Introducing – Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Sport Two-Tone Ref. SBGE248

Grand Seiko has been on the rise not too long ago and upped its sport by presenting a number of kinds of watches, from dressy items just like the Class assortment or extra impactful watches such because the model new Spring Drive Sport. What is for certain is that the model is including some boldness and originality to its assortment. The model’s newest mannequin, a brand new GMT timepiece a part of the Sport Assortment, is the proper instance of this new technique. Meet the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT…

Happenings: Have a good time the Restricted Version of Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe for HODINKEE Tonight in New York

Sadly, the month of diving is coming to an finish, however we wish it to unfold with fashion. In case you are in New York, we want you to come back and calm down with cocktails and diving watches at fifth Avenue Blancpain. The whole editorial workforce of HODINKEE can be current, as will the final restricted version of Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe that we have now simply launched this morning. House is proscribed, so make sure to reply to occasions@hodinkee.com if you’ll be able to be a part of us.…

Presentation: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Restricted Version For HODINKEE

Presentation of a brand new restricted version diving watch manufactured by Blancpain for HODINKEE. The cash are numbered and obtainable completely within the HODINKEE boutique and in some Blancpain boutiques. The watch comes with three bracelets: a NATO black, a sailcloth bracelet and a NATO grey. We labored with Blancpain to create a contemporary execution of what’s extensively thought to be one of the vital dive and army watches ever made. That is the Fifty Fathoms you requested, one which honors her heritage as certainly one of the archetypal diving…

Christophe Claret: A maestro at work

Christophe Claret enjoys a particular standing on this planet of watches. As a grasp watchmaker, he has not solely developed many sophisticated items for different manufacturers such because the Ulysse Nardin San Marco minute repeater, however has additionally innovated with the model that bears his personal title. This innovation is just not solely mechanical but additionally aesthetic. The Maestro is an ideal instance, particularly on this model set with treasured stones. Christophe Claret created the entrance of the watch to underline a very powerful traits, particularly the big date within…

Introducing – The MB&F LM2 Now in Pink Gold with Blue Dial

There are two sides of MB&F. First are the much-coveted, sci-fi impressed watches of the “Horological Machine” assortment – no must say, daring, futuristic creations. The opposite facet contains heritage watches… However don’t count on classic 1960s dive watches right here. The “Legacy Machine” line up is all about “Steampunk” and “Jules Verne”. One of many long run members of this legacy-inspired assortment is known as LM2 and at the moment, a brand new, extremely restricted model in purple gold with blue dial is about to see the sunshine. Meet…

In-Depth – Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance – Step 2 within the Masterpiece Assortment

In case you are a recurring reader of MONOCHROME or just into unbiased watchmaking, you might be most likely conversant in Armin Strom and their progressive Resonance idea. Launched with the Mirrored Power Resonance in 2016, later used to control a dual-time watch, the model’s first “Masterpiece”, the second chapter on this ultra-complex sequence of watches has simply been introduced… And right here, resonance is used on two ranges, as you’ll see under. Meet the spectacular Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance. The idea of Resonance Resonance is without doubt one…

Noticed – Daniel Craig at 2019 British GP With Omega Seamaster Bullhead (and a peek at “Bond 25” potential watch)

Most individuals over the weekend have been watching Wimbledon for the Males’s and Girls’s championship matches along with the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The 2019 Components One British Grand Prix at Silverstone was barely overshadowed by these two occasions. However for individuals who watched it, Daniel Craig, who performs James Bond and is at the moment filming elements of the upcoming “Bond 25” movie, was in attendance for the race gained by English driver Lewis Hamilton. And he had one thing particular on the wrist. What caught my eye was…

Business Information – Swatch Group Half-12 months Report 2019 Signifies Decline in Gross sales and Profitability

Swatch Group has simply introduced its first half-year report 2019 and the outcomes aren’t optimistic. Each gross sales and profitability have been impacted, after a optimistic 12 months 2018. Nonetheless, the Swatch Group anticipates full-year income development. At CHF four,078 million, the group web gross sales are down three.7% at fixed trade charges and down four.four% at present charges. The working result’s down 13% at CHF 547 million. The online earnings can also be impacted by the decline in gross sales. As a comparability, the Swiss Watch Exports have grown…

Interview – Julien Haenny On What Precisely is the Advantageous Watch Membership

A world multi-brand watch membership aimed toward anybody with an curiosity in luxurious mechanical watches, the Advantageous Watch Membership – which we already launched right here – simply kicked off its gross sales actions with a Bvlgari Octo Finissimo particular version. Excellent timing to speak with the Advantageous Watch Membership’s Managing Director, Julien Haenny, and perceive what is strictly the purpose behind this collector’s initiative. MONOCHROME, Xavier Markl – How was the Advantageous Watch Membership born? Julien Haenny – The Advantageous Watch Membership is an initiative began by GMT Publishing,…

Sensible work: Rolex GMT-Grasp of Marlon Brando since "Apocalypse Now"

Worn by Brando within the movie and captured in a well-known black and white photograph assortment of Mary Ellen Mark, this GMT-Grasp dates from 1972 and, other than the dearth of an authentic bezel or bracelet , solely authentic. In accordance with Philips, with a three.24M serial quantity and a background engraved in 1972, the dial, fingers, case, motion and background are authentic for the watch. As well as, with a small level of sunshine, the underside of the case is signed by an engraving of Brando himself, marked "Mr.…