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Blending In With The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert”

China Lake is a dry lake in the scorching hot Mojave Desert in California. It’s also the place where Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is situated. This immense 51,000 km2 base 240 kilometers north of Los Angeles is home to many pilots. Pilots that don’t wear green flight suits, but beige ones. This color […] Visit Blending In With The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert” to read the full article.
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Watches, Ceramic, Hands-on, Iwc, Mojave Desert, Watch Review, China Lake, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Tool Watch, Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert”


A Brief History Of Time: Bvlgari’s Complete Watchmaking History — Part Two (2011-2015)

Welcome back to A Brief History of Time. Our spotlight this week is on the story and watches of Bvlgari. In Part One, we saw the founding of the brand by Sotirio Bulgari as a Greco-Roman silver specialist in 1884. We learned about its rise to international acclaim in the early 1900s examined its first […] Visit A Brief History Of Time: Bvlgari’s Complete Watchmaking History — Part Two (2011-2015) to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Roma, Bvlgari, Watch Talk, OCTO, Octo Finissimo, Diagono, Sotirio Bulgari


Hands-On: The Tool Watch Co. Arctic — The Explorer’s Tool Watch Reinvented

Anyone with an interest in watches knows that Kickstarter brands are a dime a dozen. They come and go, sometimes releasing a watch that gets talked about for a few weeks, then quickly forgotten. However, we also know that with the right formula, greatness can also emerge from the popular crowd-funding platform. Brands like Zelos, […] Visit Hands-On: The Tool Watch Co. Arctic — The Explorer’s Tool Watch Reinvented to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Arctic, Hands-on, Watch Releases, Microbrand, Tool Watch Co, Tool Watch Co Arctic


How Watches Work: What Is Carbon Fiber?

We’ve all seen watches made from carbon fiber. But, this futuristic-looking material imparts more than just aesthetical benefits to watches. It’s strong, and it’s lightweight, and, depending on your tastes, it looks pretty darn cool too. That said, what actually is it? Let’s find out! Thankfully, it’s is one of those materials that give a […] Visit How Watches Work: What Is Carbon Fiber? to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Carbon Fiber, Watch Talk, Forged Carbon, Carbon Composite


Buying Guide: The Best Swatch Watches From The 1990s

We like to talk about vintage watches a lot within the Fratello team. While the daily routine is largely focused on the most recent developments in the world of watches, the most fun for many of us lies in the sometimes weird and often wonderful world of vintage watches. It’s a world full of history, […] Visit Buying Guide: The Best Swatch Watches From The 1990s to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Irony, Swatch, Skin, Buyer's Guides, Swatch Automatic, Swatch Chrono, Swatch Irony, Swatch Skin


Hands-on: The Curvy Delft Watch Works Oostpoort In Three Eye-Catching Colorways

The town of Delft plays an important role in the history of The Netherlands. Nothing watch-related, but it was in Delft where William of Orange, the forefather of the present king, was killed back in 1584. You can still visit the “scene of the crime” and see the bullet holes in the wall of the […] Visit Hands-on: The Curvy Delft Watch Works Oostpoort In Three Eye-Catching Colorways to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, William, Hands-on, Delft, Independent watchmaking, Delft Watch Works, Oostpoort


Does Bennett Winch Produce The Best Watch Rolls Money Can Buy?

We’ve mentioned the importance of a proper way to transport your watches when traveling before. And there is no better way to transport your watches than using the Bennett Winch watch rolls. Available in one, two, or three-watch variants, these are the best watch rolls we’ve had the pleasure of using so far. Bennett Winch’s […] Visit Does Bennett Winch Produce The Best Watch Rolls Money Can Buy? to read the full article.
Tags: Accessories, Watches, Watch Roll, Bennet Winch, Bennett Winch


The Allure Of Japanese Independent Watchmaking — Part Two

Does a Dufour comparison seem far-fetched, or perhaps too easy to reach for? This name hangs on a high branch of the horological tree, and I don’t reach for it on a whim. As with Naoya Hida & Co in my story here, the duo (that would be Dufours plural) of Kikuchi Nakagawa is yet […] Visit The Allure Of Japanese Independent Watchmaking — Part Two to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, DuFour, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Japanese independent watchmaking, Kikuchi Nakagawa, Naoya Hida Co


