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  2. Closer Look at the Breitling Avenger Collection

    Closer Look at the Breitling Avenger Collection

    The Breitling Avenger Collection takes off yet again. No matter how many times you look up the phrase “best aviation watch” online, you will always find the name Breitling at the top of other watch brands. This particular Swiss brand is known as specially for its precision-grade chronographs. And now the relaunched Avenger joins Breitling’s Elite Ariel Fleet alongside the Navitimer, and The Aviator 8 just set a new chapter in Pilot watches. The Breitling Avenger was first introduced to the world in 2001 by being an extreme and bold rendition of the Breitling Chronomat from 1984. Since then, however, it has been revitalized, after it officially debuted in 2011. While undergoing this upgrade, the Avenger line-up retains its stink rider tabs on the unidirectional ratcheted bezel. The watches in this series, neither stainless steel nor a DLC coated titanium case known as Night‌ ‌Mission. While still bearing the stylings of earlier Avenger models, the new line-up consists of three sized chronographs, two automatics cases, and a GMT. In other words, the Breitling Avenger collection has re-emerged in terms of performance and innovation while still holding on to its original identity. It also means that the Avenger line-up is still made for pilots in spite of looking luxurious. Let’s have a closer look at the new Avenger Collection models that have given Breitling’s Aviation watches a fresh start: 1: Breitling Super Avenger Chronograph 48 Up first is the boldest entry in our list, Super‌ ‌Avenger‌ ‌Chronograph‌ ‌48. ‌ It is a sturdy shock-resistant watch that comes with a strong wrist presence. This is not only because of the large case dimensions but also its imposing design. It’s built for use with gloves, featuring a special grip pattern on the chronograph and crown pushers and a rugged bezel. Breitling Official Website Buy Breitling Avenger Watches The Super Avenger Chronograph 48 actually comes in two tones: steel or black titanium. The latter of the two is called Night Mission. In spite of it being shock-resistant, it’s also pretty light in design. It even features a stunning blue dial and a blue military strap. This strap can fit either a deployment clasp or a DLC coated stainless steel pin buckle. The dial is in a stunning dark navy blue color marked with Arabic numerals in thick SuperLuminova. If you look closely, you’ll see that the Arabic numeral design is identical to an aircraft carrier deck’s stenciled numbers. The movement is the Breitling caliber B13, which a derivative of the sturdy and proven Valjoux 7750. It beats a 28,800 BPH and comes with a standard 42-hour power reserve. 2: Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf Another Avenger watch that’s described as robust, shock-resistant and bold. I was going to use this watch below the ocean surface to 300 bars or 3,000 m. Breitling Official WebsiteThe Avenger Automatic 45 Sea Wolf is a big watch that is 45 mm wide and 18.39 mm thick. Its 3000-meter water-resistant is just 900 m short of the Rolex Deep-Sea‌ ‌Dweller. A watch this size is rightfully sturdy and should be worn with gloves on. The dial still wears the Avenger Seawolf line-up’s distinct bright yellow color that it is done so for several years. The SeaWolf’s movement is fitted with a calibrate Breitling 17 which is the COSC ETA 2824-2. It has the ETA’s standard performance, with a 28800 BPH rate and a 38-hour power reserve. 3: Avenger Chronograph 45 This khaki green, the military-inspired watch is a clear favorite among the forces. This watch features the ETA/Valjoux 7750 derived Automatic‌ ‌Chronograph‌ movement that comes with a 48 Hour Power Reserve. Similar to the Super‌ ‌Avenger‌ ‌Chronograph‌ ‌48‌, the Chronograph 45 also comes with two tones. One is the stainless-steel case and the other is the Night Mission reference. Breitling Official WebsiteThe ‘B’ wing logo rests comfortably between the 30-minute totalizer with a white date wheel add 5 minutes color-coded segment. The numerals which are oversized are luminous and in the style of labeling like we see in the military. This is where stencils that army personnel use to paint their weapons and equipment. The case which measures in at 45 mm, is black DLC treated titanium. It also comes in dial shades of black or blue. And what’s more, is that there are plenty of military straps that actually fit with this watch. 4: Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition The Avenger Swiss Air Force Team comes with a 45 mm case of stainless steel and a unidirectional bezel that’s ratcheted and rotates. The dial, which is in striking black, features the logo of the Patrouille Suisse squadron at the 9 o’clock position on the sub-dial. The dial also has red and yellow accents which reflect the colors of the Squadron. The watch’s second hand that is yellow-tipped brings more color. Breitling Official WebsiteThe black indexes and the hands of the watch are coated in Superluminova. That makes the watch easily legible in any lighting condition. Interestingly, the back of the case contains the PSS’s 55th Anniversary logo, when the watch was released in October 2019. The logo comes with a stylized 55 and what’s 6 supersonic jets, which makes for a fantastic visual. The logo even writes “One of 550,” which is a sign of its special limited-edition status. The watch is powered by a COSC-certified chronometer movement, the Breitling caliber 13. It has a water resistance of 300 M and a 48-hour power reserve. This special edition addition of the Avenger line-up comes in an anthracite leather military strap with a pin buckle.

