Celebrating its 110th anniversary, the Swiss watchmaking brand has introduced its new Oris 110 Years Limited Edition (Ref. 01 110 7700 6081-Set LS) wrist watch. Available in two versions, the watch combines all the usual features that you can expect from such an exclusive device including an in-house, hand-decorated movement. Presented at Baselworld 2014, it will be limited to just 110 numbered pieces.
The new Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar (ref. T091.420.46.051.01) packs the usual (at least, for the family) mix of functions into a lightweight titanium body that combines finely brushed surfaces with black PVD inserts. While the watch neither looks as rugged as a "real" training computer designed for hard-core athletes, nor sports as advanced functionality, it is still sturdy enough to be used as a daily beater by those who prefer an active lifestyle to countless hours spent on a sofa in front of a 55-inch TV set.
With its massive body looking like it was machined out of a 22-inch light-alloy disk, the new Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 will surprise you with its lightness and superb ergonomic. However, if a Bentley Continental GT is not the "other" car you use for going shopping at the time when your Mulsanne is at the dealership for a scheduled maintenance, this new watch may be a bit too expensive for the combination of features and materials that it features.
This new dressy Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture radically differs from previous iterations. The difference, of course, is not limited to just styling of its case and dial: while its numerous predecessors were equipped with Caliber UN-24, which is basically an inexpensive ETA 2892-A2 movement with an add-on module, this particular timekeeper that was presented at Baselworld 2014 trade show is equipped with their own UN-334 Manufacture mechanism. As the name implies, the movement is crafted solely in-house.
Chopard is known for its endless love for all things automotive. During the last two or three of years, the Swiss brand has introduced a number of beautiful sporty timekeepers (check this Mille Miglia Zagato Chronograph GMT Limited Edition (Ref. 168550-6001) for example) and it doesn't look like they are going to stop churning out new racing-inspired chronographs and three-handers any time soon. Coming in a flashy black-and-yellow (a color scheme, which is often associated with Chevrolet's Corvette Racing team, although I am not sure whether the similarity is intentional or purely coincidental), the new Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono 2014 (ref. 168570-3001) will surely not go unnoticed even if you plan to wear it with a Hawaiian shirt.
It looks like Saint Honore -a French fashion brand that also deals in all sorts of luxury accessories including leather wallets, pens and even cuff-links- is getting quite serious about its watchmaking (or rather "watchselling") business. While the models that were introduced last year looked very attractive and well-designed (especially if you compare them to the Saint Honore Haute Couture Haussman ladies watch that the company has introduced back in late 2010: as luxurious as it was, it also leaved much to be desired in the good taste department), this new Saint Honore Euphoria One Carat model is plain gorgeous.
The face-lifted version of the Ball Watches Fireman Storm Chaser Pro (ref. CM3090C-L1J-BK) wrist watch, which is set to be released soon at the upcoming Baselworld 2014 event, is equipped with a finely executed telemeter scale and packs within its medium-sized 42 mm stainless steel body the same tried and tested automatic chronograph movement, but now looks a lot more elegant than the previous iteration of the timepiece. It's almost like if Porsche has released its current-gen Cayenne performance SUV with its gorgeous exterior and plush interior without sacrificing all the off-road goodness of the first-gen model.
Although not as advanced as the last year's Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS running coach, the new Suunto Ambit2 R makes quite a strong impression featuring a well-balanced list of functions designed for beginners and intermediate-level runners that don't really need all the extra functions usually requested by professional athletes.