The Multi-Colored Boomerang Swatch SCJ101 Grand Prix Chronograph That Refuses To Leave My Collection

Have you ever owned the same watch three times? I guess that for most (sane) individuals the answer to that question is “no.” However, in my case it’s not only “yes”, but the watch in question is one that you might not expect someone to have owned on three separate occasions. Sure, a Speedmaster collector […] Visit The Multi-Colored Boomerang Swatch SCJ101 Grand Prix Chronograph That Refuses To Leave My Collection to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Swatch, Chronograph, Grand Prix, Watch Talk, SCJ101


Get Packing For A #Safari With The Best Gear: From The Seiko SafArnie To A Modded Porsche 911 And The IWC Big Pilot Mojave Edition

Not many words stir up emotions and a sense of adventure like being asked to get packing for a #Safari. You might consider it a hashtag, travel goal, or lifestyle. It evokes adventure, warmth, and dusty dunes. Like me, you might even have memories of a mythical rally, where cars as unlikely as the Mercedes […] Visit Get Packing For A #Safari With The Best Gear: From The Seiko SafArnie To A Modded Porsche 911 And The IWC Big Pilot Mojave Edition to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Porsche, Seiko, Zenith, Oakley, Leica, Iwc, Watch Talk


#TBT Tough Call On The Provocatively Worn Seiko 62MAS Small Crown

Does the top condition rule apply to every watch? Today we will challenge the holy mantra that pristine condition is the ultimate key in determining how much we can enjoy a watch. For the purpose of this study, we will be looking at none other than the top collectible Seiko 62MAS diver. That morning I […] Visit #TBT Tough Call On The Provocatively Worn Seiko 62MAS Small Crown to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Vintage, Seiko, Tbt, Diver, 62MAS? Seiko


New Release: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac — Year Of The Tiger

As the final months of 2021 draws closer and the year of the Ox comes to an end, Vacheron Constantin thinks ahead not to January, but to February first. This is when Chinese New Year celebrations will take place and the year of the tiger will begin. The Swiss brand marks the transition into the […] Visit New Release: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac — Year Of The Tiger to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Chinese Zodiac, Watch Review, Vacheron Constantin, Vacheron Constantin Métiers, Métiers d’Art, Year Of The Tiger


The Top Independent Watchmakers You Might Not Know About

Independent watchmakers are definitely some of my favorites in the industry. In fact, I’d go as far as to say they are my favorite. I love the creative freedom they can enjoy, not shackled by huge investment groups and boards of directors, each with their own conflicting ideas of what the product should be. That […] Visit The Top Independent Watchmakers You Might Not Know About to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Watch Talk, Indie Brand, Independent watchmakers, Independent watchmaking


When Sneaker Heads And Time Geeks Team Up — The 11 Most Iconic Sneakers And The Watches That Go With Them

This is going to be a highly debatable list. It’s going to be far too short of a list. That’s also why it’s going to cause some annoyance amongst sneakerheads and time geeks alike. First of all, there isn’t room for all the iconic trainers of the past — you will find either your favorite […] Visit to read the full article.
Tags: Converse, Nike, Adidas, Watches, Sneakers, Hamilton, Omega, Breitling, Yeezy, Rolex, Air Jordan, Stan Smith, Cartier, Reebok, Patek Philippe, Asics


Only Watch 2021: In A Surprising Semantic Twist Patek Philippe Brings A Clock To Auction

At the 2019 Only Watch auction in Geneva, Patek Philippe surprised both everyone and no one simultaneously when its stainless steel Grandmaster Chime (ref. 6300A-010) became the most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction. It pulverized the previous record, held by Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Daytona, by over CHF 14 million. But even more fantastically, […] Visit Only Watch 2021: In A Surprising Semantic Twist Patek Philippe Brings A Clock To Auction to read the full article.
Tags: News, Watches, Auction, Geneva, Industry News, Paul Newman, Philippe, Patek Philippe, Rolex Daytona, 2021, Only Watch


