New watch alert! A tourbillon has no horological value in a modern wristwatch. It’s pure theater. Given CAD/CAM, 3D printing and the like, it was only a matter of time before Chinese IP thieves artisans figured out how to bring the spinny thing down from high horology’s Mount Olympus to the masses. Via Wallace’s rocket ship! Now available, the ERA Hyperion is the first . . .
Good Lord. How did this Lucien Piccard Bosphorus Chronograph escape Dr. Frankenstein’s lab? What in the world are those “bridges” doing across the dial of a quartz watch or, indeed, any watch? The Bosphorous came into this world at $895. And here’s what Jomashop is asking for a new-in-box example . . .
Raymond Weil Tango Bob Marley Limited Edition Men’s Quartz GMT LE – $1150
If ever there was a watch for well-off rastafarians, Raymond Weil’s Bob Marley homage is it. That said, I think this 42mm timepiece is aimed at the kind of music fans who’d mistake Haile Selassie for an Arabic greeting. Let’s take a closer look and check out 11 more examples from our weekly new watch alert . . .