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  2. Top Men’s Oversized Watches

    Top Men’s Oversized Watches

    Men’s oversized watches are nothing new. In fact, there are watch snobs out there who disregard them as something old. Novelties from the 90s and early 2000s that are best left in the past with oversized jeans and sweater vests. And yes, we were inundated by big face watches back in the day, but things have since settled down. Today’s men’s oversized watches know how to put that extra real estate to good use. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones out there. 1: Hublot Big Bang Unico Another amazing watch that puts “big” in its name so there’s no mistake as to what it’s all about, the Hublot Big Bang comes in at a swaggering 45mm. You could go down to a 42mm when shopping for your Unico, but why would you? It’s a Hublot, worn to grab attention. But with some sophisticated style. Yeah, put a Hublot Unico on a structured rubber strap and you’re ready for an active weekend. On a link bracelet, it wears well at the office. And with the right leather strap, you can even pull off a more formal look. Hublot Big Bang Unico Buy Hublot Big Bang Watches 2: Shinola Runwell It may be big and bold, but the Shinola Runwell still embraces classic style. Yes, the 47mm size is likely to grab some attention. But it’s still an understated timepiece, some might even say with a minimalist lean that’s similar to a lot of the great timepieces that have been coming out of the German Glashütte camp lately. But of course, Shinola is American made and Detroit proud, and another watch that dresses up wonderfully on a fine leather strap to give it a pedigreed vibe that downplays its brash dimensions. Source from Shinola3: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph But sometimes a big bezel is kind of awesome. And if it’s done in eye-catching orange all the better. That’s the case with the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph, at least with two of the references in the current line. At 45.5mm it’s not the biggest, but it certainly wears big and bold when you go for vibrant color on the bezel. There’s a lot happening on the big face, with a date window, a small second’s dial at nine o’clock and an hour counter dial at the three o’clock position. But Omega is brilliant at packing in a lot of information without the watch ever feeling overloaded, sticking to midnight black or dark blue dials with white indices. Buy Omega Seamaster Watches 4: IWC Big Pilot Heritage If you are in the market for a big face watch, Google will probably lead you to the IWC Big Pilot pretty quickly. It does have “big” in the name! And at 46.2mm, it is big. But its simplicity belies its size and gives it an air of understatement. Forget about a rotating bezel or a chronograph subdial. Keep the hands and indices simple, and the face takes a just-the-facts attitude with time, date, and a power reserve indicator. True to form, pilot watches were originally intended for a pilot to get information at a glance. The Big Pilot offers just that with elegance and sophistication. And utility! Even the conical crown is big so you can adjust it while wearing gloves, a problem that pilots of old must have faced. IWC Big Pilot Buy IWC Pilot Watches 5: Breitling Navitimer Super 8 Speaking of eye-catching bezels, Breitling Navitimer gives us one seriously big watch with the Super 8. While its case measures 46mm, we get to 50mm when you include the bidirectional rotating bezel. The oversized timepiece is a homage to Breitlings used by pilots during World War II, when size literally mattered because those watches were designed to be worn on the thigh. True to the at-a-glance needs of pilots in action, the Super 8 is available in bare-bones-style on the face, with nothing more than hour, minute, and seconds hands pointing to ample Arabic numerals. source from here Buy Breitling Navtimer Watches 6: Citizen Promaster Aqualand 200M  But who says a busy dial is always a bad thing? Look to Citizen Promaster Aqualand, stamped with a dizzying number of dashes, dots and lines that just might give you visual vertigo if you look at it too long. With a diameter of 53mm, it’s a big watch that cries out for attention. It’s built for some serious undersea action, water-resistant up to 200 meters with a 70-meter depth display. And the black polyurethane strap is plenty sturdy. But what most watch lovers will probably like about this attention-getting timepiece is that it just looks really cool! Source from Amazon Buy Citizen Promaster Watches 7: Casio G-Shock Blackout They don’t call it “The King” for nothing! Coming in at a sliver under 58mm, the Casio G-Shock GX-56BB Blackout takes the “shock” in its name quite literally with a big statement on your wrist. As it’s a G-Shock it’s pretty tough, shock-resistant, water-resistant to 200 meters, and resistant to magnetics. It’s also solar-powered and has a triple-layered construction to add to its toughness. Casio G-Shock Blackout Buy Casio G-Shock Watches Of course, this is all a matter of taste and personal preference. You can go with a nice dress watch at 38mm and most likely nobody will think twice about its size. But maybe you do want people to look twice and check out that timepiece you’re sporting on your wrist. If that’s the case, consider going big with an oversized watch.

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  4. The 10 Most Iconic Watches of All Time

