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Feeling Blue: 25 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

Watches with the blue dial/blue strap combo are still one of the hottest style trends in the watch world. Here we take a look at 25 of them, all released within the past few years. If you have a favorite watch from a brand on the blue-dial bandwagon, let us know in the comments section and maybe we’ll include it in an update.

1. Ressence Type 1² “Squared”

Ressence: Type 1 "Squared"

Ressence Type 1² “Squared”

The Type 1² “Squared”, which Ressence unveiled at SIHH 2017, is a little...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Edition

About a month ago, we covered the Omega Railmaster vintage re-edition released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original piece. But before 2017 is up, I thought it would be appropriate to train our “Vintage Eye” on the Railmaster’s two significantly more famous sister watches from the 1957 Trilogy, starting with the Seamaster 300.

Omega Seamaster 300 - vintage

We initially covered the Seamaster 300 a couple of years ago, but 2017 marks the first release since that point of a vintage-inspired piece within the...

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils New Overseas and Traditionnelle Models

As we get closer to January’s SIHH watch salon in Geneva, we continue to offer sneak peeks at several of the new timepieces making their world debut there. Today, we take a look at the first new models from Vacheron Constantin — three versions of the luxuriously sporty Overseas Dual Time and a limited-edition Traditionnelle Complete Calendar from the Genevan manufacture’s Collection Excellence Platine.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time - RG - soldier

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time in rose gold (Ref. 7900V/000R-B336)

The...

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An Interview with TAG Heuer and Zenith Designer Christoph Behling

An Interview with TAG Heuer and Zenith Designer Christoph Behling For WatchTime’s Design Special 2018 – on sale now and available for download in the WatchTime Shop — we sat down with several different design professionals — including independent industrial designers, freelance watch designers, lead designers of large brands, and even a movement designer — to talk about how they see the role of design in watchmaking, where they get their ideas from, and what they think good design is. Here are the answers we got from Christoph Behling, product designer and... Read more: An Interview with TAG Heuer and Zenith Designer Christoph Behling

Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

It’s a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? I’ll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but based on experience, and on opinions that I have heard through the years.

There are two answers here, of course, the short version and the long version. The short version is simple: Rolex and Patek Philippe.

The...

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Introducing Atelier de Chronometrié: A Young Brand from Barcelona

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Atelier de Chronométrie. I know I hadn’t until a friend of mine got the opportunity to visit the brand in Barcelona and started raving about what he had seen. But after researching them a little more and seeing what they have to offer, I totally get why my buddy was drooling over them.

Introducing Atelier de Chronometrié: A Young Brand from Barcelona

The bread and butter of Atelier de Chronométrie is producing one-off timepieces for collectors that are completely customizable. Basically, you communicate directly with...

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Hands-On with the Nomos Glashütte At Work Metro Neomatik Silvercut

Let me preface this review by saying that I really like Nomos Glashütte. I mean, who doesn’t? They produce some of the most consistently attractive watches in today’s market that are able to check off all the boxes a watch geek may have while remaining approachable to the general public. The watch industry can be intimidating even for seasoned collectors, and Nomos is the opposite of that which makes them a brand I always use to introduce someone to watch collecting. Before I joined WatchTime,...

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