The Jacky Ickx Easy-Rider watch was released for the first time in 1971 and would remain in production until 1975, it proved popular with a younger clientele and the now classic ’70s designs have left them highly collectible commodities in the international vintage watch market.
This watch, the new Type 3 by Ressence, has a fluid filled case that significantly reduces light refraction. This gives it the allusion of having a two dimensional face, which is further enhanced by the curved glass and lack of a bezel.
The Wood Watch by Slim Timber is an achievement tried by others in the past, but never to quite this degree of success. Each of the wooden creations is made from stabilised seven-ply maple skateboard wood, the stabilisation is achieved by placing the wood in a partial vacuum which sucks the air out of it, this air is then replaced by resin – making the wood water-resistant and very hard wearing.
The ARCHIMEDE Pilot Chronograph is a modern take on the classic pilot’s chronograph, it’s powered by a Swiss automatic movement (Eta 7750 Elaboré) and the 3 piece stainless steel case is rated to a depth of 50 metres. From a design perspective, the watch has that timeless look about it and will remain entirely unaffected by fads in watchmaking over the coming decades.
The Runwell is one of the new watches by Shinola, it has a Swiss Argonite 1069 Movement, a stainless steel case and it’s all handmade in Detroit.
The TAG Heuer Monaco is one of those iconic timepieces that even casual fans of horology immediately recognise, the design was first introduced in 1969 to honour the Monaco Grand Prix but it wasn’t until 2 years later when Steve McQueen used one during the filming of the 1971 film “Le Mans” that the popularity of the watch began to take off.
Bremont is British watchmaker famous for creating timepieces that can handle staggering extremes in temperature, air pressure and water pressure, one of the models can even handle being ejected out of a U-2 spy plane at 100,000 feet into -40C at 600+mph. This capability becomes immediately useful the next time the mother-in-law comes to visit.
The Max Bill Chronoscope by Junghans is one of those slightly unusual watches that would look perfectly at home being worn with a suit as it would being worn with Nomex racing overalls.
The Worn & Wound Watch Roll is the answer to that dilemma you face when travelling with 2 or more wrist watches. Made from 10oz Army Duck Canvas with all pockets and trim constructed from premium brown American leather the watch rolls are each made by hand in New York City.
The Panerai Luminor 1950 Ceramica is a watch that does a great job of integrating all of the classic Panerai design elements in a single timepiece.
Worn & Wound is a New York based company that produces truly unique straps for classic watches. This is their NATO strap, it’s made of golden nubuck leather and is available in either 20mm or 22mm widths.
The Autodromo Monoposto is a watch designed in the spirit of the gauges used in ’60s era Formula 1 cars, in fact, “Monoposto” actually means “single seat” in Italian.