    The 10 Most Iconic Watches of All Time

    Choosing just 10 watches out of the thousands that are on the market is a significant undertaking, but one that is a lot of fun, too. Not only do I get to showcase some amazing products, but you can also debate my inclusion or exclusion of certain pieces. What’s undeniable is that the 10 picks on this list are absolutely iconic watches and would be excellent additions to your collection. Santos de Cartier  Cartier is famous for being one of the most refined brands in the world. The Santos de Cartier was their first wristwatch creation, and its legend lives on to this day. Many consider it to be the quintessential dress watch, and I’d have to agree that it is undoubtedly one of the best options out there. It has a timeless design, excellent quality, and a certain mystique that is unmatched in the industry. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso   In a similar vein, we have the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. This watch is attractive for two primary reasons. The first is its simple and luxurious design. The second is the fact that you can turn the watch face over and hide it, hence the name “Reverso”. Add in its rectangular shape and rich horological history, and you have a watch that is as iconic as they come. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Many consider Patek Philippe one of the finest timepiece brands in the world. That is high praise, but they truly deserve it. Their craftsmanship is off the charts, and you really can’t go wrong when choosing them. The most charming aspect of this particular piece is its perpetual calendar, which doesn’t need to be reset for 200 years. Overall, this watch is historic, iconic, and a “holy grail” addition to many watch enthusiasts’ collections. Breitling Navitimer The Breitling Navitimer is a watch that appeals to a variety of collectors. The first thing you notice about it is its size, which is well above average. Next, you see how crowded the dial is. Between chronographs, a slide rule, and a variety of other functions, this timepiece has an unheard-of amount of capabilities. The final piece of the puzzle is its attractive and robust appearance. While this watch isn’t for everyone, it has a cult following and is considered a true icon. Rolex Submariner The Rolex Submariner is one of the most sought-after watches on the market right now. You really only have three options if you want one. Spend up to two years on a wait list, pay thousands over retail price, or “know somebody”. That insane amount of demand isn’t all hype, though. Instead, the Submariner is a fantastic timepiece that nearly every collector wants to purchase. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Generally, when a watch is released, it doesn’t turn too many heads. The truth is that most products look pretty similar to what is currently on the market, meaning that “innovation” is usually just a marketing phrase. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is an exception to that trend, as it genuinely rocked the watch world when Audemars Piguet released it. This piece is so iconic that AP is considered one of the top brands in the world despite almost exclusively selling just one model of watch. Tag Heuer Monaco Speaking of highly original designs, the Tag Heuer Monaco is another watch that shocked the horology community. I think what really made the difference was its square-shaped case and subdials. There just wasn’t anything like this timepiece before the Monaco came out, and it cemented Tag Heuer as a premiere Swiss manufacturer. Rolex Datejust To be honest, the Rolex Datejust doesn’t have the most eye-catching design, nor does it have some gimmick that sets it apart from other pieces. Instead, it is simply an elegant watch that is simultaneously incredibly tough. Sometimes less is more. This synthesis of positive attributes has made it the favorite of powerful individuals throughout history. Omega Speedmaster If you were on the wrist of the first astronauts to go to the moon, then you deserve to be included in the most iconic watches of all time. That is precisely what the Omega Speedmaster did, and it is incredibly popular even to this day. Aside from historical achievements, this watch is also very well made and packs a lot of value into its price point. Patek Philippe Calatrava Lastly, we have a timepiece that will never go out of the style. The reason is that it is incredibly minimalistic and elegant. The Patek Philippe Calatrava’s design is simple, its craftsmanship is excellent, and it has one of the top Swiss brands in the world creating it. Combine all of that, and you have a can’t-miss product. There you have it: 10 most iconic watches of all time. Whether you agree with the list is, of course, up to you. But you can’t argue with the reputation of these pieces. Each of them has a rich history, exceptional quality, and serious notoriety in the watch world. If you’re in the market for a new timepiece, you can’t go wrong with any of the options on this list.

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  5. Baselworld 2019: Top New Watches

