Timeless And Under The Radar: Three New Classics From Montblanc, Baume & Mercier, And Nomos Glashütte

There were many highlights setting new benchmarks in terms of technology and design in 2019; unfortunately most of these statement pieces are quite expensive, often out of reach, and not made for everyday wear. Taking a look beyond the limelight, Sabine Zwettler spotted three intriguing variations of existing timepieces from Montblanc, Baume & Mercier, and Nomos Glashütte that make a serious statement on the wrist without breaking the bank.

Why I Bought It: Nomos Glashütte Minimatik

Martin Green still vividly remembers admiring the Minimatik in the comfort of the Nomos booth at Baselworld 2015. Other watches were presented to him during this appointment, but he kept reaching for the Minimatik. Now he has bought one for himself, and here Martin explains why.

Our Predictions In The Challenge Category Of The 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG): Bang For Your Buck Right Here

The GPHG Challenge category should probably more accurately be called the “Bang For Your Buck” category because this really is where you can see just how much watch you can get for your hard-earned dollar. But our panel is quite split on which watch delivers the most for the least.

Swatch Tresor Magique

Swatch Tresor Magique: The Watch Harry Potter Would Have Worn – Reprise

The Swatch Tresor Magique might have a platinum case, but it looks like something Harry Potter would have appreciated wearing while attending classes at Hogwarts. However, there is more that is even notable about this watch, which Martin Green divulges here.

New MIH Gaïa Series I Watch: Surprising In Its Use Of Brutalist Design

The Musée International d’Horlogerie announces a new MIH watch, called into existence to help finance ongoing museum projects as well as raise public awareness for safeguarding horological heritage and to promote the expertise of regional watchmakers. This surprising timepiece takes its direct inspiration from the museum building itself, a product of Brutalist architecture.

Dial view, Timex Marlin re-edition, 2017

Why I Bought It: Timex Marlin Re-edition – Reprise

GaryG has said it many times: there are great watches to be had at every price point! Enter the Timex Marlin Re-edition of 2017, a watch that he owns, wears, and loves. Find out why right here.

Kiss Drummer Eric Singer Co-Designs Second Set Of Zodiac Sea Wolf Topper Editions

“These are fun for watch fanatics,” says watch fanatic and Kiss drummer Eric Singer, who co-designed a new limited edition set of three Zodiac watches with Toppers Jewelers. “They don’t reinvent the wheel, but their entertaining colors, cool looks, and retro style mix it up in a fun way.”

Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC: When The World Is Your Oyster

There is design, and then there is Porsche Design. The former is general, the latter is a distinct design language all by itself. As the name suggests, the 1919 Globetimer UTC is a world time watch – a type of watch with which Porsche Design has had significant experience, starting with the world time watch with alarm function it created in the 1990s with IWC. Martin Green thinks this latest model is the best to date.

Patria: Historical Name, Vintage Look, New Technology, And Column Wheel Chronograph

The modern story of the reborn Patria watch brand begins with Jolyon Lambert, a 31-year-old British industrial designer. Having spoken to Lambert at length and handled the reborn brand’s first new watch, Elizabeth Doerr reports on the Brigadier column-wheel flyback chronograph.

Reservoir Watch Supercharged Classic: (Relatively) Affordable Swiss Quality

Absent any history or gambit to appropriate a dead brand name, Reservoir has been able to channel its energies into inventive design, high value for money, and a well-rounded model line, which is evident in this Supercharged Classic model.