Long-Term Review: Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst

I’m a fan of monotonous, boring, and dull watches. That sounds weird, doesn’t it? But please let me explain. A watch that initially doesn’t speak too loudly to me often turns out to keep me interested for a more extended period later on. And the opposite is true as well; a watch that immediately attracts […] Visit Long-Term Review: Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Sandhurst, Christopher Ward, Watch Review, C65, Sandhurst Endurance


The New MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO In Titanium Has Me Revisit A Traumatic 2020 In The Best Possible Way

The first time I laid my eyes on these images I was reminded of last year’s shell-shock from MB&F, and am still suffering from horological PTSD. Let me explain the reason for my personal angst. I have a fairly constant desire and respect for MB&F and their creations, as mad as they are hypnotic. Comparing […] Visit The New MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO In Titanium Has Me Revisit A Traumatic 2020 In The Best Possible Way to read the full article.
Tags: News, Watches, Mb&f, Mbandf, Watch Talk, Watch Releases, Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO, Max Busser and Friends


The Best Boring But Brilliant Watches In The World — Blancpain Villeret Extra-Plate 6605

Philosophically speaking, the essence is that what remains if you do away with all the side issues. It’s also the concentrate obtained from a plant or other matter and used for flavoring or scent. The Blancpain Villeret Extra-Plate 6605 is the essence of a watch. First, all the distractions — complications — have been carefully […] Visit The Best Boring But Brilliant Watches In The World — Blancpain Villeret Extra-Plate 6605 to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Blancpain, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Best Boring Brilliant Watches, Villeret Extra-Plate 6605


Which Watches Would James Bond Wear In Real Life? Rolex, Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, And More…

We all know that James Bond has worn a lot of watches throughout his years of dazzling us on the silver screen. Many of them were included in the film for commercial reasons. Some were the actor’s choice. Some have aged well, others not so much. However, in the wake of the curtain falling on […] Visit Which Watches Would James Bond Wear In Real Life? Rolex, Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, And More… to read the full article.
Tags: Apple, Watches, James Bond, Casio, Omega, Zenith, Blancpain, Rolex, Watch Talk, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger Le-coultre, Rolex Zenith Vacheron Constantin


New Release — IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince”

Is it the best blue in the world? I’m talking about the shade of blue IWC uses for the dials on its “Le Petit Prince” watches. I think it could very well be the best shade of blue; not too metallic, too light, too bright, or too dark. Anyway, IWC’s signature royal blue also graces […] Visit New Release — IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince” to read the full article.
Tags: News, Watches, Tourbillon, Iwc, Le Petit Prince, Watch Talk, Perpetual Calendar, Big Pilot, Big Pilot's Watch


Meet Our Speedmaster Archive — More Than 200 Speedmaster Articles In One Place

The Omega Speedmaster is probably the most iconic chronograph in the world. However, it is not always easy to find your way into the world of the Speedmaster. There have been so many different variations in the past, and they’re still are today. Since 2004, we have published 500+ stories on the Speedmaster. From hands-on […] Visit Meet Our Speedmaster Archive — More Than 200 Speedmaster Articles In One Place to read the full article.
Tags: Nasa, Watches, Omega, Chronograph, Speedy Tuesday, Moonwatch, Speedmaster, Speedytuesday, Caliber 321, Speedmaster Archives, Speedmaster References


What Zenith Is Doing Wrong With Its Pilot Line And How The Brand Could Fix It

I’m just gonna be real with you guys — the Zenith Pilot is the most gorgeous pilot watch I have ever seen. Since the fateful moment I laid eyes on my friend Lawrence’s Type 20 Montre D’Aéronef Annual Calendar back in 2015, I have been obsessed with the design. For six years now, I have […] Visit What Zenith Is Doing Wrong With Its Pilot Line And How The Brand Could Fix It to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Pilot, Zenith, Iwc, Lawrence, Watch Talk, Pilot Type 20, Big Pilot, Zenith Pilot


The Rolex Datejust 16030 — Buying This Classic Wasn’t Spooky

The Datejust is about as classic as it gets. It’s a dressier model from Rolex, but it has all the “go anywhere, do anything” traits from the brand that also make it a great everyday watch. For the many of you who find it boring, I won’t try and persuade you otherwise. Others, though, might […] Visit The Rolex Datejust 16030 — Buying This Classic Wasn’t Spooky to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Watch Review


