With summer in full swing, Sabine Zwettler would like to dive back through time to have a closer look at five of 2018’s vintage-style diver’s watches. With their robustness and air of discovery and adventure, diver’s watches leave a striking impression on the wrist – whether on dry land or in the water.
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Asking vintage watch enthusiasts which chronographs they might pick as their favorites, one movement quickly comes to mind: the Omega 321. Caliber 321 is an exceptional movement that certainly deserves the praise and attention it receives, most likely stemming from the fact that it was used in the first Speedmasters.
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Tom Holland, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, attended the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson on July 15 wearing a Patek Philippe Aquanaut with his posh Ralph Lauren suit.
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The idea of transparency seems to have come full circle with the development of sapphire crystal cases, making the entire watch see-through – and much more expensive. Now designers often use translucency as a newer, more unique way of offering views to the movement. "Transparent" is often confused with "translucent," and many use the terms interchangeably. But there is an important difference to note.
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AHCI member Antoine Preziuso’s mind-blowing Tourbillon of Tourbillons embodies the ideas of fractal geometry and recursion by producing a ten-minute tourbillon driven by three sixty-second tourbillons. It is an amazing machine. And as the only indications are minutes and hours, the Tourbillon of Tourbillons is something that exists as much for its own sake as it does for telling the time.
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GaryG has said it many times: there are great watches to be had at every price point! Enter the Timex Marlin re-edition of 2017, a watch that he owns, wears, and loves.
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Derek Pratt (1938 - 2009) was perhaps one of the most "complete" watchmakers of our time along with his friend George Daniels. The Swiss-based Englishman was firmly behind and part of many watches and projects that are today common knowledge, while his own name remains relatively hidden.
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Dynamic, or flexible, pricing for new watches might seem crazy at first glance and a radical retail strategy, but Ian Skellern thinks it could be the future of retail. Here's why.
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The Red Dot is one of the most important and widely recognized international design awards. However, until the 2015 edition of the competition, there was no dedicated watch category. That thankfully changed, and Elizabeth Doerr takes us through the 2018 Red Dot watch winners.
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Martin Green is no Gérald Genta groupie charmed by everything the designer created, but he appreciates greatness. While some may favor the Genta Gefica or Grande Sonnerie as the master's definitive design, Martin makes a case for the Retro. Find out why right here!
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Ken Gargett thinks that the 2001 Château d’Yquem is the finest young wine he has ever experienced, red or white, and remains convinced that it will go down as one of the greatest Yquems, if not the greatest of all time. But he was also able to experience something else: drinking "twin" vintages of this amazing Sauternes.
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Jason Statham is starring in an upcoming film opening in August 2018 called 'The Meg,' which is about a species of prehistoric shark called the megalodon, thought to be extinct. Since the film is based around the ocean, Statham chose an appropriate diver’s watch for his character: an IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition called La Cumbre Volcano.
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The new Nomos Glashütte Autobahn was born out of a respect for the past and a respect for historic design ideas, but with an eye on current trends and a desire to try something a little new. How exactly does it do that? With gentle curves never before seen on a Nomos timepiece and especially the large luminous design on the dial.
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Three is a number full of symbolic power, and Fabergé’s Lady Libertine III is three times lucky in that a trio (or troika, if we wish to allude to Peter Carl Fabergé’s Russian origins) of exceptional women created it: Aurélie Picaud, Fiona Krüger, and Anita Porchet.
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The Geneva Seal is very old, having been proposed on November 6, 1886 by the Grand Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva as a way to certify a level of quality for which the canton was becoming known. Every piece produced with the Geneva Seal is equally outstanding, so let's have a look at what goes into attaining this coveted seal.
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In the early 1990s, WMMT was facing the same dilemma as today: modern or vintage? Problem was that modern watches actually all looked vintage, right down to the sizes. There was something lacking. Enter Vianney Halter in 1998 with the Antiqua Perpetual. And then what happened next: the birth of ICH ("Independent Creative Horology").