10 Technical Masterpieces From Watches & Wonders 2020

More than eye-pleasing inventions, timepieces that advance expectations of an industry

Formerly known as Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and widely regarded as Switzerland’s most illustrious watch event, Watches & Wonders 2020 intended to open its doors this week to a select few. Instead, what was once an elegant in-person experience in Geneva for collectors, buyers and media has become online viewing rooms housing the latest milestone releases from Richemont‘s brands and select independent …

National Geographic Photographer Andy Mann and Zodiac Collaborate on a Dive Watch

Called the Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation, this blue-hued automatic timepiece fuses marine and everyday influences

Though the inner workings remain mostly the same (it’s a retro-shaped 44mm-wide steel case filled with an in-house Swiss STP 3-13 automatic movement boasting 44 hours of power reserve) this Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation proves noticeably different. The watch brand tapped National Geographic photographer Andy Mann for the collaborative new piece, and the result balances the beauty of the deep sea with the subtlety …

Breitling + Outerknown’s Surf-Friendly Superocean II Heritage 44

A watch made for the water, with sustainability as a priority

Although partnerships between professional surfers and watch companies remain ubiquitous (brands like Nixon, Swatch and Freestyle built their identities as the timekeepers of choice for surfers), Breitling continues to stake a growing claim as the first luxury manufacturer in the space. Breitling’s entrée commenced as the brand transitioned from family-owned to private equity-acquired in spring 2017. New CEO Georges Kern began cultivating a personal friendship …