Of Watches and Wonders (Day 2!)

New day new watch releases. The second day of Watches and Wonders has been far less dramatic, with no major watches being discontinued, to my knowledge at least, and few brand new watches. But the new editions and recolors are still welcome, so without further ado, my top five W&W tidbits!

Number 5: IWC brings the Ingenieur back

IWC follows the trend of looking back in time for inspiration. With new (old) proportions reflecting the original design from the 70s, and some beautiful dial texture, this is definitely one to watch.

Number 4: Cartier somehow brings more color into their lineup

Cartier makes luxury look good (again). As much as it frustrates me they have a way with color that almost no one can keep up with. Dammit.

Number 3: Chopard now vibrates at 8 Hz. If you can get one.

The new Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF is limited to only 250 pieces, but if you can get it, you’ll get one of the smoothest second hand sweeps you can buy, with the movement oscillating at 8 Hz!

Number 2: Grand Seiko moves beyond the dial.

Grand Seiko, known for making exquisitely finished dials, has decided to engrave the entire platinum case of their new “Majestic White Birch”. It certainly fits in a “Masterpiece Collection”, but unfortunately is limited to only 50 pieces. (Dammit, again, for different reasons.)

Number 1: The Oris ProPilot Altimeter gets more impressive.

At this point it seems like they’re bragging, first they make the only automatic movement with a mechanical Altimeter attached, then they make the watch out of 3D printed carbon fiber, I mean come on!