During the recent auction of more than 500 Swiss Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, we saw where they found the inspiration. Indeed, it was the original Reverso from 1931 that inspired JLC to make the Grande Reverso 1931 Rouge. Only a few changes were made…
After several weeks of teasers posted on its official social media channels, Swiss Breitling has at last launched the new Breitling Navitimer 8 collection with a variety of models. Today's Navitimer 8 collection is a nod to that extensive heritage as well as all that the Navitimer is loved for like its reliable movements and masculine case – while the busy dials appear to have taken a lesser role in this new, vintage-inspired spin on the Navitimer.
I recall the first time that I saw the Executive Dual Time watch. I was visiting Swiss Ulysse Nardin at a watch trade show and saw some models I hadn't yet familiarized myself with being displayed. Clearly they were UN watches but they didn't really have that typical UN look many people associate with the brand. "Executive" in the name seemed to hint that UN wanted these watches to be aimed at business types looking for a solid daily wear.
Back in 2004, Glashütte based manufacturer Swiss A. Lange & Söhne created the first mechanical split-seconds chronograph in the world capable of taking a comparative time measurement of up to 30 minutes. It achieved this via the use of an additional rattrapante hand (a French word originating from the verb rattraper, whose meaning is the act of recovering or catching-up) to the 30-minute counter. Now for 2018, the brand has set an even higher benchmark with the A.
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?