Last week, Oris introduced a new Aquis Date model available in a 39.5 mm stainless steel case (pictured above). The watch is powered by a Swiss-made Sellita movement and features a unique oceanic blue gradient dial. There are also two new larger 41.5 mm models available with a dark blue a sunburst dial on either steel bracelet or rubber strap. Retail is $2,200.
Zenith and Revolution have unveiled a 100-piece limited edition throwback El Primero based on an archival timepiece from the 1970s called the “Cover Girl” — with 50 pieces allocated to the online store of the Revolution/The Rake, and 50 pieces for Zenith mono-brand boutiques. The El Primero A3818 Revival comes in a 37 mm x 12.6 mm case with a faithful recreation of the historic dial which is has a “satin-brushed finish and petrol blue tone” and a distinctive “pyramid” seconds track. To finish off the retro look the A3818 Revival comes on a steel “ladder” bracelet. Retail is approximately $7,900.
Timex recently debuted the Peanuts Marlin Automatic Charlie Brown watch which comes in a 40 mm stainless steel case with a domed crystal. The three-hand time-only watch is driven by an automatic movement. A black sketch of Charlie Brown flying a kite against on the white dial is the unique selling point. Retail is $249.
This week G-Shock announced the G-Squad GBD-H1000 which is part of a new series of fitness watches that feature built-in GPS and five sensors: an optical heart rate monitor, pressure sensor (for altimeter and barometer functions), a compass, thermometer, and accelerometer for step counting. The dial has a high contrast white on black display for easy legibility. Fittingly, the LCD screen can show alerts from your phone, including emails, messages, calls, and calendar notifications — and so there’s a USB charging function on top of built-in solar charging. Retail is approximately $640.