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Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 day

Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 day

Direct from Grand Seiko’s Micro Artist Studio at Seiko’s Shiojiri workshop in central Japan (birthplace of the Spring Drive Minute Repeater, Sonnerie and Eichi watches for Credor) Grand Seiko this week adds a rose gold and dark-dialed companion piece to the much-touted platinum-cased Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 day ...

Hermès Arceau Très Grand Modèle

Hermès Arceau Très Grand Modèle

Since its debut in 1978, the Hermès Arceau has been a wrist palette for a variety of complications, including the inventive Arceau Le Temps Suspendu and the Arceau Lift Flying Tourbillon, among others. The watch’s round case, flanked by asymmetric lugs, has also recently served as a fitting frame for the elegant ...

Building Bell & Ross

Building Bell & Ross

Ever since Carlos Rosillo and Bruno Belamich joined forces to create Bell & Ross in 1992, the company has built its reputation making highly legible, water-resistant and functional timepieces. While most Bell & Ross designs hew to military or aeronautical themes, more than a few also attract those who simply ...

Options Highlight the Ball Fireman NightBreaker

Options Highlight the Ball Fireman NightBreaker

Wristwatch makers have long known that the ability to customize wristwatches, with a simple engraving on the caseback or through a more complex procedure like a letter-shaped movement bridge, is a sure method of landing repeat customers. The ability to choose strap and dial colors, case metals and even case sizes, ...

Le Jour Returns

Le Jour Returns

Le Jour, formerly a French watch distributor as well as a retailer of Heuer-made chronographs, is known today for its 1960s-1970s mechanical chronographs, many of which featured original Valjoux movements. The watches were sought after by collectors due to their comparably affordable pricing, durability and designs ...

A Decade of Deep Diving

A Decade of Deep Diving

When Deep Blue Watches was founded in 2007, few would have predicted that it would develop a near cult status among collectors of affordable, solidly built dive watches. But the brand’s continuing popularity is also due, at least in part, to its regular use of tritium tube gas technology to ensure legibility in ...

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Future owners of a Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series can now add $12,650 to their order for a matching watch. Porsche Design’s new Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is a 42mm titanium model with a flyback chronograph movement that Porsche Design calls its first in-house caliber. Both the sports car and the ...

Father’s Day Watches, Part II

Father’s Day Watches, Part II

Father’s Day arrives June 18, and there is still plenty of time to find just the right watch for dad’s wrist. If you’re still not sure which timekeeper would look best on the male parent in your life, below is our second post with a few suggestions. And of course, we’ve considered options with a variety of budgets in ...

Father’s Day Watches, Part I

Father’s Day Watches, Part I

With Father’s Day arriving June 18, there is still plenty of time to find just the right watch for dad’s wrist. If you’re still not sure which timekeeper would look best on the male parent in your life, we are here to help with a few suggestions, which we’ll deliver here in two different posts. As usual, we’ve ...

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