Citizen’s newest Aqualand model takes a familiar movement and concept and dresses it up in an even nicer suit. That means a fresh and upgraded skin for an existing movement. This is one of the Eco-Drive Promaster collection’s most useful timepieces, incorporating (among other features) a chronograph and depth meter into a dive watch…
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This is Citizen’s first watch that combines solar power with radio-set capability in a women’s watch…
It is not often that we at aBlogtoWatch write three articles on the same timepiece, but the UTTE gets that treatment. At Baselworld 2013 Arnold & Son released this watch as the world’s (current) thinnest tourbillon. We debuted the UTTE watch for you here. “UTTE” stands for “ultra thin tourbillon escapement,” and it certainly is. Arnold & Son narrowly beat Piaget to production of the thinnest tourbillon ever. Being the most thin isn’t really that important to us. What is important is that the watch is very wearable, and very attractive.
Helson is one of those brands that I’ve often viewed from afar – I’ve been well aware of them and the love their products have gotten from various watch forums. I say from afar, as I’ve not had the chance to review any of their seemingly excellent lineup. Today, though, we’ll kill two birds with one stone – I’ve got my first hands-on review of a Helson model, and it also happens to be the first bronze watch I’ve had on my wrist this year.
I am about to review what is essentially a model tank for your wrist that tells the time. The Azimuth SP-1 Landship is a whimsical watch not meant to replace a daily wear, but an interesting part of the larger watch universe that takes into consideration the distinct “hobbyist” form that watch collecting can take.
When you think of Zenith watches, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s very likely the term “El Primero,” as that’s been one of the most famous movement (and product lines) in their history. And frankly, after my first exposure to the El Primero, in the form of today’s review piece, I can certainly see why. With it, you get classic styling combined with some very nice functionality, courtesy of the complications included in the movement.
Allow us to take this opportunity to not just review a unique version of the TAG Heuer Monaco, but also to review the collection as a whole. The Monaco is one of TAG Heuer’s most famous watch families, sporting a cushion/square case which was originally debuted in 1969 – an important year for watch making, and an important year for Heuer.
Bulgari’s Bulgari-Bulgari is one of their most iconic designs, and for 2013 has received a deserved update. The history of the Bulgari Bulgari (Bvlgari Bvlgari) is over 35 years old and once again begins with Mr. Gerald Genta. The late watch designer is responsible for perhaps too many of today’s top luxury watch icons.
This Junghans is easily the slimmest watch I’ve reviewed. It laughs at snug cuffs and would rock a tuxedo. A Calatrava for the rest of us…
Now is probably a good time to review this mostly solid 18k rose gold version of the Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver watch. Why? Well, at the time of writing this article I’ve just returned from Russia where Ulysse Nardin is the top luxury watch brand. So, with those impressions in mind, I have a new way of appreciating the designs and ethos of the watch maker…
While I can’t put my finger on why, exactly, I like bronze cases, I just know I do. Pair that material up with an Ickler design (as we have here from Archimede), and you have my attention. It provides for an interesting twist on the well-known Flieger design, and makes a compelling bargain to boot.
I will admit up front that I ended up enjoying the Nite Aqua watch a lot more than I thought I would. It wasn’t that anything struck me as suspect about the timepiece before I received it, but rather that brands of this caliber are just as likely to please as they are to disappoint.
I have been wearing the Audemars Piguet Black Ceramic, Royal Oak Offshore Diver for nearly one week. I am lucky to be among the first people in the United States to wear the latest incarnation of the iconic Royal Oak design. This is the newest addition Royal Oak Offshore Diver (hands-on here), which was first available in steel, then forged carbon, and note in all ceramic. The watch itself is really impressive, but for me it is part of a larger journey with the brand.
Say hello to Clerc’s first three-hand version of their popular Hydroscaph dive watch collection. Called the Hydroscaph H1, this watch is meant to be an entry-level priced way of getting into the independent watch brand who has lured a lot of watch lovers with their quality designs and impressively bold colors. Like many new watches in the Hydroscaph collection, the H1 is offered in a whole collection of color styles.
Last December, we announced that Girard-Perregaux had donated a timepiece for a charity auction to support the UKRO (University Kidney Research Organization). The cause? The best. The timepiece? Gorgeous.
Rpaige (“R Paige”) is a newer watch brand with a vintage soul set up by Mr. Richard Paige… and it has quite a story. What you need to know first is that each Rpaige watch is a limited edition that uses a restored vintage American pocket watch movement produced from between about 1890 and 1930. The watch is called the Wrocket, and there are a few versions available. Let’s first talk about Mr. Paige himself – who may be familiar to some of you already.
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