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In The Metal: Why The Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional Is A Must For Every Diver’s Watch Fan

This story begins with a personal anecdote, which at first doesn’t appear to have anything to do with Tissot’s new Seastar 2000 Professional Powermatic 80. My Seastar from the 1960s is a vintage dress watch. It is so simple and…

Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué: Introducing The World’s First Recycled Mechanical Watch & Novelties 2021

During our last conversation about six months ago, Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué surprised us with his ambitious intention to launch a 100 percent recycled mechanical watch. Now, shortly prior to the unveiling of the brand’s latest pieces at Watches &…

A Bold Step Into The Future: Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph Gold & Ceramic

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet is one of those models whose true character only comes to light at second or third glance. This also explains why, upon its launch in 2019, the collection didn’t exactly get off to a smooth…

Trending Green Dials: Five Up-to-the-minute Watches

Green is known as the embodiment of hope. It is the colour of the first lush leaves and grass to shoot up in spring. It stands for better times and a prosperous harvest following the bleak winter months. Perhaps its…

Breitling Premier Heritage Chronos – Watches & Wonders 2021

During our last conversation a couple of months ago, CEO Georges Kern could hardly keep his cool as, bursting with pride, he gushed over Breitling’s 2021 novelties – without revealing anything, of course. As we are now finding out, his…

Rolex Revision: All Facts And Figures About The Watch Service

While the production of mechanical watches is certainly a challenge in itself, the same can also be said for the timepieces’ after-sales servicing down the line. After all, although a manufacturer is responsible for quality during production, it is often…

A Farewell To Patek Philippe’s 5960

There is good reason behind us dedicating an article to the 5960. For one thing, it was the very first model from Patek Philippe to combine an annual calendar with a chronograph. Secondly, despite the fact that it is indeed…

A Bold Combination: Panerai Submersible Goldtech Orocarbo – 44 mm – PAM01070

Florentine watch brand Panerai’s Submersible models first surfaced in the late 90s. For more than two decades, however, the timepiece overshadowing it was Panerai’s original diving watch, the Luminor. Since 2019, the Submersible has increasingly distinguished itself as a line in its own right. Now,…

“It’s Only When The Tide Goes Out That You Learn Who’s Been Swimming Naked” – Breitling CEO Georges Kern Looks Back On 2020 (With Live Audio)

The transformation of Breitling over the past three years is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting recent developments in the watch industry. In the spotlight is CEO and co-owner Georges Kern, who both initiated and is responsible for…

A Closer Look: 2020 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

A near-fatal diving accident is responsible for Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain’s significant contribution to the mechanical diving watch. While other major players such as Rolex, Omega, and Panerai have also earned themselves a certain reputation in this area of expertise,…

A Closer Look: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold “Homage to F. A. Lange”

The rattrapante function, or drag pointer, enjoys a certain level of prestige at A. Lange & Söhne. It comes in every variation you can imagine: Double-Split, Triple-Split, combined with perpetual calendar, Tourbograph Perpetual with tourbillon, chronograph and perpetual calendar, or…

First Look – Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

Following the launch of its new Calibre 400 in-house movement in mid-October, Oris is now launching its first watch to feature the calibre. The Hölstein-based watchmakers have chosen its Aquis Date model as the first lucky recipient. In this article,…