Several brands introduced vintage pieces this year to emphasize theirheritage as watchmakers by paying tribute to designs either rombrand archives or contemporary brands with a vintage eel. Blancpainintroduced a vintage 1960s Fiy Fathoms, the brand’s quintessential
diver’s watch; Bell & Ross presented the BR01 Heritage, an homageto the brand’s military inspired roots; Concord added a vintage look
to what or the brand is a very recent collection, introducing the C1Vintage, with a trowalized or barrel nish, that creates a worn look on the blue PVD case, and a leather strap that has been deliberately worked. AG Heuer is making a limited-edition vintage Monaco,the watch made amous by Steve McQueen in the lm “Le Mans,”and noted as the rst automatic chronograph movement with micro-
rotor. Tissot’s Visodate 1957, marks the rm’s introductions of that
era, a milestone o which was the integration o a date display intothe automatic mechanism.
he sport/dress watch is still the mainstay o the industry, withseveral new models introduced. Chronotech Active introduced the
CT7112M/06M, a steel chronograph with spring-loaded buttons,
unidirectional bezel and luminous indexes, the signature elements o a true sports watch. Te watch is made by Global Watch Industriesand newly distributed in Canada by Blue Point Jewellery. Casiointroduced an entire new “Faces o ime” collection, including TeEdice, a 1/1000-second stopwatch that displays time elapsed using acombination o the second hand and motorized disk-shaped indicators.An indicator at 9 o’clock moves orwards and backwards, alternatingbetween 1/1000th and 1/100th o a second. Te G-Shock Gravity Deeris shock resistant, water resistant, low-temperature resistant, vibrationresistant and electricity resistant. At the higher end, Blancpain addeda Complete Calendar Moonphase Flyback Chronograph to its Fiy Fathoms Collection, distinguished by patented under-lug correctorsthat eliminate the need or adjusters on the case side – a eatureBlancpain will incorporate into other collections going orward.
The new Chronotech,with spring-loaded buttons,distributed by Blue Point FineImported Jewellery.The Casio Ediface, a1/1000-second stopwatchwith elapsed time display.The Concord C1 Vintage,with distressed caseand strap. Above: The Classic Perpetual Calendar from the TX 310 Series.Left: Tissot’s Visodate 1957 marks the brand’s introductionsof that era.