Last year a small Austrian watchmaker by the name of Habring² celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the launch of a simple looking watch called Felix. At the time I remembered thinking ‘ten years is a pretty significant milestone, surely they want something a little more flashy to mark the occasion?’ The thing is, the husband and wife founders of Habring² don’t really do ‘flashy’. Instead, they prefer something a little more substantive. How refreshing is that?
URWERK has decided it’s time to close the chapter on another of its multi-award winning timepieces, in this case the EMC. It’s a sad occasion to be sure but one that also signifies that the brand is officially freeing up time and resources to focus on new and no doubt exciting developments. It’s not all bad news though, as in true URWERK style, the brand is celebrating the milestone in spectacular style with the unveiling at SalonQP of one final, awesome limited edition! Presenting the EMC Pistol.
For the past few days I’ve had the pleasure of wearing quite a special new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Part of the “First OMEGA in Space” collection – which, not surprisingly, commemorates the inaugural journey of the Omega Speedmaster into space on the wrist of astronaut “Wally” Schirra – this new model features an updated Sedna™ gold case that is just stunning.
Mechanical complexity, architectural beauty, killer good looks, the DSTB from Arnold & Son really has it all. Part of the brand’s highly regarded Instrument Collection, the DSTB encapsulates just about everything we love about the brand. To find out why, you’ll just have to read on.
Zenith first brought the El Primero 410 back to life in 2014. In 2015 they added some color and I was sold. Based largely on a popular model from the 1970’s, the El Primero first made its appearance as a limited edition of 500 pieces in steel with a sexy but subdued silver dial. I was quite smitten with the watch at the time but I must admit I found the monochromatic styling a little boring.