• Take A Look At The Maurice LaCroix Aikon Bronze Men’s Watch

    At Baselworld 2017 we saw the release of the limited edition Maurice LaCroix Aikon Bronze watch. The Aikon line was debuted in 2016 and Maurice LaCroix is wasting little time in getting in on the trend of using bronze. It’s refreshing to see the use of bronze in something other than a dive watch (or sports watch) and Maurice LaCroix is making a safe bet in the production of 388 limited edition pieces of the watch. The watch is all about attainable sophistication and the romantic appeal of the evolving patina of bronze. It’s a lot of character at a fraction of the price of other bronze offerings from competitors. That being said, the design is love it or leave it and you’ll have to accept that it’s only available in a quartz movement. Maurice LaCroix Aikon Bronze Watch Hands-On Hands-On
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  • Let Us Review The Maurice LaCroix Masterpiece Double Retrograde & Moon Retrograde Watches

    Think value timepieces and you probably won’t always think of Maurice LaCroix, but the fact is that the brand actually makes quite a number of interesting pieces at relatively affordable prices. The Pontos S Diver is one of the more handsome affordable dive watches around and for just $7,500, you would be hard pressed to find another skeletonized dial with a chronograph complication like the Masterpiece Chronograph Skeleton watch. Likewise, Maurice LaCroix’s new Masterpiece Double Retrograde and Masterpiece Moon Retrograde watches are two new watches from the brand that offer quite a lot of bang for the buck, as far as watches with retrograde displays are concerned. Here’s a closer look at these two new watches. Maurice LaCroix Masterpiece Double Retrograde & Moon Retrograde Watches Hands-On Hands-On
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  • Hands-On With Arnold & Son TES Tourbillon With Blue Dial Men’s Watch

    The use of a tourbillon regulator is a sort of signature for Arnold and Son. In fact, it goes back to the early days of the name Arnold. John Arnold, who inspired the actual Arnold and Son brand, was a highly talented English watchmaker from the late 18th century. Probably not the most famous name around, his influence can’t be denied though. Indeed, both he and Abraham-Louis Breguet worked closely, sharing both their knowledge and passion. Evidence of their partnership is Abraham-Louis Breguet’s first ever tourbillon mounted in John Arnold’s No. 11 movement, a watch that can be found today in London’s British Museum. Finding a tourbillon regulator in modern Swiss Arnold & Son watches is thus rather natural. read more

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  • A Luxurious Version Of Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Watches

    Swiss Piaget combines its expertise in ultra-thin movements with its fearless use of color to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano model. The seven pieces in the new Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary series, introduced at the SIHH in January, range in size from 34mm to 43mm. One of the great things about the new models is that they are not necessarily gender-specific. I say not necessarily because while Piaget specifically refers to the 34mm size as a ladies’ watch, I saw a man try it on at the presentation in Geneva, and it looked great. The dial is billed as pink, but it’s really more red, and red has long been a man’s timepiece color as well as a woman’s.  read more

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  • Hands-On With Chopard Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Watch

    To coincide with the Le Mans 24-hour endurance car race this year, and in a continuation of its relationship as the official timing partner of the Porsche team, Swiss Chopard has launched the limited edition Chopard Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition watch. Motorsport and limited edition watches are no new thing, but this particular Chopard men’s watch stands out due to a brand new high-frequency automatic movement, as the HF part of the name references. read more

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  • Reef Tiger Aurora Big Bang Skeleton Dial Black Inner Bezel Black Leather Strap PVD Watch

    When Big Bang series watches of Reef tiger come into our life,this large size is a way to become people’s preference for its rough style,and also reflects the aggressive and innovative design. The latest Big bang men’s watch inspired by the chaos of the birth of universe, using gears, lightning, machine elements to express the feeling of life in prehistoric period. Skeleton design elements popular, Reef tiger brands have launched their own skeletons dial of Reef Tiger Aurora Big Bang Watches. Skeleton dial with three counters and a date display. Remains fixed on the wearer’s wrist watches leather strap. read more

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  • A Review Of Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary” Watch

    This year sees the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force and the 50th anniversary of the “Patrouille Suisse” aerobatics team. Breitling is celebrating the latter anniversary with a limited-edition version of its Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT watch. The Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary,” will be limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide. It marks Breitling’s longstanding partnership with the Patrouille Suisse, which began in 1964 with the formation of an aerobatics team by professional air force pilots. Today the team is one of the few to use supersonic jets, flying six American F-5E Tiger II fighters bearing the red-and-white colours of the Swiss flag.

    With a black onyx dial, the 44mm watch features a black subdial at 9 o’clock bearing the flight team logo. The centre-mounted GMT hour hand displays a second time zone on a 24-hour scale tipped with the silhouette of red F-5E Tiger II plane.

    The caseback features the official Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary logo and the limited-edition series number. The COSC certified chronometer runs on Breitling men’s watch in-house, automatic B04 calibre with a power reserve of 70 hours. It features a 1/4-second chronograph as well as 30-minute and 12-hour counters and a dual-time-zone function. There’s a 24-hour scale on the ratcheted, bidirectional-rotating bezel, with inlaid rubber numerals.

    Water-resistant to 200 metres with a screw-locked crown and push-pieces, the Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary” comes on on a rubber Diver Pro strap or on a steel Pilot bracelet. The watch is priced at $10,100. read more

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  • Take A Look At The Breitling Superocean Héritage II Men’s Watch

    The 1950s were a watershed decade for dive watches, if you’ll forgive the pun. Within a few years of each other, three different companies released three of the most enduring classics of the modern dive watch idiom: the Rolex Submariner, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, and the Omega Seamaster 300. All had certain essential features in common – excellent visibility, rotating timing bezels, good water resistance – and each has gone on to become an icon for the company that made it. In 1957, another classic of the era debuted: the Swiss Breitling Superocean, which was released in both chronograph and non-chronograph versions.

    Early Breitling Superocean watches have gone on to become very collectible – the first two references, in good condition, are now high five-figure timepieces (nothing like the crazy money being spent on rare Submariners, but still very respectable). This year is the 60th anniversary of the Superocean, and to mark the occasion Breitling has released a new version of the watch which looks back to the originals for its design cues, while at the same time looking very much forward from a technical standpoint – including the movement, which is being supplied to Breitling by Tudor (with modifications). read more

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  • A Review Of IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Men’s Watch

    When Swiss IWC debuted a redesigned Portugieser Chronograph Classic in 2013 with Ref. 3904, it did so well after SIHH that year, when the brand focused attention on its much broader Ingenieur re-launch. Four years later, IWC has again tweaked the storied Portugieser Chronograph Classic with Ref. 3903, with what it calls an ‘updated’ design, an attribute that at first glance seems like a strange direction for a watch named Classic. read more

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