Tag: 39 mm

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme Swiss

While not terribly expensive (and still not particularly affordable given that so far the collection is only presented in stainless steel), the new Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme was designed for those people who believe that a dress watch must only be worn with formal attire. While you still can wear one of them with jeans or even chinos, you must be either a really successful screenwriter or a slightly eccentric serial start-upper to pull off the trick.

Slim d’Hermes Automatic by Hermes Swiss

The new Slim d'Hermes targets those iconic Piaget ultra-thin wristwatches that the competing Swiss-based brand is so proud of. Of course, thinness is not the timekeeper's main selling point. The device also offers a very well-balanced, solid design that looks like a serious improvement on their previous attempts, as well as a new self-winding mechanism with micro-rotor design that could technically even be called 'in-house'.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Ladies (ref. FC-703VD3SD4) For Ladies / Swiss

The new Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Ladies (ref. FC-703VD3SD4) is one of the finest timekeepers introduced so far by the brand. It is also one of those (still few) models of the Swiss watchmaker that is powered not by a slightly redecorated version of a run-off-the-mill blank movement made either by ETA or Sellita, but by a new caliber that was developed and built by Frederique Constant on their own production facilities. That says something, right?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite Swiss

What is a dress watch? For many, it requires a compact body and an enameled or engine-turned dial with classic hands. You know, the usual stuff. The 2014 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite (refs. Q1558421 & Q1552540) features the classic dial layout spiced with a dial plate cut from a real meteorite. The material is not terribly rare: eBay is teeming with all sorts of celestial stones ready to mail. Yet, it usually takes a skilled artisan to cut the stone (or a slug) at a particular angle that allows it to truly shine. Jaeger-LeCoultre designed this gorgeous new model with nerds in mind. It targets high-school dropouts who made their fortune offering the world software or services that makes our life a lot easier.

Archimede 1950’s Automatic German

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.

Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Pulsograph by Minerva Swiss

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of its legendary Meisterstuck pen that Montblanc has first released in 1924, the Swiss luxury brand releases a new Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Pulsograph by Minerva dressy wrist watch. Limited to just 90 pieces, the timekeeper, as the name states, features a working mechanical pulsometer: a thing that was quite popular among wealthy medical doctors during the first decades of the last century.

Archimede Outdoor Black Automatic German

Last month Archimede's sporty collection of Outdoor wristwatches was updated with a splendid full-lume white dial. Recently, the German brand has introduced an absolutely outstanding Archimede Outdoor Black Automatic (refs. UA8237B-A2.1-SW & UA8237-A2.1-SW): a version of the same watch presented in the same stainless steel body, which is now treated with black PVD coating.

2013 Archimede Outdoor Automatic Sport with Full Luminous Dial German

The sporty and elegant Archimede Outdoor Automatic Sport collection has recently been moderately refreshed. Since the timekeeper's deliciously ergonomic stainless steel body doesn't require any special attention, the German watchmaking brand concentrated its efforts on the dial. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Outdoor family has finally received a version with a fully luminous dial.

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