Nearly one year ago, we wrote about the return of Guinand, the brand once owned by the inimitable Helmut Sinn. As I wrote in that article, Guinand is one of Germany’s best-kept secrets, prized by those in the know for its commitment to producing reasonably-priced tool watches.
When Guinand returned under the tutelage of Matthias Klueh–Guinand’s current owner–the goal was a quiet, yet significant, revamp. First came a new a website (prior to that you could only order a Guinand watch via fax, snail mail, bank transfer, or in person at the company’s showroom). Then, over the course of 2016, Mr. Klueh and his team updated the catalog, condensing some lines while growing others and introducing small improvements to the overall designs of the watches. As a fan of the firm, it has been exciting to keep an eye on its growth.
For 2017, Guinand is starting the year off strong with a chronograph that pulls from the brand’s archives—introducing the Duograph-Chrono RPanda.