Are you rugged, handsome, and rich? Ulysses Nardin has some hot stuff for you, baby. Their latest divers have just hit the shelves and they are very, very pretty and aimed at people with more facial hair than college debt.
Over the last year or so, we’ve written a number of articles on the Shinola Duck (here and here), it wasn’t a watch that we’d had the pleasure to have come in on a loan for review. I worked on rectifying that oversight, and wouldn’t you know it, we were able to spend a few weeks with the Shinola Duck. While the brighter color combos are no doubt popular, I requested the one that is all various shades of blue.
When we see the warmer temps hit, we tend to see the brighter colors hitting, whether it’s on our shorts, shirts, or yes, our watches. That said, there’s nothing wrong with a bright pop of color for the cold winter months. So, I’d say that these new colors of the Tutima M2 Seven Seas are great for summer – and the rest of the year.
While we may not tend to think of the fashions that came out of the 60s and 70s as being anything particularly timeless or classic (in the traditional sense, at least), there are some elements of it that do persist. For instance – while Ivy League style really took hold in the 1950s, it continued on into the 1960s and lead directly into the “preppy style”. And a watch that captured that style back then has been re-introduced – the Accutron Legacy 412.
Sears (and Roebuck) was, once upon a time, a giant in the retail space, from their catalogs back in the day to their “big box” stores that predated the term. Well, they’re really not around so much anymore, but they did have a mark on the world of watches. Read on to see a quick story about how it came to be.
After you’ve been into watches for a bit (or really any hobby, I guess), you realize something. You need a place to store all of those watches. Sure, you can use the packaging it comes in, or perhaps you have a lockbox. But for pieces that you wear regularly, having something you can get to them easily is key. Enter the just-released Vincero Collector’s Box.
While you’ll most likely slap a Timex to your wrist if you decide to do an Ironman one day, Breitling is hoping that you’ll give their watches a try for some apres triathlon beers. The Endurance Pro chronometer features some bold styling and a special red or black face and band to match the Ironman aesthetic.
ORIS has, for many years, been about inclusive luxury; the making of a quality mechanical watch at a price that is more or less attainable. This has traditionally meant buying movements from other suppliers. While that’s still the case for now, ORIS is declaring, very simply, ‘the Caliber 400 is the new standard.’
Nixoid made their classic Nixie tube watch back in 2018, and now they’re back with a redesigned case for it, better charging, and some new features. If retro-futurism is your vibe, this is for you.
The Timex American Documents series is an interesting one, focusing on some American roots for the brand, and bringing different designs – and designers – into the mix. This time around, they’ve enlisted Blaine Halvorson of MadeWorn to come up with something new – which resulted in the Timex x MadeWorn you see here.