For Baselworld 2018, Tokyo-based Citizen introduced a re-designed chronograph model that immediately stations their 1972 Challenge Timer set of watches. The watches had a fair after because of what is known as the"Bullhead" structure -- meaning that the crown and pushers are in 12 o'clock rather than the conventional 3 o'clock position. The Citizen Tsuno Chronograph Racer looks and feels just like somebody put a strap onto a stopwatch. The watch will come in 4 distinct styles and attribute Citizen's proprietary Eco-Drive technology using a 1/5th second Flyback Chronograph.
Expanding the options in the Defy family, Zenith has announced the Defy Classic Black Ceramic, a sleek, dark interpretation of the Zenith Defy Classic design introduced at Baselworld 2018. With the Defy Classic, Zenith has been able to offer a non-complicated, approachable three-hander to appeal the Defy family to the masses. And with the Zenith Defy Classic Black Ceramic release, they’ve made it, well, darker, through the power of ceramics.
As we had to have discussed many times before, there is a special place inside s Swiss Jaeger-LeCoultre. A place where the sun doesn’t shine, a cozy and warm place with controlled humidity. Naturally, we are talking about their archives – irresistibly inviting for many when looking for “new” product ideas. Fortunately for us, the manufacture appears to have pulled their heads out of it and given us a rather refreshing pre-SIHH 2019 release in the beautiful shape of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel.
While collectors and neophytes alike chase after models and brands they can’t get – like the Rolex Daytona and the Patek Philippe 5711 – we take a moment here to celebrate the tried-and-true, everyday timepieces that most people wear, and the companies that make them. Raymond Weil is one of these dependable producers of such classic, quality watches that are reliable, accessible, and affordably priced, and which don’t get their fair share of press because, well, reliable and accessible just isn’t as exciting.
For 2018 Swiss Seiko will release this trio of smart-looking “Street Series” models in the Prospex collection that uses the “Baby Tuna” case – as many of us enthusiasts call it. The models are the Seiko Prospex Street Series references SNEE533 (blue), SNE535 (green), and SNE537 (gray). While Seiko Prospex collection watches are all sports watches with a major focus on diving, the goal for the Street Series is to appeal to urbanites seeking fun and durable daily-wear watches that combine practicality with an inspired design.