    Baselworld 2019: Top New Watches

    Baselworld beckons for those fortunate enough to stroll its treasure-lined displays showcasing the world’s finest timepieces. It’s a privileged gathering of watchmaking expertise that stretches back hundreds of years and assembles from across the four corners of the globe. So what caught our eye at Baselworld 2019? It’s hard to get all the favorites in, but here are the top contenders.  Tudor Black Bay P01 Wow! This sleek new gem from the well-respected watchmakers resurrects a design from the 1960s when Tudor was commissioned to create a watch for the U.S. Navy. The watch never made it out of the workshop stage but decades later Tudor Black Bay resurrected the patent of this unique looking timepiece. Rather than stuck in the 60s, this watch exudes elegance with a modern sporty feel augmented by a strap that artfully blends leather and rubber. The design includes a unique locking bezel and is built tough to withstand water to a depth of 20 meters.     View this post on Instagram Tudor launched the P01 and nobody was expecting it. Love it or hate it they certainly developed something outside the diving bell, which I applaud. I personally like this eccentric cousin of the Black Bay line. Don’t know if I’d buy it, but I like that it’s out there!#atommooremacro #watchportraits #atommoorephotography #tudor #redbarbasel2019 #redbarcrew #redbargroup #tudorp01 #tudorwatches #tudorblackbay #tudorblackbayp01 #basel #baselworld #basel2019 #womw A post shared by Atom Moore (@atommoore) on Mar 22, 2019 at 12:46pm PDT Rolex Datejust 36 Okay, so normally a Rolex Datejust wouldn’t grab much spotlight at Baselworld. Sure, the Datejust is a great piece that’s been pleasing watch lovers from an iconic perch in the pantheon of fine watches since its debut in 1946. But what makes this year’s entry so intriguing is how effortlessly it contours itself both to the old and the new with casual cool appeal. Take the classic Jubilee bracelet with an update in design that near seamlessly blends it into the case. Subtle with a width of 36mm, this won’t grab attention but those that do notice its sublime charm will note the steel and white gold combination that honors decades of heritage in the line. The fact that the black sunburst dial is backed by a power reserve of 70 hours means this classic is a keeper! View this post on Instagram The new timeless Rolex Datejust Roselor 126234 introduced at Baselworld 2019 ???? @rolex #rolexdatejust36 #rolexdatejust #datejust36 #baselworld2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #thewatchobserver #rolexlover #rolexaholics #rolexwatch #dailywatchfix #dailywatches #watchgang #watchmaniac #watchfriends #watchgram #rolexero #instarolex #watchfreak #watchnerd #submariner #datejust #classicwatch #watchclub #hodinkee #rolexlove A post shared by The Watch Observer (@thewatchobserver) on Mar 25, 2019 at 6:26am PDT Patek Philippe Weekly Calendar Patek Philippe looks like they were out for a fanciful whirl at Baselworld and by all accounts they succeeded marvelously. The latest incarnation in the Calatrava line, Ref. 5212A, positively pops with retro positivity in a throwback to classic time-and-date models from the 1950s. This timeless dress watch, that stirs a bit of whimsy with its handwritten days and months, still strictly serves as the weekly calendar it was designed to display all those years ago. And we’re talking about a serious old school swerve with the use of high-finish steel. Eschewing Patek’s preference to use precious metals, this no-nonsense and multi-purpose beauty also ups the elegance with a soft calfskin strap.     View this post on Instagram The super cool @patekphilippe 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar in steel would sure help when scheduling meetings with my German colleagues. ? ?? #baselworld2019 #forhorologyforcommunity ?: @hodinkee A post shared by Atlanta Watch Club (@atlantawatchclub) on Mar 23, 2019 at 2:41pm PDT Breitling Navitimer 806 1959 Re-Issue Maybe it’s something in the zeitgeist. Maybe it’s as deep as the universal desire to ease back into a simpler time, or something as basic as the cycles of fashion reaching back to re-appropriate. No matter how the designs merged, we were again taken back to aesthetic wonders of the 1950s with an exact rendition of a Breitling Navitimer from 1959. And we mean exactly! While the movement inside is a modern in-house hand-wound 12-hour caliber, the rest is completely adherent to the original design. From the iconic beaded bezel to the sleek 40.9mm steel case, this one pleases both vintage hunters and aficionados of the longtime favorite. View this post on Instagram BASEL WROLD 2019 BREITLING Navigator 806 1959 Re-Issue. Under Georges Kern’s direction, Breitling has been pumping out attractive reissues lately, not the least of which is one of the brand’s latest, the Navigator 806 1959 Re-Issue. Fans of vintage Breitling will undoubtedly be familiar with this reference, an iconic watch with a distinctive beaded bezel. In re-creating the original, the company consulted with one of the top Breitling collectors in the world, and the result is something that wears and looks very much like the original, down to the exact number of beads used on the bezel. @phoenixwatchco @monaco_luxury_watch_dream #breitling #navigator #breitlingnavigator #watchesofinstagram #watchoftheday #picoftheday #cool #vintage #vintagewatch #monaco #hongkong #monacoluxurywatch #phoenixwatchcompany A post shared by Phoenix Watch Company (@gian_mario_watches) on Apr 1, 2019 at 2:12pm PDT Zenith Defy Inventor Keen observers will recall that we were introduced to the Zenith Defy Lab in 2017. That limited-run watch crept into classic territory with a considerable technological leap due to its new oscillator in place of a traditional spring and balance wheel. That modern movement is back in a second limited-edition run dubbed the Zenith Defy Inventor, with an oscillating plate that whirs to put on something of a show when viewed through the crystal.   View this post on Instagram We get hands-on with the new Defy Inventor, the first commercial release from Zenith Watches with its innovative Oscillator movement. For the full review visit the link in our bio.⠀ _______________________________⠀ ⠀ ????? ????: Zenith Defy Inventor⠀ ⠀ ?????????: 95.9001.9100/78.R584⠀ ⠀ ????: 14.5mm thick Brushed titanium case with Aeronith bezel⠀ ⠀ ????: Blue Openworked.⠀ ⠀ ????????: Calibre 9100. Power-reserve approx. 50 hours⠀ ⠀ ????? ??????????: 5 ATM (40 m)⠀ ⠀ ?????: Black rubber with blue alligator leather coating⠀ ⠀ ?????: CHF 17,900⠀ _______________________________ A post shared by Oracle Time (@oracletime) on Mar 25, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph TAG Heuer had no small task in mind when they set out to combine two worlds of watches: aviation and automobiles. The resulting Autavia does indeed capture both of these proving grounds that spawned the world’s greatest chronographs. Two years after the debut of that well-received Jack Heuer original design they’re back with the Autavia Isograph. This watch tells the world you think of function before fashion. Though, of course, you are fashion conscious but don’t have to shout it out if you’re sporting a classic TAG Heuer. This latest rollout also comes in a color combination that has been garnering attention. The bronze case with a smoke-green dial just exudes laid-back confidence and unique style. This is one that’s perfect from golf clubs and boardrooms to days out for carefree Sundays. Zodiac Aerospace GMT It’s a design-splashed trip to the jetset fever of the 1960s with the Zodiac Aerospace GMT. Isn’t Zodiac now Fossil? Yes, Fossil did buy them. And no strikes against Fossil, they make some great stuff that often bests pricier competitors. But Zodiac has kept quietly semi-independent as they make a name for themselves in the GMT market. Based on a beloved design from the 1960s, the Zodiac Aerospace GMT is beefed up a bit with a 40mm case. As well as a two-tone bezel that’s retro-hued with orange and turquoise. In the $1,700 price range, this GMT should worry its higher-priced competition. View this post on Instagram Another @baselworldofficial hit! The @zodiacwatches Limited Edition Aerospace GMT Chronograph. “odiac originally created the Aerospace in 1966 as an evolution to the famed Super Sea Wolf. With a Swiss-made ETA2893-2 automatic movement, this reimagined, limited edition style is the pinnacle of expert timekeeping with a universal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) tracker that allows you to tell time in two places simultaneously.” It appears the Gulf version is already sold out! Great suggestion @gratefulwatcher, thanks for the photos @revolution.watch! A post shared by Atlanta Watch Club (@atlantawatchclub) on Mar 21, 2019 at 3:52pm PDT Alas, you will have to wait for the next big gathering. Baselworld 2020 will be back in its title town of Basel on the Rhine River on April 30, 2020. Until then you’ll just have to explore all of the 2019 offerings and simply dream of what’s in store.

