Wallpaper magazine did a special collaboration with Bell & Ross and Jonathan Ellery for the latest August ‘Handmade’ issue (see above). Ellery used a graphic motif that signified the big bang on a BR01-92 B&R watch which only comes together twice every 24 hours as the circles rotate. related links Wallpaper (via Selectism) Bell & Ross
I’m usually not a big fan of most wristwatch advertising but I love this 1966 advertisement for the Tissot PRS 516 Chrono Auto Valjoux. They recently re-issued the design at this year’s Baselworld and I found myself taking a liking to this old campaign versus their new one. Related links Tissot
The Omega Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition – quite a mouthful. Limited to an edition of 18 pieces The Omega Constellation Double Eagle 4-Counters The Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M The Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz 35th Anniversary watch There where few new additions from Omega that were presented at Baselworld 2010, most notably was another commemorative wristwatch that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the first international space flight in 1976 when two spacecraft built by different nations docked together. Astronaut Lietenant General Thomas P. Stafford (USA) and cosmonaut Lieutenant General Alexei A. Leonov (USSR) met in the docking hatch that…
Flink Global Ink While most brands stayed safe this year, Marc Ecko decided to dip into tattoo culture by developing several japanese tattoo inspired watches including the Global Ink model. With the rest of the collection, the brand pushed up its identity by focusing on the rhino. related links Marc Ecko
Tissot PRS 516 Chrono Auto Valjoux This year Tissot focused on two re-issues, some new variations of pre-existing models such as the Sailing Touch which is their touch screen version for martime enthusiasts, the release of PRS 516, a classic tissot case with an automatic movement and five smaller (3mm smaller) quartz variations and of course, the Visodate. The Original PRS 516 Visodate Automatic 1957 – Reissue Tissot Veloci-T (Gents and Ladies) Automatic Tissot Lovely – 37 Top Wesselton Diamonds, Quartz movement Lady Heart – Diamond Studded, Automatic, 3 ATM Sailing Touch – A new additional to Tissot touch screen…
Tissot’s new global campaign supposedly captures real moments in the lives of ambassadors, Danica Patrick, IndyCar® and Nascar® driver, Deepika Padukone, actress, Barbie Xu, actress and model, Michael Owen, European Footballer of the year 2002, Nicky Hayden, 2006 MotoGP world Champion, Zhong Man 2008 Olympic sabre Champion and Huang Xiaoming, actor. The intention of the campaign was to show glamour shots of their celebrity spokespeople in real situations to show that Tissot was authentic luxury.
MB&F continues to get creative with the revelation of their new aviation inspired complex mechanical wristwatch called the Thunderbolt. Founder Maximilian Busser explains how personal this design was for him:
The L.E.D Eruidi L69-085OE-GSL The Nooka Zot Let’s play a game: One of these watches is a blatant rip off of the other, One of these watches just isn’t original, Can you guess which one is a copy of the other by the time I finish my song? Answer: It’s the L.E.D L69-85OE-GSL that looks uncomfortably close to the Nooka Zot. I spotted this at Basel 2010. L.E.D is designed by a automobile designer named Mr. Adolf Indermaur. related links L.E.D Nooka