Simple Complication

Girard-Perregaux Revives a Classic

Girard-Perregaux has decided that the best way to update its rectangular and iconic Vintage 1945 model was to give it some curves. The roundness, however, is only apparent once you strap the new XXL model ($23,100) onto your wrist. The company has curved the case both longitudinally and horizontally to create a dramatic, wrist-hugging bubble […]

Bell & Ross’ Fly Boys

Bell & Ross’ Vintage collection hearkens to the 1940s, when watches were key instruments for pilots. The retro aviation spirit infuses the entire range, including two recent arrivals to the line: the Vintage Original and Vintage Officer models. The Vintage Originals ($2,600 to $3,900) are rugged re-editions of ’40s-era pilot watches with satin-finished steel cases […]

Parmigiani’s Svelte Companion

Parmigiani Fleurier’s latest iteration of its dressy Tonda model is an advancement in both style and technical sophistication. Tonda 1950 ($16,900) is the company’s thinnest dress watch made to date and offers smaller versions of Parmigiani’s iconic lugs that give the design fine proportions. The thinness is partially made possible by the use of a […]