July 10, 2014 | $1,000 or less
Korean company 11+, has come out with an ingenious, and good looking, World Clock. It lets you adjust the time zone by simply rolling its cylindrical body to the correct time zone. The body has 24 different cities listed, and when you roll the clock so that your preferred city is at the top (12 o’clock), the rolling mechanism instantly adjusts the hour hand to the selected city. Watch the video.
In 2014, Victorinox added 8 new references to the Maverick Sport collection: four chronographs and four three-hand watches. The dial of each watch is accented in the same red, blue and yellow shades used in the flag of Ibach, Switzerland — the town where Victorinox is headquartered. The same color scheme is also used on the complementary strap in NATO fabric that supplements the original black one.
Last month at Baselworld, Victorinox introduced a new first-ever automatic version of their popular Alliance timepiece. The Alliance Automatic comes in the same 40 mm fully polished stainless steel case and fixed bezel as previous models. The dial is black with and facetted, luminous lance hour and minute hands. The hour markers are applied, with numerals at 3, 6 and 9 — and the Victorinox cross at 12. The flange has a printed minute track and luminous dots marking the hours. A military scale is embossed on the inner part of the dial. The date is displayed via an aperture at 6 o’clock.