While no official standards are indicating when a watch can be called (ultra-)thin, it is reasonably easy to pass your judgment about it. The heights of both the movement and the watch itself are common knowledge for most watches, and can therefore be compared to the record-holders in a specific category. Especially in recent years thin movements, and watches, have become en vogue again, as many people realized that in a sense they represent the nec plus ultra of the watch industry. Watches like the Bulgari Octo Finissimo also showed that it is not only classic dress watches that can benefit from this. Even the cool-factor of a modern-looking watch for every day, and every occasion, increases significantly when powered by an ultra-thin movement. Leave it to the following four watches to that thin is in. READ MORE
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When it comes to Rolex’s sports watches, the focus is often on their famed Daytona, GMT-Master, Explorer of Submariner, rather than the Yacht-Master. Even today can the Yacht-Master be considered a new kid on the block, as this model wasn’t introduced until 1992 and doesn’t have such a long history as the other Rolex sports models mentioned. Some refer to it as the Submariner’s casual sibling, and there is some truth to this. While visually, it has some similarities, there are also differences. The 60-minute graduated bezel is bidirectional, and Yacht-Master is ‘only’ waterproof to 100 meters. In effect, this makes it the perfect watch for people who enjoy all kinds of water sports but don’t scuba dive. READ MORE
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Few eras in history are as captivating as the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Especially the T-Rex has always made a profound impression on people and among them designer Maximilian Maertens. He transformed an idea of READ MORE
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When it comes to perpetual calendars does IWC has quite the reputation to uphold. It was mainly thanks to master watchmaker Kurt Klaus that this became one of the brand’s signature complications. While we can especially credit the Da Vinci for achieving this in the first, putting the perpetual calendar in a ‘Pilots’-watch, another thing IWC became famous for, only further enhanced its popularity. While a perpetual calendar is, in essence, a very classic complication, this gives it a contemporary edge. READ MORE
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The Swiss not only know how to make watches, they also know how to sail. Alinghi has been most successful at it, winning the America’s Cup, one of the world’s most demanding sailing competitions, not once but twice. These are not their only achievements as they have on their mantle eight D35 Trophies, won the Bol d’Or seven times, and were victorious in four Extreme Sailing Series championships. Since 2019 Omega is their timing partner, which they now celebrate with a watch. This is not a Seamaster as one would expect, but surprisingly a Speedmaster. READ MORE
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In the world of Panerai, there is no such thing as a small watch. For many years, the Panerai-life started at a diameter of 44mm and above. These times have changed, as slowly but surely, the brand introduces more modest size siblings of its iconic watches. This includes the Submersible, a model that even among other Panerai used to impose with its generous diameter and thickness. The Submersible PAM00959 still impresses, yet now with a diameter of only 42mm. READ MORE
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There was a time, not so long ago, when green was a rare color to encounter on a watch. Now it seems to follow firmly into the footsteps of blue. This color was once a bold statement next to black and silver dialed watches but has now become another staple. In the past few years, we have seen many more watches that feature green dials and details. Will this color now become a common option, instead of a trend, especially now also TAG Heuer and Blancpain launch new watches featuring it so prominently? READ MORE
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The summer of 2020 looks for many people quite different than what they had imagined. We are used to visiting exotic places far away from home, yet now many of us are forced to find sites for relaxing and recreation closer to home. Hublot is, however, determined to keep the summer vibes alive with their new Big Bang Unico Sky Blue. READ MORE
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