Tired of all the fancy features found on watches these days? Hey, sometimes simple is better. Clomm, a new boutique watch brand founded by Gary Fidele, is focused on creating minimalist, yet distinctive watch designs. Their first timepiece collection, Terra Firma, is named after a Latin phrase that translates as “on solid ground.” And it’s not hard to understand why, with unique dials made from either cork, rosewood, rosegold, oak, or ceramics. All of the watches have a 47mm face, PVD coated steel case, Swiss made Ronda movement, sapphire crystal lens, and an Italian leather strap.
Skyfall is due out in November, and there are a couple things that you can expect to see. First, Daniel Craig will be back as James Bond. Second, Bond will be sporting an Omega Seamaster for the seventh time. To celebrate, Omega is launching the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M ”Skyfall” Limited Edition watch – the exact same one being worn by Bond in the upcoming film. Features include a 42 mm brushed and polished stainless steel case, a matte black ceramic rotating bezel with a chromium nitride diving scale, and 007 branding. The black dial and hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova, emitting a blue light, while Read More
Autodromo, a new brand that has been a hit with both watch and car enthusiasts, has recently released their first chronograph. The Autodromo Vallelunga Chronograph’s design is inspired by racing tachometers widely used in mid-century Ferraris, and was named after a famed Italian racing circuit. Features include a stopwatch, 30 minute counter, big date calendar window, and a Swiss-made Ronda 5020.B Quartz movement – putting the watch at an affordable price point. You’ll have your choice between a white dial / brushed steel case, or a black dial / black PVD steel case, both coming with a perforated leather strap. You also get a Read More
Based on their popular wall clock, Biegert & Funk are now releasing the QlockTwo W watch. The QlockTwo W works with a grid of 110 letters in a small square, rather than the numbers and hands that you’d expect to see on any other watch. Simply press the stainless steel button on the side and watch as words light up across multiple areas on the screen. Phrases such as “IT IS HALF PAST TWELVE” will tell you exactly what time it is, in a completely unique way. It also has a calendar day and second display. The case is available in natural brushed Read More
In 1972, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche founded his own design studio - Porsche Design. His first product was the Chronograph I, which also happens to be the world’s first all black watch. The idea was simple: eliminate unwanted reflections in favor of readability. Now Porsche Design is re-releasing the matte black chronograph as the P’6510 Black Chronograph and has added a few upgrades. The case’s diameter has grown by 6 millimeters and is now 44 millimeters. Rather than painting the black on, the watch has a black PVD (physical vapour depo-sition) coating to make the layer more durable. Inside you’ll find the ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement Read More
I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge watch guy. And I certainly don’t attempt to wear status around my wrist. But every once in awhile one will give me the sudden urge to part with a ridiculous amount of money. This is definitely one of those watches. The 2012 TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Carrera does just what its name implies: celebrates Jack Heuer’s 80th birthday this year. Jack Heur introduced the Carrera in 1964 and was CEO of TAG Heuer until it was sold in 1982. The 80th Birthday Carrera features a bold metallic silver sunburst face, retro hour markers, Read More
Introducing the first Rolex to ever feature two separate time zones and an annual calendar on the dial. Local time is displayed via the central hands while the chosen reference time is displayed in the rotating disc. The months are discreetly marked by 12 apertures that make their way around the circumference of the dial. Selectable watch settings are chosen by using the Ring Command bezel. No idea what the hell we’re talking about? Watch the video below.
Back in the 19th century it was easy to look wealthy and sophisticated. Just wear a top hat, pop in your monocle, check your pocket watch, and say “harumph”. Bingo, you’re an aristocrat. Nowadays top hats and monocles are hard to come by, but at least one of these classy affectations is coming back. The 1805 Imperial Phantom from March LA.B is a Napoleonic-era-inspired pocket watch on a chain, with some modern design and functionality flourishes worked in. It’s got an analog alarm, which no doubt watches in the French Empire sadly lacked, and a snake coil chain with two Read More