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  6. Breitling Watches: Top 5 Collections

    Breitling Watches: Top 5 Collections

    When you visit Breitling’s website, you instantly see why they’ve become somewhat polarizing in the last couple of decades. Front and center, they have a picture of three big-name celebrities: Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, and Adam Driver. What watch enthusiasts often wonder in these situations is whether that brand is genuinely excellent or if they just spend a significant sum of money on advertising. The good news is that Breitling watches do make fantastic products, despite their emphasis on ambassadors and endorsements. I highlight some of their top collections in the following passages. 1: Superocean Two factors go into the Superocean being Breitling’s most popular collection. The first is the simple fact that it is a dive watch, and divers are likely the most widespread style of timepiece. The second is that these products are incredibly versatile and well made. Between their top tier movements, fantastic materials, and impressive craftsmanship, the Superocean collection is a sure winner. One thing that illustrates this point is their water resistance. While the chronograph versions have somewhat typical 200m capabilities, many of the models in this collection can function up to 1,000 meters in depth. For reference, most divers go to 200m or 300m. That resilience is a testament to the quality of these pieces. My one complaint is that the power reserve on these products is a bit low, but that is not a huge deal. 2: Colt The Colt collection is my personal favorite, and the biggest reason why is its appearance. The men’s versions have an especially masculine vibe about them, while the women’s are a bit more dainty and elegant. This diversity is a theme in the colt line, given how many options you can choose from. The primary areas where you can do so are with movements, complications, and sizes. View this post on Instagram Black dial and strong look for the new Colt Automatic, here in the 44mm version. Chronometer-certified and water resistant to 200 meters, this Colt retains the characteristic Breitling bezel with the signature rider tabs. . #breitling #squadonamission #colt #automatic #blackdial #dynamic #style #swissmade #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Jul 21, 2018 at 9:05am PDT If you want a large 44mm dial, you can get a colt with some serious size. On the other hand, men who like smaller watches can go with a 41mm or even lower. The same goes for movements, as you can choose between ultra-reliable quartz and automatic mechanical. Overall, these pieces are great to look at and have excellent functionality too. 3: Navitimer (1 & 8) While the Superocean and Colt are bit more popular, the Navitimer might be the most recognizable Breitling concept. They are the brand’s top aviation watches, and many of them have hyper-crowded dials that hold a ton of information. To be honest, I am cheating a bit when I group the 1 and the 8 together. The former is larger and has a more distinctive look, while the latter is more understated. View this post on Instagram The faceted lugs of the Navitimer 8 are clearly reminiscent of the original Navitimer launched in the 1950s. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #navitimer8 #chronograph #detail #pilotwatch #aviation #heritage #blackdial #steel #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Jan 4, 2019 at 10:39am PST Perhaps the best thing I can say about the Navimeters is that high-level watch collectors love them. The truth is that there are scores of companies that make excellent divers and dress watches. What you don’t see every day is an aviation piece that has such a unique look. If you’re a true enthusiast with a ton of watches under your belt already, a Navitimer 1 might be your best pick. View this post on Instagram Stylish and compact, the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 may be the smallest in diameter, but it is the ultimate statement of elegance and sophistication. Here the steel and red gold version on steel bracelet. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #automatic #pilot #pilotwatches #icon #steel #gold #swissmade #watches #elegance #style #detail A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Dec 26, 2018 at 11:03am PST 4: Avenger These timepieces have interesting shapes, color schemes, and designs that might fit your taste perfectly. Many of them also have chronographs and multiple subdials, so if you love complications, the Avenger is an excellent choice. They also have two options when it comes to inner bezel function. One is a tachymeter, which is typical of the aviation style. The other is a GMT clock, which is very useful for those that travel a lot or work with international businesses. What is so interesting about this collection is that its products seem to be hybrids between divers and aviation watches. They have excellent water resistance capabilities and a typical diving bezel, but also have components that make them great for aviation. If you love this synthesis of style, getting yourself an Avenger is a great bet. 5: Chronomat Our last pick is the Chronomat. As you can likely assume from the name, each of these pieces has a chronograph, which is a complication that many watch collectors love. What jumps out at me right away, though, is how eye-catching these timepieces are. Though their designs are somewhat conventional, there is something about the color scheme that demands your attention. I think that effect comes from ultra-polished metal and interesting combinations of tones. Take the CB0110121C1P1 for example. It has a blue leather strap, silver case, rose gold bezel, blue dial, and rose gold dial components. That strange grouping makes for an alluring product. My overall impression of Breitling is almost entirely positive. My one concert with them is a relatively low power reserve. I would expect at least 80 hours in this price range, but many of them are just a day or two. Ultimately, though, I love the look, craftsmanship, and versatility of these pieces. If you do too, then exploring these top five collections first is a smart idea!

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  7. The 5 Best Watches Under 40mm

