the world have celebrated Earth Day. On April 22, close to 200 nations took part in the annual event that reminds us how much we owe our planet. Watch brands are making their contribution too.
An X or Y chromosome is no longer a reliable marker. Watches are adopting an intermediate size – 40 mm in diameter – and mixing masculine and feminine. "John darling, just borrowing your Luger"…
An iconic year for SIHH saw the event being opened to the public and brands opening up to consumers. The breadth of variety was as impressive as it has ever been and saw Fine Watchmaking brands strive for the innovation the industry is so famous for.