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.
Swiss Patek Philippe introduced its main ladies’ collection, the Twenty-4, 19 years ago in 1999. At the time, the mechanical revolution was just beginning to re-emerge after two decades of quartz dominance that killed most of Switzerland’s smaller mechanical watchmakers. Most ladies’ watches were still quartz, and the manchette bracelet-style watch design reigned supreme.
The Bulgari Octo Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar is among the most complicated watches Bulgari has made to date, featuring too many high complications to even fit in its name. Combining both grande and petite sonneries, a minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phases, and more, it is a one-off piece that represents the most challenging and prestigious watchmaking techniques.
The new Swiss Panerai PAM796 Luminor Marina 8-Days Power Reserve Left-Hand is a bit of an amalgamation of traits that Panerai already has pursued — being that it’s a left-handed (crown on the left side of the case) Luminor with an 8-day power reserve. This Panerai Luminor Marina watch also features Panerai’s recognizable and often sought-after sandwich dial with long, faux vintage patina lumed baton hands and a sub-seconds dial at 3 o’clock.
For 2018 Swiss watch brand Armand Nicolet releases a new series of dive watches in the JS9 collection. Pretty much every watch brand is always trying to make a better dive watch in terms of value and style proposition. Why? Sporty/functional/expressive tool watches with character are currently the most demanded by luxury timepiece consumers. So let’s see how the JS9 fares.