In the late 1960s, Omega produced a few chronographs that's design was just as interesting as its intended functionality. One such instance is the Omega Seamaster "Soccer Timer" chronograph. The Omega soccer timers are correspondingly recognized and appreciated for their unique and vividly colored dials with complications and measurements of time that cater to the specific timing of soccer matches.
Designed by arguably one of the most influential watch designers to ever be recognized. The Universal Geneve Polerouter series of watches would become one of the most notable Universal Geneve watches of the post-war era.
Collectability for Rolex Zenith Daytona is at an all-time high, we now take the opportunity to explore the family of references that brought the Daytona into the modern era. Through the integration of updated mechanics and materials with the collection’s core DNA, Rolex birthed a true legend of contemporary sports watchmaking.
When the terms affordability and budget-friendly are brought up in conversation by watch collectors, it’s not often that the name Rolex is uttered. Understandably, this is due to the reputation the brand enjoys as a result of the above-retail prices which many modern, maxi-case references trade at — along with the continued, record-breaking success of the vintage Rolex market.
With its stark orange accents and truly unique, borderline checkerboard indices, Rolex’s Ref. 1655 Explorer II stands out boldly against the rest of the lineup. Originally developed to suit the needs of spelunking explorers, who experienced difficulty discerning between day and night during extended periods inside caves, the reference would later find its way onto the wrists of all sorts of accomplished and daring individuals.
Despite this increased awareness for in-house calibers, the so-called base or “ébauche” calibers produced in larger numbers remain valued and appreciated for their workhorse reliability. Of all the base calibers, few are held in higher regard than the famed Valjoux 72, which you’ll find beneath the caseback of watches like the Rolex Daytona, Heuer Carrera, and Breitling Navitimer among others. Today we explore its history and the reasoning behind its well deserved praise.
Of all the textured Rolex dials, the most iconic is more than likely the “linen dial.” It’s defined by its scratchy looking, crosshatched surface, which as you’d guess is inspired by the appearance of woven linen fabrics. Let’s take a closer look at these textured Rolex rarities.
John Lautner properties are scattered throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding areas but since John Lautner mainly designed residential estates to experience one is to visit and that can be challenging as most of his work is privately owned and can only be viewed from afar outside of this special and unique place dubbed the "Lautner Compound"
Upon mention of two-tone Rolexes, many younger collectors are instantly hit with a wave of cherished memories. This modern rush of nostalgia can be attributed to the fact that that the popularity of two-tone watches perhaps reached an all-time high in the 1990s, with every middle-aged parent and golf course dwelling retiree donning one on their wrist
For those outside of the watch obsessed world, the ideal watch "collection" is not a collection at all, but instead that single watch that's fit for reliable and stylish wear on any given Sunday. With this in mind, the watches included here may not exactly fall into that category. These aren't timeless and versatile - they are bold and specific.
Great value? Check. Meeting NASA requirements? Check. Amazing 70s style? Check. Unbelievable exotic dial variant? Check. What isn't to love about the Speedmaster MKII?
I travel a lot, and by a lot, it is on average three weeks out of every 4 in the month. I do two things as soon as the wheels touch down in the destination I find myself landing in. When the plane lands, the first thing I do is set my watch to the time zone I am in. Out of superstition, I only set my watch when I land and never in the air or before getting on my flight...
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