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Chester Lau / Deployant New: Delma The Heritage Chronograph 100 Years Limited Edition
Celebrating a century of precision and elegance, Delma introduces the Heritage Chronograph 100 Years Limited Edition. This timepiece follows the success of the sold-out stainless steel Bicompax Heritage Chronograph. The watch is limited to 100 piec…

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Zach Kazan / Worn & Wound Unimatic Introduces a Collection of Military Spec Tool Watches
Unimatic, the Italian watch brand known for bringing a contemporary design language to a variety of classic sports watch tropes, has just unveiled their new permanent collection, the Toolwatch Series. The new watches, at a glance, might not look al…
Denis Peshkov / Monochrome Watches Introducing – The New Joker Fiat Lux by Konstantin Chaykin
As an independent and highly talented watch and clockmaker and a member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) since 2010, Konstantin Chaykin was already well-known in horological circles. However, his popularity soared with th…
Mark Kauzlarich / HODINKEE Hands-On: Kari Voutilainen's 20th Anniversary Tourbillon
Spending time with a platinum masterpiece to celebrate the platinum anniversary of one of the most influential independent watchmakers alive. July 24, 2024 Photos by Mark Kauzlarich Thirty years ago, Kari Voutilainen finished the first step on a pa…
Worn & Wound Top 5 Vintage Inspired Watches
The Top 5 Vintage Inspired Watches Blake MalinWindup Watch Shop     |     July 24, 2024Vintage-inspired watches have been popular for a long time and with good reason. When a design is strong enough to stand the test of time, why shouldn’t it be re…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide The Squale 1521 Marina Militare celebrates a duo of anniversaries
It’s Squale’s 65th anniversary, and if you’re unfamiliar with the name, you’ve been missing out. Squale was best-known in the 1960s and ‘70s for supplying watch cases to companies as lofty as Blancpain, TAG Heuer, and Doxa. The cases had a reputat…
Sabine Zwettler / WatchTime Swatch Drops New Bioceramic MoonSwatch in the Super Blue Moonphase
Literally out of the blue, Swatch today announced another edition of its Bioceramic MoonSwatch series, the Mission to the Super Blue Moonphase. Following its latest collaboration with Omega in the Mission on Earth – Lava, Mission on Earth – Polar L…
Jorg Weppelink / Fratello Watches Unimatic Adds The New Toolwatch Series To Its Permanent Collection
Most of you will know Unimatic as a brand that predominantly releases watches in limited numbers. These small-batch editions are often collaborative efforts that show great diversity. However, in 2021, after many limited editions, the brand unveile…
James Stacey / HODINKEE Introducing: The Unimatic Toolwatch Series
Quartz-powered, ready for action, and with the option of a GMT function. Today, fan-favorite Unimatic has launched what is only the brand's second permanent collection – the Toolwatch series. The line is launching with two models and a total of fou…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: Laco Flieger Pro
Laco releases a new Flieger watch in two references with the now trendy ability to customise your watch via a configurator. Over 100,000 possible variations will give all a near unique watch. Press Release with commentary in italics.The Laco Fliege…
Russell Sheldrake / Time+Tide Horage just invented a new way to regulate your own watch
Watchmaking can often seem very anti-technology. With all the talk of heritage, archives, and the importance of maintaining the old way of doing things, encouraging technological innovation never seems like a high priority. But that’s not the case…
Gerard Nijenbrinks / Fratello Watches Introducing: Horage × Miniswys Microreg — A Revolutionary Invention
Putting the power of movement regulation in watch owners' handsThis one won’t be easy. I do not often have to write about an important revolutionary invention like Horage and Miniswys’s Microreg. I could tell the story in a few words, but backgroun…
Thomas Van Straaten / Fratello Watches A Close Look At Krayon And Its Sunrise And Sunset Complications
A young independent that doesn’t shy away from the highly complicatedKrayon is a watch brand that has been around for less than a decade. I say “brand,” but I should probably say “independent watchmaker” instead. Krayon founder and owner Rémi Maill…
JX Su / SJX Watches Konstantin Chaykin’s Latest Joker Sports a Skeletonised Dial
An unusual variation of the brand’s bestseller, the Joker Fiat Lux has a skeletonised dial revealing the signature Konstantin Chaykin “rolling eye” module that’s been decorated by hand. Fiat lux is Latin for “let there be light”, and a reference to…
Rebecca Doulton / Monochrome Watches Hands-on – The Trilogy of Bell & Ross BR 05 Black Ceramic Models
Five years ago, Bell & Ross altered its flight path to include a luxury sports watch in its fleet of instrument watches. Transitioning from the more tool-watch looks of the brand’s flagship references, the BR 05 softened the edges, rounded the angl…
