August 9th, 2016
The Breitling Bentley will forever and always be a big, bold, attention grabbing wrist ornament. And why shouldn’t it? When a Bentley turns the corner, your head turns with it, and Breitling had this immediate fascination in mind when designing a watch worthy of the name, a car that is both stylish, luxurious, and exclusive. It is this last factor that makes this piece particularly special within the Bentley line, as the Midnight Carbon edition was inspired by the carmaker’s long running 6.75 litre engine, and limited to only 1,000 pieces.
High Octane Style
Of course any watch that owes its conception to a V8 is going to be incredibly sporty, and with a 49mm jet black case, there’s no ambiguity here. It still features the trademark knurled bezel, and the Bentley logo is just as prominent as ever. It also includes the list of world capitals in lieu of the slide rule, a common feature on GMT’s of this line. The most dramatic feature, however, is sure to be the openworked motif in the dial, a practical white whale in watches of this price range. Brilliantly designed, you can witness its intricate movement at work, while still not having your view of the time obscured in the slightest, an attribute many more expensive brands have let fall by the wayside. So whether you’re gripping the wheel of a luxury car, or prefer a leisurely stroll to get to your destination, this Bentley will have pedestrian’s heads on a swivel, and your wrist in the spotlight.
July 6th, 2016
The Speedmaster Professional has honored the history of space exploration for decades now, probably because the watch itself was a very part of that history. Proudly (and accurately) heralded as “the First Watch on the Moon”, the Speedmaster has gone through several limited productions, all celebrating man’s glorious feats beyond the sky. This piece continues that tradition, while simultaneously looking to the future, aptly dubbed “from The Moon to Mars”.
I keep planet’s in orbit!
This limited edition piece has all the characteristics of a Professional Speedy you know and love. Simple, yet gorgeous matte black dial, tachymeter bezel, and the trademark three chronographs. However, these chronographs contain three celestial bodies you might be familiar with. Featuring Mars, the Moon, and our very own planet earth at 3,6, and 9 respectively, this design reminds us that space travel is not a merely a frivolous pursuit, nor a nostalgic pastime from the cold war. As proud as we should be for our accomplishments to date, the great unknown, for the most part, remains just that.
So for all those aspiring astronauts among us, all those with heads tilted, eyes longingly searching the sky, born too late to explore the earth and too early to explore the stars, that dream will still be alive, if only on your wrist.
July 1st, 2016
“PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER.” Arguably the world’s earliest zinger, courtesy of Groucho Marx, goes a long way towards highlighting a man’s desire for exclusivity. Well it doesn’t get more exclusive than this gorgeous rose gold Breguet Classique. Made to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the company’s founding, this one of a kind timepiece was limited to a run of only 75 pieces, putting ourselves and its soon-to-be-lucky owner in very high company.
Much like a bigfoot sighting, extremely rare, and no one will believe you anyway.
However, this watch isn’t just rare, it’s also elegant and spectacular! It features the formal shape, coin edge case, and intricate guilloche dial that makes the Classique an all-time great in the dress watch world, but that alone doesn’t make this piece the unicorn that it is. The regulator dial will certainly make this unique among your friend’s collection with its spatially separate hands, all wrapped inside a gorgeous rose gold case. The back of the case features further guilloche patterns, and a list of the aristocratic clients of Abraham-Louis Breguet including Napoleon, Louis XVI, and Tsar Alexandre I just to name a few. You’re in rare company now, and I don’t just mean the other 74 people who own this watch!
June 30th, 2016
Come and get it before Bruce Willis blows it up!
Rolex watches have always been collectable items, and watch aficionados of all sorts have searched for the rare piece that will serve as the cornerstone of their collection. Who knows, maybe you have a rare piece that you wear proudly yourself. Does that watch contain any interstellar metal that traveled untold distances in the cold vacuum of space before crashing to earth in prehistoric times? If not don’t worry, you just need to check out Rolex’s Meteorite dial and set yourself straight. This ladies Datejust is one of the finest examples, featuring the beautiful natural pattern of the meteorite on the dial that’s sure to raise questions in the best possible way. That’s not all of course. It also features the beautiful Everose on both the bracelet and bezel, in addition to brilliant factory diamonds in the dial. If you’re a one of a kind lady, or know someone who needs a one of a kind watch, look no further. It’s not like watches like this fall right out of the sky.