Rolex Daytonas have outperformed the stock market over the past year as collectors pile in to the $20 billion secondary market for luxury watches

Bob's Watches The average price of a Rolex Daytona has increased 34% over the past year to reach nearly $48,000. Limited new supply is pushing the secondary market for luxury watches to new heights. Even so, Bob's Watches CEO Paul Altieri says Rolex remains a "relatively affordable" luxury. Imagine it's October 2020, and you've got a cool $35,000 kicking around that you want to invest.The conservative choice would, of course, be to put it in a low-fee index fund or ETF tha...
Tags: News, Trends, Watches, Retail, Bob, Luxury Watches, Omega, Mckinsey, Daytona, Rolex, Rolex Daytona, Swiss Watches, Altieri, Paul Altieri, DOMINICK REUTER, Bob's Watches


The Best Leather Goods When You Least Expect It: anOrdain

Some brands focus on providing excellent leather goods, whereas, sadly, some other brands seem to treat them as an afterthought. It was, then, somewhat refreshing when I first came to see and learn more about the Scottish brand, anOrdain’s approach to what I think are some of the best leather goods around at this price […] Visit The Best Leather Goods When You Least Expect It: anOrdain to read the full article.
Tags: Leather, Watches, Suede, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Watch Straps, Travel Case, Shell Cordovan, Leather Goods


The Allure of Japanese Independent Watchmaking — Part One

As soon as we mention Japanese independent watchmaking, from microbrand to Haute Horlogerie (please message me the Japanese translation, someone), you will get immediate associations to the dial art of Grand Seiko, so strong is their brand in 2021. The rise and expansion of GS as a separate brand has only just opened our eyes […] Visit The Allure of Japanese Independent Watchmaking — Part One to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Grand Seiko, Japanese independent watchmaking, Naoya Hida & Co


Rolex Mythbusting: Is Rolex Really An American Company?

There is no getting away from it, Rolex is HUGE in the big US of A, but is Rolex really an American Company? With the most recognizable brand on any dial from Key West to Montana, the myth has deep roots. Did you know that a surprising number of people actually believe The Crown to […] Visit Rolex Mythbusting: Is Rolex Really An American Company? to read the full article.
Tags: Montana, US, Watches, Key West, Rolex, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Mythbusting, American Company


Is The Underrated SRPC35K1 Mini Turtle The Best Seiko Dive Watch Out There?

Lately, I’ve found myself slowly getting into the Halloween mood. And though I don’t own a single pumpkin-orange-dialed or all-black cased watch that would be sufficiently spooky, my Seiko SRPC35K1 Mini Turtle came to mind as a seasonally appropriate choice. In having gone back to this watch after several months of neglect, I must admit […] Visit Is The Underrated SRPC35K1 Mini Turtle The Best Seiko Dive Watch Out There? to read the full article.
Tags: Halloween, Watches, Seiko, Watch Talk, Baby Turtle, Halloween Watches, Mini turtle, SRPC35K1


New Sternglas Marus Diver’s Watch For 2021 — Exploring New Territories

Over these last couple of years, we have come to know Sternglas as a brand that offers Bauhaus-inspired watches. Inspired by the famous German design movement, the Hamburg brand has built a reputation for offering watches that combine style with affordable prices. But it’s time to break new ground for the brand. Although the Bauhaus […] Visit New Sternglas Marus Diver’s Watch For 2021 — Exploring New Territories to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Hamburg, Diver, Watch of the Week, Sternglas


Why I Think Rolex Could (And Should) Produce More Complicated Watches

Rolex is the king of the luxury watch market today. That is by no means a bold or shocking statement. If anything, it’s so undeniable, at this point you’re probably checking who wrote this article to make sure his name isn’t Captain Obvious. And while some of the brand’s hot models, like the Submariner, Explorer, […] Visit Why I Think Rolex Could (And Should) Produce More Complicated Watches to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Chronograph, Rolex, Gmt, Watch Talk, Complications, Rattrapante, Minute Repeater, Annual Calendar, Full Calendar