    The 5 Best Watches Under 40mm

    The two trends that are taking over the mainstream watch community are larger diameters and minimalist aesthetics. If you love these two looks, then feel free to purchase watches that incorporate them. Of course, a significant portion of horology enthusiasts does not, and instead want to downsize to maybe watches under 40mm. There are three fundamental reasons why you might want a smaller watch: Formal Style – Those that want to pair their watches with formal wear often go for smaller pieces. The primary reason why is that these watches are seen as classier because they blend in with outfits, rather than being the centerpiece of them. Small Wrist – Simply put, large watches usually don’t look good on smaller wrists. Many people who have them opt for watches under 40mm. Personal Taste – Some people just like the look of a smaller piece more, regardless of the clothes they wear and the size of their wrists. This is a perfectly reasonable preference. Anyway, let’s get on with the list! I’ve included a variety of brands at a few different price points. That way, a wide range of customers can find the perfect piece. 1: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Fifty-Eight – 39mm The Tudor Heritage Black Bay is one of my favorite Swiss watches on the market right now, and this smaller size suits it perfectly. It has gorgeous aesthetics, is made of excellent materials, and has a high level of wear ability. As a bonus, the one big knock on the Tudor brand is not a thing of the past, as they produce this watch’s movement in-house now. Overall, this timepiece is a great deal at its price point and is about as beautiful as any product you’ll find. 2: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer – 38mm Many consider this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch to be Omega’s response to the Oyster Perpetual, which we’ll discuss later. I believe its charm primarily comes from its minimalism and elegance. It doesn’t have unnecessary complications or extraneous information on its dial. Instead, it has the time, date, and an eye-catching, deep blue dial. As far as is movement and materials, they are as fantastic as you would expect from Omega, which is a brand with an excellent reputation. 3: Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic – 38mm Though many consider Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic to be a premier brand, others were put off by their shift towards, larger and flashier pieces. One thing that their new CEO, George Kerns, decided to do when he took over was bring back some of the smaller and more elegant watches from the brand’s history. The Navitimer 1 Automatic represents this desire, as it is smaller and doesn’t demand so much attention. The dial might be too crowded for some, but most of you will love this watch. 4: Grand Seiko SBGH263 – 39.5mm Grand Seiko is one of the hottest luxury brands in the modern horological community. The reason is that their products have the quality and class of much more expensive pieces. You can clearly see this trend in the SBGH263, which has an amazing amount of polish and holds an impressive movement on the inside. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this watch, though, is its looks. It combines a white dial, gold hands, gold numbers, a silver case, and a brown leather strap. Put that color palette together, and you have one of the most beautiful timepieces out there. 5: Rolex Oyster Perpetual – 39mm What can I say about Rolex that hasn’t already been said? You don’t have to be an expert to understand that this brand produces excellent watches from the top of their catalog to the bottom. What makes the Oyster Perpetual unique is that it does not have any sort of theme to it. It isn’t a racing watch or a diver, nor does it incorporate a significant amount of design features or dazzling colors. Instead, it is incredibly simple and elegant, two things that you want out of a smaller piece. This aesthetic makes it very versatile, too, as it can fit in casual and dressy situations. The icing on the cake is that it incorporates a perpetual calendar, which is a convenient and impressive complication. Whether you are looking for a dress watch, have smaller wrists, or simply love the look of a petite timepiece, choosing one of the options on this list is an excellent bet. Though there isn’t a bad pick on this list, my favorite is likely to Rolex Oyster Perpetual, as its craftsmanship is unmatched for pieces below $10,000. The unfortunate truth about this list, though, is that these watches are all quite expensive. As far as affordable options, both the Seiko and Citizen are fantastic choices for small products of any style. All you need to do is assess your needs and preferences, then go forward with the purchase. In the end, you should have a new watch that is the perfect size for you.

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  8. The History of the Breitling Navitimer

