Its name alone conjures visions of racecars and rallies: the Heuer Carrera is more intimately associated with auto racing than any other wristwatch. Now this iconic chronograph celebrates its 55th birthday. We tell its story – and the tales of the heroes and triumphs, emotions and dramas that accompanied this c...Read more: TAG Heuer Celebrates 55 Years of the Heuer Carrera
Timex has never been a luxury brand, nor has it ever attempted to be. It has simply remained, at least since its modern debut in the 1950s, as an inexpensive and reliable option for those seeking out a watch capable of the two most basic requirements: to tell the time and not break. This is an ethos so ingrained in the brand’s history that one of its first advertising campaigns featured numerous “torture tests” of Timex watches, as narrated by the famed news anchor John Cameron Swayze, a...Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Timex Marlin
Over the past decade, Deep Blue has made a name for itself by offering professional-grade diving watches at accessible price points. The brand’s latest addition is the Master Chrono 7750, which was added to the brand’s lineup to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2017.
Inside the 45-mm case is the hearty Valjoux 7750 Swiss chronograph movement. It functions like a traditional chronograph with a 12 hour counter at 6 o’clock, a 30 minute counter at 12 o’clock, and a running seconds at 9 o’clock,...Read more: The Deep Blue Master Chrono 7750
Back in 2016, Zenith caught the eye of vintage-military-watch aficionados with its release of the Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2, an aviators’ chronograph that paid tribute to the now-legendary “Cairelli” watch the brand made for Italian Navy and Air Force pilots in the 1960s. This year, concurrently with the SIHH festivities in Geneva back in mid-January, Zenith followed it up with a new version of the watch, this one incorporating a flyback function and available in two...Read more: Zenith Launches New Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback
Affordably luxurious Frédérique Constant and its sportier sister brand, Alpina, are among the latest watch manufacturers to offer a glimpse of their upcoming new collections debuting at Baselworld in March. Frédérique Constant is launching a version of its Worldtimer model with a new green color scheme, while Alpina is introducing a quartz chronograph to its Startimer Pilot series. Here’s the lowdown on both.
The Frédériq...Read more: New Color from Frédérique Constant, New Quartz Chronograph from Alpina
Bronze has enjoyed a horological renaissance over the past few years so it’s no surprise to see Rado jumping into the mix with the new HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition. What’s different about this watch is that rather than focusing on a solid bronze case, the brand combines bronze plating with the brand’s customary use of high-tech ceramic.
By combining the two materials, Rado has created a fascinating juxtaposition through the use of the world’s oldest...Read more: Rado Combines Bronze and Ceramic in a New Watch
Last week, we had the chance to catch up with Hamilton and see a few of the brand’s pre-Baselworld novelties. As one of the more accessible watch brands within the Swatch Group, Hamilton always tries to balance innovation with affordability in its new pieces, while maintaining the hybrid tool watch aesthetic that its fans have come to love. The first new watch from Hamilton that we’d like to show you manages to do all of that, while still looking fresh. Here is the Khaki X-Wind Auto...Read more: The Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono Limited Edition