Montblanc is following up last year’s launch of the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere with a green and bronze model this year in a limited edition of 1,858 pieces. Debuted at SIHH 2019, the reference 119909 1815 Geosphere is the same as the existing model, but with a new green color palette to match the current bronze case and last year’s black color palette for the Geosphere pieces. Sigue leyendo
When it comes to engineering and design, the Italians have been at the top of the heap since the Renaissance. In terms of watchmaking, though, it’s the Swiss who have, for about the last 400 years, occupied the highest rung.
What makes a watch masculine?
Is it the size? Certain Hollywood leading men might say so.
What about the material? The popularity of heavy-duty titanium and time-worn bronze these days make that a distinct possibility.
How about the complication? I don’t know about you, but debating the virility of a perpetual calendar isn’t a frequent topic in my friend circle.
But what about collaborations, partnerships, and the like? If a watch brand works with Jack Daniels, John Deere, or a different “macho” brand does touting its red-blooded qualifier on the wrist actually help sell watches?
Among several models introduced ahead of the watch industry trade show SIHH 2019, IWC has announced a new version of its Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph watch in their deep black “Ceratanium” material. Just as it sounds, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium uses a high-tech material combining ceramic and titanium, and the material’s dark finish extends right across the design and other elements for an overall “phantom” effect. This is not the first Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun nor is it the first IWC watch to use Ceratanium, but what is new is that the two have come together for the brand’s first Pilot’s Watch in this material.
Panerai’s Luminor Submersible is part of the brand’s long tradition of making diving instruments for military frogmen. In this feature from our September-October 2018 issue, we subjected this model, which debuted in 2017, to the ultimate test: ice diving.
When the new CEO of Panerai J.M. Pontroue arrived, he said very clearly; the company was going to return to work in the line of masculine watches and with special attention to the Submersibles.
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This model was exclusively designed and produced with divers in mind with the help of world record holder free diver Guillaume Néry. Panerai’s latest ambassador embodies a lot of what the brand holds dear to it’s DNA, a rich diving history and exploring beyond the known.