Despite the less than optimistic economic outlook, brands are soldiering on and are releasing new watches in attempts to excite and delight watch lovers and collectors. This month, we take a look at two very special watches that were announced in the past two weeks. The first is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Memovox Boutique Edition, a watch specially created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Memovox alarm watch. The second is the Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Minute Repeater watch, a watch that features patented sapphire gongs and also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Chopard Manufacture.
To bring things to a close, the second part of this roundup is going to explore an aspect of horology and watch design that is often taken for granted. Typography, the art of arranging and designing type, plays a big part in design, but we don’t talk about it enough when discussing the merits (or faults) of watch design. So in this roundup, we are going to look at how typography affects watch design; and in particular, the role it plays in the watches of A. Lange & Söhne.
1. Review: Memovox Alarm Watch Returns Wi