Ripley Sellers / aBlogToWatch Hands-On Debut: Unimatic Modello Quattro Toolwatch UT4-GMT Watch
For its latest new release of 2024, Unimatic has introduced the Toolwatch series as its second permanent collection of timepieces. Designed for maximum durability with quartz movements and internal shock-absorbing mounting systems, the new Unimatic…
Russell Sheldrake / Time+Tide 10 of the best everyday watches for any budget and any lifestyle
As monstrous and unnatural as it sounds, there are people who only want one watch in their lives. In days past, this wasn’t such an unusual thing. People from my parents’ generation often wore the same watch for a lifetime, or at least until it wa…
Nina Scally / Quill & Pad New Czapek & Cie Promenade Collection: Ripples and Rays
New Czapek & Cie Promenade WatchesCollection: Ripples and RaysThe “Goutte d’Eau” technique used in Czapek & Cie’s new Promenade watch collection shines a new light on the grand feu enamel effect, evoking ripples radiating from a water droplet hitti…
JX Su / SJX Watches The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer in “Pogue” Colours
Affordable and powered by the sun, the Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph SSC947 is dressed in the blue, red, and orange synonymous with the vintage “Pogue” chronograph. It’s not, however, a vintage re-issue but a modern take on a vintage design.…
Nathan Schultz / Worn & Wound Hands-On: the Bravur Team Heritage Collection
I didn’t learn how to drive a car until I was 25 years old. This was partially motivated by the same frugality that draws me to budget watches, but mostly because bikes offered fun and freedom that cars simply couldn’t compete with. Whether running…
Michael Penate / Two Broke Watch Snobs Timex Unveils the 1975 Enigma Reissue: A Tribute to the ‘Mystery Dial’
Just like we always love to see, Timex is looking back on its past to bring us a great vintage-inspired watch for just around $200. It’s the Enigma, first introduced in 1975. With its “mystery dial” creating the illusion of floating hands, it’ll pr…
The Horologist's Loupe HSNY Traveling Education Announcement, July/August 2024
Discover what makes a watch tick with a hands-on course taught by the Horological Society of New York's staff of professional watchmakers. Students work on a mechanical watch movement, studying the movement mechanics, gear train, and winding and s…
Borna Bošnjak / Time+Tide The Time+Tide team picks their favourite watch complications
Complications are one of those aspects of watchmaking that someone who’s not a regular watch nerd just might not get. And, being completely aware of potential gatekeeping, this stems from actual conversations I’ve had, trying to explain why using m…
Benjamin Clymer / HODINKEE A Note On The Future Of Hodinkee
Spoiler alert: It looks a lot like its past, and I think you're going to like it. Hey Guys, Ben here. You know, the guy who started this blog called Hodinkee. I thought it was time to check in with everyone because there's been a lot said about thi…
Brett Braley / Worn & Wound Timex Updates the “Enigma” from 1975
Timex continues to dig into their archives to reissue some of their most interesting models from the past. Take, for example, the Enigma. Originally released in 1975, the watch became known as the “Mystery Dial” among watch enthusiasts for its illu…
Watchonista Are Local Watch Events Changing the Game for Collectors?
As summer turns into autumn, the horological world is poised for a series of events that promise to captivate the attention of collectors, enthusiasts, and industry insiders alike. From the serene peaks of Aspen to the bustling streets of Hong Kong…
Robert-Jan Broer / Fratello Watches From The Archives: How The Omega Speedmaster Became The Moonwatch
Last weekend, it was exactly 55 years ago that the Apollo 11 crew turned the Omega Speedmaster Professional chronograph into the Moonwatch. It may have actually been one of the first nicknames that a wristwatch ever received. As a watch enthusiast,…
Borna Bošnjak / Time+Tide The three independent watch brands whose founders have tied the knot
They say that opposites attract. Be that as it may, any successful relationship I’m aware of anchors on finding at least some common ground. For these three couples, watchmaking formed a part of it. The fact that two people that happen to get alon…
Daan de Groot / Fratello Watches Hands-On With The New Dietrich ED-1 — Featuring A Soft Hexagonal Case
The brand goes back to its roots with a signature shape for this very wearable watchDesigning anything, including watches, is an iterative process. You move from one design to another, and every time, you get a bit closer to what you had in mind. I…
Rebecca Doulton / Monochrome Watches First Look – Coming from NZ, The New Beaufort Pulsatimer Jet Black DLC
While we are growing accustomed to watch brands popping up in every corner of the globe, it’s not often you run into a brand from New Zealand. Founded by Auckland native Robert Kwok, Beaufort’s mission statement is to provide exciting vintage desig…