The Glashutte Original Senator Observer (ref. 100-14-07-02-30) brings you a very impressive mix of a perfect self-winding mechanism, a dial that is easy to read in any circumstances, and a nicely sculpted body inherited from an earlier iteration of the watch, all seasoned with that attention to even most minuscule details that only German watchmakers seem to exhibit regardless of the price tag that comes with their timekeepers.
The new Defakto Struktur features almost everything one might expect from an affordable dress watch. Its dial features a very nice layout with ultra-contrast color scheme and visually balanced elements; it comes in a body, which is made by Defakto's parent company Ickler GmbH: a brand that knows a thing or two about designing cases that are not only elegant, but also quite ergonomic, and very well-built; and it features a price that would put to shame even Japanese brands.
The German brand has recently updated its collection of dressy three-handers with a nice Archimede 1950's automatic wristwatch that pays homage to timekeepers that were produced by the local watchmakers after the end of the Great War. Although the Japanese movement that powers the device doesn't look nearly as impressive as NOS hand-wound Junghans calibers that they, for example, used for their Pilot OR2 limited edition watch, it is robust and reliable, and looks like an adequate choice for the price.
The German watchmaker has just started taking orders for its new Stowa Seatime Black Forest Edition 1 automatic diving wristwatch. Offered at a relatively moderate price of just €1390 (including VAT), the new timekeeper looks like a wise choice for a person looking for a nice diving companion, but not willing to pay premium price for an Omega Seamaster or a Rolex Submariner. Reserved, but also quite handsome, this is so far one of the most attractive divers that money can buy.
Owned by Ickler GmbH, a German company that makes its own high-quality watch cases, the local brand has release its new Archimede Klassik 42 Bicolor automatic wristwatch. As usual for the watchmaker, the timekeeper is offered in six variations with all sorts of available customizations that you can possibly imagine. Although not as refined as similarly (base price plus essential options included) priced models from competitors, the timekeeper is certainly worth a look, especially if you are into that sort of rugged beauty that Archimede is known for.
As the name implies, the new Nomos Orion 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall Limited Edition wristwatch celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall that not only led to reunification of Germany after more than four decades of Soviet occupation, but actually marked the end of the communist era in Eastern and Central Europe.
The new dressy A. Lange & Sohne 1815 collection brings to the table the usual mix of craftsmanship and technical ingenuity that the German brand is associated with. Combining a painstakingly decorated hand-wound caliber with a compact body, which is now available in three colors of 18-carat gold, and a laconic solid silver dial the new members of the collection easily become dress watches of choice for men who don't limit their options only to timepieces bearing the usual "Swiss Made" inscription on their faces.
Like many wristwatches that were introduced recently by Swiss-based and German majors, the new Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is strongly inspired by models from the 1970s. Simple and elegant, the watch (especially versions with ruthenium grey and galvanized blue dials) offers superb legibility and is powered by a nicely decorated Caliber 37-02 self-winding movement with 70 hours of power reserve and one of the most refined oscillating weights that money can buy.