Independent Swiss watchmaker URWERK has just unveiled the UR-220 “Falcon Project”, a new addition to its popular UR-Satellite collection. With its manually wound movement and control board on its back, the new UR-220 goes back to URWERK’s earlier technologies in a case that is sleeker, more ergonomic and as stunning as ever. Although the UR-220 has adopted some of the features of its predecessor, the entire movement has been reconceived, redesigned and reworked. Placed at the back of the watch, URWERK’s signature Oil Change indicator returns after years of absence…Leer más
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Share this: TAG Heuer Carrera Elegant Chronograph The TAG Heuer Carrera Elegant Chronograph is presented in a 42mm stainless steel case. It eschews the tachymeter scale found on its sibling, the Carrera Sport, and upholds the brand’s reputation for ‘clear, clean design’. It is only when you examine this composition in detail that it becomes clear how much effort the Swiss brand has devoted to the smallest of details. Every few weeks I receive an email from an amateur watch designer, eager to show me their latest creation. Sadly, designing…Leer más
Breitling, founded in St. Imier by Léon Breitling in 1884, is a brand that has built its name and reputation on purposeful, functional timepieces — predominantly chronographs. Today we explore three of the Flying B’s most iconic families; the Navitimer, the Chronomat and the SuperOcean. Navitimer Breitling’s most famous watch is, without doubt, the Navitimer. A catchy conflation of the words’ Navigation’ and ‘Timer’, the watch, which debuted in 1952, is built for pilots. At the core of the enduring appeal of the Navitimer is its unique circular slide rule…Leer más
A couple of months ago, TAG Heuer presented the sporty version of its new Carrera chronograph, a robust and technical timepiece with which the La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture brought its legendary hero into the 21st century. But now it is the turn of a more honest and streamlined version, one which is aligned with the aesthetically and functional values of the original Carrera that Jack Heuer created in 1963. This is a new chronograph with fine, elegant lines that offers a more measured appearance, but maintains technical rigor in its manufacture…Leer más
2020 has been an eventful year so far for TAG Heuer. As the brand celebrates its 160th anniversary, it has launched novelties across nearly its entire collection, with diverse new models appearing for the Formula 1, Aquaracer, Autavia, Monaco, and Connected lines, but perhaps the most important release of the year so far is the introduction of the in-house Heuer 02 chronograph movement to the Carrera series. While the Heuer 02 first made its way into the regular production Carrera lineup back in July 2020, the initial release was limited…Leer más
One of the great things about Seiko is the fact that it makes watches at many price levels. That’s something you won’t find with a lot of brands. Many try to maintain a certain spot in the market while looking at the competition to make their products more (or less) appealing. Yet Seiko has a wide range of watches from the affordable to the high-end (and even higher with sister-brand Grand Seiko). Being a fan of dive watches in general, it was great to find the limited edition Seiko Prospex…Leer más
Over the next decade, this white Calibre 1887 Carrera chronograph has been one of the mainstays of my watch rotation. Along with the re-issue of the Autavia from 2017, the Calibre 1887 Carrera is the watch that gets the call when I am in the mood for the look of one of my beloved Heuer chronographs, but don’t want to wear a precious vintage model. Wind it up, set the time, and it goes; start, stop, and reset the chronograph, and it operates perfectly. No concerns about reliability, no worries about theft, and no real damage done from the unexpected encounter with the door jamb. This Carrera is a favorite “grab and go” chronograph, sitting alongside the 2017 Autavia in the watch box.Leer más
Si el WQT Eclipse N.03 representaba un concepto transgresor, cambiamos de tercio con un reloj clásico a más no poder. El Geervo Classic GR09-20 es un Parnis Classic S9 Blue, con la salvedad que no va identificado bajo ninguna marca, y que sus numerales y manecillas son de color negro. De entre los relojes chinos, este Parnis era de buena calidad, montaba un elegante calibre mecánico de cuerda manual, y me costó 72€. El caso es un poco similar al del Addies 1968 (Steeldive AE1968/SD1968), sólo que en este caso…Leer más
British watchmaker Christopher Ward expands its best-selling Military Collection by adding the new C60 Lympstone watch model. Named after the Royal Marines’ Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon, this new model from the brand’s Ministry of Defence licensed Military Collection in honour of the Royal Marines also marks the collection’s one-year anniversary. This modern dive and survival watch is designed for action and adventure lovers (of both military and civilian status alike). The watch is forged from steel and carbon – built to withstand the toughest of conditions, on…Leer más