Posts Categorized: Seiko

7 Modern Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

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The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years has showed no signs of abating. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue to emerge from some of the most venerable watch brands. Here are seven notable examples of “vintage-inspired” watches launched in recent years. 1. Omega Globemaster Omega Globemaster The Omega […]

The History of Seiko Through 12 Milestone Seiko Watches

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Those who know Seiko mainly for its lower-priced quartz watches — and even many who have recently discovered the Japanese brand’s high-horology Grand Seiko timepieces — may be unaware that Seiko’s history of watchmaking stretches all the way back to the late 19th century, and includes several watch-world firsts. Here are the highlights. 1. Seikosha […]

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

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  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the last few years, some important changes in the big groups’ holdings have occurred: Harry Winston joined the Swatch Group, Kering acquired Ulysse Nardin, and […]

In The Balance: Zenith Espada vs. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600

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Two automatic watches with high-frequency movements, the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 and Zenith Espada, square off in a battle of the fast-beat balances in a piece by Martina Richter. With photos by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. A fast-beat movement offers an advantage over its lower-frequency rivals: more beats per hour means greater precision. The principle is simple: […]

A Splashy Debut: Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s

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As we reported during Baselworld, Seiko has spun off its Grand Seiko collection into a separate, independent brand. And nowadays, you can scarcely qualify as a brand if you don’t produce your own dedicated divers’ watch. Grand Seiko has done just that, introducing its Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s watch at Baselworld 2017. The first-ever […]

10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer

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TAG Heuer is one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands, offering a strong history of innovation, deep connections with sports timing and automobile racing, and more recently, a series of groundbreaking developments in the field of ultra-fast mechanical chronographs, an innovative tourbillon watch priced under $20,000, and the launch of a luxury smartwatch. Here […]

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A simple Seiko Chariot model watch shows in1984

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An iconic black-and-white portrait of Steve Jobs from 1984 shows him sitting on the floor with a boxy early Apple Macintosh computer in his lap and a simple Seiko Chariot model watch on his wrist. Part of why the picture is so popular is because it appeared on the cover of Time magazine. How is […]