Blancpain recently introduced a 500-piece limited edition of its Bathyscape — with a desert-inspired sandy-beige colored sunburst dial. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Edition features a stainless steel case that measures 43 mm and is water-resistant to 300 meters and comes with a matching sandy-colored sail canvas strap — that completes the look. $12,700
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest Polaris alarm dive watch is the Mariner Memovox, delivered in a 42 mm x 15.63 mm stainless steel case, with a gradient blue dial, that’s powered by automatic in-house caliber 956. The Mariner Memovox is a dive watch with a standard time setting and winding crown at 3 o’clock. Plus an internal dive bezel controlled by one crown and an alarm by the other. $17,600
Earlier in the year, Hamilton unveiled a series of aviation watches called the Khaki Aviation Converter. Featuring 44 mm PVD and rose gold plated stainless steel case housing an automatic chronograph movement and a bi-directional slide rule bezel that allows for calculation o airspeed, distance, fuel consumption, and more — this is akin to an affordable Hamilton version of a Navitmer. $2,145
The latest from Casio’s Edifice sub-brand is the new ECB20 Smartphone Link Dual Display Wristwatch series which comes in a 46 mm x 12.5 mm stainless steel case, a mineral crystal, a steel bracelet, an electronic quartz movement that drives a digital-analog display, and the ability to sync up with your smartphone for enhanced timekeeping and control. Additional features include a super illuminator for bright nighttime display, five alarms, as well as a stopwatch, and a countdown timer. $160
The website Marketplace wrote a report suggesting the “Pandemic is giving the luxury watch market its moment“ and the high-income earners who did not go on vacation due to restrictions and health reasons are spending money that’s fueling growth in luxury.
If you ever wondered about all the watch brand signs on the buildings around Lake Geneva, Europastar wrote a great article on the subject.
Eric Wind explains to Gear Patrol, the best ways to sell a watch.
Bloomberg wrote “Amazon Wants to Make Jeff Bezos the New King of Bling” and although watches are not mentioned, they are surely being considered behind the scenes as this new venture comes to fruition.