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Borrowed Time: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture in Green

Blame it on the jackets at The Masters, the omnipresence of Marvel movies featuring The Hulk, or simply a prolonged fondness for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s time to admit that the color green has become more than just a trend in the watch industry; it’s here to stay. Like its cyan-sibling blue, the emerald hue has evolved from its previous novelty-status and into something that watch brands have realized has greater wrist presence than previously thought.

This year, one of the...

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Keeping it Reel: Hands-On with the Fishing-Inspired Visser Ocean Blue Automatic

“Visser” means “fisherman” in Dutch, which gives you your first hint as to the interesting pedigree of the very distinctive-looking Visser watch brand, which was founded by Robert Koelewyn of Holland a few years ago. Koelewyn, who parlayed his experience in manufacturing machines for the Aerospace industry into developing some of the most coveted high-tech fishing reels in the world for sport fishermen, sought out a new challenge: designing a timepiece that avid...

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Borrowed Time: Anonimo Militare Alpini Camouflage Khaki Limited Edition

When I think of Anonimo, particularly its lineup of bronze-cased watches, I can’t help but be reminded of the old Barbara Mandrell song, “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.” Because Anonimo was doing bronze long before it became the hot new case material in the horological world — before Tudor, before Hublot, before Montblanc, and notably before the brand to which it has been most often held up for comparison, Panerai (the latter, not totally unjustly: Anonimo was established in Panerai’s h...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Mid-Size

Vacheron Constantin is no stranger to vintage re-creation watches, and in the past few years has established its ability to produce some of the most interesting haute horology homage pieces on the market. Earlier this year we covered two of these releases from SIHH 2017, the Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 and 1948 — two subtly different triple calendar watches with designs directly from the mid-century — and in 2016 we covered my personal favorite Vacheron timepiece, the Cornes de Vache 1955...

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Colorful Yet Classical: Corum’s New La Grande Vie Collection

Corum is notable among watch brands for its very diverse range of families — playful oddballs like the Bubble and Coin models, the horologically avant-garde Golden Bridge, and the nautical-themed Admiral’s Cup among them — but what it has lacked up until recently in its modern collection has been a simple, traditional “starter” watch for those whose wristwear tastes are a tad more subtle. The La Chaux-de-Fonds-based manufacturer remedies that oversight this year with the i... Read more: Colorful Yet Classical: Corum’s New La Grande Vie Collection

Can You Identify Famous Watches By Their Cases?

Can you identify well-known watches just by their components? We’ve illustrated the cases of five famous watches. Tachymeter scales, slide-rule bezels, and shaped cases can play a prominent role in the design of a watch. Test your watch knowledge and name the watch before clicking through to the next slide showing the watch it belongs to.

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E.C. Andersson Calypso – Soon to be Sold Out

E.C.Andersson Watch Co. just ended a 21-day pre-order special for the Calypso timepiece on its website, and it’s almost completely sold out. A successful release was expected, but the brand didn’t imagine it going over this well. Although the Calypso collection isn’t yet “in stock,” only 15 Calypso Premium watches are left to order out of the limited edition run of 80. The same goes for the Calypso Sport, a slightly lower-priced sibling, with thirteen currently available.

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