The 2013 JS Watch Co. Frisland Classic doesn’t open new horizons in terms of industrial design, yet it delivers a nice combination of timeless elegance, attention to details and high build quality. Still, some enthusiasts may find it considerably overpriced.
The recently unveiled Gronefeld One Hertz Techniek features Gronefeld’s signature Caliber G-02 hand-wound movement, which is known to connoisseurs not only for its nice finish, but also for its independent “dead seconds” complication that makes the off-centered seconds hand leap in one second intervals mocking those cheap quartz timekeepers. In two words, it rocks.
The new JS Watch Co. Islandus Chronograph collection of self-winding watches was first announced by the Iceland-based brand only a couple of months ago. Surprisingly, it took the watchmaking specialist a very short span of time to actually start selling the timepiece. Featuring a deceptively simple, vintage-styled design of its dial with all of its elements carefully thought over and executed with great attention to details, the new chronograph comes in a somewhat oversized stainless steel body, which is a little too big to my taste, but still looks great on a wrist of an average person.