News items about traditional watches.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Canada”

Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition "Boutique Canada"

Is there a better way to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday than to get a new watch? Better yet, one released to commemorate this Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary. If this sounds like a good idea, the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Canada” is for you. Announced earlier this year at the opening of IWC Schaffhausen’s new boutique at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Center, the […]

Paul Newman’s own Rolex Paul Newman Daytona sells for US$17.8 million

Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona

Hundreds gathered at the Phillips auction house in New York earlier this week for the latest wristwatch auction. By the time the dust settled, Paul Newman’s own 1968 Rolex Paul Newman Daytona had become the most expensive wristwatch to be sold at auction. Including the buyer’s premium, it sold for US$17,752,500. The watch was the eighth lot of the evening. Bidding […]

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant today unveiled the latest member of its popular Manufacture Collection. The latest Slimline Moonphase Manufacture combines a starkly elegant ivory-colored dial with a detailed moonphase and date counter sub-dial at the 6 o’clock mark. The ivory dial is accented with sunray decoration and applied silver color indexes. The sub-dial features an illustration of the moon and stars on a contrasting dark blue background. It […]

Discommon Goods Watch Wallet for your travels

Discommon Goods Watch Wallet

It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of all of your important but small items when travelling. As if keeping track of essentials like your passport and credit cards was not enough, add a couple of watches (you’ve got to have the right watch for every occasion after all) and you may be wondering how best to carry everything in a convenient […]

Vancouver’s Roldorf+Co to be first Canadian authorized NOMOS dealer

Nomos Tetra neomatik

NOMOS Uhrenwerk Glashutte is coming to Canada! Vancouver retailer Roldorf+Co will be the German company’s first authorized Canadian NOMOS dealer. The retailer is marking the occasion with a special event that will take place on August 25th. We cordially invite you to get to know NOMOS Glashütte timepieces from the outside in, and also to a champagne toast as we celebrate our […]

Concept Sunday: Smart watch with analog watch movement

Smartwatch concept by Chesky Wong

The smartwatch market may still be relatively new but we’ve already seen manufacturers come up with a range of designs. At one extreme are smartwatches with digital displays. On the other side are “smarter watches” that retain a traditional analog display but hide an array of sensors and smartwatch-like functions behind it. Sitting between are devices incorporate a small digital display into a larger analog one. […]

Mondaine now supports NFC contactless payment Barclaycard bPay loop

Mondaine bPay Loop

Mondaine earlier this year unveiled its Mondaine PayChip smart strap. It holds an NFC chipset that allows users to make payments by simply tapping their watch to an NFC-enabled terminal. Mondaine’s first partner was Switzerland’s Cembra Money Bank AG. A second partnership, this one with Barclays Bank, has now brought similar contactless payment capabilities to the UK. The Mondaine SBB collection sold in the UK will now […]

Skagen Hagen Connected first in Skagen’s new line of wearables

Skagen Hagen Connected

Skagen, the Danish watch maker now owned the Fossil Group, is the latest to jump into the wearables market. The company announced today that its first wearable will be the Skagen Hagen Connected. Rather than a full smartwatch, it is an elegant smarter watch similar to the Fossil Q Grant and Fossil Q54 Pilot in that it retains a traditional watch design and […]