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  4. Best Leather Watches for Men

    Best Leather Watches for Men

    Watches are an integral part of any attire. It’s a must-have for big meetings, business trips, boardroom presentations, and casual hangouts too. Men these days are very particular about which watch to wear on these extremely important occasions. Leather watch straps have garnered significant praise over the last few years. Many people prefer them over other watches simply because they look more stylish and classy with any casual or formal dress. If you have a hard time finding the perfect watch for you, worry no more. Here is a list of the ten best leather watches for men that will help you make the right fashion statement. Baume & Mercier Classima Leather Strap Watch The Baume & Mercier Leather strap watch is a truly revolutionary watch that helps you stand out in the crowd. It has a sleek design that rests comfortably on your wrist. It has a white dial at the center that is beautifully enveloped by a smooth black leather strap. This watch will certainly go with every look. Lange & Söhne Saxonia The company is well-known for making some of the most luxurious watches in the market right now. The Saxonia is an epitome of fashion and class. The watch is made with German silver and is similar to a 1994 classic design. Moreover, the watch is both strong and robust, making it a must-have for any man. A mere look at the watch will also remind you of the glorious 90s. Tsovet JPT-CC38 Watch It is impossible to create a list of best watches and not add the iconic Tsovet JPT-CC38 watch. Its unique look and design make it stand out in any crowd. It is created with a handsome combination of white and tan, but that’s not the only perfect feature of this amazing watch. Many men have praised its large and prominent dials that sit well with any formal attire. Breitling Transocean Day & Date Watch The Breitling Transocean has everything that you are looking for in an impressive watch. There are very few watches that can be this subtle and attractive at the same time. The watch is perfect for long-distance travel as it is both strong and shock-resistant. It comes with a 43 mm case diameter that allows you to see the time at any time of the day instantly. So with the Breitling Transocean, enjoy indoor and outdoor sports anytime, any day. Shinola Canfield If you are tired of your old boring watch and want to upgrade to the latest stylish leather watch, then Shinola Canfield is definitely the choice for you. It comes with a handsome exterior and an impressive interior. The most unique feature of the watch is its dimensions. Unlike most watches in the market, the Shinola comes with a narrow brown leather strap and a larger, wider circular dial. The combination of these two creates an unparalleled look. The watch looks best when worn with leather boots or a rugged shawl cardigan. Hamilton X-Wind Chrono Quartz GMT There are very few watches that have created a long-lasting legacy; the Hamilton X-Wind is certainly one of them. It has been worn for decades, and its popularity keeps increasing. It comes with a 46 mm case diameter that is surrounded by a beautiful brown leather strap. The round circular dial has a strong silver exterior and a smooth black interior. The numerals on the watch are pretty evident, hence making them visible during night time. The watch is also pretty affordable when compared to other luxurious watches. All in all, the watch is not only very strong and robust, but it also adds beauty to your overall look. MVMT Classic Series Watch Finding a fashionable watch at a lower price was hard, right? But that changed with the launch of the MVMT Classic Series Watch. For under $100, get one of the most amazing watches in the market right now. The MVMT comes with a white center and tan leather. The combination of these 2 exotic colors creates a breathtaking look. The watch also comes with a large 45 mm case size that contains visible digits, making it a must-have for sportsmen and night-job workers. Moreover, one look at this watch is enough to inspire you to appreciate the beauty in simplicity. Skagen Ancher Leather Watch If you are looking for an affordable watch that also looks good with formal dresses, then you have come to the right place. In under $150 dollars, this watch is already making rounds in the market for being a true game-changer. It has a large center dial with prominent dials. Furthermore, the strap is made of a textured brown leather material that sits comfortably on your wrist. Orient Bambino Watch Finding the best leather watches for men is hard, especially if you are a fan of classic designs, similar to the ones worn by your fathers and grandfathers. But the Orient Bambino is here to change that. It is the perfect leather watch that combines history with modernity. Its look is inspired by classic designs, but its technology is quite new. Hence for anyone looking to impress a crowd whilst also flaunting their unique heritage, then the Orient Bambino Watch is definitely the one for them.

