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
Fly away to the Danger Zone with the IWC Pilot Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar. Featuring a green nylon strap, four-digit perpetual calendar, glossy finish on the face, and even an upkeep on the phases of the moon, you’ll always know what is going on in the world around you. While this is largely considered an aviator’s watch, we’re sure the vast majority that pick this one up will never have the balls to get behind the sticks of an airplane. If you do, then you have our undying respect. The price is TBA, but expect it to be plenty Read More
If you’ve ever wanted a watch that both reminds you of Tom Cruise’s early career and costs more than your car, IWC has stepped up to the plate. This bad boy is going to run you a cool $12,000. Trust us, you read that right. Why does it cost so much? Damned if we know, but apparently there’s all sorts of cool top-of-the-line watchy type stuff going on here. Stuff like: Mechanical chronograph movement 44-hour power reserve when fully wound Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides and secured against displacement by drop in air pressure Soft-iron inner case for protection Read More