Last year, the Swiss watchmaking brand has expanded its Vintage 1945 collection with a beautiful automatic chronograph. A version in rose gold retailed for more than €26,000, so a version in stainless steel, twice less expensive, was introduced in parallel. It looks like the version in steel proved more successful among connoisseurs, so, this year, the company presents an updated version of the watch: the 2013 Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph in Steel (Ref. 25883-11-221-BB6C).
Saint Honore Worldcode Chronograph in Black Ceramic is equipped with a Swiss quartz movement
The Eberhard & Co. Scafodat 500, a professional diving watch that (if memory serves me well) was first introduced back in 2006 or 2005, was slightly updated for this year. Although, to be frank, I cannot really see any noticeable differences between the ref. 41025 2013 model and previous iterations of the watch, the timekeeper still deserves a mention now, when thousands of recreational divers still sits on the fence trying to choose among dozens of great mechanical diving watches that are available both online, and an numerous boutiques.
Alpina Geneve has released yet another update to its Extreme Diver 300M collection of cushion-shaped diving watches. After a mild facelift to its chronograph that was revealed in May during Baselworld 2013 event, the Swiss-based company turned its attention to the three-hander version of the diver.
Archimede Pilot 42 comes in the same body, but offers a more simplified layout of its dial
The Italian fashion giant Gianni Versace S.p.A. has finally decided to expand their Vanitas collection (the one that was previously known to me only for its fairly expensive fragrances, but also happens to include handbags and other accessories) with a fashion watch.
The mildly refreshed Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Titanium Double Date now comes in a flashy new color of lipstick red, which is not limited to just the dial and the thick rubber strap, but also decorates the gaskets between eight steel screws and the black ceramic bezel of the piece. And if you get tired of so much red on your wrist, the rubber band can be easily swapped for a more discrete black textile strap that comes free of charge.
Concord Saratoga Lady White (ref. SKU 0320214) pays homage to the famous Saratoga Race Course, a thoroughbred horse racing track which is located in Saratoga Springs
2013 Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver (Ref. 266-33-8C/922) watch is equipped with a COSC-certified chronometer movement and features a water resistance rating that makes it suitable for recreational diving.
Sporting the same dial layout as the 2010 IWC Blue Big Pilot Limited Edition 7 Days Power Reserve model, the new IWC Big Pilot's Watch TOP GUN Boutique Edition Green (Ref. IW501903) grew even bigger and finally got its stainless steel body swapped in favor of a more appealing black ceramic.