Gunderson’s: Your Guide to Watches and Wonders
Each year, an association of the finest watchmakers holds a trade show known as Watches and Wonders where they introduce new models and showcase technological advancements. Our team of buyers travel there annually, securing the greatest allotment of the hottest timepieces for our clients. For over 75 years, Gunderson’s has brought our clients the finest in timepieces from Switzerland and beyond. In celebration of that heritage, read more about our favorite releases from Watches and Wonders:
New releases at Watches and Wonders are often called novelties, and none may embody that word like Oris’ new release: the ProPilot X Kermit Edition. Oris chose the ProPilot platform to debut their second in-house movement, the Calibre 400. The Kermit edition runs on the same internals but boasts a custom frog-green dial with Kermit’s unmistakable smiling face occupying the ‘1’ date indicator at 6 o’clock. It’s not all fun and games, however: Oris calls their Calibre 400 movements the new standard for a reason. Like all ProPilot models, the Kermit Edition boasts a titanium case and bracelet, automatic movement with five-days of power reserve, all covered by 10 years of factory warranty.
Like a lot of watchmakers have recently, IWC glanced in their rear-view mirror before (re)introducing their Ingenieur family. First debuted back in the 1950’s, the Ingenieur was IWC’s effort to create a watch that could withstand the forces of magnetism while looking professional enough to wear to work. The new reference is a throwback to the oft-coveted SL “Jumbo” Ref. 1832 designed by Gérald Genta. Fans of that classic look will notice the integrated steel (or titanium, depending on model) bracelet married perfectly to a streamlined case. New benefits of this release include: IWC-developed calibre 32111 automatic movement with five days of power reserve, new textured dials, and a redesigned, easy-wearing case.