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  5. Richard Mille to Daniel Wellington, Odell Beckham Jr’s Watch Collection

    Richard Mille to Daniel Wellington, Odell Beckham Jr’s Watch Collection

    We should really talk about Odell Beckham Jr., Richard Mille, and Daniel Wellington, because… well, it’s a little complicated. So let’s delve into what the football superstar and these watch brands have gotten themselves into. Richard Mille Gets Time on the Field  Earlier this year, the never-shy Cleveland Browns wide receiver took to the field against the Tennessee Titans wearing an eye-catching orange-and-black Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren. A few things were odd about that move. First, it’s a violation of NFL rules and Beckham surely knew he’d be looking at a fine. Okay, he’s got a $16.75 million salary deal so he’s probably not going to sweat a few bucks over some uniform violation. And the bright orange timepiece matched the colors of his uniform, so maybe the choice made sense. What follows didn’t make as much sense…at least not at first glance. That Richard Mille RM 11-03 has a price tag of just under $200,000. It’s an automatic fly back chronograph and it made a big impression when it was unveiled at last year’s Geneva Auto Show. But Odell made a seemingly offhand, and somewhat derogatory, comment that the watch was just “plastic.” But it’s not. It’s made of a highly durable mix of Orange Quartz TPT and Carbon TPT. Unless this longtime watch lover suddenly can’t tell the difference between plastic and a high-end carbon composite, this is a little weird. View this post on Instagram “My haters cant even get subliminal attention…” A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Jul 6, 2019 at 3:32pm PDT It Gets Better for Odell Beckham Jr. Then Beckham went even bigger with a Richard Mille in a high-profile setting. This time it was during warm-ups against the New York Jets. He was spotted wearing a Richard Mille RM 56-01. That skeletonize tourbillon with a sapphire case costs almost two million bucks! It was one of only five that were produced in 2013, when Beckham was a college player. But, as keen observers were quick to point out, he was wearing a fake. Reporters asked about the watch after the game and he oddly replied, “I think Daniel Wellington might be a better watch than these.” Okay, more curious still. A few days later, things started to make more sense when Daniel Wellington announced on Instagram that Odell was their latest brand ambassador, joining such stars as Hailey Bieber, Chinese singer Lay Zhang, soccer star Paulo Dybala and Bollywood actors Radhika Apte and Ayushmann Khurrana. So we can guess one of two things happened: 1) Beckham used Richard Mille to covertly drum up publicity for his new gig at Daniel Wellington, or 2) Wellington saw the publicity as their chance to move in and nab him as their ambassador. Either way, Richard Mille seems left out on the sideline. Blinged-Out with Breitling and Rolex There was a time, and not too long ago, that Odell Beckham Jr.’s love of luxury watches wasn’t so complicated. Soon after he signed on to play for the New York Giants in 2014 he treated himself to a custom-made Breitling chronograph. He’s one of the most fashion-forward players in the league. So it’s no wonder his luxury timepiece had a diamond-encrusted bezel and a nearly blinding diamond-studded dial. He celebrated the watch on his Instagram account with the quote, “We all have the same 24 hrs in a day. It’s how we use them that makes all the difference… #blessed.” View this post on Instagram On ? A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Jul 18, 2016 at 5:39am PDT Diamonds seem to be a thing with Beckham, who got attention at last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party for wearing a heap of diamond chains over his designer suit. He’s partial to sporting Louis Vuitton suits with sneakers and almost always flashes some ice. So it’s no surprise that his go-to Rolex Day-Date is also a diamond-encrusted gem. Odell Beckham Jr. has been spotted on red carpets wearing the glittering timepiece and has also shared images of this fave on Instagram. What’s Next for Odell Beckham Jr. and Wellington? It seems that Odell is all in on his burgeoning love affair with Daniel Wellington watches. He’s joined forces with fellow ambassadors Paulo Dybala and Hailey Bieber to spearhead the Swedish watchmaker’s launch of its first-ever linked bracelet timepieces. Until recently, Wellington’s minimalist offerings only came on fabric, leather or mesh straps. Under the Iconic Link banner, they’re offering the same no-nonsense style with the watch faces but have beefed up the bracelets with three-piece solid stainless steel links. Their rose-gold offering mixes copper with 23-carat gold bar and represents a monumental first for the upstart watchmakers. View this post on Instagram It’s time for y’all to stop watchin me so close…. @danielwellington A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:34am PDT Let’s be honest. You may not get your hands on a diamond-encrusted Breitlings or Rolexes like Odell. You probably don’t have an extra 200 grand lying around to sport an exclusive and authentic Richard Mille. But Daniel Wellingtons are well within the reach of the average consumer and a great way to put some of Odell’s unique style on your wrist!

