Tag: 40 mm


Chronoswiss Kairodate in Stainless Steel Swiss

The dressy, vintage-styled Chronoswiss Kairodate Big Date (ref. CH-3523.1) is powered by the same ETA-based Caliber C351 automatic movement that also ticked inside their 2011 TimeMaster Big Date model, but features a completely different exterior. While some people may call it archaic, I would say that this is a timeless classic designed for men who have already successfully resolved their first midlife crisis.


Limes Pharo Cartouche Automatic German

The German holding Ickler GmbH, the one that sells more affordable Archimede and more expensive Limes watches under respective brands, has recently introduced an update to their dressy vintage-styled Pharo line. This Limes Pharo Cartouche Automatic (ref. U6282C-LA5.1) sports all the familiar strands of the collection's DNA, but mixes them in better proportions producing, as a result, a watch that not only looks finely crafted but is also affordable almost to everyone.


Shinola Wright Brothers Limited Edition (Ref. S0100052) American / Quartz

Can you imagine a shoe polish company turning into a watchmaker that sells its "Built in Detroit" quartz-powered watches for $500-$1000? Well, Shinola, previously a maker of "America's Largest-Selling Shoe Polish", is just that company. After their brand was acquired by an investment group, the famous trademark suddenly appeared not only on watches but also on bikes, all sort of premium-priced leather goods, and even soft drinks. With this limited edition Shinola Wright Brothers (ref. S0100052), the Detroit-based brand starts a whole series of timekeepers paying homage to famous Americans who gave humanity the wings to fly.


Stowa Flieger Black Forest Edition 1 German

On 11th November 2013, the German watchmaker started taking orders for its Stowa Flieger Black Forest Edition 1. There will be more models in this new range, which is named after the Schwarzwald mountain range, known not only for its fascinating landscape but also for the famous "Deutsche Uhrenstrasse": a 300-kilometers long route that includes numerous clock factories and other objects related to German watch- and clockmaking history.


Nomos for Wempe Weltzeit 5th Avenue German

Based on their earlier Zurich World Timer, the automatic Nomos for Wempe Weltzeit 5th Avenue features the same design of its dial, but swaps the original "Heimat" ("Home" or "Homeland" in German) inscription for "New York". The reason for the change is simple: limited to just 100 numbered pieces, the watch was designed to be sold exclusively via Wempe New York Boutique located on Fifth Avenue, one of the busiest streets of Manhattan.


F.P. Journe Special 30th Anniversary Tourbillon Swiss

Mostly known for its avant-gardist approach to design, this time the Geneva-based brand decided to take a more classical way. Their F.P. Journe Special 30th Anniversary Tourbillon features everything that you might expect from a highly exclusive vintage-styled timekeeper including a solid hunter-style case back cover with meticulously executed barleycorn guilloche.


Tag Heuer Monaco Twenty Four Calibre 36 Chronograph (Ref. CAL51111.FC6299) Swiss

First presented back in 2009 as Monaco Twenty Four Concept, this beautiful artifact has resurfaced as Tag Heuer Monaco Twenty Four Steve McQueen Calibre 36 Chronograph (ref. CAL51111.FC6299). The time-measuring device looks almost identical to the conceptual model, but comes in a different color scheme and has the PVD-coated body swapped for a more practical (if that adjective at all can be applied to any luxury timekeeper) stainless steel case that features a nice combination of polished and finely brushed surfaces.


DeWitt Classic Jumping Hour in Rose Gold (Ref. CLA.HSA.002/005) Swiss

Available both with a creamy white (ref. CLA.HSA.002) and an anthracite black (ref. CLA.HSA.005) dial, the new DeWitt Classic Jumping Hour brings you that familiar exterior with a couple of off-centered dials for minutes and seconds and a small jumping hour aperture. However, while most timekeepers of this kind feature a vertical sub-dials alignment, DeWitt opted for a horizontal one and then decorated the final product with their signature art-deco styling.



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