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7 Modern Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years has showed no signs of abating. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue to emerge from some of the most venerable watch brands. Here are seven notable examples of “vintage-inspired” watches launched in recent years.

1. Omega Globemaster

Omega Globemaster - blue dial - front

Omega Globemaster

The Omega Globemaster — the first watch to receive the brand’s “Master Chronometer” certification — is technically a new mod...

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A Very Hublot Halloween: Introducing the Big Bang Calavera

It seems as if skulls and watches go together like candy corn and nausea on the first day of November. With more and more brands moving toward the skull motif (check out our interview with Fiona Krüger and the Moritz Grossman Atum Skull that debuted at WatchTime New York earlier this month if you want to see further proof of the trend), it wasn’t the biggest surprise when I found myself staring into the empty eyes of another skull after news of the Hublot Big Bang Calavera showed up in my inbox...

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Nomos Glashütte Tangente Neomatik Reviewed

In this feature from the WatchTime archives, we examine the 2016 released Neomatik version of Nomos Glashütte’s familiar Tangente watch, now with an automatic in-house movement.

We’ve known Nomos Glashütte’s Tangente watch since its introduction in 1992, so the last thing we expected was a profound change. But 2016 Nomos gave the watch a new automatic in-house movement and added it to its Neomatik collection.

Nomos Tangente Neomatik - front

This version of the Nomos Tangente is striking for several reasons. The Glashütte-based m...

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A Scot and Her Skulls: Talking Watch Design with Fiona Krüger

Fiona Krüger, a young Scottish artist, has earned recognition from the Swiss watch world – and earned it, oddly enough, with skull watches. What better subject to tackle on Halloween? Excerpted from the upcoming WatchTime Special Design Issue 2018, here’s our conversation with Krüger, in which she reveals what inspired her distinctive motif and how she views her place in the watch industry.

Fiona Kruger - seated

INSPIRED BY THE SKULL
Several sources of inspiration in my life history contributed to my

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Kampai! Hands-On with the New Seiko Presage SRPB43, Inspired by Cocktail Bars

Occasionally, after a long day of walking the halls of Baselworld, nothing hits the spot like a chilled, dry, dirty martini. Unfortunately — Switzerland being more of a wine-and-beer country than a cocktail one — a good one can be hard to come by unless you’re at a high-end, international-style hotel, where the bartenders are fluent in classic American mixology. Fortunately, at this year’s Baselworld back in March, Seiko provided a haven for weary (and thirsty) watch journalists and...

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Regatta Time: 7 Yachting Watches

A number of luxury watch brands have gotten involved in sponsoring sailing teams and events. Some brands have even developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other nautical activities, often incorporating some version of the all-important regatta countdown function. Here we run down seven yachting and regatta watches and reveal why they’re ideal companions out on the waves.

1.Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Tides

Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides

Corum ha...

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Time in the Clear: 6 Watches with Sapphire Cases

Sapphire crystals are a common element in luxury watches, but entire cases made of sapphire have been and remain a rarity in the watch world due to the extreme difficulty in making them (and thus, not coincidentally, their prohibitively expensive price tags). However, recent years have seen several brands join the sapphire-case party, each in their own distinctive fashion. Here are six that have their made debuts in recent years.

1. Blancpain L-Evolution One-Minute Flying Sapphire Carrousel

Blancpain L-Evolution One-Minute Flying Sapphire Carrousel

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