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  6. 5 Best Smartwatches for Men

    5 Best Smartwatches for Men

    With so many excellent choices out there, it’s hard to know which are the best smartwatches for men. We look at the top timepieces that bridge the worlds of fashion and high-tech function. 1: Apple Watch 4 It’d be hard to talk about smartwatches for men without mentioning the Apple watch. Two things make the Apple Watch Series 4 the smartwatch for smartwatch purists. First, there is the style. Series 4 models are slightly larger than earlier offerings but still retain that iconic square watch face that makes them instantly recognizable as a high-tech wonder on your wrist. Second is the tech. At the forefront of smartwatch technology when it debuted in 2015, the Apple Watch continues to evolve with some amazing features. With a screen that comes almost to the case edge, the display is bigger and brighter than past incarnations. One technological advancement is the ECG app that takes electrocardiograms and alerts you if it finds an irregular heart rhythm, or if your heart is beating too slow or fast. Past Apple Watches had you summon Siri with a press of the crown, but the latest version is voice-activated. You also no longer need constant connectivity to listen to Apple Music and podcasts with offline synching and the ability to save your audio locally.   2: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 This one is all about the looks. Tech-savvy detractors will mention that the TAG Heuer Connected doesn’t really do much more than a lower-end smartwatch in terms of technical capability. And they have a point. But watch aficionados will be quick to point out you have a TAG Heuer on your wrist and isn’t that really the point? The “45” in its name refers to its 45-mm diameter, making it a big watch that wears hefty. While this kind of bulk may not suit other smartwatches, the Connected Modular’s bold presentation suits its size well. The solid metal case also makes it stand out compared to less expensive smartwatches. You probably won’t get much use out of the non-rotating bezel, serving more as a nod to the design of traditional TAG Heuer watches. For sporty good looks, it’s hard to beat the Blue Matte Ceramic edition with a blue rubber strap. As for its technical side, it’s got everything you would expect — 4GB storage capacity, NFC for Android Pay, GPS, WiFi and the rest. But the TAG Heuer style is why you shell out the cash (in the $1,200 to $3,500 range) for this smartwatch.    3: Montblanc Summit 2 Why would anyone shell out a thousand bucks for a mid-range (okay, mid-range-plus) smartwatch? Montblanc answers the question nicely with its Summit 2. A sleek minimalistic 42-mm stainless steel case makes the timepiece look very much like a traditional watch, as does the sapphire glass over the display. Slip a calfskin strap on this smartwatch and you have one elegant accessory on your wrist. Perfect for the office and dress occasions, the watch is also good company on a casual weekend.    View this post on Instagram SAVINE + Bodytech | Lançamento Relógio SUMMIT 2 – MontBlanc || Convidamos nossos clientes para conferir o novo smartchwatch da @montblanc na @bt_bodytech. O evento acontece de 3 a 5 de junho na Bodytech Savassi, e de 6 a 8 de junho na Bodytech Belvedere. || . A post shared by SAVINE JOIAS (@savinejoias) on Jun 3, 2019 at 9:40am PDT As for its technology, it’s good (maybe not $1,000 good, but good). The screen is sharp with a resolution of 390 x 390. The Wear OS operating system can nicely handle the latest apps, from fitness tracking to the handy World Timer that lets you see time zones across the world by rotating the crown. It’s also geared toward travellers with an included Travel Info app that gives you currency exchange, weather, and some helpful phrases for countries across the globe. So if the price doesn’t put you off (as you’re not getting a truly premier brand), a Summit 2 is a nice luxe-adjacent option. 4: Samsung Galaxy Samsung has retooled its Gear S smartwatch with stunning results, offering a better looking, longer-lasting and more app-packed offering. And at a reasonable price! You can pick one up for under $400, with the cost varying by model and features. Two sizes, a 42-mm or 46-mm case, come in silver, midnight black and rose gold. With a circular face, metal case and traditional finishing, it looks very much like a conventional timepiece. This makes the watch quite versatile and pairs well with almost any ensemble short of formal wear. When it comes to high tech, the Samsung Galaxy is all about the interface, compatible with both Android (5.0 and above) and iPhones (iOS 9 and later). The Galaxy is also nipping at Apple’s heels when it comes to health apps, notably with the Samsung Health package that offers dozens of workouts you can roll through with the rotating bezel. The 4G version allows you to use the watch essentially as a smartphone without the need for WiFi connectivity. For both price and technology, this one is hard to match.   5: Breitling Exospace The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected has been on the scene for a few years and recently the Swiss watchmakers rolled out a Yachting edition aimed at sailing enthusiasts. Whichever version you choose, the Exospace is a good sporty choice with some great functionality. First, we have to address the price. You are buying a Breitling so prepare to pay luxury watch prices. An earlier Exospace B55 model can set you back $4,000 and you have to shell out around $6,000 or more for the newer version. Once you get past the sticker shock, we can look at what you are paying for. View this post on Instagram Lnib Breitling exospace B55. 2017 @73 juta #breitlingexospaceb55 #breitlingwatchsecond #vmVsh A post shared by ANT_Authentic Only (@authentic1977) on Feb 19, 2018 at 9:32pm PST The titanium case, unidirectional rotating bezel and water resistance up to 100 meters are pure Breitling quality. Swiss luxury is evident in every detail, from the twin LCD screens on an otherwise traditional face to high-end crowns and pushers. As for technology, it can’t compete with Apple (nor does it try) but the Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones gives you a wide array of apps to work with.     Long gone are the days when only super geeks wore high-tech on their wrists. So embrace the future and get yourself a fine smartwatch today!

