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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review

Tudor Pelagos LHD: God is in the details

Whether it’s the extraordinary load-bearing flying buttresses at the Chartres Cathedral, the streamlined trains of Raymond Loewy, or the air scoops in one of Flavio Manzoni’s award-winning Ferraris, the details in great design have always come about through function and performance defining the very architecture of the aesthetic form. And in modern watchmaking, there is

El Primero – Zenith Heritage Pilot Ton-up

Zenith is one of those brands you can hardly go wrong with. Whether it is vintage or a watch from their modern collection, there is plenty to choose from. How come? Simple. The El Primero movement. It was one of the first automatic chronograph movements on the market in 1969. A strong competition was going

Grand Seiko SBGM021 Automatic GMT Hands-On Review

ROBERT-JAN BROERJUL 29, 2016 The Grand Seiko SBGM021 is not a new model. Actually, it has been in the collection for a couple of years already. However, I had a closer look at it while I was in Japan and have admired it ever since. In fact, my interest was sparked even more when I

In The Balance: Zenith Espada vs. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600

Written by Martina Richter, July 19, 2016 Two automatic watches with high-frequency movements, the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 and Zenith Espada, square off in a battle of the fast-beat balances in a piece by Martina Richter. With photos by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. A fast-beat movement offers an advantage over its lower-frequency rivals: more beats per

A Rare Encounter with the Breguet No.5

Written by Roger Ruegger, June 15, 2016 As you can probably imagine, writing about mechanical watches occasionally allows you to get in contact with some comparatively expensive models — which usually means a price tag somewhere between $200,000 and $400,000 — in extremely rare cases even up to $700,000. But almost never beyond that (if

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special

Ambrose Lancaster / 29th September 2015 Zenith is a symbol of continuity in watchmaking. Ever since its foundation in 1865 in Le Locle, it has been working at a factory at the same address. Its watches all have an in-house movement. This piece is based on their original pilot’s watch made for Louis Blériot in

Reviewing Orient Monarch

For those of us without deep pockets, Orient watches price present an incredible value. With their solid built quality, reliable workhorse movements (in-house, I might add), and often pleasing designs, they are hard to argue against, and they’re often on the short list when people ask us to point them in the direction of affordable

Louis Erard La Carree 77504AS01.BDC32 39mm Automatic

Secure watch so there’s no need to worry about any minor damages This watch is something you know will stay in place all the time. There’s the clasp which is of the fold-over type and also, there’s a double push button to enhance safety. Best deal for hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, surfing, swimming, running,

Hands-On Review: Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

Written by Frank Geelen, May 16, 2016 A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek had already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model and replaced it with a

Tudor Black Bay Review

http://www.timelessluxwatches.com/reviews/tudor-black-bay-review The Tudor Black Bay is easily one of the most popular dive watches available today, combining great vintage looks, pedigree and excellent finishing. Up until now, however, it was only available in a red and blue bezel version. Both of these are great but a black bezel seems like the obvious place to start,

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