The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch, introduced at Baselworld last year, is the first Blancpain watch with a 36,000-vph movement. The styling of the watch’s hands and indexes, the shape of its case, and the design of its calibrated diving scale all swim in the wake of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, launched in 2013.
Unlike most repeaters and other chiming watches, the Swiss A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time has its chiming mechanism integrated into the dial design. The black-polished steel hammers are located on either side of the large small-seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. The hammer on the right strikes the quarter hours and the one on the left, the full hours. The two gongs, which are embedded in a recess between the dial and the bezel, are also visible from the dial side.
Ahead of its official debut at SIHH 2016, Swiss Richard Mille offers a look at the new RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat watch, a thinner version of its iconic RM 010 timepiece that doesn’t sacrifice the original’s aesthetics or performance.
There are plenty of watch series that have gone through dramatic changes: the Omega Constellation, IWC Portugieser, TAG Heuer Carrera — I am sure there are even those who will adamantly argue that Rolex Datejusts and Submariners have strayed too far from their original concepts. In some cases, in fact, it is these dramatic changes that have gave the respective brands their notoriety. When you think of Audemars Piguet, you don’t simply think back to dress watches and the Royal Oak; you think about the Offshore, too.
Swiss Panerai returns to its roots with the pleasingly traditional Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM00673, a limited edition of 1000 watches modelled on the ref. 6152/1, complete with retro-style gilded pencil hands.