    The History of the Breitling Navitimer

    The Breitling Navitimer is a world classic amongst pilot watches. Pilots from all around the world still use the Breitling Navitimer. While many Air Forces continue to issue the timepiece as regular equipment. The emblematic timepiece with an integrated flight computer remains one of the most popular chronographs in aviation. While the design has become an iconic look, the Navitimer is first and foremost a tool of aviation. Breitling Time: For the Plane and the Pilot It was in 1884 that a 24-year-old by the name of Léon Breitling arrived in St. Iminer to create his first chronograph. After founding the namesake company, Breitling had developed a formidable reputation as a skilled watchmaker who crafted both timepieces and intelligent measuring tools. In its early days, the brand focused on chronographs which were in increasing demand for industrial, military and scientific applications. View this post on Instagram The original Navitimer with all black-dial and beaded bezel made for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in the early 1950s. . #breitling #legendaryfuture #squadonamission #navitimer #vintage #vintagewatches #icon #blackdial #vintagebreitling #pilotwatch #pilot #watches #navifriday Credit: @watchfred A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Sep 7, 2018 at 2:26pm PDT Over the next few years, Breitling received serious demand for dashboard clocks in planes and military chronographs. By 1915, the company introduced one of the world’s first wrist chronographs with a separate push-piece above the watch crown. By the 20s, Breitling chronograph watches had earned its place as the aviator’s choice. A Mini Computer for Pilots During the 30s, Willy Breitling, the grandson of Léon who had inherited the company, envisioned the two-pusher chronograph–one to start and one to reset timing. Until 1934, chronograph wristwatches had only a singer push-piece, which Willy saw as a key deficiency. He also wanted to further the idea of the timepiece as a calculation tool and recruited the help of Marcel Robert.  Together, they came up with a scale that featured the three most important units for the pilot: STAT for standard mileage, KM for kilometers and NAUT for nautical miles. By the 1940s, this allowed for pilots to calculate essential functions such as fuel consumptions, average speeds or climbing speeds. The Birth of the Breitling Navitimer View this post on Instagram Black steel case and black dial for the Navitimer 8 Chronograph 43. Chronometer-certified, this Breitling is not only about its monochromatic look; it offers a day-date complication and boasts 100-meter water resistance. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #navitimer8 #blackdial #black #luxury #watches #pilotwatch #swissmade #elegance #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Oct 11, 2018 at 11:07am PDT In 1942, the Breitling Chronomat was introduced. The ingenious slide rule bezel of the Chronomat catered to pilots. The watch was highly practical and performed brilliantly throughout WWII. A decade after its initial release, Breitling decided to improve on the innovative timepiece. Breitling introduced the Navitimer in 1952, which lent its name from the words “Navigation” and “Timer.” The slide rule bezel allowed for quick and easy calculations of complicated operations such as fuel consumption. As well as climb and descent rates and averages speeds without the need for any other tool. View this post on Instagram Stunning blue dial of the Navitimer 8 B01, with Manufacture Caliber 01. Discover our new #SQUADONAMISSION via the link in bio. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #navitimer8 #bluedial #pilotwatch #watches #icon #bradpitt #charlizetheron #adamdriver #cinema #hollywood #paramount #actors #movie #moviestar A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Sep 15, 2018 at 9:14am PDT The pearl bezel guaranteed easy grip and overall handling when in use, while the black watch face and chronograph display made for a beautiful design. It was a true pioneer that earned its name for its multiple functions that served as both a navigation tool and timepiece. The first edition was powered by a manual chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism, known as the Venus 178, which was considered innovative at the time. These early versions of the navitimer are rare collectibles today. View this post on Instagram A rare double-signed dial for this vintage Navitimer reference 806. Not only does it feature the AOPA logo but also UTI, for the French distributor Utinam that was a key partner for Breitling in the 1950s and 1960s. . #breitling #legendaryfuture #navitimer #chronograph #pilotwatch #swissmade #icon #blackdial #vintage #heritage #elegance #watches #montres #horlogerie #hautehorlogerie A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Apr 21, 2018 at 9:51am PDT It didn’t take for the model to enjoy worldwide success in the aviation world. In the same year, the Navitimer became the official watch of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). In 1960, the partnership between the two entities was cemented with the inclusion of the winged logo of the AOPA. The Breitling Effect During the 50s, Breitling targeted groups of pilots with its advertising, successfully creating a huge demand for navigation chronographs. By the end of the decade, Breitling was an official supplier of dashboard instruments for all major aircraft companies. View this post on Instagram The stylish Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 in its presentation pouch, ready to leave the Manufacture. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #automatic #style #elegance #watchmaking #pilotwatch #craftmanship #precision #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Nov 19, 2018 at 4:53am PST During the 60s, Breitling replaced the Venus 178 movement with the Valjoux 7740 movement. In 1962, a special edition of the Navitimer, the Cosmonaute with the 24-hour display, accompanied astronaut Scott Carpenter to space. It was also admired by millions on the wrist of Captain Derval in the James Bond movie Thunderball (1965). In 1969, Breitling took another step towards modernity with the implementation of automatic chronograph movement in the form of the Breitling Calibre 11. View this post on Instagram The new Navitimer 1 Rattrapante 45 is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 03 and features one of watchmaking’s most sophisticated complications. With two superimposed central chronograph hands, it can measure two elapsed times simultaneously. An edition for collectors, limited to 250 pieces and available exclusively in 70 Breitling boutiques around the world. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #rattrapante #icon #sliderule #pilotwatches #aviation #pilot #greydial #watches #limitededition A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:53am PST All in all, the model has largely remained true to its aviation roots to this day. The instantly recognizable look of the Navitimer has attracted watch enthusiasts for generations, staying true to the classic aviator style watch. The dial is a reversed panda color scheme. Very busy iconic dial. The raised “B” winged logo and red sweep of the seconds hand both add a sparkling touch of color. Since its Breitling first introduced the model in 1952, the Navitimer has grown to achieve cult status. Generations of pilots have relied on the circular slide rules of the Navitimer for crucial calculations in the air. Whether in air and on land, the star of the Breitling collection continues to be an exceptional wrist companion to this day. The Breitling Navitimer is the most legendary of pilot watches and continues to reflect the spirit of aviation to this day.

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  9. Baseball Players and Their Luxury Watches

