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David Bredan / aBlogToWatch Omega Introduces Spirate System & 0/+2 Seconds Accuracy In The Omega Speedmaster Super Racing Watch
Omega has been among a handful of watch brands that have made it their mission to push the timekeeping performance of mass-produced luxury timepieces — a completely different challenge compared to efforts performed on the level of ultra-low product…
Ross Povey / Revolution Omega’s New Speedmaster – Super Accurate Super Racing
January 27, 2023 Today Omega unveiled the latest offering from its iconic sports chronograph stable, the Super Racing Speedmaster. This thoroughbred features Omega’s latest technology for ultimate accuracy, the Spirate System that provides 0/+2 sec…
Christoph McNeill / Worn & Wound eBay Finds: Seiko Alarms, an Omega DeVille, & The UG Polerouter
eBay Finds is back! This bi-monthly installment will feature a selection of watches currently listed on eBay that have caught the eye of editor Christoph McNeil (@vintagediver). If you come across any hidden gems on the ‘Bay drop us a note at [emai…
Mark Hackman / HODINKEE Pre-Owned Picks: Five Dive Watches Under $5,000
Dive into a curated selection of pieces from the most popular watch style at an approachable price point. In 1953, Blancpain, Rolex, and Zodiac introduced the first watches purpose-built for diving. These were tool watches meant to be used in the v…
Zach Kazan / Worn & Wound Christopher Ward’s C65 Line Gets a Sandy Update with the Dune Series
For the last few months, Christopher Ward has received an unprecedented amount of attention from watch media and the enthusiast public for the release of the Bel Canto, a genuine industry phenomenon that has won over collectors of all stripes. The…
Sabine Zwettler / WatchTime Parmigiani Fleurier Wows With the Tonda PF Xiali Calendar
Taming the flow of time, calendars, defined as systems that determine the beginning, length, and divisions of a civil year, have long played an instrumental role in higher developed cultures and societies. There are many examples from ancient times…
Tomas Rosputinsky / Fratello Watches #TBT A Stunning Perfecta Hiding Another Big-Date Mystery
A story with too many questionsIt’s not often that you bump into a big-date watch that you have never seen before. Well, I did, and I can’t wrap my head around it. Dear Fratelli, I need help uncovering the story behind my Perfecta Big Date.It’s bee…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit
Hublot launches a new Spirit of Big Bang in black ceramic to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Press Release information with commentary in italics.The new Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit has a retail price of CHF 38,000 / EUR 41,000…
Robin Nooy / Monochrome Watches Hands-on – The Funky Blue Zenith Defy Revival Boutique Edition A3690
What should follow after gradient brown and burgundy red? Well, in the case of Zenith and the funky Defy Revival, it’s gradient turquoise-blue of course! Just as we suggested when we showed you the non-limited burgundy red edition, it’s not surpris…
Michael Stockton / Fratello Watches My Crush With The Seiko Skyliner 6220-9970
Locking up a junior vintage King/Grand Seiko for a songIt’s great to be back with another review of a vintage Japanese watch, and this time, it’s an affordable and findable piece. We go back to the era that I think is the heyday for most watch comp…
Nacho Conde Garzón / Fratello Watches The New Grand Seiko SLGA021 Joins The Evolution 9 Collection
A five-day Spring Drive watch inspired by the soft ripples on Lake Suwa's twilight watersGrand Seiko introduces its third watch release of 2023. This time, it’s a deep-blue-dialed addition to the Evolution 9 collection boasting a five-day power res…
Fratello Watches Fratello Talks: The Watches We’d Like To See In 2023
Wishes for Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Piaget, and moreDaan, Laurits, and RJ talk about the watches they would like to see introduced by brands in 2023. Daan is hoping that Vacheron Constantin will come up with a smaller Overseas, while Laurits wou…
Oliver R. Müller / SJX Watches Business News: Swiss Watch Exports Hit an All-Time High (and a Low)
Having just been published by trade body Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), Swiss watch exports – a proxy for the global luxury watch industry – once again broke records in 2022 with an annual tally of CHF23.7 billion, a rise of 11.6% ove…
Worn & Wound Just a Minute with Windup Watch Shop’s Italian Leather Straps
Words by Windup Watch Shop “Just a Minute” is one of our video segments where we take you through the ins and outs of some of our favorite products in just a minute! We’ve been doing this format for quite a while and our followers keep asking for…
Zach Weiss / Worn & Wound Hands-On with the Dievas Maya MKIII
Dievas is a cult microbrand even to those who are fans of cult microbrands. Founded in 2006, they are one of the OG independent tool watch brands. Following in the footsteps of Sinn, Damasko, UTS, Archimede, and others, Dievas’s focus is on tactica…
Nora Taylor / HODINKEE Talking Watches: With Allen Wright, Collector And Crane Operator
Explore Wright's collection of modern watches he built to his own tastes. While we often feature athletes and celebrities on Talking Watches, we also like to highlight collectors who live outside the limelight. Enter our new friend Allen Wright. He…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light & Fire and Light & Shade
Girard-Perregaux extends its Laureato Absolute lineup with two new models. The Light & Shade model in monochromatic grey colour scheme and a Light. & Fire in stunning red .Press Release information with commentary in italics.Suggested Retail Price…
Roberta Naas / ATimelyPerspective Ulysse Nardin, Oris, Norqain Support Our Environment And Resources
Dean Schneider at Hakuna Mipaka Sanctuary. The effort is supported by Norqain.(Portions of this article by Roberta Naas first appeared on Forbes.)Perhaps more so than ever before, today’s  watch brands are  environmentally conscious and have been l…