The new Café Racer series of watches by ContaTempo Scuderia are designed to be worn as either wristwatches or around the neck on a lanyard as a stop watch – this strikes me as being quite clever.
The Suunto Ambit2 Black is many things, so many things in fact, that it seems improper to just call it a watch. It has built in GPS and maps, it can monitor you speed, heart-rate, altitude and even the prevailing weather conditions.
The Omega Spacemaster Z-33 is a new watch designed to evoke the iconic “Pilot Line” Omega watches that were first introduced in the 1960s. The case is 100% titanium and the movement is a reliable calibre 5666 quartz, the watch is designed specifically for pilots and can be used as a wrist-top flight log.
Though most people don’t associate Detroit with watchmaking, the team at Shinola are working hard to create a new tradition in American timepiece manufacturing.
The Heuer Monza is the beautiful, though far less famous sibling to the Heuer Monaco. It was originally released in 1975 to honour Ferrari’s Formula One World Championship win in 1975 with Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni, it was available for sale until the early ’80s but was discontinued before the merger between TAG and Heuer in 1985.
Worn & Wound is a NYC based watch strap and accessories maker specialising in classic leather straps that’ll suit almost any watch you throw at them. This strap is called the NYC NATO Brick Full Grain, it’s made from full grain leather and can be ordered in either 20mm or 22mm sizes.
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.