Swiss Longines is no stranger to chronograph watches with many examples spread across their lineup over the years and in 2017 at Baselworld, they introduced a modern interpretation of an unusual model from their history. The Longines Avigation BigEye Chronograph (ref. L2.818.104.22.168) is a vintage military-styled watch that Longines wasn’t aware they had produced. They were shown a vintage example by a collector, previous to which no examples of the BigEye existed in the Longines Museum.
When the Bamford Mayfair was announced in the fall of 2017, its founder George Bamford knew exactly how to the market the new $550 watch line. In about every news piece on the watch, George Bamford was quoted discussing how his clients – who were waiting on the servicing of a customized Bamford watch – loved the courtesy “loaner” piece they got so much that he decided to sell them. There is such a cheeky brazenness to the notion that a Bamford customer only has the one watch and needs, let alone loves, a “loaner” piece.
Each year we get a new stream of interesting Harry Winston Ocean watches. Many are cool, some are strange, and some like this Harry Winston Ocean Triple Retrograde Chronograph watch just seem to hit a sweet spot. Release of this watch coincides with the interesting news that Harry Winston is looking to sell off their watch and jewelry making divisions. That doesn’t mean the end of Harry Winston watches, but rather that someone other than Harry Winston may someday soon be making Harry Winston watches.
The tourbillon version of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 watch introduced four years ago gets updated today with an enamel dial. In a platinum case, the new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Enamel Dial watch’s most prominent feature is still the large tourbillon on the otherwise elegantly simple face. The white enamel, however, should make the contrast between the dial’s simplicity and the tourbillon’s complexity all the more stark.
Last year, Laurent Ferrier introduced its first regulator-style watch. Housed in a classic round case, it was the perfect kind of watch for the brand, which is known for marrying modern watchmaking techniques with traditional aesthetics. Now, the brand has a new version called the Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Regulateur Black. As you might have guessed, it comes in the brand’s very elegant cushion case and features a black dial, which from the press photos at least, looks absolutely mesmerizing.