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  7. Watches in Space: These 9 Are Out of This World

    Watches in Space: These 9 Are Out of This World

    From the first Soviet launches to Elon Musk’s spaceships of today, watches in space have played a very important role in space exploration. Let’s take a closer look at the history of some watches that have gotten shot out of this world. 1: A Cosmonaut Makes History With Sturmanskie The early days of the Space Race saw an iconic timepiece blast off into the outer limits. It was cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who first took a watch into space. He lifted off from Soviet territory back in 1961. While there has been some debate about which watch he wore, the most common assumption is that it was a Sturmanskie Vostok 1. The Soviet-made watch was issued to pilots when they graduated from the Chkalove Air Force Pilot School. The brand is alive and well today in a Russian-Swiss partnership that champions its history with outer space. You can buy both a reproduction of the Vostok 1 and new models that draw inspiration from the brand’s space-age history. 2: America Teams With Heuer for Watches in Space As the competition with cosmonauts intensified, America sent John Glenn into space in 1962. The astronaut carried a Tag Heuer stopwatch as he orbited the Earth in the Mercury Atlas 6 ship. Using it as the mission’s secondary clock, Glenn manually started the watch soon after taking flight and monitored it throughout the three-week journey. Today, you can see the watch at the San Diego Air and Space Museum and pick up a new TAG Heuer that continues the tradition. Partnering with China’s space program, the Swiss watchmakers have created a Carrera and an Aquaracer that are suited for space travel. 3: Breitling Navitimer Blasts Off Luxury watches in space? Yes please. A few months after Glenn’s trip, Scott Carpenter lifted off wearing the first Swiss wristwatch to make it into space. He wore a Breitling Navitimer that NASA helped design to withstand the pressure in space. But they were shortsighted about the issues on Earth. No one thought to make the model waterproof and it was damaged when Carpenter splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. 4: A Second Soviet Launch With Strela The Soviets again made history with their second timepiece in space. This time the honor belongs to the Strela that was with cosmonaut Alexey Leonov when he took flight in 1965. Russian for “Arrow,” the Strela that Leonov wore was also issued to Soviet pilots at the time. It was also the watch of choice for cosmonauts until 1979. Strela survives today as a German brand that’s based in Munich and stays true to its space roots with their Cosmos line. 5: Omega Goes to Outer Space When you’re talking about watches in space, this has got to be one of the more popular ones. It was again in the year 1962 that Wally Schirra left the Earth’s atmosphere. He wore an Omega Speedmaster as he orbited the planet six times. The Speedmaster has long been a favorite of pilots who like the watch’s ability to withstand extreme conditions. A few months later, astronaut Ed White became the first American to make a spacewalk and wore a Speedmaster as well. But Buzz Aldrin arguably has the most-famous trip while walking on the surface of the moon with a Speedmaster in 1969. 6: Rolex Makes it to the Moon On the final mission of the Apollo program, astronaut Ronald Evans took a Rolex GMT Master to the moon and completed a destiny for the watch that was over two decades in the making. Famed pilot Chuck Yeager was wearing a GMT Master when he broke the speed of sound in 1947. He tested the physical limits of what humans, aircraft, and watches could withstand. 7: Seiko Sends the First Automatic Chronograph The self-winding watches of the ’60s gave way to automatic chronographs, and American astronaut William Pogue took his personal Seiko 6139 on a Skylab mission in 1973. He was also issued an Omega Speedmaster like his predecessors. But Pogue preferred his Seiko because it had a “speed timer” that allowed him to gauge engine burns. The watch has since come to be known as the “Pogue Seiko.” 8: Cosmonauts Make a Comeback With Fortis In 1992, the Swiss watchmakers Fortis became the official timekeeper for cosmonauts as part of the international space program Euromir. The crew of the 1997 MIR 97 mission was given Fortis Andora watches for the trip and Fortis later launched the space-themed line Cosmonauts. Now talk about cool watches in space! 9: TAG Heuer Teams With SpaceX TAG Heuer partnered with Elon Musk and his SpaceX program in 2012. The union spawned the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 SpaceX Chronograph, a watch designed to mirror the Heuer stopwatch John Glenn brought into space decades earlier. The SpaceX Chronograph blasted off on the SpaceX’s Dragon and made a trip to the International Space Station. Today, NASA is pushing for a return to the moon and making plans for a manned mission to Mars. Wherever humans boldly go, we can rest assured they’re bringing along some of Earth’s best watches. How do you think the future of watches in space will change?

