Methods and trends in timekeeping have seen many about faces throughout its history. And now Assouline adds The Impossible Collection of Watches 2014 compendium documenting this history into an extensive volume. Much like the excellent Impossible Collection Of Motorcycles book, written by LIAS contributor Nicolas Stecher, the Impossible Collection of Watches aims to bring together the best of the 20th century into […]


19 Aug
Watches inspired by vintage Italian sports cars

Watchmakers at Autodromo are about to introduce the Stradale, a timepiece whose look is inspired by Italian sports cars of the 1950’s. The watch is strapped with a custom leather band that nods to finer car interiors, while the packaging is vintage-style, reminiscent of an Italian road trip. Other notable attributes include the multi-layered dashboard-esque dial, domed […]


10 Apr
A timepiece tribute to legendary World War I French Aviator

Inspired by the late great French ace fighter Georges Guynemer, Bell & Ross have applied a sophisticated, vintage aesthetic which pays homage to the watches of the period by giving it a 45mm gunmetal-finished case, tan leather strap and face accented by a red stork — the emblem of Guynemer’s squadron. The first Allied pilot […]


3 Apr
Iconic aviation watch gets updated in variety of colors & materials

Bell & Ross has dressed up their iconic BR03 line in ceramic casing. The 42mm watch is available in a wide selection of variations in color, wristband material and accents. With standard mechanical movement, satin-brushed steel pin buckle and ceramic-coated plate, this collection of aviation watches starts in the 3,000’s and quickly moves up from […]


11 Feb
MSTR celebrates the Year Of the Horse with exclusive watch

We covered Meister (aka MSTR) watches new collection for 2014 in December, and today we highlight a new limited edition watch from the collection. The Los Angeles-based watchmaker, otherwise known as MSTR, has unveiled a special timepiece to celebrate the 2014 Chinese New Year — or the Year Of the Horse. It is only the first in a series […]


20 Jan
Radiomir chronograph-based watches limited to 50 timepieces

Italian watchmaker Panerai adapts its Radiomir chronograph from a wristwatch into a pocket watch as part of their 2014 collection. The simple but handsome “3 Days” pocket watch is available in a 50mm case made of either 18-carat polished white gold (above) or red gold (below), with sapphire crystal and matching chain. Just like the Radiomir on which it’s based, the 3 Days […]


17 Dec
Los Angeles brand evolves toward slimmer, refined style

Los Angeles-based Meister — aka MSTR — has just launched a new collection of watches for their upcoming 2014 season. While they maintain the rugged male-oriented aesthetic Meister is known for, the newest line moves away from the large, bold-faced watches of yore and evolves toward a slimmer, more refined style — one heavily influenced […]


2 Apr
3 limited edition timepieces based on aircraft instrumentation

Since their inception Bell & Ross have always been inextricably tied to aviation, their watches frequently taking aeronautic themes — whether it be their Vintage WWI Chronographe Monopoussoir Watch, their WWII Bomber Regulatéur Chronograph or the “BR01 Airborne II” Skull & Crossbones Wristwatch. Now they’ve stepped up their game by actually basing the aesthetic and even movement […]