There’s something to be said for classic design. You find something that works, you stick with it. Sure you may refine it slightly over time, enhance this, slim-down that but overall the guiding principles should stay the same. Of course there’s no need to tell German watch manufacturer Glashütte Original this, after all they’ve built an entire business model around the concept. Case in point, the new Senator Chronometer Regulator.
Despite only officially launching the brand last year Julien Coudray 1518 are already starting to establish themselves as an extremely high-end, high-quality watch manufacturer. Their pieces may not be overly flashy on first appearances but those with a healthy appreciation for the finer things in no life have no doubt already realized that these guys are the real deal. Case in point the new Oeuvre Classica 1548, hewn from one kilogram of solid 18ct Pd125 white gold.
Today I’m taking a closer look at the new Grande Heure GMT from Jacquet Droz. Decidedly understated, the Grand Heure features a fresh take on displaying the GMT function that I find quite attractive. The minimalist design of the dial won’t suit all tastes of course, in large part due to its inherent simplicity but at the same time I think the uncluttered approach will really appeal to frequent travellers, especially those looking to keep a lower profile.