New Porsche 911 GT3 RS owners can now complement their choice in sports cars with a matching Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS Chronograph, available only to owners of the newly debuted car.
The watch, offered with a natural titanium or blackened titanium finish, is built to echo the design of the car, with, for example, a matte black seconds disc at 9 o’clock embossed with white ‘911 GT3 RS’ lettering and a ‘BORN IN FLACHT’ imprint in the center, which references the Porsche Owners community of the same name.
More direct connections to the car can be seen on the back of the watch, where Porsche Design places a rotor with the same rim design as the lightweight magnesium forged wheel found on the 911 GT3 RS with the Weissach Package.
Buyers can choose from five colors, including Brilliant Silver, Neodyme, Black Satin, Dark Silver, Indigo Blue, and Pyro Red.
Porsche Design fits the watchwith a COSC-certified Porsche Design WERK 01.200 movement with flyback function, ideal for timing consecutive laps around the neighborhood. New here is the option to add a pulsometer scale or a minute display in place of a tachymeter on the bezel.
The buyer can also customize other exterior components, including the outer dial ring color, hand color, strap options and even add personalized engraving. Base price: $10,950.
Ralph Lauren’s ‘affordably’ priced Polo Watch line now includes three new models, each with a 3-D printed image of the brand’s signature Polo player on horseback centered in a new white lacquered dial.
The white dials expand the Ralph Lauren Polo Collection of 42mm steel-cased automatic watches, which already includes models with black, green or blue dials with interchangeable leather or silk strap options.
The new series, available with blue, green or brown aluminum bezels, includes a matching Polo-branded rubber strap, enhancing the line’s sporty profile. Steel bracelets and NATO straps are also available for watches in the collection.
Inside each watch Ralph Lauren places a Swiss-made Sellita automatic movement, visible through the Polo Watch’s sapphire caseback and protected to 100 meters of water resistance. The movements are decorated with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining, known as perlage. Price: $2,000.
MeisterSinger’s one-handed displays are perfect for summer, when time should not be rushed. The German watchmaker’s popularly priced collection offers a wide range of watches that feature one hand rotating over combined hour and minute markings around the dial – essentially echoing dials on many pre-eighteenth-century clocks.
For those who prefer the independent German watchmaker’s tranquil approach to time telling on their wrist, MeisterSinger adds two striking new models, with either a sunray metallic blue or a sunray blue-green dial, to its 43mm steel-cased Unomat collection.
The Unomat series boasts a solid 300-meter water resistance rating and extra-strong anti-magnetic protection. As one of the brand’s fairly rare steel-bracelet models, Unomat also stands apart from the full collection thanks to the integrated design of the bracelet, which allows it to rest easily on the wrist.
To match the Unomat’s robust technical specs, Meistersinger endows the new model with bold white indices, double-digit numerals and a larger-than-usual (for this brand) date display. Even the hand is broader than many within the full MeisterSinger collection.
MeisterSinger fits a Sellita-based automatic movement, geared to a one-handed display, into the 43mm steel case and encloses it with layers of soft iron. This sleeve is supplemented by the soft iron dial, which together ensures that the movement is shielded from the ubiquitous radiation from cell phones, electrical appliances and magnetic fasteners.
The Settimana Raw Brass is the newest exercise in pure minimalism from Ochs und Junior. The independent watchmaker launched a silver-dialed version of the watch late in 2021, and this latest edition adds a raw brass dial to the series, which is being offered in 36mm and 40mm titanium-cased options.
La Chaux-de-Fonds-based Ochs und Junior was founded in 2006 by renowned scholar and watchmaker Ludwig Oechslin, alongside Kurt König, managing director of Swiss watch retailer Embassy, and Beat Weinmann.
Oechslin’s seven-component module meshes with a Sellita automatic movement and is simplicity at work. It consists of the brass dial with a functional back, a gear with weekday display (point), a triple function wheel and a transmission wheel.
In addition to indicating the time in hours, minutes and seconds via the hands, the dial also indicates the days of week via a black dot that rotates clockwise between the 1 o’clock and the 7 o’clock positions. The dot rotates from 1 o’clock (Monday) to 7 o’clock (Sunday). At the beginning of the week, the dot moves quickly to cover the 8 o’clock to 12 o’clock segment, restarting the new week each Monday morning.
Ochs und Junior artisans coat the hands and the rotating dot (day indicator) with black SuperLuminova.
Oeschlin also designed the case, using two titanium parts. In keeping with the overall industrial feel to the collection, artisans leave visible machining and milling traces on the case. An Oeschlin-designed crown and buckle complete the package.
The watch is fitted with a black Cordura strap and a leather case, both handmade by designer Sabina Brägger. Price: CHF 2,215 (36mm or 40mm titanium case).
With the new Classic Traveller Meteorite, independent watchmaker Laurent Ferrier adds a celestial element to its Classic Traveller dual-time watch collection.
Released as a limited edition for the North American market, the new 41mm titanium watchfeatures a dark blue dial made from genuine meteorite sourced from northern Scandinavia.
Laurent Ferrier, known as much for impeccable dials as for elegant technical displays,immerses the meteorite in a galvanic bath to obtain the blue color. The watchmaker then adds a slightly raised white silkscreen print to the dial to enhance the natural patterns of the extraterrestrial slice.
Inside the watchmaker fits the superb LF 230.02 self-winding caliber, which includes both a second time-zone setting mechanism and a date.
The beautifully decorated movement offers a pawl-fitted unidirectional micro-rotor backed by Ferrier’s own double direct-impulse natural escapement. Because the escapement sends two impulses directly to the balance with each beat, it offers high efficiency and a healthy 72-hour power reserve.
The user can quickly change the local time using the left-side pushers, moving ahead or back without changing the minute hand. The aperture at 9 o’clock shows the home time with a 24-hour display that clearly indicates daytime and nighttime.
Laurent Ferrier’s Classic Traveller Meteorite is a limited edition of fifteen pieces for the North American market. Price: $69,500.