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Another month of June has come and gone (well, almost) – and with it, a slew of summer-ready watches. There have been some truly standout releases from the likes of Oris and Seiko, but also subtle updates to existing collections that just might add the watch you’ve been looking for. We’ve got it all, crazy high-end watchmaking from MB&F, the announcement of exciting new brands Elka and Protek and more to check out below.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced new models in its Master Control collection, including this Calendar watch and a more complicated Calendar Chronograph. They both incorporate a new system of interchangeable straps for the brand.
Unimatic Mocha Brown U1 & U2
Italian microbrand sensation Unimatic has released versions of Modello Uno (U1) and Modello Due (U2) in Mocha Brown (MB) colors. We’re big fans of the all-brown look that seems to reference the “tropical” patina of vintage watches. Not only do they look great, but (unlike many Unimatics) they are powered by Swiss automatic movements.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
Sometimes you see a new IWC chronograph and say “damn that’s cool”. And they look at you closer and say, “oh, that’s 46mm??” Well, we’re happy to say that this very attractive bronze and deep blue Pilot’s Watch Chronograph is an accessible 41mm. More like this, please, IWC.
Oris Holstein Edition 2022
Resurrecting a watch from the 1990s, Oris has one of the coolest releases of the year with its Hölstein 2022 edition. A 36.5mm world time watch with the unique feature of plus and minus buttons on the side of the case that allow you to easily adjust the local time. and back.
The same people who founded Luminox have just launched a new brand, Protek. If you like rugged construction and old-school Luminox military vibes, there’s plenty to discover at Protek – from carbon-cased tritium-equipped dive watches to field watches and more.
Timex x Stranger Things Watches
Eleven, Mike, Dusty and the gang are all back for a new season of the Netfix series stranger things. And timex braves The Upside Down and the 80s with three new stranger things– themed watches appropriately based on very 80s watch designs.
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Automatic Chronograph
As part of its ongoing partnership with automaker Austin-Healey, watchmaker Frédérique Constant has released its all-new retro-styled chronograph in “British racing green”.
MB&F LM sequential EVO
Believe it or not, this is a relatively conservative looking watch for MB&F, best known for its avant-garde horology that borders on the abstract. The brand is a darling of the world of fine watchmaking, and this is its first chronograph. It actually offers two separate stopwatches in one watch.
James x Timex box set
The James brand has teamed up with Timex to offer an EDC set including a pen, knife, key ring and a version of Timex’s automatic Expedition North watch, all in titanium. It sold out quickly but more stock is expected in a week or so, so be sure to check back.
Price: $349 (sold out)
Citizen Promaster Diving “Orca”
It’s not quite a vintage reissue, but Citizen brought back a cult solar-powered diver as far back as 2006. The design of the diver’s watch is often inspired by aquatic life, and this one is based on the “predator supreme of the sea”, the killer whale, or killer whale.
Professional diver Echo/Neutra Cristallo
Italian watchmaker Echo/Neutra adds a hardcore diver in the spirit of the Rolex Sea-Dweller to its growing collection of tool watches. It is water resistant to 500m with a elaborateQuality Swiss automatic movement offering a power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.
Price: $1,190 ($890 pre-order)
Luminox Pacific Diver Chronograph
The new Luminox Pacific Diver is a Swiss-made, quartz-powered, tritium-equipped 44mm chronograph that comes in nine variations, from colorful to stealthy.
Timex Waterbury Ocean
This Timex comes in the form of a diver’s watch (30m waterproof) made from recovered and recycled ocean plastic. With a neat, speckled texture in a few colors, it even offers a full strap in the material – unlike most other ocean plastic watches of its kind.
King Seiko SPB291
Seiko has expanded its King Seiko range with this unusual purple dial variant as well as a premium limited edition.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition
Chopard’s long-standing motorsport chronograph, the Mille Miglia, has gotten a new version for the 2022 edition of the race for which it is named.
Elka revives an old watch brand with refined designs inspired by the sixties, Swiss construction and La Joux Perret automatic movements. Led by industry veteran, Hakim El Kadiri, the brand is (re)launching on Kickstarter (now fully funded), with a dressier range and this sportier one with double-digit Arabic numerals. With preferential rates, you can get one from CHF 999 instead of the final price of CHF 1,490.
Price: ~$1,030 (early bird rate)
Timex x Todd Snyder Navi XL Utility Ranger
The successful partnership between Timex and Todd Snyder continues. The new watch resulting from this collaboration is an automatic version of Timex’s Navi XL watch with olive green dial, orange bezel and 41mm black case.
Exclusive Grand Seiko US Watches
Four new USA-exclusive watches from Grand Seiko are each breathtaking. There are some GMT (SBGJ261 and SBGJ259) and hand-wound models from the Elegance collection with superb dials. The black dial version (SBGK017) is also cool, but this popular shade of blue (SBGK015) particularly stands out.
Price: $7,500 (sold out)
Hourglass Blue De Bethune x Marc Newson
Bear with us. It’s not a watch or an item of clothing, but it’s an incredibly stylish appointment for your home or office. And it is the result of a collaboration between the high-end watchmaker De Bethune and the famous designer Marc Newson. Yes, it’s a raised hourglass based on Newson’s design and filled, instead of sand, with tiny polished steel “nanoballs” in De Bethune’s signature shade.
Price: On demand
Serica 5303-3 Midnight Blue
Serica is a French microbrand that makes a field watch and a diver’s watch, and that’s it. They are not one of those brands that constantly release endless new colorways – in fact, the brand previously exclusively made monochromatic watches. So this new version of their 5305 diver’s watch with a dark blue dial and “crystal blue” ceramic bezel insert caught our attention.
B&R Endurance Rubber Strap
We are fans of B&R watch straps of all kinds. The new range of Endurance rubber straps combine a kevlar-like finish on the top in a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) material and an FKM rubber underneath with grooves for air and water circulation. It’s all waterproof and, with a range of stitching color options, it’s perfect for diver’s watches or other sports watches.
Ressence Type 5 AIT
Not your typical dive watch by far, but a striking watch to be sure. With dials which themselves rotate to display the time, Ressence the watches are exotic to begin with, but this one is only on sale at the Monegasque boutique called Art In Time, and proceeds from the 12 available will be donated to support marine conservation and sustainable development.
Mido Ocean Star 20th Anniversary Inspired Architecture Edition
Since 2002, Mido has regularly released watches based on architecture and landmarks. A limited-edition version of the brand’s flagship diver’s watch now celebrates 20 years of the concept with a deep blue dial and orange highlights.
Nomos Ahoi Atlantic
German watch star Nomos’ diver’s watch doesn’t look like what you’d expect from a diver’s watch: most notably, it doesn’t have a rotating bezel. It does, however, have 200m of water resistance and a generally sporty disposition. And the brand refreshed the existing watch with a few subtle updates, such as the dial’s specific shade of blue.
Circula Protrail Field Watch
German watchmaker Circula has announced a new automatic field watch developed with input from watch enthusiasts. It comes in three versions and will be available in fall 2022.
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