Casio seems to constantly coming out with a steady stream of new items, and at this year’s Baselworld show, they took the wraps off a bunch of new and interesting models.
Let’s start by taking a look at MR-G. They have introduced two new models. The 1st is a limited edition with a unique texture and the other uses a unique copper colored accent. Both are very exciting pieces.
Bremont is one of our favorite distinctively British brands here. While they may not have decades or centuries of heritage in the brand, their attention to detail and engineering prowess is second to none. Development has never been rushed to ensure Bremont watches are of exceeding quality, unique, and individual in their own right.
Seiko made its first watch in 1913 and has been on a roll ever since. In 1956 they made their first automatic watch and introduced their proprietary shock resistant system called Diashock in 1958. Their next technological innovation was in 1959 when they invented the magic lever spring winding mechanism and was followed in 1964 by the in-house production of balance springs with their own specially created alloy. In 1967, Seiko manufactured Japan’s first hi-beat caliber and in 1969 they created the world’s first automatic chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel systems.
For over a century, Seiko has been pushing the technological envelope of it’s purely mechanical watchmaking skills. Today, they have taken the wraps off a new global collection of purely mechanical powered timepieces dubbed Presage.
Two years ago, Seiko launched their Prospex series globally to much fanfare. For the 1st time, customers around the world were able to purchase Seiko watches that were designed with professional specifications in mind. Today, Seiko has introduced a new type of Prospex model that incorporates the company’s GPS Solar technology along with a design developed to withstand the harshest environments of being on the open sea.
It’s hard to believe that only 4 years ago, Seiko launched it’s technological marvel, the Seiko Astron GPS Solar line of timepieces. Since it’s debut, Seiko has taken an evolutionary approach to the Astron lineup. Each year since its launch, Seiko has taken another step towards perfecting the Astron GPS Solar technology.
Following the initial 7X52 caliber, Seiko introduced the 8X chronograph caliber and dramatically altered the Astron landscape. Not only did this caliber add more features, it was also dramatically reduced in size while retaining its functionality. The size of the caliber and watches shrunk by 30% creating a much more wearable timepiece.
Introduced in 1960, Grand Seiko has been following an unwavering path of what Seiko calls “the purest essentials of watchmaking”. This path includes a clear ideal that each Grand Seiko timepiece should follow the rules of precision, legibility, comfort, and durability.
Since Grand Seiko’s introduction, these ideals have been followed to a “T”. However, this consistent forward motion does not mean there is no room for creativity and innovation. Today, Grand Seiko is giving us a taste of the future with their latest additions.
Being in the watch business for 160 years is certainly something to celebrate. Eterna is celebrating this prestigious milestone by debuting a trio of exceptional chronographs that are sure to stir the souls of enthusiasts the world over. Welcome to the NEW Eterna Super KonTiki Flyback Chronograph with an in-house Eterna movement.