It’s Tourbillon Day! Check Out These 12 Intriguing Tourbillon Watches Launched This Year

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On this date in 1801, watchmaking pioneer (and namesake of today’s Breguet watch company) Abraham-Louis Breguet obtained a patent for his most famous horological invention, the tourbillon. Today, numerous watchmakers have taken up the challenge of not only producing tourbillons for wristwatches, but also taking them to the next level in terms of materials, design technology, […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Baumuster B

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Earlier this year we covered the new IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch, a special-edition piece of IWC’s Big Pilot Watch meant to harken back to the original designs of the B-Uhr (Beobachtungs-Uhren, or observation watch) style first developed in 1940s Germany. However, of the five original manufacturers who produced the B-Uhr design more than 77 […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Tissot Heritage 1948 Chronograph

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Tissot has been a relatively minor player in the growing market of vintage-inspired watches. With only a few recent releases, like the Tissot Heritage 1936 Mechanical and the Tissot Heritage Navigator, the brand is slowly getting more involved in the category, yet remains overshadowed by other Swatch Group brands’ vintage-inspired pieces. This year, Tissot worked […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Panerai Mare Nostrum

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While many brands with storied pasts base some of their modern watches on vintage pieces, few and far between are the brands that do so to the extent that Panerai does. To its credit (and possibly its long-term detriment?), the brand has built its contemporary collections almost entirely on the narrative of its 20th-century history. Hence the countless […]

Bridge to Bracelet: The New Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio

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Panerai Luminor watches have long been known for the patented, crown-protecting bridge device that straddles the right side of their cases. Now the brand has put this iconic silhouette to use as the defining element in an all-new steel bracelet (based on one the brand introduced in 1999), which makes its debut on this week’s […]

5 Affordable Omega Watches for New Collectors

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Omega has produced numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the world’s most famous chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are five models that are in stores now at accessible prices* for both new and seasoned collectors. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Launched in 1957, the Speedmaster is synonymous with spaceflight […]

Borrrowed Time: Three Days in L.A. with the TAG Heuer Connected Watch Modular 45

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Another major TAG Heuer sports sponsorship announcement, another whirlwind press trip to attend said announcement, and — best of all — another opportunity to wrist-test one of the brand’s newest models — in this case, version 2.0 of the original TAG Heuer Connected Watch, dubbed the Connected Modular 45. And boy, is it modular. TAG […]

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 […]