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NEW : Laine GG

Finnish Le Locle-based watchmaker Torsti Laine, whose 1817 we covered last year, has launched a new model called the GG, the letters standing for ‘Gelidus/ Guilloché’, and marking the first appearance of this type of decorative work to his watches…. Read More ›


A series of sumptuous attention-grabbing cinematic trailers on Urwerk’s social media channels that hinted at interstellar adventures set up a sense of anticipation for what would turn out to be the new limited edition UR-111. To paraphrase someone in the… Read More ›

OCHS UND JUNIOR : day/night

Ochs und Junior continue on their highly individualistic and minimalist approach to watches with the launch of the new ‘day/ night’, conceptualised and designed by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin. This is not a watch with a typical ‘day/ night indicator’. This… Read More ›