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 . . .
“You can trust your car to the man who wears the star,” Texaco used to tell drivers. I don’t trust my car to anyone but I would trust Zenith to make a dress watch. And so they have. Why anyone would buy the Elite instead of the strikingly similar, fanatically perfect $7600 Grand Seiko SBGY003? New watch alert! The 40mm Zenith is slightly larger, made from gold and has a date window. How great is that?
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 . . .
Orlebar Brown makes athleisure clothing for men with killer abs. IWC makes watches. New watch alert! There’s nothing brown about the IWC Orlebar Brown timepiece. It’s a 44.6mm Portugieser in OB’s colors: a marine-blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and a red chronograph seconds hand. Before we move on to our next 11 selections, check out at that top subdial . . .