There’s been a lot of talk about smartwatches lately...
But Ressence makes the sort of smart watch (two words) that we can get behind.
The brand pushes the boundaries of watch innovation, by using existing technology—in the mechanical sense—to make a watch that’s more interesting than anything that needs to be charged every few days. (Nor will their watches ever require a software update.)
There weren’t really any big surprises at yesterday’s Apple event in Cupertino.
We basically got a rehashing of what to expect from the Apple Watchand when to expect to be able to buy one (April 24). And we finally learned what to expect to pay. The base price of $349 seemed like a forgone conclusion, but the big reveal was that the “Edition” line of watches would cost upwards of $10,000. Yep, you’re starting at five figures for the opportunity to buy a gilded version of the same $349 watch. Naturally, we’ve got a better idea of how to spend that 10 grand, on some serious timepieces.
It seems like Swatch has been around forever, making bare-bones Swiss watches favored by kids, minimalists, ’80s enthusiasts and, more recently,
But they’d gone largely unheralded by horology buffs, until they unveiled the Sistem51 line of watches at Basel World a few years ago. The fully automatic watches (named for the 51 parts hermetically sealed into the case) were made entirely by machine and boasted some impressive stats for a watch that costs less than it would to service most high-end timepieces.
As you’ve probably surmised, there’s a certain romantic holiday happening this weekend.
And if you’re still searching for the right token of your affection, let us suggest giving the gift of time. Of course, depending on a number of different factors—length of relationship, her tastes, your wallet—gifting a watch can mean different things. And different price points.
Filson has prided itself on making “unfailing goods” since the day they began making blankets for Klondike explorers in 1897.
But not until now have any of those goods included watches.
So they teamed up with the new torchbearers of American watchmaking, Shinola, to launch their very first watch collection—consisting of field watches, GMTs and chronographs strapped in their legendarily rugged bridle leathers and tin cloth.
It’s market week here in New York—a time for buyers to stock their shops, a time for editors to take the pulse of the upcoming season and a time for general menswear camaraderie.
We saw plenty of good stuff on the showroom floors (stay tuned for more on that tomorrow) but since it’s Tuesday, we begin by focusing on all the handsome new watches.