The Milanese watch strap has been experiencing a renaissance lately—they first arrived on the scene in 19th-century Italy and had their last resurgence of popularity during the mid-century era of minimalist watchmaking.
Now you’ll find them on everything from “shark-proof” dive watches to the Apple Watch.
Today, you’ll find most novelty watches in a gag gift shop or the sale bin, but there was once a time when tongue-in-cheek horology was celebrated as libertine art—and subsequently banned by the conservatives.
Wearing a digital watch is widely considered blasphemous in the world of watch enthusiasm, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook them entirely.
In fact, when those folks throw around “tool watch” as validation for wearing their GMT or Submariner that’s never seen a splash of saltwater, just have them take a look at the wrist of someone actually in a cockpit and you’ll probably find the likes of the Breitling Aerospace Evo (above) with a digital readout.
We’ve been keeping an eye on this new analog-smartwatch hybrid trend, and the latest entry has just arrived from Mondaine—known best for their Swiss railway watches and their love for the Helvetica typeface.
Hence, the Helvetica 1 smartwatch, which is getting a limited first run of 1,957 pieces to commemorate the year the typeface was created, available for preorder now.
You can probably spot a Movado from a mile away—thanks to their notably minimalist, and wildly popular, Museum dial watches.
But the Museum watch didn’t come on the scene until the late 1940s, over a half century after Movado began making precision mechanical timepieces in Switzerland in 1881. Hence the name of their new all-automatic-movement collection of watches harking back to their roots that was unveiled at Baselworld 2015 and has just hit their webstore.
Just when you thought all the #menswear dust had settled from NYFW: Men’s...
All of a sudden it’s Market Week here in New York—a time for buyers to stock their shops, for editors to take the pulse of the upcoming seasons and for more general menswear camaraderie. So we took stock of the Big Three (Capsule, Liberty Fairs and MAN) to find our favorite watches being previewed.
We spend most of our Tuesdays talking about more established brands, but every so often we like to check out the scene of up-and-coming watchmakers hoping to build their brand with a little help from crowdfunding.
Quick reminder: it will be the third Sunday in June this weekend.
That means you’re probably still on the hook for finding a Father’s Day gift. So, instead of the obvious last-minute #1 Dad mug or bottle of booze, you ought to get him something thoughtful (and last-minute).