As tool watches gain in popularity, the chronograph's star continues to rise. Whether reissues of legendary models, new executions of vintage designs or high-flying mechanisms, brands have it covered. Here's our selection.
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Back in the early 1970s, design legend Gérald Genta put pencil to paper and imagined the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The sports-luxe watch was born. Some fifty years later, this hybrid aesthetic is as popular as ever, as confirmed by these ten recent releases that fuse case and bracelet into one.
What do Carl Cox, Pharrell Williams, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Richard Orlinski and Alec Monopoly have in common? Answer: they have all co-created a luxury watch. For brands, collaborations such as these are a means of driving demand among millennial customers.
The menswear shopping site Mr. Porter has again teamed up with Zenith and Bamford Watch Department for a 50-piece El Primero Revival A384 Edge of Space Limited Edition.
"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.
In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.
In association with Collective, a Silicon Valley collectors' club, Zenith has designed this limited-edition Chronomaster El Primero C.01 with the accent on simplicity and functionality.