Based in a Jura mountain village of Charquemont commune in Eastern France, Michel Herbelin watchmaking company sits so close to the Swiss border it just can't stop producing finest quartz watches in the world. Well, excluding Switzerland, of course. Meet the new Michel Herbelin Newport Trophy Grand Sport family of watches that are going to bring some rugged elegance into your life.
Created by the famous Swiss graphic designer Ruedi Külling who is mostly known for his award-wining posters and visual advertising materials -the iconic series of ads for Bic, the French maker of ballpoint pens, is, perhaps, the most known among his numerous works- the new Xemex Piccadilly Chronograph Reserve ALL BLACK automatic timepiece is as simple in its functionality as it is elegant in its simplicity.
Although the new CVSTOS Challenge Tourbillon Yachting Club will possibly fail to stun you with extreme legibility or painstakingly measured proportions, its skillfully decorated maze of indicators and displays with ice-cold platinum accented by warm, maritime-inspired wood makes quite a strong impression when you see this ultra-expensive gadget the very first time. Whether impression will be lasting, is another question.
It looks like the new member of the ultra-large Oris Regulateur family is not a child of the marketing department but is indeed a professional diver's timepiece.
Based on the slim COSC-certified ETA 2836-2 movement, the new Mido Baroncelli Chronometer Jubilee watch is just another proof that classic is always cool. Also, that you don't need to be a millionaire to afford a dressy watch.
Inspired by the design of the Alpnach-based Swiss Air Force Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopters, the new Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Power Gauge (ref. 241382) automatic chronograph aviation watch features a unique-looking four-blade small seconds indicator resembling the 4-blade rotors of the European multi-mission choppers.
The new Favre-Leuba Bathy V.2 mechanical depth meter is one of those diving watches any watchmaker can be proud of. Although it clearly won't become such an omnipresent luxury accessory as Rolex Submariner, the device still deserves some attention of true connoisseurs thanks to its built-in mechanical pressure gauge, which is not only easy to read, but is also quite interesting from the point of view of industrial design.
The Swiss watch manufacturer has recently presented its new Angular Momentum Axis/XXVII Time Spiral automatic timepiece. As usual for the small brand, the new timekeeper doesn't offer too much when it comes to fancy complications or painstakingly decorated mechanisms, but nevertheless makes a fascinating, even mesmerizing effect on a person used for those expensive run-off-the-mill timepieces that do nothing but repeat time and again the same design traits developed and marketed by Rolex, Omega and other giants of the multibillion industry.