As I gazed down at my now 4 year old Rolex Air-King on my wrist I knew it was about time for my next Rolex purchase. Various business milestones have been achieved and with my upcoming birthday on the horizon there was no better time to commemorate it than now. What better way to celebrate the occasion than with a Rolex watch? After all, the classic Rolex slogan is “a crown for every achievement”.
Parmigiani Fleurier is famous for sounding like a delicious cheese and for producing some really, really nice watches. Their latest, the Tondagraph and Tonda GT, offer what amounts to a steel dress watch from a manufacturer more associated with tourbillons. That’s a good thing.
I have done many Gruppo Gamma reviews and I have never been disappointed. All of their watches have been based on vintage diver watches, but now they have one that not specifically inspired by a watch. This is the new Gruppo Gamma Nexus, and it’s inspired by a depth gauge. I have been looking forward to reviewing this one. Gruppo Gamma was able to send me out a pre-production model and right away I could tell this was something special.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – I’m trying to pull a fast one on you, right? Honest, I’m not! It just so happens that this watch looks a LOT like the Defakto Transit Standard, which we reviewed here. Trust me, they are different! Let’s talk about what makes the Defakto Vektor Orbit it’s own beast.
Well, not their watches, really (though who know what their skunkworks has in progress). No, what’s gotten the upgrade is their website. While normally this is not something we’d talk about, in light of the news yesterday from Zenith, I thought it would be worth mentioning.
Wow – for all of the restrained elegance in the H. Moser designs, they certainly did not hold back when putting the name together for this new watch, did they? Good-natured joking aside, any time a new watch comes from this brand, I pay attention. And the H. Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Swiss Mad Red is certainly an attention-grabber.
These days, we expect that just about anything we might want – be it groceries, a good book, or even a car – is something we can order online from the comfort of our own home. While you can buy a great many watches online, some of the bigger Swiss brands have resisted. One of the latest to embrace progress is Zenith.
If you’re going to come out with a new watch, you really need to figure out how to make the design stand out. That could be done with complications or interesting case designs. But what it you’re starting with a classic case shape and a basic three-hander-plus-date? Well, if you’re Endatto Watches, you focus in on the dial.
While we’re certainly not in the midst of any sort of watch shows or fairs, there have been a number of new watch releases that have hit. One that just came up earlier today is the new line, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT collection.
If you recall, a week ago, we talked about a watch helping get plastic out of the ocean. Well, ocean-conservancy-oriented watches are definitely a big theme of the year, and Oris is getting in on that action as well with the Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition.