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Midnight Flyer: Introducing the Bell Ross BR03-92 Nightlum

Bell & Rossadds to its fleet of BR03-92 “professional aviation” watches — which recently welcomed a black camo version as well as a model that evoked the night-lit tarmac of airport runways — with the new Nightlum edition, a timepiece singularly suitable for nighttime navigation.

Bell & Ross BR03-92 NIGHTLUM - front

The watch’s 42-mm case is made of matte black ceramic and features the airplane cockpit-clock “circle in a square” styling that is emblematic of the Bell & Ross brand. The name...

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The Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection

In less than 24 hours, you’ll be able to watch the opening ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, broadcasted live from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Omega has timed the Olympic games for 86 years (since the Los Angeles Games in 1932!), and for this year’s competition, the venerable Swiss watchmaker introduced two separate lines of Olympic Seamasters. We already covered the more colorful and sporty take on the best-selling model here, and today, we’d like to show you the more...

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Two Limited Editions Commemorate 25 Years of Grand Seiko Caliber 9F

In 1993, Seiko launched the first Grand Seiko timepiece outfitted with Caliber 9F, an ultra-precise, extra-durable quartz movement that had been five years in development. This groundbreaking movement, which took the Grand Seiko’s reputation for elegantly simple design and timekeeping accuracy to new levels, gets a shout-out in 2018 from the newly independent Grand Seiko brand, with two limited-edition watches that will make their world debut at Baselworld 2018.

Grand Seiko 1993 Caliber 9F - original

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What was the Breitling Huit Aviation Department? Five Things You Need to Know

Last week, we introduced the first Breitling collection released since the brand was acquired by CVC Capital Partners and erstwhile Richemont executive Georges Kern took over as CEO. It’s received plenty of positive and negative commentary from horological pundits, but what has been missed in all the conversation is the reference to Breitling’s aviation history found inside the heart of the Navitimer 8 lineup. While the first Navitimer — a portmanteau of navigation and timer — only m...

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De Bethune’s Steel Wheels

De Bethune is one of those watch brands that pretty much everyone in the industry can appreciate. Like many independent marques, what the brand lacks in production capacity, it more than makes up for in horological capability.

This year, the 16-year old brand based out of Geneva introduced a new take on its award-winning DB28 timepiece. Limited to 25 total pieces, the DB28 Steel Wheels exposes the twin barrels — that ensure a six-day power reserve — and gear train at the heart of the Caliber 211...

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Rare Breeds: Five Limited-Edition Timepieces Celebrating the Year of the Dog

February 18, 2018, marks the start of the new year on the traditional Chinese calendar, this one designated the Year of the Dog, the 11th animal sign in the Chinese zodiac. As in past years, a handful of luxury watch companies are celebrating — and reaching out to affluent Asian collectors — with limited-edition timepieces prominently featuring this year’s animal on their artistically ambitious dials. Here are five we discovered.

Blancpain offers a new limited-edition of its Villeret...

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Arachnophilia: Romain Jerome Swings Into Action With RJ x Spider-Man Limited Edition

Iconoclastic indie brand Romain Jerome teamed up with DC Comics in 2014 to produce the Batman-DNA timepiece, a limited edition inspired by Gotham City’s Dark Knight. In its first outing as part of the SIHH’s Carré de Horlogers, the brand crossed over to the Marvel Comics Universe of costumed super-characters, launching the new RJ x Spider-Man, a ticking tribute to Marvel’s friendly neighborhood web-slinger.

Romain Jerome Skylab Spider-Man - front

Romain Jerome RJ x Spider-Man (Ref. R.J.M.AU.030.07)

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