    Baseball Players and Their Luxury Watches

    As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox both gear up to go head-to-head at the World Series in October, lets take a look at the luxury watches that grace the wrists of some of the top baseball players around. Matt Harvey and CT Scuderia Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey honors a decidedly different sport with his watch of choice — land speed racing! Harvey’s CT Scuderia Salt Flat Racer 0-60 pays homage to the flats of the Great Salt Lake Desert and the auto racing that takes place on its hard, smooth surface. View this post on Instagram Our Salt Flat Racer is directly inspired by the Great Salt Lake Desert – the perfect testing ground for top speed! A post shared by CT Scuderia ?? (@ctscuderia) on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:37am PST Blending Swiss-made movement with Italian design, the watch captures the essence of “zero to sixty” competitions with a stopwatch-inspired case and vintage-style chronographs. José Bautista Represents Hublot Baseball legend José Bautista is a brand ambassador for Hublot. The third baseman and right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies joined with the Swiss watchmakers to create his namesake version of the Classic Fusion Chronograph. The special-edition watch is an all-black model with a case of black ceramic and a black rubber and alligator strap. View this post on Instagram Few shots from the @hublot launch event in Toronto a couple of weeks ago! Thanks to all of those who came out and made this a huge success! Par de fotos del evento @hublot en Toronto hace par de semanas! Gracias a todos los que asistieron por hacerlo exitoso! #Hublot #Hublotista #LimitedEdition A post shared by Jose Bautista (@joeybats19) on Feb 21, 2018 at 7:29am PST The number 12 is replaced with the number 19 to honor Bautista’s jersey number and the date of his, his brother’s and his mother’s birthdays. The watch’s chronograph resembles a baseball with stitching and José’s signature adorns the back of the case. Giancarlo Stanton and TAG Heuer Along with football great Tom Brady, Giancarlo Stanton is a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer who champions the Carrera Heuer 01. The designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees partnered with the Swiss watchmakers in 2015 when he was a player for the Miami Marlins. Stanton stepped out in the Big Apple wearing his Carrera Chronograph, with a black-and-silver skeleton dial housed in a black PVD-treated case. Produced by Hublot alum Jean-Claude Biver, the watch takes classic chronograph design and gives it a modern update. Masahiro Tanaka Breaks Ground With Hublot The first Hublot brand ambassador to hail from Japan, Masahiro Tanaka serves as the inspiration for the Aero Bang MT88. Blue accents abound on the exclusive watch that has blue fiberglass sides meeting a brush-finished stainless-steel case and navy-blue crowns and pushers. View this post on Instagram 今年もウブロブティック銀座にお邪魔してきました⌚️✨ 2枚目の写真は…。??? #HUBLOT #ウブロブティック銀座 #ambassador A post shared by Masahiro Tanaka (@masahiro_tanaka.official) on Nov 17, 2017 at 8:56pm PST Blue details adorn a white face and you can opt for an all-blue rubber strap or a blue-and-white pinstripe strap made of fabric. The rear of the case features a silhouette of the memorable pose Tanaka struck when he won 2013’s Japan Series. The starting pitcher for the New York Yankees also teamed with Hublot to launch a limited-edition Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph. Howie Kendrick Loves Vintage Timepieces It’s possible that Major League Baseball has no bigger fan of watches than Howie Kendrick. An outfielder and second baseman for the Washington Nationals, Kendrick has a unique collection of vintage watches. A few of his favorite models include a Gilt Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 — the first vintage watches he ever purchased. Dating to the 1960s, the Submariner is highly sought after by collectors because of its hard-to-find gilt dial with gold lettering. Rolex switched to a matte black dial in 1967. View this post on Instagram "I love having the straps!" #howiekendrick #hodinkee #vintagewatch #rolex #awco #watchaddict #watchnerd #submariner #watchville #ablogtowatch A post shared by Vintage Sports Watch (@vintagesportswatch) on Feb 26, 2017 at 2:13am PST Howie even has the watch’s original rivet bracelet. Another of his favorite Rolexes is a vintage Rolex Red Submariner Reference 1680, a model from the 1960s that’s coveted for its patinated Mark II dial. Howie had always had an eye for vintage field watches. Notables in his collection include a military-issued Heuer Bundeswehr. It was a sturdy chronograph from the 1960s that was widely used in the German Air Force. He’s also the proud owner of an Omega 53 Military Watch. That timepiece was commissioned by the British Royal Air Force and given to pilots in 1953. David Price Gets Quirky With G-Shock This watch is funky, fun and splashed with vivid color! A Dee and Ricky Casio G-Shock graces the wrist of Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price. Brothers and New York fashion designers Dee and Ricky Jackson are behind the smile-inducing watch. View this post on Instagram Show me your Dee and Ricky G shock…my brother Damon got me this for Christmas two years ago and I've yet to see someone else have one A post shared by David Price (@davidprice14) on Jul 13, 2013 at 10:40am PDT Layered dials create a 3D effect on the face. While the rear of the case features caricatures of the designing duo. The two have crafted three separate versions of the gearbox-style watch. Justin Verlander Brandishes a Breitling Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander was spotted with his wife Kate Upton at a Breitling gala in New York City. Prior to the event, Verlander was showing off a new timepiece on Instagram. His special-edition self-winding Breitling Navitimer 8 is an engineering marvel with a ratchet-wheel chronograph and power reserve that tops 70 hours. View this post on Instagram Loving my new timepiece for the @breitling event tonight! #legendaryfuture A post shared by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on Feb 22, 2018 at 4:46pm PST The recent addition to the Breitling line comes with many dial choices. Including blue, black, bronze or 18-carat gold and has a transparent sapphire rear case. Customized it with an alligator strap or steel bracelet. Baseball is as timeless as cold beer and ballpark hotdogs under autumn skies. This year’s 114th World Series will have a winner, a loser and notoriously unpredictable plays. One thing is for very likely, the players will go home to some seriously nice watches.

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  10. Matching Watches With Your Winter Clothes

