Tudor has announced a new chronograph model at BaselWorld and it is called the Fastrider Black Shield. This new model expands the Fastrider line and features a matte black ceramic case and is part of the continuing relationship between Tudor and the motorcycle brand Ducati. With a brash red-on-matte-black style, the handsome Fastrider Black Shield certainly looks like a fitting companion for any modern Ducati sport bike.
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I’ve lost count of the number of sizes and variations Breitling has released in the Superocean Heritage collection. The great looking diver range remains one of my favorites in the Breitling line-up, but there are so many versions I have a feeling the top brass at Breitling can’t even name them all.
Introduced at Baselworld 2012, the Hamilton Intra-matic was the follow-up to the Thin-O-matic and it took the “vintage inspired” trend a step further, into what I would call “modern vintage.” Aside from the movement and the flush mounted crystal, one could almost believe that the Intra-matic was NOS (new old stock), found in your Granddad’s drawer, minty and forgotten for over fifty years.
Scattered in this article and in the image gallery below are some images from Roger Dubuis’ 2012 ad campaign for the Excalibur collection. I don’t know who they hired for this and other ads, but when I saw them I was like “woaw….
We get asked for advice on buying watches all year long but we can’t answer everyone. If you still aren’t sure what watches should be on your shopping list this holiday season, let’s see what the aBlogtoWatch writing team has to say.
While I am generally a big fan of Breitling watches, I don’t personally like a lot of the Breitling for Bentley timepieces. These have a distinct design ethos apart from the rest of the Breitling range.
Girard-Perregaux is a solid name in high-end watch making. They produce their own movements in Switzerland, that are even used as base movements for other brands (even MB&F). Their movements are pretty spot on, but what does that mean in a world where it takes a nice movement and nice design to sell an expensive watch?
Let me first apologize for failing to get a photograph of an important (to some), yet subtle, detail on this watch. The crown on this new Pierre Arpels watch – on all versions – has an inset diamond. OK, I feel better now knowing that you’ll be aware of that fact despite my incomplete coverage. [...]
Ah, now here is a slide-rule bezel complication that I can use. I tend to make fun of these as I am not about to do long-division or calculate fuel consumption on a tiny slide-rule, if I need to figure that stuff out at all… But this one is actually handy. This new watch for [...]
This is the Helson Shark Diver 42mm. A more purposeful and less whimsical design than the Blackbeard and chronograph reviewed here, the Shark Diver is a solid dive watch. Basic specifications: Available in black, blue or white dial, in white, orange or blue hands and markers. Two movements: ETA 2824 at $699, or Miyota 9015 [...]
At once elegant and mysteriously absent of text or logo, the Ochs and Junior selene tinta is a very different watch indeed…
Things are getting a bit weird when brands start making limited edition timepieces for Baselworld. That would be like auto makers producing special cars to debut at auto shows, that are done in honor of those auto shows. It starts to turn into a cyclical argument. This piece is the new Rado D-Star. In addition [...]
In 2011 this watch is really cool. In 2003 when this watch first came out… it was really cool. This is the Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine. It was like a futuristic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso as Tag Heuer transformed the Monaco case into something that flipped around. It does this while the watch is still [...]
A medium-sized speed boat motors us away from Naples and it is hot. The ancient city I am moving away from is colorful — but that describes most of Italy. Italy is vibrantly alive, dirty, and passionate. It is also serious watch lover territory. I am pretty sure this is where large watches got their [...]
BaselWorld 2011 had a large selection of watches you can wear from brands that normally make watches most people cannot afford. While the ultra-high end certainly had its place, many of the watches on my BaselWorld Top 11 watches list were in the “I could feasibly save up for this” range. One of them was [...]
People looking for a nice looking brown toned watch, that is made well and has a Swiss movement need look no further. With what can only be described as a metallic chocolate-colored face, Archimede’s new Arcadia Brown watch shines like a luxury form of rust. Actually, that whole range of browns, maroons, rusts, etc… can [...]
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