Just hit my watch RSS feed and found a few gems. Here they are:
Hublot, whose watches I generally detest, performed and really fascinating recreation of an ancient timekeeping machine from the first century BCE. It's called the Antikythera after the small island where the ship that was carrying the artifact sunk. A video on the device explains its secrets which amazingly told lunar and solar phases as well as eclipses for a 19 year period.
It's good to see Panerai getting back to their roots. The modern style models bore the hell out of me and clutter what is one of the most well balanced designs.
Speaking of perfection, the 6263 Daytona is one of two Rolex watches I would ever put on my wrist. Here's a Tropic that's particularly beautiful. (The other is the Day-Date, AKA the President for which Jake's Rolex World has a fantasic history.)
But I'll save the best for last. MB&F, with whom I have a love/hate relationship, started a new line of watches called "Legacy". Below is their first model. I think it's gorgeous. I'm a sucker for curved crystals, but the floating balance wheel is brilliant and the vertical reserve is really unique. Very bauble, very steampunk, very elegant. I can't wait to see where this goes.
LIVE EXPLANATION: The MB&F Legacy Machine One from HODINKEE on Vimeo.