This is a roundup of some of the best watch content around the web from the last week. This week is a good balance of entertaining and informative. There is also a great line up of new watches that are great looking and affordable.
First is GQ’s best watches of the week, they publish a list of the coolest watches worn by celebrities.
Post Malone, who typically dresses in the colors and patterns and spirit best described as all the way out there, tried something new this week. Post got dressed this week for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. And I don’t mean dressed as in put on clothes-I mean, like, capital-D Dressed!
This is a great write up on Michael Crichton’s Omega Flightmaster. You probably know him from writing Jurassic Park and Westworld it’s a cool watch for a cool guy. It’s also not a watch you rarely see, a true watch guy’s watch.
There’s something about the Omega flightmaster that’s prevented it from garnering mainstream admiration from the watch collecting community. The “f” in flightmaster isn’t a typo, either. It’s the only model produced by Omega to feature a lowercase leading letter in its name.
Here is a breakdown of Patek Phillipe’s watch line up. A sort of 101 if you’re looking into the brand. Most people know Rolex as the king but if you are starting to get into watches you need to read up on Patek Phillipe. If Rolex is Porsche then Patek Phillipe is Rolls Royce. It’s a whole other level of craftsmanship and prestige.
Like Rolex, Patek Philippe is an independent brand, and so this storied Swiss watchmaker has carved its an esoteric path through the thickets of horology to create what many argue are the very best watches in the world. ‘Best’, of course, doesn’t mean perfect.
The Bauhaus design school and movement is celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary. If your not familiar with it Dezeen has a great write up on it. Bauhaus is a simple design language that has influenced a lot of the objects in our daily lives and to commemorate the milestone Swatch has made some tribute watches that are awesome looking and affordable. They’re fun looking, cleanly designed, and under $200. What’s not to love!
Gear Patrol write up
If you’ve heard enough about the Bauhaus in 2019, the 100th anniversary of the seminal design movement, well…too bad. We’re big fans of the pre-War German design school, and it’s hard to deny its influence on just about every creative discipline, from industrial design to watchmaking and everything in between.
Swatch ‘s full collection
Discover the Bau Swatch collection and its 25 Swatch watches on the official website of Swatch United States.