The new Citizen Eco-Drive AP4000 wrist watch offers a nice combo of a high-grade, solar-powered quartz caliber packed inside a well-designed, comfortable-looking body that will probably fit just about any wrist even despite its generous size.
The Swiss brand Edox has recently expanded its Grand Ocean collection with a new Extreme Sailing Series special edition model. Featuring the same basic styling as other chronographs in the family, the new timekeeper is available in three versions: black, blue and, don't look now, pink PVD.
Equipped with a self-winding movement, the new Tissot PRS 516 Extreme Chronograph (refs. T079.427.27.057.00 & T079.427.27.057.01) makes a very strong impression, especially if you compare this watch with their older "sporty" models. Of course, it still lags miles behind what some people consider "real" watches with their elegantly simple designs, but in its price niche (it retails at about €1100), the "Extreme" version of the famous timekeeper absolutely beats the crap out of most of its competitors that feature similar functionality.
So, how does the Swiss watchmaking brand plans to surprise us with its new Breitling Aerospace Evo wrist watch?
Te Swiss watchmaker again brings us a watch that features all the elements that we loved so much in their 2011 IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Caliber 59210 (Ref. 5101) model with only one change: the new IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date Boutique Edition (Refs. IW516102 / IW516101) has the simple calendar display replaced with a lot more appealing Big Date indicator.
Vulcain, the company that makes watches for American presidents, has re-released its classic Nautical model. First released as a faithful recreation of the 1960s diver and then re-issued around two years ago in almost the same shape (but with a different movement), this new Vulcain Nautical DLC (Ref. 100152.024LDLC) version of the watch gets more modern look with its mid-sized stainless steel body treated with scratch-resistant DLC coating.
Mostly known for its avant-gardist approach to design, this time the Geneva-based brand decided to take a more classical way. Their new F.P. Journe Special 30th Anniversary Tourbillon features everything that you might expect from a highly exclusive vintage-styled timekeeper including a solid hunter-style case back cover with meticulously barleycorn guilloche.
With a total production run said to be 1883 pieces, the Alpina Heritage Pilot Limited Edition (Ref. AL-435LB4SH6) can't really be called "limited" (there will be just too many watches in circulation for the model to become a rarity in any reasonable time), but still deserves our attention for the sheer beauty of it.