Iconic” – a term so overused in the world of horology, it’s on par with “luxury,” “refined,” and “ambassador” at this point… and yet, if there is one timepiece that remains true to the original, powerful meaning of this word, then that has got to be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Originally designed in 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre dreamt up its swiveling case to create a watch that polo players could wear while playing, without having to fear that the crystals on the front of their watches would be crushed by a less fortunate strike from a fellow player in a heated match. While that arguably seems pretty niche, it opened up a universe of possibilities, one that fails to get old or boring even today, some 85 years after its conception.
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Felix Baumgartner, a former Austrian paratrooper has set records for some of the world’s highest parachute jumps, including in 1999 the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur (1999), and in the same year, the lowest extreme jump from the hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. In 2003 he crossed the Channel in freefall with a carbon fibre wing, performed a base jump from the Millau viaduct in 2004, and in 2007 he leapt from the 91st floor of the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan.
Longines has revisited the military wing of its Heritage collection to re-introduce the Longines Heritage Military COSD, a military watch based on a piece of equipment supplied to the British Special Forces during the 1940s. Each item of this equipment was marked with the initials COSD and intended for the sole use of the Combined Operations Command created by the British War Office during the Second World War. These timepieces were much appreciated by the paratroopers.
As Christmas draws ever closer it’s time to decide what you dream about versus what is genuinely affordable, and the new Powermatic80 series from Tissot could be a worthy contender for a happy compromise. Earlier this year Tissot introduced the Powermatic80 series which features a record-setting power reserve of 80 hours.