Well, we just started this new “For Your Consideration” series last week (at least, officially), and here we are again with another aspirational sort of watch. While our previous one was definitely in the stratosphere, today’s watch is one that could be in reach one day, and actually be useful in a daily wear sort of capacity. That watch is the new (and very blue) Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph.
While we’ve not written about Defakto as of late, it doesn’t mean the brand hasn’t been busy creating watches to grab your attention. To close out the year, they’ve got two limited-edition releases for you – the Defakto Vektor Modul, and the Defakto Stille Nacht.
Perrelet has just announced the interestingly-named LAB Peripheral 3-Hands & Date, a three-hander with a trick up its sleeve. The watch has an automatic movement but the back of the watch has no back rotor. Instead, the rotor is on the front and is visible through the face.
Back in October, we told you about the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán White. Now, we covered the watch because I’ve got that affinity for Lamborghini. However, I struggle with how to classify these sorts of watches. I mean, we focus on the more affordable watches out there, while leaving space for those higher-end pieces that are more functional art than daily driver. So, for those, we’ll start labelling them as “For your consideration” – IE, aspirational pieces that you might save towards, or inform your own designs. Without further preamble, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X.
We here at WWR have been fans of what Moser has been producing, with their leverage of amazing fumé dials, pieces that poke fun at the industry, and even those that dare to turn the darkness dial to 11 (with Vantablack). Well, now they’ve mixed up their clean and recognizable style for something I did not expect – a pilot’s watch.
Ok, let’s get the obvious jab out of the way – having nothing but a 12-character model designation for your watch is never a good idea, except to get the collectors all excited about yet another cryptic reference to memorize and file away for future reference. For us regular joes, it’s a titanium-encased G-Shock that dresses itself up for the SciFi con.
Here’s just a quick piece on a watch I sort of stumbled across. The Tool Watch Co Arctic is a great-looking tool watch made from titanium that comes in at (get this) 38mm and has a Sellita SW200 movement inside. They funded a bit ago, so they’re at pre-ordering pricing of $800 for the blue meteorite dial, or $1,000 for the black dial.
For better or worse (depending on your point of view), Panerai continues to hold a slice of my watch subconscious. This started back when I was drawn in my the clean retro look I saw in a magazine ad years ago, and eventually blossomed when I ordered a homage watch as my very first mechanical (and it’s since passed on to another). I’ve reviewed the real thing since then (see that here) and it definitely has a quality the homage didn’t possess. Cue, then, my intense interest in the new – and compact – Panerai Luminor Quarenta.
Audiophile gear goes in one of two directions. In one corner you have the old guard gear that costs as much as a Honda Fit and stuff that costs $20 and sounds fine until you spend $20 more and notice that the audio quality is slightly better. This dichotomy in gear can be frustrating to newbies and silly to people who just don’t care.