At WatchTime New York 2019, many of the 37 participating brands have been showcasing their newest and greatest timepieces. Many of them are even debuting brand new watches, including G-Shock, with the new MTG-B1000XBD and B1000XB models, and HYT with the new H5. At last night’s event kickoff, three other sponsoring brands launched new releases as well: Arnold & Son with the new Globetrotter Night, RGM with the Terra Nova, and Oris with the new Art Blakey Limited Jazz Watch.
The Arnold & Son Globetrotter Night is a variation of the original Globetrotter, first released in 2018, and differing in its use of a dark globe at its center rather than the blue one on its predecessor. The model is inspired by the high-precision marine chronometers created by John Arnold in the 18th and 19th centuries, and similarly features an interesting mixture of historical suave, in its Roman numerals, and aspects of vintage clockwork animatronics, as seen in its central rotating globe. This central 3D component also doubles as a world-time indication, giving the 45-mm steel model an added usefulness as a sturdy travel watch.
The new piece uses the automatic Arnold & Son Caliber A&S6022, an in-house movement first released last year for the original Globetrotter. Though pricing is still unavailable, the pricing on the first Globetrotter was $16,995, and the new Night model will likely be around this point.
The second new release is the RGM Model 25 Terra Nova, a special edition of the brand’s Model 25 watch, but now featuring a hand-painted mother-of-pearl dial with a silver, engine-turned chapter ring. The painting at the center of the dial depicts the ship Terra Nova — an 1884-built, converted whaling ship— during its 1910 British Antarctic Expedition, which was the famed explorer’s Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition.
The Model 25 itself is a 40-mm steel watch, its case distinguished by its curved-down lugs, coin-edged sides, unique crown, and contoured bezel. Powering the watch is the so-called RGM-ETA 2892-A2 caliber, a brand-customized ETA 2892-A2 which features a 42-hour power reserve. Pricing for this special edition is also unavailable, though other hand-painted Model 25s are typically sold by the brand around $13,900.
Finally, Oris’s brand-new Art Blakey Limited Edition Jazz Watch is inspired by American jazz drummer Art Blakey. Blakey was born in Pennsylvania in 1919, making a prominent name for himself in the jazz community in the 1940s and ‘50s playing alongside other jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.
The new piece uses a simple, 38-mm steel case and features a minimalist silver-white opaline dial. The dial uses applied drum claws for its hour markers, with lines connecting each and a simple outer minute ring to play up its symmetry. Sweeping over the dial are two drumstick inspired hands inlaid with Super-LumiNova, accented by a simple seconds counter, and powered by the Oris 733 (Sellita SW 200-1) caliber capable of a 38-hour power reserve. This movement is protected by a very interesting caseback, graced with special engravings and a cymbal inlay to recall the legacy of Art Blakey. The new Art Blakey model will retail for $2,100 and will be limited to 1,000 editions.
Tickets for this afternoon’s session are still available, so be sure to visit Gotham Hall and see these amazing new watches, today!