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  8. Breitling Superocean Watches Are Ideal

    Breitling Superocean Watches Are Ideal

    Holding its own with the best dive watches on the planet, the Breitling Superocean watch’s strength lies in its adaptability. The drive to adapt was responsible for its very creation in 1957, when Breitling needed to branch out from its pilot watch specialty to compete with the popular dive watches of Rolex and Omega. The result was a tough timepiece that could withstand the pressure of deep dives and look amazing on land. More than a one-dimensional tool watch, the Breitling Superocean perfectly lends itself to a myriad of settings. We take a look at when and why SuperOceans are simply ideal. View this post on Instagram The new Superocean Automatic 44 with Black dial on matching rubber strap. Complete with ratcheted unidirectional bezel, and water-resistant up to 100 bar (1000 meters), it is an essential piece for the true diver. . #breitling #squadonamission #superocean #divingwatch #diver #toolwatch #automatic #performance #swissmade #adventure #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on May 20, 2019 at 10:32am PDT Heritage II Copperhead Bronze… Ideal for a Distinctive Style Statement Most dive watches are not in and of themselves style statements, beyond the rugged, sporty aspect that is. Yes, there are dive watches that are dressy, but few reach the level of distinction achieved by the Heritage II in Copperhead Bronze. This chronograph boasts a stunning bronze dial and complementing bronze chronograph dials, delicately offset by the Breitling logo in rose gold. The combination smacks of upscale sophistication and is nicely matched with a stainless steel mesh strap. Black Dial Limited Edition…Ideal for Your Inner Batman How black do you like your watch? How about a black dial, black case, black rotatable bezel and black leather strap? Add in some black subdials on this eye-catching Superocean Chronograph. But just to show you’re not going totally goth, there are touches of red, white and a few hints of silver and grey. Still, if you are lucky enough to come across this limited edition, you may feel the sudden urge to secretly fight crime in the night after strapping it on. Automatic 42 Orange Steel…Ideal for Funky Fashion Nearly nothing makes a more fun fashion statement than orange. It’s the go-to hue when you want to pair with pink or equally festive colors like lemon, lime and magenta. True, the bright orange dial of this Superocean is inherently flamboyant, and really pops against the contrast of a black bezel should you choose that over stainless steel. But the watch still stays grounded with a traditional stainless steel case and bracelet. With built-in retro style and a carefree attitude, it tells the world you’ve been to Burning Man but lately prefer browsing boutiques for vintage gifts and satisfying your foodie side with the charcuterie board at your favorite wine bar. View this post on Instagram A little rain in San Antonio isn’t going to spoil a #sundayfunday with the new orange dial Superocean 42!! . #breitling #breitlingsanantonio #breitlinglacantera #breitlingusa #breitlingwatch #breitlingsuperocean #superocean #divewatch #sunday #sundayfunday #weekendvibes #sundayvibes #welcometoourworld #squadonamission #watch #watches #watchesofinstagram #watchfam #watchaddict #watchcollector #watchuseek #wristshot #watchmania #swissmade A post shared by Breitling San Antonio (@breitling_sanantonio_squad) on Jun 30, 2019 at 1:39pm PDT Steelfish Blue Steel… Ideal for Your Sporty Side With a Mariner Blue dial and matching blue rubber strap, this Superocean is perfect for an active weekend. Rated waterproof to a depth for 500 meters its perfect for deep dives too — but who is going to look at your watch down there? No, you put this watch on to send a message out to the world. You could be hiking a mountain trail, spending a day out sailing on the water or just out for a walk around town. You lead an active lifestyle and your watch is ready for any fun-filled and action-packed activity that comes your way. But you’re a grownup too and enjoy the finer things, so you like to swap in a steel bracelet for a more professional look that never loses the active style. View this post on Instagram You have to start your day with a cup of coffee from @cafcafe.qa and wear your beautiful timepiece and work work work #breitling #breitlingblue #breitlingsuperocean #breitlingsuperoceanheritage #breitlingsuperoceanheritage42 #watchholic #montblanceunicef#doha#qatarwatches #qatarwatchclub @breitling @life_of_my_superocean A post shared by Mohammed (@ilovewatches.qtr) on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:48pm PST 44 Special Black Steel… Ideal for Flexibility What goes with basic black? Everything! Well, almost everything and that’s why this Breitling Superocean is one of the more versatile in the line. The 44 Special veers a bit away from the dive designs of the SuperOcean line and leans a little more to the pilot watches for which Breitling is famous. An understated matte-finish steel case and minimalist dial ensures it doesn’t try to grab too much attention, and so mixes well with an assortment of wardrobes and settings. Wear it with a rubber strap for casual days out and weekend wandering. Pop on a steel bracelet and wear it around the office and on dress-casual occasions. And yes, you can go diving with the 44 Special too! Oversized luminescent hour markers, a pressure-releasing security valve and water resistance up to 1,000 meters make it well suited for the deep sea. Automatic 36 Steel Blue… Ideal for Women Well, there are no gender rules when it comes to watches. Jennifer Aniston prefers a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date President. Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale and a host of other female stars have also been spotted wearing watches that get labeled “for men.” Conversely, many a man prefers a more muted watch on the smaller size that some say are “for women.” But, if you’re a traditionalist, you may think that smaller watches  are for ladies and larger ones are for gentlemen. If that’s your perspective, the Automatic 36 is perfect for you. As its name suggests, the timepiece has a 36-mm stainless steel case and matching stainless steel bracelet. It also pairs particularly well with a blue rubber strap, as the light blue dial and dark blue bezel echo the tones of the sea. A fresh and contemporary timepiece, this watch wears well on nearly anyone with almost any ensemble short of formal wear. So whether you’re going to an office party or plunging into depths unknown, trekking up a mountain or trotting off to your kid’s soccer game, there’s surely a Breitling Superocean that’s ideal for you.

