If you're anything like me, then you've probably seen enough regurgitated press releases articles to last a lifetime. When I talk about current events, I always aim to write up the news from a unique perspective. It might be learning about the history of longitude when Omega releases a new watch or discovering Cafe Racer culture for Zenith. Anything but copy & paste.
In January Christopher Ward announced two redesigns for their Malvern collection, the C3 Chronograph Mark III and the C5 Automatic Mark III. It's going to be an interesting year for British watch brands.
The Grand Seiko line has been the pinnacle of Japanese watchmaking for over fifty years and the latest release, a limited edition Hi-Beat GMT, takes inspiration from the environment surrounding the watchmakers studio.
Seiko has their own museum in Japan and for their latest exhibit they partnered with ZSpace, a company who make augmented reality educational screens. ZSpace's technology can show a 3D image emerging in front of you and this exhibit shows three different Grand Seiko calibers.
The connection between watches and cars is forever linked and I'm destined to feel left out of the fun. Christopher Ward has added two new limited editions to their motor sport range which are inspired by two of the most beautiful cars ever made. Or so they tell me.
From modified ETA movements to in-house calibers within thirty years, Nomos is one of the most impressive manufactures in the watch industry. They bucked the financial trends currently in Switzerland by achieving constant yearly growth. Not bad for a company that started in a rented apartment.
The Gallet Flight Officer was one of the best chronographs ever made and now I've found one of the most pristine pieces ever, currently for sale on Ebay.