June 23rd, 2016
Today we feature a watch as iconic as it is divisive, one of the most iconic watches in the history of luxury timepieces, Audumars Piguet’s Royal Oak. The flagship piece of one of the world’s premier watchmaker, the Royal Oak is desired by millions and can be either for daily wear, or as a cornerstone piece to an impressive timepiece collection. Versatile is too simple a word to describe Royal Oak, it is simply an enigma. Somehow occupying the space between elegant and sporty, classic and contemporary, conservative and audacious, it can mean a number of things to its fortunate owner. No matter whether you go white, rose, or yellow gold, even stainless steel, it’s all in how you wear it. To put it simply, there’s nothing you can’t do with a Royal Oak on your wrist, and you’ll certainly feel up to taking any challenge with this beauty by your side.
June 10th, 2016
The Aquatimer is the flagship dive watch for a brand that made its name on the water. Many fans know them for the Portofino and Portuguese,
Enchantment under the sea, just like your high school prom but not as lame.
winning them over with both clean traditionalism and substantial size, but this particular Aquatimer shows they aren’t afraid to take risks and innovate. Touch enough for deep water exploration, yet stylish and elegant enough for whatever soiree you can stumble into, this watch is simply full of surprises. Right off the bat the dial has a lot going on. The black wave pattern mesmerizes, and reminds you this watch is meant for the salty sea (not that you’d need it to). The chrono readout at 12 is very detailed, and the luminous markers are bordered in rose gold, making it all very easy to decipher, an absolute must when under the waves. Perhaps the boldest innovation is something rarely considered when looking for a new dive watch, the bezel. While many watches still use aluminum inserts, and some upgrading to ceramic, IWC covers it with scratch resistant Sapphire, giving an extra layer of elegance and protection to an already touch cookie. Powered by IWC’s in house Caliber 89360 movement inside a glowing rose gold case, and you’ve got yourself a diver that can’t stop impressing in or out of the water!
June 3rd, 2016
It’s become almost cliché at this point, but we all know James Bond is the gold standard for masculine aspiration. Everything from his cars, his clothes, his women, and yes, even his watch, are the envy of most every man. Now in celebration of his most recent picture, Spectre, Omega has given us a special treat with the latest edition of the Bond Seamaster. This new piece has a number of exceptional features that not only set it apart from the rest of the Seamaster line, but earlier incarnations of the Bond watch as well.
Right off the bat the dial will be like no Omega you’ve seen before. The dark navy color is both rich and dynamic, and features a repeating motif of the Bond family coat of arms which will impress 007 geeks in addition to being absolutely gorgeous. The second hand and accents are bright yellow, offering a stark contrast that is sure to catch some attention. But it doesn’t stop there, flip the watch over to reveal an exhibition caseback with a rotor brilliantly inspired by the iconic gun barrel introductory scene instantly recognizable to even the most casual of Bond buffs.
We all know James Bond is stylish and attractive, but he also takes care of business in increasingly perilous circumstances. This watch is no different, and since magnetic fields are deadly to a mechanical watch’s accuracy, its only right this watch is resistant to forces up to 15,007 gauss (because 15,000 wasn’t dapper enough). Every man wishes he could be James Bond, but since emulating his actions will probably get you killed, let’s just stick with the watch for now.
June 1st, 2016
Moonphase inside a moon watch? Inception moon!
We all know the Speedy went to the moon, but up there, did it ever wonder what distant, ant-sized people on the planet below saw when gazing up toward the sky in witness of the grand feats it accomplished? Believe it or not, Omega considered that existential question, which is why you can now get yourself a Speedmaster that displays the moon phase, truly bringing its heritage of space exploration full circle. Besides the extra complication, this watch features its trademark black dial, along with an elegant black Omega strap, giving it an extra element of sharpness that makes this watch appropriate for the office, a soiree, and of course, space travel!
May 31st, 2016
IWC has long been one of the most proudly celebrated watchmakers in the world, both for style and horological achievement. No watch in their collection is a greater testament to the latter than the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar (but don’t worry, it’s got plenty of style too). First created by IWC at the tail end of the quartz crises of the early 80’s the “Da Vinci” reference was among the first wave of perpetual calendar movements, and the first to be made (relatively) affordable compared to existing models such as Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.
What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? I’ll give you the moon!
Now, just one look at the dial lets you know this is a watch with a lot to say. It effortlessly displays the day, date, month, and year in addition to the moon phase and astonishing 7-day power reserve display. Even with all those displays, the dial still has room for rose gold Arabic numerals, making it remarkably easy to read. Flip the watch around and its exhibition caseback shows you just where all that power comes from, and is absolutely mesmerizing to witness in action. All of this fits inside a beautiful 42mm rose gold case that looks sharp and uncluttered on the wrist. This is not a watch for the casual observer, this is meant to be a crowning achievement in any collection and it has the means and the right look to do it!
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 18K Rose Gold Watch IW502213