1. Letters and Numbers: A Watch’s Typeface

Slim d'Hermes

Some watches are defined by their cases; the Luminor models from Panerai are an excellent example of this. Some others are distinguished by their movements; one cannot talk about chronographs from Zenith without discussing the historical significance of its El Primero movement. And now, there’s an increasing emphasis on typography – the fonts that appear on the dial. This could be why Hermes’ new Slim d’Hermes has a specially created font designed by French graphics designer Philippe Apeloig. This article explores other noteworthy fonts that have appeared in other popular and significant watches.

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Source: The New York Times

2. The History of the Rolex Small and Big Crown James Bond Submariner

Rolex Submariner 6200

If you have been following the results from auctions closely, you’ll know that vintage Rolex watches are amongst the most valuable at the moment. Vintage Daytonas are arguably the kings right now, but vintage Submariners are not far behind, with excellent examples fetching a couple of hundred thousand dollars. If you ever want to see and learn more about the earliest Submariners, you will want to click on the link below. Be warned, it’s a real modem burner of a post.

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Source: Rolex Passion Report

3. A Vintage Collector’s Perspective on the Longines Legend Diver Reissue

Longines Legend Diver

In the past couple of years, many brands have dug into their archives to release new but vintage-inspired pieces. Tudor is one of the brands that is most adept at this, and another brand that has successfully replicated this strategy is Longines. An example of this, was last year’s very beautiful Pulsometer Chronograph. But, long before this, there was the Legend Diver, which is a very faithful recreation of the Longine Super Compressor watch from the Sixties. If you are in the market for something that’s vintage-inspired and yet modern, the Longines Legend Diver Reissue is well worth a look or two.

Source: Worn and Wound

4. A Week On The Wrist The Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727

Breguet Classique Chronometrie 7727

Breguet, or rather the watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, was one of the most innovative watchmakers to have lived. He is most famous for inventing the tourbillon, but he is also credited with inventing retrograde displays and the Breguet overcoil, among many other contributions and inventions. Today, the brand, Breguet, is keeping the innovative spirit of its founder alive, by continuously pushing the boundaries of watchmaking. An example of this is the Classique Chronométrie 7727. What’s so unusual about this watch, you may wonder? Well, it is the first watch in the world to make use of magnets within the movement to improve chronometric performance. Along with the use of silicon, this enables the Classique Chronométrie 7727 to run at 10Hz, which is unprecedented for a non-limited watch.

Source: Hodinkee

5. The Apple’s Watch and Why I Got Mine!

Apple Watch

I often feel that the Apple Watch is a highly misunderstood product, especially amongst mechanical watch lovers. Many of us have a prejudice against quartz or digital timepieces and that is entirely understandable. However, let me say that this mindset will only prevent you from enjoying some truly remarkable quartz and digital watches. The Apple Watch, I think, is a fantastic digital watch. It’s well-made and is really quite nifty to have around. Admittedly, there are some crucial shortcomings, but overall, it’s a really great digital watch that is definitely worth a second look.

Source: Geo Cramer

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