Just as a strap change is a quick and easy way to mix up the look of your watch and freshen it, playing around with the dial on an watch can do much the same. Of course, that’s not a 30-second operation, and if you’re doing it yourself, there’s a lot more sweat equity involved. But hey, brands can do it as well, right? I rather like seeing how semi-precious stones are used in dials (lapis lazuli, aventurine, and MOP are my current favorites) so this news about the Mido Baroncelli Wild Stones Collection was right up my alley.
Just a few days ago, I started talking about watches with functions built in that are not actually related to timekeeping (you can see that here. Sure, you’ve got stuff like the “clip ons” that Snyper did, or even those novelty type ones with lighters built in. But what about something that may have an impact on your health? That, friends, is where the Teslar Balance T1 comes into play.
One of the best parts of being a watch reviewer is getting to see a brand grow and create new stuff. Secondarily to that, getting to see sneak previews of things, or even going hands-on with prototypes, is just an added bonus. In the case of the Roebuck Diviso, it’s very much the latter. This is a watch design still being refined, and we got to spend some time with it so you’ll know what to expect when it comes available to purchase.
We are Mac lovers at Knapsack but even if we weren’t, I’d still say that the Apple Watch is still Apple’s singular best product. I can say plenty about its other tools – the too-big iPad Pro, the horrible keyboard on the MacBooks, the locked-down iPhone – but the Apple Watch and now the new Apple Watch 5 still “just work.”
The adage “everything old is new again” is prevalent, well, just about everywhere. Movies are being remade like crazy, car designs are back from the past, and of course the watch companies like to dive into their back catalog as well. Many of these show up in higher-end watch brands, and so it’s not like we’re able to necessarily go out and pick up a new version of a watch we liked “back in the day”. Unless, that is, you’re a Fossil collector. In that case, this reissue of the Fossil Defender is for you.
The new “green” Aquaracer is out and it’s pretty sexy. The $2,200 watch comes in his and hers – 43mm and 32mm – and the larger model runs a Calibre 5 Automatic movement while the smaller one runs quartz.
This super sexy piece by H. Moser, the Pioneer, now features a bold date and month window to go with the built-in perpetual calendar. It comes in blue and purple and features 120 meter water resistance.
When it comes to Corum, most folks think of the Golden Bridge models, or the Bubble lineup. And that makes sense, as they are both iconic designs for the brand that look quite different from anything else out there. That’s giving short shrift to the Admiral collection, though, with it’s yachting-flag inspired dials. Just recently, the brand released a new version of the Corum Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph.
With the BR 5, Bell & Ross is treading into some new territory. In what looks like the future of high-end watch design, this aviator looks like a cross between a Royal Oak and a Bulgari Octo.