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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Oris ChronOris Date

Oris has been a steady fan favorite in the modern era, with much of recent attention stemming from its 2015 release of the Diver Sixty-Five. This watch, based on a 1965 dive watch by the brand, accomplished something few other vintage-inspired pieces have been able to do: be better than the original. To its benefit, the brand had history on its side; for the most part, vintage Oris watches have been deemed by the market as less-than-timeless, so the balancing act other brands face — channeling f... Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Oris ChronOris Date

Hands-On with the Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-Beat GMT ‘Special’ Limited Edition

Back during the early days of Baselworld, we covered the wide variety of new introductions from both Seiko and Grand Seiko. Today, we’re highlighting one of the more visually appealing releases from the monolithic older sibling: the Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-Beat GMT ‘Special’ Limited Edition with a vibrant blue dial featuring a swirling mosaic monogram pattern that is unique to this specific model.

Hands-On with the Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-Beat GMT ‘Special’ Limited Edition

The new GMT is part of multiple new releases from Grand Seiko celebrating the 20th a...

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Smart Sailing: The Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting

Under its new ownership and management, Breitling has reached beyond its traditional identity as an aviation brand and begun to embrace a more well-rounded “land, sea, and air” approach to its new models. The latest example of this is its launch of the Exospace B55 Yachting, a Bluetooth-enabled, device-connected watch for sailors that follows up the original Exospace B55 watch, which was engineered for pilots.

Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting - front

The Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting is packed with technology useful to

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Ticking Admission Tickets: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Every watch collection has to start somewhere, and often that initial watch purchase is on a somewhat restricted budget. Here’s an introduction to entry-level mechanical watches from 10 brands. To narrow the field down, we only considered men’s watches with a case diameter of 37 mm or greater.

ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL 39 ($5,700)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39

In 2015, the world’s best-known watch brand presented a new basic model, which remains its lowest-priced men’s watch. In return for $5,700, t...

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Taking a Look at Romain Gauthier’s Influential Use of Titanium

When Romain Gauthier released his first titanium timepiece, the Prestige HMS Natural Titanium, in 2011, the reaction he received wasn’t quite what he was expecting.

“Collectors knew me as an exponent of traditional Vallée de Joux watchmaking, presented in precious metal cases,” he says. “When I unveiled the Prestige HMS Natural Titanium, people said: ‘Why? What are you doing combining your type of watchmaking with titanium?’ My response was: ‘Wait, bear...

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Montres Breguet CEO Thierry Esslinger On the Future of the Brand

Thierry Esslinger has headed the Breguetmanufacture as its CEO since September 2017. In an interview with Chronos Editor-in-Chief and Ebner Publishing International Editorial Director Rüdiger Bucher, Esslinger discusses the foreseeable challenges for the company.

Breguet CEO Thierry Esslinger

Montres Breguet CEO Thierry Esslinger

What does the strategy look like at Breguet for the near future?
There will be no fundamental changes to the direction of our brand strategy. Breguet will continue to produce tourbillons and...

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A. Lange Söhne Launches Saxonia Annual Calendar in U.S. Exclusive Gray-Dial Edition

A. Lange & Söhne released the first annual calendar in its elegant Saxonia collection back in 2010. This year, the Glashütte, Germany-based manufacture is offering a new, highly limited version of the Saxonia Annual Calendar to its devotées in the United States, clad in a 38.5-mm white-gold case, a new gray dial, and a handful of subtle but significant details seen for the first time on a Saxonia watch.
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Annual Calendar, Limited U.S. Boutique Edition (Ref. 330.039)

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