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Mark McArthur-Christie / Worn & Wound The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Gets Unique Grey & Turquoise Colorway
If you’re a fan of blingy, busy, fussy watches, scroll away now; this is not the watch you’re looking for. Instead, with the new Oris Divers Sixty-Five you get 40mm of stripped-down, no-frills, cleanly designed form-and-function simplicity that’ll…
Brice Goulard / Monochrome Watches Introducing – The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual-Time & Chronograph “Everest” Limited Editions (Live Pics & Price)
Since 2016 and its introduction at the Geneva-based watch fair, the Overseas has been an almost infinite playground for Vacheron Constantin, in the oh-so-important luxury sports watch market. Offered in dozens of variations, in multiple colours, wi…
Logan Baker / HODINKEE Steal Vs. Splurge: Minimalist Madness With NOMOS And Junghans
High design, low prices. The NOMOS Tangente and Junghans Max Bill are cut from the same cloth. The companies are both based in Germany, and both watches preach minimalist design principles that reference the Bauhaus. The two companies are well-rega…
Roberta Naas / ATimelyPerspective Rolex Front And Center At Goodwood Revival 2021
/ September 20, 2021 Rolex was the Official Timekeeper of the Goodwood Revival 2021This past weekend, the 2021 Goodwood Revival celebrated engineering expertise and strong motoring heritage. Despite the ongoing Delta variant, more than 150,000 visi…
Zach Kazan / Worn & Wound Ball’s Latest Diver is an Unexpected Take on the Rainbow Trend
With the new Skindiver Heritage, the latest model in Ball’s Engineer II line, the brand known for their tough railroad inspired tool watches and liberal use of micro gas tubes for a “always on” lumed dials and hands, they’ve done something quite cu…
Frank Geelen / Monochrome Watches Introducing – The Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Ultimate Sapphire
Armin Strom recently presented a unique version of their much-praised Gravity Equal Force for this year’s Only Watch auction, and our team unanimously loved the direction Armin Strom took with that version. Now Armin Strom introduces the Gravity Eq…
Brandon Baines / Fratello Watches How Watches Work: What Is A Minute Repeater?
When it comes to watch complications, the minute repeater has a reputation few others can touch. In terms of cost, it’s certainly no slouch. An “entry-level” minute repeater wristwatch demands as much as a new, entry-level Mercedes-Benz. And when i…
Benjamin Clymer / HODINKEE Watch Of The Week: How The Reverso Flipped My Position On New Watches
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute To 1931 US Edition was my first high-end modern watch, and the first watch I had engraved. And it set the stage for the collector I am today. In Watch of the Week, we invite HODINKEE staffers and friends to expl…
Mark Bernardo / WatchTime Double Chime: Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater
Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced its first timepiece with a minute repeater 150 years ago, and its most iconic wristwatch, the Reverso, 90 years ago. This year, the Swiss manufacture pays homage to both milestones with a single horological chef d’oeuvre…
Brice Goulard / Monochrome Watches First Look – The MB&F HM10 Panda for Only Watch 2021 (Live Pics)
You thought having seen all of the watches to be auctioned at Only Watch 2021 already…? Surely, the biennial charity auction, which has become a major event of the horological calendar, has a lot to give this year, with an incredible selection of u…
James Stacey / HODINKEE HODINKEE Radio: The Zenith Of Smartwatches?
Jack dreams of a green baby. Thanks, Frank. Old cars, vintage chronographs, brand new smartwatches, and the philosophy of the 4:30 date – this episode has a little bit of everything. Jack and Danny join James to chat about the latest in the lineage…
Jens Koch / WatchTime Into the Blue: Reviewing the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue
When writer, director, and adventurer James Cameron reached the beginning of the “deep sea” at a depth of 1,000 meters on March 26, 2012, safely inside his submersible craft Deepsea Challenger, all the remaining light disappeared. But at that point…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: MB&F HM10 Panda for Only Watch
MB&F transforms their Horological Machine No10 – aka HM10 Bulldog – into a panda bear for Only Watch.Press Release information with commentary in italics.CommentaryThe HM10 Panda is a cute rework of the HM10 Bulldog with the panda motif. This speci…
WatchTime A Brief History of the Mechanical Watch’s Fight Against Magnetism
From our sister website, WatchTime Middle East, a look at how watchmaking has countered the threat of magnetism over the years, from using metals like palladium in 1915 to silicon in 2015.Magnetism has been the mechanical timekeeping’s nemesis thro…
Hannah Foy / Collectability Patek Philippe Gondolo Gang
John Reardon shares the fascinating story of the Brazilian retailer Chronometro Gondolo & Labouriau who for the first 25 years of the twentieth century sold over a third of all Patek Philippe's production.
Neha S Bajpai / Revolution Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater
September 20, 2021 The Low-DownFor six decades after its birth, Jaeger Le-Coultre’s Reverso had been a time-only watch displaying hours, minutes and occasionally seconds as well. Born on the polo fields of India in 1931, this revolutionary idea of…
Robin Nooy / Monochrome Watches Introducing – The MeisterSinger Perigraph Edition Planet Earth
In what is a celebratory year for MeisterSinger, as celebrating 2 decades of existence, the German watchmaking brand presents a unique collaboration. Partnering with the WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, it has created a limited edition of its d…
Revolution Introducing Chopard’s Mille Miglia GTS Luftgekühlt Edition
September 20, 2021 The Low-DownOn September 10th, Chopard partnered with Luftgekühlt, an annual event at Bottleworks District in Indianapolis for car and Porsche aficionados founded by race car driver and two-times Le Mans class winner Patrick Long…
Ricardo Sime / Time+Tide The Collector’s Crossroads: Should I take on debt to buy a watch?
This is the first in a series of articles discussing some common questions many watch collectors are faced with as they each go through their own collecting journey. The goal is not to give you an answer to these questions. Instead, the goal is to…
HODINKEE Sunday Rewind: Enter The Hallowed Halls Of The Cartier Mansion
Five years ago, Cartier re-opened its doors and we were there. On this lazy Sunday at home, we thought we'd take a little trip – hit the rewind button – back to 2016. Almost five years ago, to the day, Cartier re-opened the doors to its iconic mans…
Mark Bernardo / WatchTime Accutron Adds Color in Expansion of its Spaceview 2020 Collection
Accutron spun off from its parent brand Bulova in 2020 and quickly established itself as a player with the launch of the Spaceview 2020, a revival of the now-iconic, original Accutron from 1960, which brought the watch world its first tuning-fork m…
Tony / Rescapement Hands-On: Rowing Blazers x Seiko Collection
NEWSLETTER Latest Guides Sections ▼ In-Depth Interviews / News Listicles Auctions Just for Fun About IG June 17, 2021 We got our hands on the new Seiko x Rowing Blazers collaboration and took them for a walk around Chicago’s Lincoln Park Boardwalk.…
Tony / Rescapement Watch Spotting: Celebrities who wore their own watches to the Met Gala
NEWSLETTER Latest Guides Sections ▼ In-Depth Interviews / News Listicles Auctions Just for Fun About IG September 19, 2021 Ah, the Met Gala. Your invite got lost too? There’s a ton of coverage on it every year, though I’m still not entirely sure wh…