Stealth-help: Seiko creates kick-ass new collection inspired by Naruto’s anime ninjas

29/11/2020 5:30 pm Stealth-help: Seiko creates kick-ass new collection inspired by Naruto’s anime ninjas Naruto is one of the biggest-selling manga series in history, selling 250 million copies worldwide. The Japanese anime series followed the adventures of a young ninja, Naruto Uzumaki, while a spin-off series, Boruto, subsequently focused on Naruto’s son. The shows’ all-action exploits have now inspired Seiko to create a new collection of seven watches based on some of the central characters from the show. Before we dig into the distinct characteristics of each reference, let’s dig…

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This collector has a different Omega Speedmaster for every day of the year, and has even made ‘Speedy Suspenders’…

29/11/2020 3:30 pm This collector has a different Omega Speedmaster for every day of the year, and has even made ‘Speedy Suspenders’… Editor’s note: This is a story that focuses on two things, being the collection and story of the man that almost certainly owns more Speedmasters than any other collector on earth, Mr Bhaskar Eswaran. It also leads into a description of the new Omega Authentication service for watches more than 30 years old. I am lucky to have had my beloved Omega Ranchero authenticated by Omega, and can…

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VIDEO: Our favourite references from the IWC 2020 Portugieser Collection

29/11/2020 1:00 pm VIDEO: Our favourite references from the IWC 2020 Portugieser Collection The momentum IWC generated in 2019 has continued unimpeded this year, with a slightly dressier focus. Here, we’re treated with the reinvigoration of the stoic, masculine, yet classy line in the new IWC 2020 Portugieser Collection. With the Portugieser Chronograph, IWC have stuck with their attitude of evolution over revolution, upgrading all of the regular production models with the new in-house calibre 69355 column-wheel chronograph movement — a visceral treat for the eyes when viewed through the…

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HANDS-ON: An intense love letter to the ‘retro futurism’ of the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph

29/11/2020 3:00 am HANDS-ON: An intense love letter to the ‘retro futurism’ of the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Once again, I am confused, seriously confused. When I’d finally sussed out the language of Moser they have another ace up their sleeve. Not entirely new, but even after being out for almost a year it still astounds me when I get my hands on it, and here it delights with a new alluring blue dial. The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph is different from, well, everything.…

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HANDS ON: Seiko Presage SRPF37J and SRPF39J, where Sharp Edge meets Milanese

29/11/2020 1:00 am HANDS ON: Seiko Presage SRPF37J and SRPF39J, where Sharp Edge meets Milanese I had a secret wish this autumn, which was the intricate dial structure of the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged series filtering into the round case Presage range, and here we are, perfectly paired with a Milanese mesh strap instead of a bracelet. The Seiko Presage series is well known for the Cocktail Time series, glossy dials saturated with colours and the simple elegance of applied indices. The new Seiko Presage SRPF37J and SRPF39J bring a…

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Place your bets! Which Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2020 dial colour will sell for the highest price at the Hong Kong Watch Auction later today?

28/11/2020 11:08 pm Place your bets! Which Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2020 dial colour will sell for the highest price at the Hong Kong Watch Auction later today? This year’s Melbourne Cup is over, but now there’s an exciting new race, with the runners and riders taking horological form. That’s because this Sunday, Phillips is hosting the Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI. There’s a drool-worthy collection of pieces up for grabs, including watches from Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne and many more. But there are also some eyebrow-raising inclusions with…

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Business class for an economy fare: the best pilot watches of 2020 under $10K

27/11/2020 5:30 pm Business class for an economy fare: the best pilot watches of 2020 under $10K Watches and aviation have long been on the same flight path, with multiple timepieces made specifically to take to the skies. Without aviation, for example, we would not have the historic Cartier Santos – named after Alberto Santos-Dumont, the pilot who requested its creation. Known for their larger cases and high degree of legibility, pilot’s watches have attracted many buyers over the years who’ve never ventured anywhere near a cockpit. But whether you’re…

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Sean Wallace’s Rolex Datejust in Gangs of London shows that the watch doesn’t always maketh the man

27/11/2020 3:30 pm Sean Wallace’s Rolex Datejust in Gangs of London shows that the watch doesn’t always maketh the man Too often in a TV drama, a character’s watch is just a random accessory lobbed in by the wardrobe department at the last minute. Yet when it’s done right, a watch can become infused with psychological depth and meaning. And when it’s done to absolute perfection it can deliver a tell-tale insight into a character’s very soul. In Gangs of London – currently screening on Stan in Australia – Sean…

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HANDS-ON: The Longines Legend Diver Bronze makes warm metals cool again

27/11/2020 1:00 pm HANDS-ON: The Longines Legend Diver Bronze makes warm metals cool again The Longines Legend Diver Bronze is a pitch-perfect, vintage-style diver. Yet somehow it’s failed to get the attention it deserves due, in part, because understatement is the name of its game. While the Rado Captain Cook turns heads with its lush colourways and the Oris Divers Sixty-Five makes noise with its ever-changing iterations, this bronze diver plays things down and allows its impressive looks to slowly take hold of your psyche. By the time you finally…

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FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Why collaboration is King, to the Moon and back, and the purity of the Portugieser

27/11/2020 10:23 am FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Why collaboration is King, to the Moon and back, and the purity of the Portugieser The human race has evolved to the point it has, not thanks to strength, or speed, or even intelligence. The human race is where it is because of our ability to collaborate and work together. Any chimpanzee would easily physically overpower a human, but they cannot collaborate with groups of more than 150, while humans can form nation states with millions of strangers and effectively work towards a common…

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