    Matching Watches With Your Winter Clothes

    You know which sweaters go with your favorite jeans. You’ve chosen the perfect overcoat to match your work outfits, and have your eye on an amazing scarf. But have you thought about how your watch will fit into your winter wardrobe? Here are a few tips for matching watches with cold-weather clothing.  A Touch of Green and Gold Matching watches with your wardrobe isn’t rocket science. And green is a great color to mix into your winter wardrobe. Add a bit of boldness to your basic black ensemble with a deep-green coat. From your favorite jeans-and-sweater weekend wear to dress-casual outfits, a green scarf is a wonderful way to put some pizazz in an otherwise unremarkable look. And nothing goes better with green than gold watches. But you don’t need to spend a fortune to shine with gold. Armani Exchange has both the prestige and look of a top-name brand without the price tag. Their line of gold-plated watches can have you looking like a high-end watch aficionado without the cost. Tommy Hilfiger is another brand with men’s watches that look more prestigious than their price tags. Give the gold Luke Watch a gander. Of course, if you want to go with true luxury, a great gold watch for men and convention-defying women is the Rolex GMT-Master II. In yellow gold or 18-carat everose gold, this classic never goes out of style. View this post on Instagram Ja za chwilę wracam do pracy. Dziś piątek więc złożyło się kilka przyjazdów. Moje dzisiejsze historie na InstaStory ?? miedzy innymi też ta przesyłka. Tymczasem wszystkim świętującym dziś piątek, piąteczek, piątunio życzę miłego wieczoru, tak jak lubicie ? **tradycyjnie z kodem „piekniejestzyc” na www.danielwellington.com minus 15% na zegarki i akcesoria marki. A że idą święta to może akurat ? @danielwellington #danielwellington #danielwellingtonwatches #danielwellingtonwatch #watch #wateches #jewelry #bizuteria #zegarek #zegarki #classicpetite #classicpetitemelrose #classicpetitemelrose32mm #classicpetitemelrosegold A post shared by Kasia / Gdansk / Poland (@piekniejestzyc) on Nov 17, 2017 at 8:42am PST For women, Vivienne Westwood has some striking gold watches in their Bow and Bloomsbury lines. Evolved from their punk roots, Westwood’s watches span from simple-yet-elegant to bold and quirky. Promoted by Kendall Jenner, the Classic Petite Melrose from Daniel Wellington is a wonderful gold timepiece that’s beloved by the young and young in spirit. A Great Winter Look A current trend is mixing shades of browns for some sensational cold-weather outfits. On recent runways, we‘ve seen an outpouring of brown winter wear. From Fendi’s double F-clad worker jackets to deep-brown blazers, bomber jackets and overcoats from Kim Jones. You’re bound to see the stylish keeping warm with brown Mac coats and dark-brown corduroy jackets. But don’t make the mistake of accessorizing with an all-black watch. Better to sport complementing shades of brown leather with your timepiece. View this post on Instagram If smiles are truly contagious, here's hoping you catch mine… #brayteam My best buddy @cjthefinest has just been nominated for Host of the Year at the 2018 Ohio Entertainment Awards! Swing by his profile, give him a follow and rock the ballot for him! – – #blackman #style #swag #leaveabadasscorpse #40isthenew20fit #focus #agility #flyageless #blackman #muscles #sexy #fit #strength #movadoedge #powerlifter #power #fashion #smile #happy A post shared by Ken Bray (@mrkenbray) on Sep 13, 2018 at 6:06am PDT For men and women, a great watch that blends well with brown is the Movado Edge, with a silver-hued aluminum dial and brown looped leather strap. A relative newcomer to the watch scene, Alpina has some attractive watches that lend themselves to brown leather straps. Consider the Startimer Pilot with a white matte dial. The Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope has clean and simple lines that mesh well with the natural vibe of brown ensembles. The Braun BN0021 is another understated gem that feels at once basic and sophisticated — perfect to match the upscale-yet-downplayed look of your layered brown outfit. Complement Camel With Silver While technically in the brown category, camel coats are not always best worn with multi-brown outfits. The popular and versatile overcoats are better matched with neutral tones and the odd dash of color. The most-fitting watch to match with camel is silver. A wonderful men‘s silver watch that won’t contrast with the soft camel tone is the Tissot Luxury Automatic in stainless steel. Camel also lends itself to mixing in a bit of black and leaves you free to wear watches like the TAG Heuer Men’s Stainless Steel Watch. The classic silver-and-black timepiece will never go out of style. View this post on Instagram Love the details on this watch. Such a good movement too! Powermatic 80 for #tissotthursday . . . . @tissot_official @tissot.us #powermatic80 #tissotluxuryautomatic #dresswatch #workwatch #womw #wristshot #wristie A post shared by Dustin Fackler (@clickspring6498) on Apr 19, 2018 at 1:08pm PDT A great camel-matching TAG Heuer for women is the Formula 1. Check out polished-steel models with white ceramic accents that exude a soft side without losing any of the brand’s famed boldness. Similar to TAG Heuer, the Tissot Dressport is a chronograph often worn by women that lends itself to complementing camel. Pair Your Orange Wear With Black Orange is all over winter streetwear this season. From jackets, sweaters, shoes and even pants, the Halloween hue makes for a bold wardrobe choice. Of course, it’s best to mix in some offsetting tones such as charcoal to avoid looking like a pumpkin. Black-on-black watches are the best choice for your orange outings. All-black beauties for men and women include the Braun BN0171, with a black case and black dial featuring hints of gray on hour markers. A bit of yellow and white on the hands makes the midnight motif all the more striking. Debuting in 1976, the TAG Heuer Monza was one of the first all-black watches and today’s incarnations continue the deliciously dark tradition. The Tudor Black Bay Dark has bold red accents on the bezel of the otherwise all-black PVD-coated watch. View this post on Instagram H I G H – T E C H ? Le grand confort d’utilisation de l'Exospace B55 est renforcé par un mécanisme de commande simple & logique, de même que par la parfaite lisibilité des deux écrans LCD, grâce un système de rétro-éclairage qui peut être activé par une pression sur la couronne ou par un simple mouvement du poignet. – #BreitlingFrance #Breitling #SquadOnAMission #Boitier #Titane #Horlogerie #Montres #Navigateur #Chronographe #ExospaceB55 #Connecte #Smartphone #Summer #Vacances A post shared by Breitling France (@breitling_france) on Aug 12, 2018 at 12:00pm PDT Tudor has a Black Bay for women with a NATO fabric strap and an oversized snowflake hour hand. A beaded bezel is a big attraction on the all-black Breitling Navitimer 8. Sporty Looks Back in Style Fashion trends regenerate and you’ll see lots of style from the 90s on the street this winter. Sporty looks that echo workout wear are again in vogue with two-piece shell suits, tracksuits and bucket hats. Nature-ready sports gear also abounds with Giorgio Armani’s backpacks and hiking boots from Bally and Moncler. These sporty looks are the perfect opportunity to rotate in your favorite smartwatch. Without throwing shade on the iWatch, there are a lot of new smartwatches that don’t sacrifice style for function. Skagen’s Falster 2 Smart Watch positively oozes minimalist style. The Touchscreen Smartwatch from Emporio Armani captures the brand’s iconic statement-making designs.  Movado stays sleek with its Connect Smart Watch, while Breitling goes big with its titanium Exospace B55. Game of Thrones constantly reminds us that “Winter is Coming.” As you are breaking out your best sweaters and shopping for that perfect coat, don’t forget that a watch is an integral part of your winter wardrobe.

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