While Swiss Blancpain, the oldest watch manufacturer in the world today, was founded in 1735, Hublot... was not. Nearly two-and-a-half centuries separate the pair, and you don't need me to tell you—that's a lot. With so much ground to make up, how can Swiss Hublot possibly make its mark?
Rose gold ain’t for everyone, but it could be argued that rose gold deserves a second chance when it comes to the Zenith Chronomaster Watches collection – particularly the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open, which feels as though it’s been tailor-made for every carat of its bronze-hued 18k gold case.
The new Swiss Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue is essentially the same watch as the original Black Bay Bronze unveiled by Tudor in 2016, it’s just blue now. It’s still offered in the same 43mm aluminum-bronze alloy case, which looks super cool by the way, and it is still powered by the Tudor manufacture COSC certified MT5601 movement with 70 hours of power reserve. In fact, the only real difference between the Blue Special Edition and the original, in my humble opinion, is that this new model looks a heck of a lot better.
Swiss IWC is turning 150 next year. To mark the occasion, the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at SIHH, comprising 27 limited–edition watches from different collections. Among these and a bit prior to the Geneva-Watch-Fair, the new Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” is the first IWC to combine a constant-force tourbillon with a single moon phase display that only needs to be adjusted by 1 day after 577.5 years.
Just a few weeks ago, the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire won the chronograph category of the 2017 GPHG, securing a double win for Swiss Parmigiani as the Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde brought home the prize for best travel time watch. For us an excellent excuse to have a closer look at the watch with which Parmigiani celebrated their 20th anniversary.