Presented in two colors of its laconic, easy to read dial, the new Alpina Alpiner Manufacture makes its selling point their time-proven Caliber AL-710 automatic movement that slowly replaces third-party mechanisms from their relatively inexpensive lines. Accurate and reliable, the mechanism greatly increases the timekeeper's collectability while still making it a nice daily wearer.
Once a maker of all sorts of "homages" the British company Christopher Ward puts a lot of effort into becoming a serious brand. This new, dressy Chr. Ward C9 Moonphase automatic wristwatch looks like a step in the right direction for the relatively young watchmaker.
The iconic TAG Heuer Aquaracer family of watches finally get a handful of new members that have their stainless steel bezels replaced with ceramic ones.
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme collection was designed for those people who believe that a dress watch must only be worn with formal attire
Fortis Terrestis Hedonist automatic wrist watch delivers a winning combination of elegant styling, and robust movement offered at a fairly affordable price
With its extremely precise mechanism and a nice sporty case, the new Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph (ref. SBGC013) looks like a perfect (if not a bit overpriced) choice for a person who already has a collection of Speedmasters and wants to spice it with a lot more technologically advanced timekeeper from Japan.
The new Graham Silverstone RS Racing collection is offered in three finishes that you can buy either individually or as a set with a pair of nice sunglasses (paying an impressive amount of around $18,000). Although the device doesn't look groundbreaking in any way, it is still a very gadget for a person who prefers fresh-looking sporty timekeepers to time-proven (and thus a bit boring) devices from major watchmaking brands.
The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111, as the name implies, is powered by the Swiss brand's new Caliber 111 hand-wound movement. Developed and built on their own premises, the beautiful mechanism not only makes this new timekeeper even more exclusive, but also shows quite clearly that Oris has enough resources to make a wonderful caliber that, at least in terms of functionality and efficiency, rivals those recently introduced by a lot more established watchmaking houses.