HANDS-ON: The Ulysse Nardin Freak X Magma is the creativity you asked for, but do you really want it?

23/11/2020 3:30 pm HANDS-ON: The Ulysse Nardin Freak X Magma is the creativity you asked for, but do you really want it? Watching on from the sidelines, consumers on social media constantly beg the watch industry to put the novel in novelties, asking for original, fresh, and forward-thinking designs in a conventional and traditional industry. Instead, we get 1mm variations in size, a new dial colour, and the crowd goes wild to the extent that boggles the mind. In other words, people don’t know what they want. If you’re a…

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MICRO MONDAYS: The AVI-8 Hawker Harrier Blue Nylon Limited Edition

23/11/2020 11:50 am MICRO MONDAYS: The AVI-8 Hawker Harrier Blue Nylon Limited Edition Pilot’s watches have always been a strong category for watch consumers around the world, drawing an emotional and heritage-driven connection to the symbiosis between aviation and horology. Inspired by a Harrier XV741 flown in a 1969 Transatlantic Air Race from London to New York, AVI-8 offers a value-driven pilot’s watch designed with a clear and detailed love for all things aviation. The brand has worked very hard to appropriately pay homage to Tom Lecky-Thompson and his team through…

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The full story behind the Electric Feels of the Linde Werdelin Oktopus Blue Sea, a late-night disco diver for the wrist

23/11/2020 8:36 am The full story behind the Electric Feels of the Linde Werdelin Oktopus Blue Sea, a late-night disco diver for the wrist Despite my Nordic roots and name, it’s beginning to occur to me that I’m not cool enough for the new Linde Werdelin. The Swiss-Danish watchmaker is well known for their decidedly strong design language. Increasingly, they’re nearly as well known for their stoic refusal to be deterred from banking all on it. Today, it’s the same. They’ll stand their ground with a very special 88-piece limited…

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8 of the best dive watches released in 2020 over $10K

22/11/2020 9:28 pm 8 of the best dive watches released in 2020 over $10K Divers! We love ’em. I’m wearing a technical diver as I’m writing this — helium escape valve and all. Does it mean I’ve got a diver’s kit packed up, in the boot of my car, ready to go? Not unless you count the defunct photo props I have in a box, dry since 2010. It’s not about the action itself, it’s about knowing you can. We’ll show you some of the best dive watches of 2020 over…

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#kicktock: The party’s on in this matchup of bright colours from Rolex and Puma x Porsche

22/11/2020 11:00 am #kicktock: The party’s on in this matchup of bright colours from Rolex and Puma x Porsche While you adjust your sunnies, so as not to be blinded by the yellow and baby blue show, let’s ask some pressing questions. Do we expect these colourways from Puma? Yes. Do we expect atomic daffodil orange and bright Tiffany blue in the most traditional model from Rolex, the Oyster Perpetual? Not exactly. The OP has favoured pops of colour over subdued colour ways in recent times, so no, not at…

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Rolex Datejust Michael Jordan gifted his personal security guard up for auction, current bid under $3k

21/11/2020 11:44 pm Rolex Datejust Michael Jordan gifted his personal security guard up for auction, current bid under $3k Earlier this year, the amazing docu-series from ESPN & Netflix The Last Dance gave viewers an intimate look into the dynasty, the mind and the life of Michael Jordan, his Bulls teammates, and the staff around him. If you have not seen it yet, I highly recommend it as even those who are not basketball fans will love the insight it provides on one of the most legendary athletes of all time.…

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HANDS-ON: The TAG Heuer X Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition is a red rocket for the wrist

21/11/2020 9:00 pm HANDS-ON: The TAG Heuer X Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition is a red rocket for the wrist Watch enthusiasts and automotive enthusiasts have a lot in common. It’s not just that the demographics intersect, but there is definitely a link in the appreciation for outstanding feats of engineering. Both can be artistic expressions, with form meeting function, and both can be all-out utilitarian objects with pure performance in mind. The TAG Heuer X Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is a watch that sums up one…

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16 of the best dive watches of 2020 under $10K

21/11/2020 3:30 pm 16 of the best dive watches of 2020 under $10K With the arrival of a long awaited, and if we dare say so, well deserved summer, it means dive watch season is here. Dive watches are a staple of any watch collection, known for their robust qualities that make them a suitable wrist companion in almost all environments. Looking for something new to explore the ocean with? Here are the best dive watches of 2020, all under $10,000 AUD. Longines HydroConquest Green The Longines HydroConquest Green on…

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HANDS ON: The Grand Seiko SBGJ241 GMT, only the second vertical striped dial of this kind

21/11/2020 11:30 am HANDS ON: The Grand Seiko SBGJ241 GMT, only the second vertical striped dial of this kind Watch designs can be very homogenous at times, with brands capitalizing on iconic silhouettes and forms to elevate their offerings. Grand Seiko, among other manufacturers, never utilizes borrowed design and constantly puts the “novel” in novelties with fresh releases than can be easily spotted from across the room. Through their pillars of design, the brand creates meticulously crafted timepieces that are heavily reflective of Japan, its beauty, and traditions. The new Grand…

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Is it a bad idea to wear a better watch than your boss?

21/11/2020 3:05 am Is it a bad idea to wear a better watch than your boss? There’s a reason why office dress codes are more confusing than ever. On the whole, they no longer exist. Unless you’re obliged to wear a uniform or work in one of those dwindling industries where the suit and tie still prevails, most offices have loosened their collars. But this apparent lack of rules does not mean that sartorially anything goes. Every workplace maintains a set of unspoken conventions and it’s up to you to…

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