Deep Dive: Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle Chronograph

“There are two other benefits to using a double oscillating pinion,” Says Richard Mille. “The first is that the movement can be designed so that aesthetically it very beautiful, and all the mechanism is laid bare for you to see how each element engages with the other. A vertical-clutch movement hides everything away.” Mille is being typically understated. I have always thought, in terms of design, execution and finishing, the Renaud & Papi-executed movement for Richard’s RM 004 to be the most beautiful chronograph movement I’ve ever seen. But the…

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Introducing the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph in Gold, Titanium & Tantalum

When Omega released the redesigned Seamaster 300M collection in 2018, fans of the brand were treated to a special model composed of three metals: tantalum, titanium and their proprietary 18K Sedna gold. Now, two years later, the brand is adding a chronograph complication to this eye-catching tri-metal combination, but it turns out that a similar timepiece was already introduced by the brand in 1993 as the reference 2296.80, where Omega used tantalum for the first time ever in one of their timepieces. You can imagine then, how avant-garde the watch…

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Available Now: Introducing The UNDONE Aero Scientific 1940 for The Rake & Revolution

A Little History On The Rotating Bezel It is widely assumed that the rotating bezel we see on so many timepieces has been invented for diving watches. After all, the rotating bezel part of a dive watch is a vital component for divers as it allows them to see how many minutes have elapsed during a particular dive, and to estimate how much oxygen is left in a diver’s tank to ascend back to the surface. Well, it turns out that the rotating bezel we’ve all come to love was…

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A New Flight of the Imagination: MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement x Eddie Jaquet

To the delight of fans of independent watchmaking, the casual but always honorable style of MB&F’s maximum precision and functional and aesthetic quality enchants us with a new iteration in the new MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement x Eddy Jaquet. The result is an exercise that elevates the horology of Max Büsser and friends to a more artistic, literary, and virtually fantastic world; one that has been defined as such by a famous Swiss engraver who today rewrites the narrative that enlightens this limited series. Eddy Jaquet is a Neuchâtel-based…

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Introducing the Ralph Lauren Polo Watch Collection

If you’ve ever seen or attended a polo match in Argentina, you know about the sport’s brutal reality. There are the massive crowds, the boisterous fans. The ultra-competitive athletes, recognized as “hired assassins,” going full-tilt on the pitch. It’s all surprisingly violent. The rarefied universe of Ralph Lauren paints a different picture. Chalk it up to decades of brilliant marketing, advertising, and brand-building. Polo is evocative here, the aspirational and compelling concept that gave Ralph Lauren a winning company name in 1967. Soon after, the concept was distilled down to…

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The Panerai Luminor Marina: Enduring Classics

Novelties for 2020 represent the best of Panerai, and the three cover watches of our U.S. edition clearly illustrate why. This Luminior Marina trio, the black dial PAM01312, blue dial PAM01313, and the white dial PAM01314 represent the purest examples of these historical models’ executions. While it might be impossible to choose between them, the new white sandwich dial of the PAM01314 represents a first for Panerai in this particular colorway, a total knockout. All three incorporate the P.9010 in house movement, one of Panerai’s best with a three-day power reserve, offering…

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Revolution Exclusive: Another Daytona with Ultra-Rare Lapis Dial Offered by Sotheby’s

A unique dial is always interesting though and with growing interest in hard stone Daytona dials this watch is sure to garner a lot of interest and big-hitting bids next month. Sam Hines, Global Head of Watches at Sotheby’s, is excited to offer this watch. “We have been privileged to offer some very fine and unusual fresh-to-market Daytonas over the past few years. “This example is another beautiful example and another likely unique example of the dial in yellow gold. We have assembled another strong sale and I’m sure this…

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Introducing the White Gold Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 7234G

Patek Philippe’s third wave of watch launches in the year 2020 is quite the unexpected one, as it announces today a white gold variation of their 37.5mm Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, the reference 7234G. Therefore, we now have both the 42mm ref. 5524 and the ref. 7234 now in the catalog in white and rose gold. It, however, needs to be stated that while the 2018 5524R and 7234R were essentially the same watch in terms of colors, differing only in their specific dimensions, the 2015 ref. 5524G and the…

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About that Bamford G-SHOCK 5610 that Sold Out in 3 Minutes

At a meeting with George Bamford a few weeks back, we were sitting in The Hive (the Bamford Watch Department HQ). George and I were discussing watches that make us both smile. At one point he rolled back his shirt sleeve and removed the watch he was wearing, threw it across the room (we were responsibly socially distanced) encouraging me to check out the upcoming — yet announced — collaboration. What I caught was the Bamford G-SHOCK 5610, a very cool thing indeed, even on first sight. Based on the…

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Introducing the Baltic Bicompax and HMS MK2

Baltic is a brand to watch. The plucky small French outfit has been making what they describe as neo-vintage watches, since 2017. What they lack in decades of legacy and tradition, they make up for in style, smart design and sensible pricing. While it’s their on-point retro diver, the Aquascaphe that has been getting the lion’s share of attention on Instagram, recently, their first releases were the mid-century inspired time-only HMS and Bicompax chronograph. It is with this in mind that today, Baltic has announced substantial stylistic upgrades to both…

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