It is not the first time that Longines brushes off some dust of its vintage-styled Charles Lindbergh chronograph model. First introduced in 1933 to mark its collaboration with the famous aviator, the Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage (L2.7188.8.131.52) was re-issued several times with some minor tweaking to its vintage-style dial layout.
The 2010 special-edition Panerai Radiomir Titanium PAM 349 sports the iconic “California” dial that was initially introduced by Rolex for their 1940s “Bubble Back” timepieces. Highly sought-after in its original form, it may also be of some interest to persons planning to buy a deliberately old-fashioned timekeeper with a sort of twist to its exterior.
Casio G-Shock MT-G (MTG1100-1A) Metal Twisted features an advanced (some may even call it revolutionary) Tough Movement technology. Simply put, the mechanism automatically checks the positioning of its hands every hour or so against the correct time broadcasted by the nearest atomic clock and adjusts them to a proper position, if needed, to always display the correct time.
First presented at SIHH 2009, the hand-wound Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante split-seconds chronograph (Ref. PAM 319) is, perhaps, the best “affordable” offer in the whole model range of the Italian watchmaker that was refreshed earlier this year. Damn it! I am starting to fall in love with Panerai. Although the brand’s timepieces always seemed too visually unsophisticated and almost boring to me, now I see a certain rugged beauty in them.
The new de GRISOGONO Fuso Quadrato combines the Swiss jeweler’s trademark square body with a pair of superimposed dials: one showing time in your current place of stay and the other, hidden when not needed by an amazing diaphragm mechanism, indicates current time in some other city. From where we at worldwatchreview.com stand, so far this is one of the most interesting takes on an idea of a GMT watch that was presented during the last decade.
The new Doxa Chateau des Monts (ref. 620.10S.105.01) hand-wound wristwatch comes in a deliberately (perhaps, even in a slightly “calculated” way) exterior that is most commonly associated with vintage pocket watches that were produced in late-19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Although the collection officially celebrates the 120th anniversary of the brand, it is not exactly so. Here is why.
O Sancta simplicitas (but in a good way!) These are the first words that come to mind when I see the new MM series (refs. MM 101 & MM 102) from a.b.art. The Swiss company built its reputation on creating minimalist, easy-to-read timekeepers with the Bauhaus movement being their most important source of inspiration. The new MM series, however, is simplicity in its purest form. And I must admit that we here at WorldWatchReview.com are extremely delighted to see this beautiful timekeeper. While some may find its exterior oversimplified, I would argue that this is one of the most refined “simple” dressy watches currently available in this price range.