How Watches Have Evolved in Design in the Past Decade by Remi Guillemin, Specialist, Watches, Christie’s Geneva
TESTS & REVIEWS
AN OLD AQUAINTANCE
IWC has added several new models to the Portugieser family. One of them is the iconic chronograph. We tested this watch, our good old friend, which now boasts a trendy green dial and is equipped with a manufacture caliber.
DARKER IS LIGHTER
By Mark Bernardo | With the Defy Classic Carbon, Zenith shoots for design boldness, lightweight comfort, and unprecedented price accessibility. We gave the watch a test run and got some insight into its origins from Zenith’s CEO.
AN EVERYDAY WATCH WITH AMBITIONS
By Alexander Krupp | The divers’ watch in Wempe’s new Iron Walker line feels perfectly at home in the water, but it performs even better as a sporty and elegant companion in daily life.
By Mark Bernardo | Christopher Ward revives a classic dive watch design with the C65 Super Compressor.
TRADITION IN GREEN
By Jens Koch | For this test, we disassembled the special 1858 Monopusher Chronograph from Montblanc to give it an unusually up-close examination. Today, its Minerva caliber, developed 100 years ago, is more exciting than ever.
A CONSTANT FORCE IN WATCHMAKING By Roger Ruegger | During the past six decades, Grand Seiko has constantly been pursuing the creation of the world’s most accurate wristwatch, pushing the development of both quartz, mechanical and Spring Drive movements. Now, the Japanese giant is ready to finally enter the haute horlogerie segment.
OAK OR OYSTER? By Jens Koch | Rolex Oyster steel models are hard to come by and are trading well above their original retail price.
OVERSEAS MISSION By Mark Bernardo | Vacheron Constantin’s sport-luxury Overseas collection, tracing its roots to an anniversary model in the 1970s, has become a versatile and resolutely modern cornerstone of the historical maison’s portfolio.