New Watch Alert: Hanhart, Ulysse Nardin, Piaget

Hanhart Pioneer 1 Bronze LE – $1430 I recently highlighted the imminent arrival of OMEGA’s first ever bronze watch, pronouncing the Geneva watchmaker late to the horological bronze age. New watch alert! So is Hanhart, but they sure brought the noise. The Pioneer 1 Bronze is a stunning minimalist timepiece that trumps OMEGA with a bronze sliding bezel and a dateless retro dial. Hanhart’s [hidden] Sellita SW 200 engine is a far cry from OMEGA’s Co-Axial 8912, but Hanhart gives you twice as much style for $2720 less. If you ACT NOW . . .

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New Watch Alert: Moser, Hamilton, Louis Vuitton

H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade – $30,800 This $30,800 watch would annoy the hell out of me mashable.com proclaims. New watch alert! The final installment of H. Moser & Cie’s Alpine series – a mechanical middle finger to the Apple Watch – features a faux Spinning Disc Pointer mocking Cupertino’s app loading app. Back in the day, Apple’s interminable load times inspired us to call its multi-colored predecessor “the spinning beachball of death.” These days you hardly see the icon. If you wear this watch, you’ll see it all the time. Like this . . .

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New Watch Alert: Breguet, Zenith, Christopher Ward

Breguet Reine de Naples Cœur LE – $50k I was schmoozing with a PR flack the other day; a hugely intelligent woman who confessed her love for complications. I resisted the urge to describe my complicated love life, countering instead with my love of minimalism. Wouldn’t you know it, Breguet drops a watch that combines both: a minimalistically complicated love watch. (It pays to stay new watch alert.) As you’ll see from the video below, the Reine de Naple Cœur’s minute hand bends to follow the rehaut. Breguet’s presser’s description of the patented technology needed to make the complication work is watch nerd catnip . . .

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New Watch Alert: Hublot, MB&F, IWC

Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Magic Gold LE – $89,500 New watch alert! It’s LVMH new product week! The usual suspects have the news on all the new products. I’ve chosen the ugliest of the bunch, obviously. I mean, I’ve never seen a watch that makes such a big deal of its power reserve. Does anyone really care, to the point where the dial looks like an afterthought? I guess so; the 45mm Big Bang MP-11 Magic Gold is the [you-guessed-it] gold version of a watch previously released with a red ceramic case. The “magic” in the title refers to . . .

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New Watch Alert: De Bethune, Citizen, H. Moser & Cie

De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon LE – $250k New watch alert! Or should that be new watches alert? Assuming you don’t mind paying an insurance premium equivalent to a new Swatch every four hours, De Bethune’s reversible DB Kind of Two Tourbillon is double fun. It’s a Star Trek emblemed tourbillon! It’s a minimalist three hander cum roulette wheel! It’s both! Sporting De Bethune’s trademark floating lugs, the 42.8mm titanium cased watch is just 9.8mm thick, or $25,510.20 per millimeter. Yes it’s a plenty pricey piece but . . .

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