G-Shock Move Combines Fit and Function

As G-Shock’s first watch outfitted with a heart-rate monitor, the new GBDH1000 reaches out to a host of fitness buffs requiring instant cardio data during their workout routines. Runners and athletes can access the new optical sensor and team them with the watch’s GPS and other sensors to measure a full range of health-focused metrics. The GBDH1000, which announces G-Shock’s new Move collection of sports watches, includes sensors to measure acceleration (step counter), magnetic direction (compass), pressure (altimeter/barometer) and temperature (thermometer). Optical sensors on the back of the watch (below)…

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Citizen Celebrates Stark Week

At the start of Marvel’s Stark Week (August 9th to August 16 ), a series of events including live videos, trivia and tutorials that celebrate Marvel’s Tony Stark, AKA “Iron Man,” Citizen releases two Tony Stark ‘I Love You 3000’ watches. One is a limited edition (1,500 pieces) with a rose gold-plated 43mm steel case and bracelet ($495). The second features a 43mm black-ion-plated ($350) steel case and bracelet. Both recreate the Tony Stark Mark I reactor on the dial in luminous detail. Not only is Citizen launching the new watches during…

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Jeff Stein Lauds ‘Favorite’ TAG Heuer

We know Jeff Stein as a leading collector of vintage Heuer chronographs, who occasionally dabbles in the newer TAG Heuer models.  It caught our eye when, twelve hours after he received his Fragment Design Heuer 02 chronograph in July, Jeff posted on Instagram that this watch was his “favorite TAG Heuer chronograph, ever . . . and even though you won’t see the name on the watch, the best looking Autavia-inspired chronograph, ever.”  Below,  Jeff tells us more about his infatuation with this very interesting watch. The new TAG Heuer…

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How to Start a Vintage Watch Collection

By Laurent Martinez Over the years, I have noticed a recurring pattern with collectors that are new to the vintage watch market. There seems to be a tendency to compulsively buy too many watches at once without clear motivation as to why. However, it appears that many new collectors who have taken this approach are ready to part with at least half of their new collection only a few months after building it. Perhaps they were attracted to a certain style. Maybe they enjoyed the mystery of discovering something special.…

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Junghans Adds Ceramics & Color to Force Mega Solar

Junghans cases new models in its Force Mega Solar collection with newly colorful ‘premium grade’ ceramic material and a sapphire crystal. The watch is now available with a choice of three case hues: black, brown and khaki. The new Junghans Force Mega Solar. The watch, which boasts the latest generation of Junghans’ multi-frequency movement that accesses time-signal transmitters worldwide, features a fairly minimalistic dial set with hyper-efficient solar cells. While a digital date appears at 6 o’clock, the analog hands belie decades of technological development within the moderately thin (8.2mm)…

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Armin Strom Adds Gold to Gravity Equal Force

Armin Strom this week releases a rose gold version of its Gravity Equal Force, an innovative time-only design with an unusual constant-force mechanism. The Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force, now with a black dial and a rose gold case, bridges and hands. The watch, which Armin Strom debuted in steel last year, features an in-house movement that takes a cue from high-precision pocket watches of yore. The watch’s ASB19 automatic movement features a motor barrel (where the mainspring resides) that stays locked after the watch is wound, creating a more…

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Casio Updates Edifice

Casio’s Edifice collection gets an update in August when Casio America adds this EFR571DB-1A1 to its online and in-store offerings. The new model carries on the overall look of the existing EQB-500 and ECB-900 families, but adds a few new, dressier stylistic edges. The new Casio Edifice EFR571DB-1A1 The collection’s sporty, racing-focused functionality is still here, but compared to its predecessors specifically within the 570 EFR series, this model offers far fewer seconds and split-seconds markers, resulting in a significantly cleaner dial and clearer tachymeter bezel. With the new dial…

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Franck Muller Accelerates Openworked Debuts

With multiple debuts during the past year, Franck Muller has shifted its skills at fashioning dynamic openwork movements into overdrive. The Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton Most recently, the independent Geneva-based watchmaker debuted a stunning Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton triple-axis tourbillon, the first time we’ve seen this mesmerizing movement inside the best-selling tonneau-shaped Vanguard case. (We’ll have details on this ultra-complicated watch in an upcoming post). The Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton-Swiss Limited Edition In early July, Franck Muller debuted the red and white Vanguard Skeleton Swiss Limited Edition, dedicated…

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TAG Heuer Expands Aquaracer with Tortoise Shell Pattern

TAG Heuer has updated its sea-focused Aquaracer collection with two colorful automatic models sporting a so-called tortoise-shell-pattern bezel. In addition, look for new Khaki-colored quartz Aquaracer model with an olive-green aluminum bezel and a matching fabric strap. The new Aquaracer 43mm Tortoise Shell Effect Special Edition. The new Aquaracer 43mm Tortoise Shell Effect Special Edition and the new Aquaracer 43 mm Khaki Special Edition watches enhance Aquaracer, TAG Heuer’s dive watch collection known for its 300-meter water resistance rating, unidirectional rotating bezel, luminous markers and hands and easy-to-read dials, as…

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Chronoswiss Sweetens its Latest Open Gear ReSec

Chronoswiss whets a chocolate-lover’s appetite with the latest edition of its Open Gear ReSec, a watch that boasts an interesting retrograde seconds display within an already unusual skeletonized regulator dial layout. The new Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Chocolate Not only does the Lucerne-based watchmaker dip the watch’s 44mm steel case in a chocolate-colored PVD coating, but it then sprinkles the ‘dial’ with a chili-colored textured red varnish – enhancing its attraction to the horological taste buds.    Unlike previous iterations of this Chronoswiss best seller, the new Open Gear ReSec Chocolate…

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