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  9. Deep Dive of Breitling Superocean Watches

    Deep Dive of Breitling Superocean Watches

    Those after an amazing dive watch might want to look to the Breitling Superocean Heritage. True, it’s only natural that pilot watches may first come to mind when you think of Breitling. The Swiss watchmakers are best known for aviation timepieces and even feature wings in their logo. But they’ve also specialized in undersea pieces for more than half a century. Their dedication to dive watches is no better personified than in the flagship Superocean line. We take a deep dive into an extraordinary timepiece that has impressed watch aficionados for decades. A Reaction to Omega and Rolex The history of the Superocean takes us back to the 1950s when dive watches were first in vogue. The Omega Seamaster and Rolex Submariner ruled the niche, both for their rugged good looks and ability to withstand the pressure of deep dives. Breitling knew it had to compete to stay relevant. So in 1957, it debuted the Superocean, a watch which was heralded as water resistant up to 100 meters, doubling the benchmark set by the Seamaster a few years earlier.   Breitling Superocean Heritage After decades of producing different dive-watch incarnations, Breitling took a trip back to its roots in 2007 with the release of the Superocean Heritage. It was a retro route but never felt like false nostalgia. With the Heritage going for a minimalist style but still feeling modern. Ranging from 38-mm to 46-mm in case size, it never lost sight of its true purpose — a durable dive watch. The Heritage is water resistant up to 200 meters with an easy-grip rotating bezel and it’s a true chronometer.   Now Breitling again takes the Heritage out for a retooled spin, this time as the Superocean Heritage II. One of the more eye-catching versions is the rose gold and stainless steel model. It is elegantly offset by the sophisticated black of the dial, bezel and Milanese strap. The watch can come off a bit too dressy for a dive watch (of course, most people don’t have a problem with “too elegant”). But as it implies with its name, the watch stays true to the heritage that began in 1957. The bezel’s impact-resistant ceramic inlay, durable domed sapphire crystal and water resistance up to 200 meters.    Steelfish Chronograph Since its 2014 debut at Baselworld the Steelfish has been one of the most coveted in the Superocean line. A true divers’ dive watch, the Steelfish was made for underwater visibility with a formidable unidirectional rotating bezel with rubber-coated indices and numerals. Large Arabic numbers, coated with luminescence, are featured on a dial with a plus-sized day-date window. Beyond the ability to read the watch in extreme conditions, the 44-mm stainless steel case can withstand water pressure up to 500 meters.   Superocean Chronograph M2000 Limited Edition As you probably guessed from its name, the limited edition M2000 Superocean is water resistant up to 2,000 meters. Of course, that’s kind of a gimmick, since most recreational divers only go about 40 meters tops, and possibly one of the reasons that only 250 pieces were made. But it’s still pretty cool to have a watch this ultra durable. Serious divers will appreciate its large luminescent hands for easy underwater readability and a decompression valve to vent helium. It’s also a watch Batman would be proud to put on his wrist, offered with a black steel case, black dial, black rotating bezel, and black leather strap.   Superocean Automatic 42 Orange Steel At Baselworld 2019, Breitling rolled out new Superoceans in sizes (and one bold new color) that many did not expect. The case sizes run from a compact 36-mm, to more traditional 42-mm and 46-mm. They even offer a whopping 48-mm for those who want to make a massive statement on their wrists. While most of the shades are pretty much what we’ve come to expect with Superoceans, the Orange Steel received the most attention. Much brasher and flashier than arguably any Breitling Superocean before it. The orange dial with a black bezel makes a striking entrance.  