Dangerous creatures have always held a magical attraction. In this feature from the WatchTime Special Design Issue 2019, on sale now , we look at five exciting horological creations that reveal this fascination
To mark the 80th anniversary of the model, Oris has introduced the Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition (Ref. 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR), a special piece with a 40mm case, fluted bezel and oversized crown cast in bronze, and a striking green dial.
Breitling introduced its Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante 45, outfitted with the venerable brand’s first in-house split-seconds chronograph movement, in 2017. At the recent Breitling Summit in London, whose centerpiece launch was the new Premier collection, Breitling unveiled a new limited version with a “Stratos gray” dial, available for sale exclusively at the brand’s 70 boutiques worldwide. Breitling Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante-45 Boutique Edition with Stratos gray dial The timepiece’s boldly proportioned, 45-mm case is made of stainless steel, outfitted with a convex, double-nonreflective coated sapphire crystal over the dial.
Since its launch in mid-2016, Brellum has quickly become a leader in the arena of small-scale, value-focused Swiss watchmaking.
Many watch collectors cherish the opportunity to wear a timepiece that few others have owned or even seen, or even one for which only a single piece was ever sold. But rare indeed is the opportunity to strap on a watch that is not only unique but has never even been made available to the public.”Panerai: The Prototypes,” hosted by Sotheby’s from November 12 – 19, is an exclusive online auction of three unique pieces, all prototypes, from Officine Panerai, coinciding with the first anniversary of the brand’s flagship store on Bond Street in London. Here is the lowdown on all three timepieces
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Oak & Oscar . The Chicago-based brand, founded by former real estate analyst Chase Fancher (check out our 2017 profile here ), exemplifies everything that is interesting about the current scene of American independents. The three watches they’ve produced so far stand out among a sea of derivative designs and feature unique details that keep their faithful following coming back for more
“I check the website daily, as I never know what deals I’m going to find,” states a Canadian businessman, who has been collecting luxury watches all of his adult life. The “website” is ShopWorn.com , the two-year-old brainchild of Richard and Larry Birnbaum, veteran retailers in the luxury-goods market, with particularly deep knowledge — and connections — in the watch sector. After spending decades sourcing and selling designer merchandise at “good” prices, the Brothers Birnbaum knew it was time to establish their own website, and thus, ShopWorn.com was established.
A second time zone can be shown in many ways, offering a wide range of options for watch designers. As we approach holiday travel season, we showcase some notable timepieces with second-time-zone (GMT) displays in this article from our 2019 Special Design Issue ( on sale now ). A watch with a second time zone can elbow its way into the limelight and loudly announce that its owner is a globetrotter
A second time zone can be shown in many ways, offering a wide range of options for watch designers. As we approach holiday travel season, we showcase some notable timepieces with second-time-zone (GMT) displays in this article from our 2019 Special Design Issue ( on sale now ).
In 2017, the storied Swiss dive watch brand Doxa shocked the market by selling 300 of its SUB 300 Professional “Black Lung” watches only hours after their release. The new watch was a re-issue of a vintage model known as one of today’s most famed and collectible dive watches, the SUB 300 Professional “Aqua Lung.” This original “Black Lung” watch used the “Professional” bright orange dial, which was so named because scientific testing found that color to be more visible than all others tested at 30 meters underwater, and thus the best to be used by professional-level divers rather than hobbyists and more shallow-water divers.