Porsche Design timepieces have adopted many elements of luxury automobile design over the years, but not until this year, and the launch of Porsche Design’s new Custom-Built Timepiece program, have the worlds of car and watch design connected so seamlessly. The program is based on the same production principles used in the manufacturing of Porsche sports cars, and the new digital configurator is based on the existing Porsche car configurator that customers can use to personalize their vehicle. Offering more than 1.5 million possible combinations, the configurator allows its user to create a timepiece based on the brand’s Chronotimer Series 1 model, which will match his or her Porsche 911 car.
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The Write Stuff
Multi-generational family-owned Swiss firms are a relative rarity in the world of luxury goods, but among them are Lucerne-based watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer and Genevan writing instrument purveyor Caran d'Ache.
WatchTime New York 2021 wrapped up in October 2021 following three days of new wristwatch presentations, talks, and warm reunions as the global watch community gathered for the first live, in-person WatchTime New York event since 2019.
IWC PILOT'S WATCHES
New chronographs in compact 41-mm stainless steel cases, with green or blue dials and encasing manufacture Caliber 69385, complete the Pilot's Watch collection from this Schaffhausen based brand.
Blancpain enters the rarefied air of aviation-inspired luxury with its Air Command, a revival of a 1950s military model that now joins the manufacture's regular collection. We test-piloted the latest edition with a titanium case and sunburst blue dial.
Christie's Hong Kong Watches Retains Market Leadership in Asia For Three Consecutive Years
Four world auction records were set for references across day and evening auctions.
Passion, Purity And Precision
In 1996, master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani’s dedication to horology resulted in the launch of a new watch brand with a new credo and new aesthetics. The new Tonda PF collection is both an homage to Parmigiani Fleurier’s design aesthetics, and also the maison’s most forward-looking collection to date.
Three Greens for The Red, White, And Blue
Grand Seiko's New U.S.A. Exclusive Editions
IWC Pilot's Watch Squadron Chronographs
RGM Adds New Vintage Inspired Chronograph To Collection
Gray and Gradient
Oris Launches a Fresh-Faced Divers Sixty-Five
PORSCHE'S TOP SECRET SUPERCAR
The GT3 Touring is an absolute monster—in 911 clothing.
Death from Above
Drones are cheap, accessible and potentially lethal. Could they cause the next 9/11?
Porsche to race on $45/gallon eFuel from direct air carbon capture.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3
There’s so much more to the new GT3 than its raw speed.
2 Alaska Towns Allow Texts to 911 When Calling Not an Option
Residents in Wrangell and Petersburg now have the ability to text 911 for help when calling isn’t an option.
Mistakes Were Made: 9/11 At 20
We should also acknowledge that a pervasive question after 9/11—“Why do they hate us?”—was the wrong question.
The Legacy of Flight 93
An Army officer remembers his cousin Rich Guadagno and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11
The evolution of desire
WITHOUT ITS ROADSTER, PORSCHE MIGHT NOT EXIST TODAY
That was the headline on a New York Times story published on January 20, 1996, detailing the German marque’s effort to turn around its finances and reinvent the way it had built cars for more than 40 years.