Powered by an inexpensive Ronda 5030 D quartz movement, the new Versace Mystique Sport Chronograph (Ref. VFG01 0013) has little value as a collectible item, but it still looks like a nice fashion accessory for those preferring sportier style in their everyday life.
Being an official partner of the annual 1000 Miglia race, the Swiss watchmaker introduces a new collection of limited edition watches every year. This time, the company introduced a pair of very nice Chopard Mille Miglia Zagato Chronograph GMT limited edition watch with one of them (Ref. 168550-6001) featuring a very nice combination of black DLC body with rose gold bezel.
Presented in a compact, cushion-shaped body, the new Certina DS Podium Shape (ref. C025.510.16.033.00) is a nice and affordable unisex watch that looks surprisingly refined for a timekeeper that is offered at a price well below the $1000 mark.
Despite its flashy look, this new Raymond Weil Freelancer Lady Urban Black (Ref. 2750-BK1-05208) automatic watch belongs to that extremely boring (and also extremely large) class of fashion accessories that can only get attention at times like this: when the constant flow of new releases almost dries out and when there are almost no interesting objects fighting for our attention.
Assembled in the United States, powered by a high-grade Swiss made movement, and bearing a price tag close to $2000 USD, the new Mk. II Fulcrum automatic diver is a little bit too expensive to my taste, but it still looks great. Also, I really dig their decision to make the timekeeper ahem less similar to the original that the previous version paid homage to.
The new Citizen Eco-Drive AP4000 wrist watch offers a nice combo of a high-grade, solar-powered quartz caliber packed inside a well-designed, comfortable-looking body that will probably fit just about any wrist even despite its generous size.
The Swiss brand Edox has recently expanded its Grand Ocean collection with a new Extreme Sailing Series special edition model. Featuring the same basic styling as other chronographs in the family, the new timekeeper is available in three versions: black, blue and, don't look now, pink PVD.
Equipped with a self-winding movement, the new Tissot PRS 516 Extreme Chronograph (refs. T079.427.27.057.00 & T079.427.27.057.01) makes a very strong impression, especially if you compare this watch with their older "sporty" models. Of course, it still lags miles behind what some people consider "real" watches with their elegantly simple designs, but in its price niche (it retails at about €1100), the "Extreme" version of the famous timekeeper absolutely beats the crap out of most of its competitors that feature similar functionality.