The new Hanhart Pioneer Stealth 1882 Chronograph basically sports the same layout as their recent Pioneer TachyTele, but comes in a much bigger, bolder body, which is protected from accidental dents and scratches with a mean-looking black DLC treatment: a rare feature in this price range.
Linde Werdelin, a young watchmaking brand of Scandinavian origin that builds and assembles their wristwatches in Switzerland, has just sent us a press release presenting their new take on the relatively fresh SpidoSpeed series of skeletonized chronographs. Called Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Anthracite DLC, the new (or rather “refreshed”) automatic chrono comes with the same scratch-resistant DLC treatment that now features a new shade of, um, black. Shouldn’t they have introduced a whole new collection of DLC-treated watches and called them something like, err, Fifty Shades of Black?
The new Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Skeleton (ref. OCSACH44ZZ001) is presented in a case made of rare (at least, in the world of fine watchmaking) zalium alloy. The automatic chronograph not only looks great, but also offers a surprisingly good (at least, for a skeletonized timekeeper) level of legibility.
The famous Manufacture has recently updated its Perrelet Chronograph Squelette (ref. A1056.1) series of skeletonized timekeepers with a model that, for a change, is powered by their new open-worked chronograph movement.
The American brand has recently started selling a couple of new aviation-inspired chronographs. One of them is named Luminox F-22 Raptor and the other (we’ll get to it later) the Luminox F35 Lightning II. Being, in fact, updated versions of existing models, they feature more prominent titanium cases covered with stealthy matte black DLC treatment. As usual, both feature a set of signature ever-glowing tubes filled with T25 tritium radioactive gas.
Dievas has just presented its new tactical Vortex Professional 500M automatic diver. Featuring a very clean design that successfully combines legibility of a classic pilot’s timekeeper with ruggedness of a modern diving tool, the new gadget may be a bit too expensive for a person graduating from something like a Seiko Monster, but, in my humble opinion, easily compensates the price differential with build quality, impeccable styling, and, of course, tons of German-style mojo.
If you think that Atomic Timekeeping is cool, think again! Keeping your watch up to date with half a dozen of old-school broadcasting stations is as XXth-century as a gasoline-powered Corvette compared to Tesla Roadster. Fighting the inherent flaws of quartz mechanisms, which, like their older fully mechanical ancestors, can still be heavily affected by such external factors as temperature and sometimes even humidity, Citizen is going to start selling its beautiful limited edition Eco-Drive Satellite Wave (ref. CC0005-06E) that captures the day, date and time signals directly from GPS navigation satellites!
Armand Nicolet -a Swiss brand that was established more than a hundred years ago, succumbed to the Quartz Crisis back in 1970, and, reborn under a new management, found a profitable niche in making luxury timekeepers powered by NOS (also referred to as “new old stock”) mechanical calibers- has officially presented its new range of watches built with modified historic movements inside. The Armand Nicolet L09 in rose gold and DLC titanium (Ref. S619N-BU-G9610) belongs to the new trio of sporty timekeepers that successfully combine their modern exteriors with deliberately archaic mechanisms.
Established by a master-watchmaker Martin Braun, the young brand Antoine Martin is going to officially present its first manufacture-made Quantieme Perpetual QP01.700.1 model that sports brilliantly designed Big Date and Perpetual Calendar complications.
With its easily recognizable exterior, the 2011 Richard Mille RM 010 Black Night is an ultimate toy for a wealthy person who wants something extraordinary but doesn’t want to go either with something as ‘ordinary’ as a Patek Philippe or a Vacheron Constantin nor something as outrageous as a tourbillon-equipped Hublot. The only problem with it is that, for some far-from-obvious reason, the watchmaker decided not to sell the gadget in the United States, which is a pity.