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Pilot Automatic Tasman Blue
At first glance, the Pilot Automatic watch designed by Australia's luxury timepiece brand Bausele captures attention for two reasons: a hyper-modern face and an off-center dial. In fact, both of these attributes are drawn from aviation pilot watches...
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Larsson & Jennings Norse Collection
It's safe to say the bulk of watches on the market (Apple Watch, aside) feature round cases with round faces and, since their inception in 2012, UK/Swedish watch brand Larsson & Jennings has excelled at producing modern, circular wristwatches...
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Alvieri's Well-Priced Moon Phase Watches
As far as functional design flourishes go on watches, there's not much quite as charming as the moon phase—an indicator on watch dials that conveys the waxing and waning of the moon in a 29-day cycle. This feature most frequently appears on highly...
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BOLDR's Affordable Chronograph Watches
Another Kickstarter success story, BOLDR watches returns to the crowdfunding platform for three variations on a brand new watch model: the Journey. At the core of these timepieces, a Japanese-made Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Movement offers up a quartz...
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Oscillon Swiss Watches Crafted From Historic Tools
Additional reporting by David Graver Authenticity plays a major role in the perception of Swiss watch brands. From the movement that makes it tic to the hand-finished elements that present the intricate craftsmanship, each brand celebrates its own...
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Xeric's Unusual, Affordable Soloscope Automatic Watch
By proximity alone the team at Watchismo has horological inspiration enough to imagine a watch of uncommon technical virtue. Longtime hunters and gatherers of unique timepieces for their retail site, the brand began developing and launching proprietary...
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Axcent Pocket Watch (Bronze)
There's something rather classy about reaching for the time and pulling out a pocket watch rather than a mobile phone. Developed in the 16th century, these devices were the most popular form of time-telling all the way until WWI. People Products makes...
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Uniform Wares' First-Ever Watch Line for Women
To be honest, the gender neutral allure of Uniform Wares watches was a feature that caught our attention all the way back in 2009. Their clean but dynamic designs, envisioned in Clerkenwell, England and assembled in Switzerland, have found places...
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Accutron II Alpha Watch
More than featuring an uncommon, space-aged design, Bulova's Accutron II Alpha collection references their historic "tuning fork" powered Spaceview watches from the 1960s—a groundbreaker in the early electronic watch movement game at the time. Inside...
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Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
Since their reintroduction to the American market a few years ago, Tudor has excelled at releasing pieces that reference their illustrious past. At this year's Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, they've once again succeeded in delivering a refreshing...
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Interview: Vacheron Constantin’s Artistic Director Christian Selmoni
It's no small feat to be the oldest continuously producing watch manufacturer in the world. And while Vacheron Constantin holds this historic accolade, and can stake claim to 260 years' worth of developments in horlogerie, the luxury Swiss watch brand...
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Baselworld 2016: The Future of Reflective Faces
In a world of limited wrist accessories for men, sometimes one wants their watch to shine brightly. This doesn't necessarily mean a 61mm powerhouse piece distributing lighthouse rays, but it can definitely extend beyond the traditional and understated...
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Baselworld 2016: Reinventing the All-Black Watch
With hundreds of brands present, Baselworld—the globe's largest and arguably most prestigious watch and jewelry fair—doesn't intentionally play host to themes or trends, but it does offer an opportunity to notice through-lines across multiple watchmakers...
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Autodromo's Group B Automatic Watches
It's hard to find a well-made automatic watch under $1000, let alone one that packs as much punch as Autodromo's latest: the Group B. Across three vibrant colors (and one black and white option), there's a pronounced design that's worth inspecting...
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Todd Snyder + Timex Watches
While visiting Japan, NY-based menswear designer Todd Snyder—who happens to be a vintage watch fan—spied a Japan-only release of a Timex watch collaboration utilizing Red Wing's signature leather. Smitten with the piece, he gathered enough of them...
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Six New Timepieces Pushing Innovation in Watchmaking
Innovation in mechanical watchmaking is alive and well—bursting at the springs in fact—as we saw at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (often referred to as SIHH). Few people "need" a fine mechanical timepiece, though the desire...
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Interview: Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen
Kari Voutilainen made his first watch in 1994. In 2002, he would launch his eponymous watch brand for which nearly every component is made in-house. A brand that over the years would release firsts, from complications to finishes and beyond. Voutilainen...
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Why Richard Mille's RMS05 Fountain Pen Costs $105,000
Fans of luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille would not hesitate when reaching for their wallet for a timepiece with a price tag over $100,000. What happens, then, when the brand's artisan watchmakers take their mechanical know-how and apply it...
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IWC's New, Smaller Pilot's Watches
For almost 150 years now, IWC Schaffhausen has produced some of the most popular and well-received Swiss-made watches. Over the last few years, and simultaneous with a global consumer trend toward bigger-is-better, IWC began producing timepieces...
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Larsson & Jennings' The Automatic Series
Much can be said of the multi-national inspiration behind watch brand Larsson & Jennings. Established between Stockholm and London, the brand draws from the minimalist design sensibilities of the former, punctuated with historic timepiece nuances...
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Richard Mille's RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire Watch
One might not be surprised to learn that most technical advancements in watchmaking (and their subsequent application) occur regarding men's pieces. This is true of many brands, including Swiss innovator Richard Mille—and yet, with their brand...
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Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève
In many ways, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz's Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève epitomizes the brand. At the watch's core, there's a proprietary Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement powering an off-center hours and minutes...
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Uniform Wares + MoMA Limited Edition Watch
In the six years since their launch, Uniform Wares has already garnered the attention of watch-lovers and design experts alike. In a time when the industry is dominated by oversized pieces complete with oft-unused additional functionality, Uniform...
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Classic Yolk Watch
With AARK Collective's Classic Yolk watch, it's all about balance. Despite what initially reads as a minimal design, the personality behind the piece hails from more than just its vibrant color. The geometry of the hands and details upon the face make...
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Tudor's New Heritage Black Bay "Black"
In 2012, TUDOR unveiled their Heritage Black Bay diver watch line—an inspired two model collection invoking 1950s style. In essence, it was a revival of a much-loved classic, punctuated with modern nuances, by the relaunched Rolex sibling brand...
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