Timex has released the Weekender Collection, a capsule collection features a stainless steel case with a black or anthracite face and is available with a nylon strap or stainless bracelet, whichever you choose. The watches are simple, wearable and extremely affordable, making them a great entry-point piece.
Watchmaker Georg Jensen is known for his simplistic yet well-detailed designs, two of the designer’s finest examples being the Koppel 317 and 318. They’re modern and perfect for just about any occasion, but if you’re looking for the timeless face with a more standout strap, this is perfect. Georg Jensen’s dropped the 317 and 318 with NATO straps to really switch things up. The prices are welcoming and the designs work well with the colorful straps. Really well actually. (via GQ)
The Victorinox Swiss Army Original watch is really a great looking timepiece at an affordable price point. The details are immense and the design’s really well thought out. The 40 mm case is made from nylon fiber while the bezel is aluminum. The movement’s Swiss quartz and is held in place with the screw-in case back. The stencil-cut dial looks great and also shows the date. It’s water-resistance to 100 meters and comes with a matching NATO strap available in navy grey, commando black, desert beige or khaki green.
Tourneau, the World’s largest watch store, has unveiled its latest timepiece for its own brand. They’ve been crafting pieces under the Tourneau name since the early 1900s and this one shows the brand’s ability to consistently drop phenomenal designs. This one’s sleek and really understated, and probably one of the brand’s finest Swiss-made pieces to date. It’s available now for $2,950 at Tourneau.
The folks at Vane have had an ongoing partnership with Sebago for quite sometime now. They’ve collaborated primarily on footwear but the duo have been known to go well beyond that as well. They recently opened the doors to the latest installation of their concept store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Celebrating a successful four year collaborative relationship, the Store will feature the limited-edition Vane for Sebago footwear collections as well as a assortment of inline Sebago styles curated by Vane. The shop will also continually release exclusive store-only styles designed by Vane, and will also stock exclusive Vane apparel and jewelry. The shop will house more than just Vane and Sebago merchandise as we scoped some rare finds in the form of vintage Rolex watches and vintage designer frames from Carrera, Cazal, Christian Dior, Ultra and more.
On September 22, 2011 in Monaco, Harry Winston will be offering up this one-off Midnight GMT Tourbillon as part of this year’s Only Watch charity auction. The bezel discreetly bears three distinctive arches of the Harry Winston’s New York Salon atop a platinum case crafted exclusively for Only Watch. The detailing and features are immense as this 45mm beauty features a mechanical bidirectional automatic movement with a 110-hour power reserve. The tourbillon positioned at 6 o’clock carries the small seconds display, while the GMT display at 9 o’clock is enriched with a day/night indication. The 11 o’clock aperture indicates the cities representing the timezone, with Monaco being included in the mix in tribute to the Only Watch event.
Though we’re not big on the whole “jewelry for men” movement, this anchor necklace from CXXVI reaches well beyond the aesthetics. It’s made from hand forged steel, as it’s heated in a coal forge and hand hammered on a 130 year old anvil, giving a sturdy build. It’s also lightly coated with beeswax to preserve the appearance.
King of the blogosphere Michael Williams turns us to this gem he recently came across during his last trip to Vegas. It’s supposedly a reproduction Chinese pilot’s watch from the ’60s and the detailing is really worth checking out. Notice the Chinese Star as well as the other markings on the dial. There were roughly 1,400 watches made exclusively for the Chinese Air Force. It’s got an automatic movement with a 40 hour power reserve, is made in China and comes with a steel back but add $35 for a crystal back.
Who doesn’t like a good field trip? Michael from ACL gives us a tour of the IWC Watch Factory in Switzerland. Why’s this relevant, you ask? I think alot of people don’t know what actually goes into making watch as timeless as an IWC. The Swiss watchmaker has invested alot to maintain a modern and clean environment for the watch makers and it certainly pays dividends. The time and dedication put into each IWC watch is unmeasurable. With these shots, MW gives us insight into something we normally wouldn’t be able to experience so definitely peep the imagery.