A Glittery Diamond Breitling Superocean There’s a good reason “bling” and “dive watch” are rarely uttered in the same sentence. They hail from two different worlds. One is for land and the other sea, and so the two would hardly even meet at a cocktail party. But Breitling dispensed with conventional thinking with its Diamond Breitling A13340 Superocean Stainless Steel. One of the most popular in the Superocean line, a diamond-beset bezel with a stainless steel case creates a stunning impression. Worn by men and women with equal enthusiasm, it’s an eye-popping accessory to nearly any outfit.  So sure, you can still consider classic dive watches such as the Rolex Deepsea or Tudor Black Bay Heritage. They are some fine pieces with history and heritage of their own. Now you just might think of a Breitling Superocean for the next time you take a deep dive into the blue sea.

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  10. COSC Certified Watches: What is COSC Certification?

    COSC Certified Watches: What is COSC Certification?

    Your Guide to COSC Certified Watches Is the watch you are thinking of buying COSC certified? Not all watches qualify though. Only the highest quality watches can pass the exacting tests required to receive this distinction. Purchasing a certified watch is your assurance that your new watch is of exceptionally high quality. What is COSC Certification? The Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC) is a neutral and impartial Swiss non-profit organization. They work independently of watchmakers. Their goal is to certify the finest quality Swiss watches through rigorous testing of a watch’s internal timekeeping components. Not any watch can just pass the test and receive an official certificate. A watch must have only the finest components possible. And of course it’s assembled by expert watchmakers only. If a timepiece gains distinction as a certified watch, it will have a unique identification number engraved on the movement and receive an official certificate. COSC certified watches are clearly distinct from ordinary watches and have a must higher added value. More than a million watches a year receive a certification. But that is still only a small fraction (6%) of Swiss watchmaking, already justifiably renowned! COSC Certified Watch Brands In 2015, there were three watch brands with the most timepieces to receive certifications. Rolex topped the list in 2015 with 795,716 watches receiving their certificates. Getting second place was Omega with 511,861 certified watches. Breitling watches received 147,917 certificates. Of those, 28,499 were quartz models. Of all the other watch brands tested, none received more than 100,000 certificates, although Tissot came close. They had 96,563 certified timepieces including 30,581 quartz models. Tissot was the overall leader in quartz timepieces. Back in 2008, Longines introduced its Record Collection. That collection was entirely full of COSC certified watches. Are You Ready for a Certified Watch? A COSC certified watch is right for you if quality, craftsmanship, and precision are important to you. At Watchshopping.com, we carry a great selection of watches that were deemed worthy of the certification. You can be rest assured that any watch you purchase with us is guaranteed to be authentic and in perfect working order. Contact us for more information or to place an order. *Citing confidentiality concerns, watchmakers requested that COSC no longer publish exact numbers and the organization agreed. 

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  11. 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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