The retro look has been reimagined for adults.
If you're into childhood nostalgia (🙋), prepare yourself: Timex has created a series of watches featuring the Peanuts gang and we cannot. get. enough. The partnership reintroduces a series of character watches featuring the likenesses of Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and of course, everyone's favorite beagle, Snoopy. The very first Timex Peanuts watches were released back in the early '70s and enjoyed a strong re-sale market: Search for them on eBay now and you'll find old-school options still in their original boxes, and with an original price tag of $17, going for $145.
Chances you, you probably definitely spend too much time on your phone and/or tablet and/or laptop (you're reading this on something of the sort right now). And while that's just a fact of life, sometimes it's nice to stop checking emails on 17,000 various gadgets and get back to basics. These 11 streamlined watches are eye-catching in their simplicity. (And tell time just as well as your smartphone.)
This fall, buying a luxury watch just might make you a do-gooder. The biennial Only Watch charity auction takes place in Geneva on November 11th, and each of the 49 timepieces up for grabs was created especially for the event. Proceeds help fund research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder that causes muscles to gradually waste away.
And even if you're not in the market to do some serious spending, there's no harm in looking, right? Keep scrolling to see 9 of the most dazzling watches for sale:
The New York-based space offers an incredible look at the history of watchmaking.
In describing his brand's signature aesthetic, Larry Pettinelli, U.S. President of Patek Philippe says simply, "We're an understated watch. You don't buy it to be showy or for conspicuous consumption." However, starting this week, the otherwise discrete brand is presenting itself quite publicly in a new pop-up museum in Manhattan.
"The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition," to be held at New York's Cipriani 42nd Street location from July 13-23, is a throwback to the days of World's Fairs that introduced new advancements in technology and ground-breaking products—except this time, it's for fans of fine watchmaking. It's the equivalent of Willy Wonka opening the gates to his illustrious chocolate factory, and it's free to the public.
The Ref.5522A brings a contemporary American sensibility to the traditional pilots' watch: The original 56mm case has been reduced to a more wrist-friendly 42mm and paired with a rugged brown strap, arabic numerals and baton-style hands also recall the original models, and a new navy blue dial matches the color of fighter planes from the same period.
In the works for over two years, it's shoppable now.
Louis Vuitton, a brand known for its luxury suitcases, bags, and accessories, entered the world of high-tech technology earlier this week with a new wristwatch called the Tambour Horizon. The launch of the smartwatch celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Tambour Watch collection that is marked by a sense of global connectivity, and it certainly stays true to its travel roots. "With its Tambour case made in Switzerland and components assembled in Silicon Valley, the Tambour Horizon successfully combines the very latest in advanced technology with the demands of traditional watchmaking," says Hamdi Chatti, VP of Watches at Jewelry at the brand.
Here's your first look—plus some handy travel advice from Geller himself.
Robert Geller has been to Japan 40 times over the last decade. It makes sense, considering the NYC-based designer's namesake clothing line is produced there. And it's why, when it came time for him to create the very first G-Steel collaboration with Casio, he looked to the land of the rising sun for inspiration for his limited-edition G-Shock x Robert Geller timepiece.
Based on multiple trips to Tokyo to work on his men's fashion collections, Geller's input adds his contemporary sense of style to "the toughest watch of all time." Tokyo's magic hour—the time just before sunrise—plays a very significant role in his G-Steel collaboration, Geller explains. "My favorite time in Tokyo is walking through the city in the middle of the night when its impossible to sleep because of the jet-lag. This idea of walking late at night when it starts to quiet down a little bit: You still have the smells from the Japanese barbecue and the trees and the neon lights are still on, but it's got this magical, almost serene feeling."
See the vintage ads to prove it.
When a design is strong enough, it stands the test of time and can feel as modern today as it did a hundred years ago. Case in point: These luxury watch ads from the past century prove elegance is always en vogue—you can still buy a version of what they're selling. Here, 9 of the most striking vintage ads that have been released over the years, and the modern versions of the brand's watches today.
Your horoscope can predict more than just lucky-in-love days. It can also help guide you to the perfect investment piece. So whether you're a fiery Aries or a Taurus with your feet planted firmly on the ground, your zodiac sign will determine what *look* is meant for you. Click through to find astrology-approved timepieces that suit your sign.
It's a collaboration between Bremont and Norton Motorcycles, and it's totally badass.
On a small charming island off the coast of England, tourists and townsfolk gather in the early summer—not for a relaxing seaside getaway, but to witness a yearly motorcycle competition known as the world's deadliest race. Each year since 1907, The International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (also known as "TT") takes place: It's a traditional time trial race in which speeding motorcycles careen down a 37-mile course made of narrow, winding country lanes. The bragging rights of participating in the race, never mind winning, surely pale in comparison to merely surviving.
Stephen Watson is a freelance stylist and watch editor.