The Blancpain Villeret Annual Calendar GMT Watch was a Baselworld 2016 novelty, and when it was introduced at the show it generated a lot of interest thanks to the combination of its case material (steel), its user-friendliness (considerable), and its delivery of bang for the buck (lots, at least, in relative terms). I finally managed to get my hands on one and spent a few days with it, to find out whether or not the initial positive impression stands up to longer exposure.
Swiss Longines launched today its new Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) collection which includes three-hand and chronograph models, all of them equipped with new-generation high-precision quartz movements developed by the ETA manufacturing company exclusively for Longines.
The Swiss Designer Watches Online new collection was presented at the Neuchâtel Observatory, where the first quartz clock with absolute precision developed by the brand was certified in 1954.
New to the 2016 Senna collection is the addition of a 3-hand quartz watch. And it’s a true partner watch to the Chronograph, with a matching 43mm case, “Legends” bracelet and black and red colour scheme.
Dial & Bezel
The 2016 Senna Edition features a black dial with red detailing- the “Formula 1” text on the dial and the 15, 30 and 45 minute markers joining the 60 minute triangle on the inner minuterie flange. Of course, there is also the red Senna logo, this time appearing at the 9 o’clock position rather than 3 o’clock as on the chrono.
Back in 1972, Swiss Audemars Piguet did the unthinkable: they sold a steel watch with an out-there design for ten times the price of the Rolex Submariner. The gambit paid off, and that Swiss Designer Watches Online evolved into the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Watch, one of the most sought-after timepieces of the financial elite. A popular variant is the Rubber Clad, distinguishable by its rubber bezel.
Historically,Swiss Montblanc was most closely associated with luxury pens, the Meisterstück being its most iconic and successful. The brand’s watchmaking debut didn’t come until 1997, when it opened up its watchmaking division in Le Locle, Switzerland. The name of its first timepiece? The Meisterstück.