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The Classique and Marine lines have undergone a makeover.
Breguet has a whole lot of history. It's well-known in watch circles, yes. But it should also be known by everyone else, too, for the marque's namesake—Mr. Abraham-Louis Breguet—created pieces for European nobility, including the world's most expensive watch, which he built for ...
 
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The return of the Top Time (Geiger counter not included).
Breitling has had a stellar run over the last few years. It has reinvented its core collections, transformed its shops into loft-style showrooms and cherry-picked classic pieces from its back catalog, reissuing them in fastidious detail. In 2020 it has already released ...
 
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The Defy El Primero 21 Land Rover Edition takes its cues from the upcoming 2020 version of the Defender.
Collabs with automotive brands are a relative no brainer in the watchmaking world. As any neurosurgeon will tell you (probably), the same bit of the brain that makes men go all goo-goo eyed at a car is but a synapse away from ...
 
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Grand Seiko emphasizes the poetry and performance of the Japanese spirit.
It takes 60 seconds to manifest a minute, 60 minutes to realize an hour, and for Grand Seiko, it took 60 years to perfect time. The premium Japanese watch brand emphasizes philosophy, poetry, and performance in its guiding principles. Here’s what you ...
 
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The Swiss government shut down all shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment and leisure facilities through a declaration of a state of emergency.
Several Swiss watch manufacturers have announced the temporary closure of its watchmaking facilities amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Rolex was among the first to make the move by shutting down operations in Geneva, Bienne, and Crisser for 10 days. The announcement was announced by Rolex CEO Jean-Frederic Dufour ...
 
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And the brand is betting on it with the latest generation of its Connected series watches.
What does it mean when a Swiss watch company—a legendary maker of analog, nuts-and-bolts timepieces—decides to get into smart watches? From the first release of the groundbreaking Apple watch in 2015, the Swiss watch industry eyed slaveringly an entirely new breed of ...
 
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And now a landmark piece of cosmological (and horological) history is up for auction
We all know the story (it's a good one). In 1969, when political platitudes about aiming for the stars actually came true, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. And it was the latter astronaut that took Omega's Speedmaster with ...
 
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These limited-edition watches tell a story that few timepieces in this particularly ornate end of the watch market do.
It’s a forgotten nugget of horological history that from the 14th to the 18th century, the Italians (and also, for whatever reason, the Czechs) organized their days starting from sunset using 24-hour clocks mounted on their more illustrious city buildings, including the ...
 
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When it comes to innovation and high-tech materials, this watchmaking company with humble beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland has managed to beat out even the bigger players in the watch world. Here’s a look at some of the pieces that Rado introduced before everyone else followed suit.
If you’re a tennis fan, you’re definitely familiar with Rado watches—the brand is a regular courtside fixture as the official timekeeper of 12 international tournaments—and just as tennis players sacrifice their bodies like modern-day gladiators on the court, staring down opponents in ...
 
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From super-complication pocket watches to vintage wristwatches with famous owners, these are horology's big-ticket pieces.
Who needs a rainy day fund when you've the equivalent of a Swiss bank account on your wrist? Yes, throwing down a handsome sum on a luxury timepiece is one of the greatest indulgences a man can enjoy. We don't get to ...
 
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It takes inspiration from an unlikely character.
If you're a fan of watches and the James Bond series, then you probably know that 007 has collaborated with Omega countless times, with the latest being the Seamaster 300M. Sleek and covetable as the Seamaster 300M might be, it's a watch that's not at ...
 
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The actor collects planes and helicopters, so of course he wears a Breitling Aerospace.
Harrison Ford's filmography features enough aircraft to mount an airshow. There's Han's beloved Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, of course. And Air Force One in, er, Air Force One. In the first Indiana Jones film he fights Nazis on the wings of one plane; in the ...
 
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These tough-as-nails watches are designed for men who like a bit more function in their wristwear.
Casio celebrated its 100 millionth shipment of G-Shocks a couple of years ago.It's a brand beloved by both the SAS and hypebeasts—fans include soldiers, firefighters, and astronauts; collaborators include Stüssy, Levi’s and A Bathing Ape. The “unbreakable” original with its “triple 10 ...
 
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Tudor is known for being Rolex’s edgier and more experimental younger sibling, the perfect embodiment of which can be seen in its chronographs, celebrating a milestone anniversary this year 
Ah, the ’70s—the decade that gave us Apollo 13, the Watergate scandal, Jaws, Disney World, and the breakup of The Beatles—but watch enthusiasts can identify it for another reason entirely: 1970 was the year that Tudor watches unveiled the Oysterdate, its very first ...
 
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Created in tribute to the RAF's aerobatic team, it's a taste of the sky even for those of us on the ground
Every watch brand has a pilot watch. Not many appear on the wrists of actual pilots. Breitling, however, does both better than almost anyone else.For those of us who only ever take to the skies with a bloody mary in hand, Breitling ...
 
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From the jeweler of kings, these masterpieces are precious and dazzling, handsome and elegant.
A watch by Cartier is a must for any serious ticker collection. And while the French luxury house may be more known for creating dazzling jewelry (the kind that can compel a woman to say yes), you must know that it also ...
 
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The BR 03-92 is an Americas-exclusive riff on the brand’s signature square timepieces.
It has always baffled me that the watch industry isn't more into square watches. Certainly, a handful of brands have created a unicorn or two, but these are rare departures from the overwhelmingly circular norm. Bell & Ross is a refreshing exception. ...
 
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Bob's Watches has five incomparable versions of the watch for sale right now.
Talk for longer than a couple of minutes to anyone who's really into watches, and you're pretty much guaranteed to hear some version of the following: "A watch tells a story." Yes, in the era of smartphones and fitness trackers, a mechanical ...
 
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Yes, the awards were nice. But we're there for the shiny golden timepieces, instead.
The run-up to this year’s Oscars was the most politically charged since the last one. Perhaps that’s why, outliers aside (hello Billy Porter) so many stars opted for a very traditional take on black tie. Classic, without the twist. When you’re walking ...
 
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it's just plain fun,
Turns out good things come in twos—at least when it comes to watches. Earlier this year, Timex brought out the first reissued iteration of the Q Timex, a diver-inspired watch with a red-and-blue bezel and a bit of a '70s vibe. To say ...
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