This Week in Watches: April 15, 2014

This Week in Watches, we examine new offerings from Sinn, Grand Seiko, Magrette, Speake-Marin and the NYC-based strapmaker Suigeneric.



Sinn EZM13
At BaselWorld a couple weeks ago, German watchmaker Sinn released its latest Mission Timer, which includes the brand’s usual apocalypse-proof ruggedness and adds the SZ02 chronograph calibre with a 60-minute register. Over-engineered? Ja, naturlich! $2,960 (pre-order)

Grand Seiko Self-Dater
Grand Seiko, the haute horlogerie arm of the Japanese watchmaking giant, has released an homage to one of its great historical timepieces, the 1964 Self-Dater, which was the first watch from the brand to feature a date window. This new version features a high-torque, sealed quartz calibre, the 9F, touted as the world’s best battery-powered movements.

Magrette Leoncino
The small Kiwi brand, known for its great value and nautical styling, introduces a new case shape inspired by watches of the 1960s. Powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic, the watch will be available this November in a polished steel or black DLC case and comes packaged in Magrette’s new zippered leather case.

Suigeneric x Speake-Marin
New York-based strap maker Suigeneric is providing its unique straps for British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin and his new Spirit MkII line.

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