Marketed as a sort of accessory for the 2016 Ducati XDiavel power cruiser, the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield Ducati 42000CN is as sporty and laconic as the Italian sports bike. While some may find its look a bit dated (while others may call it ‘classic’,) the choice of material for its chunky case easily compensates for its apparent lack of originality. It is a nice choice for a person willing to spend close to $5000 for a Swiss-made chronograph that offers you the same level of quality and functionality that we expect from a timekeeper in this price range.
The 2013 Montblanc TimeWalker Voyager UTC (ref. 109137) refreshes the familiar high-tech design of the original timekeeper’s laconic, yet informative dial making it one of the most visually attractive dual-timers on the market. Successfully combining high-contrast, easy to read elements with the grey and white (with bright sparks of orange: a color that is all the rage among industrial designers at the moment) color scheme, the Voyager UTC draws the inspiration from Porsche Design and, surprisingly, does it with style and good taste!
Look who has just got a sibling! The military-styled 2010 Khaki Pilot (ref. H64715885) has just received a younger brother. Called Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Chronograph (ref. H646666735), the new “aviator” from the legendary brand nicely fits a bullet-proof ETA Valjoux 7753 movement into the same mid-sized body of a (sort of) tactical timekeeper.
With its new Certina DS Action Diver Automatic Chronograph (ref. C013.427.11.051.00), the Swiss watchmaker targets customers who can’t afford the current Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean collection, even though so far the brand can offer you neither a ceramic bezel, nor an in-house movement, they are ready to give you a *very* interesting price.
Hanhart has recently released a bunch of new chronograph timepieces that belong to their Pioneer family. While the previous pair of models are more conformist in their appearance and look more or less like your usual vintage-style chronograph, the Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele Chronograph Automatic easily draws attention to itself with its more unusual exterior.
The new Union Glashütte Noramis Chronograph LE (Ref. D005.427.16.087.09) was recently presented as a limited edition model to celebrate the 118th birthday of the German brand.