With the winter holidays in the rearview mirror, it's finally starting to be the most wonderful time of year: new watch season. The industry's two largest tradeshows, SIHH and Baselworld, are fast approaching and we'll have all the coverage for you right here. Before SIHH kicks off in Geneva on Monday though, a few new watches have leapt out ahead of the pack, including a new complication from IWC and a film collaboration from Bremont.
IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar
There are few watches with as dedicated a following as the IWC Portuguese. The newest addition to the family is an annual calendar, a first for IWC, and it's does an incredible job of adding complication without disrupting the clean lines of the time-only classic. The slim arc at the top of the dial shows the month, date, and day of the week, and the mechanism only needs to be adjusted once per year, at the end of February. It's a useful complication that gets even more useful when it's thoughtfully integrated like this, in an easy-to-read way.Read more »
A restaurateur friend told me last year that he likes to turn up the volume (and turn down the lighting) in the evenings at a venue where he wants to attract a young crowd.
He's not alone in such aural cleansing. London restaurants are increasingly following their New York counterparts in playing music so loud that we old folk ask for our bill—using sign language—and head home to our pipe and slippers.Read more »