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Recently Released: Timex x Cynthia Rowley Navi

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As we’ve said a number of times this year (or maybe it just feels like that), collaborations are all the rage when it comes to watches. Timex is certainly no stranger to that, and for their latest model – the Timex x Cynthia Rowley Navi – they collaborated with Manhattan-based Cynthia Rowley.

Introducing: The Mondaine Evo2

Mondaine is releasing a new version of it’s classic Swiss Railways watch called the Evo2. Build on a Swiss Ronda 513 quartz movement, the 43 mm watch has the same Bauhaus design of the original Mondaines but in a much bigger size.

Bulova lands a new automatic GMT

Once again I’m asking you to look at Bulova. This time we have the impressive Bulova GMT in their Classics collection. Called the Winton, the piece runs a Miyota 9075 Caliber 24 jewel self-winding movement in a 43mm case.

Frederique Constant goes native

Fans of the FC Worldtimer Manufacture will be pleased to learn that the watch has now been translated into multiple local languages, offering a bit of frisson to your globe trotting adventures.

The watch features city names in multiple languages including English, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Brazilian. Geneva is in English to show off its “international” flavor.

Recently Released: Frederique Constant Runabout

Usually, yachting-specific watches have a rather, shall we say, unique look to them, sometimes with functions that us land lubbers just really don’t have a use for. Then you come to something like the Frederique Constant Runabout, which is built to honor the wooden runabouts of Italy, with a style that anyone can appreciate.

Introducing: ProTek Watches

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If you’re looking for the ultimate in nighttime visibility, you can look for several layers of luminous paint, fully luminous applied indices, or small glass vials filled with a radioactive gas that excite a phosphor layer on the inside of that glass – aka tritium tubes. While we’ve known what players there are in that arena, a new one just landed – ProTek Watches.

Introducing: Yema Superman FAF

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Search and rescue watches like the Benrus Type II have a certain look – they’re sparse, spartan watches focused on utility and designed for rough weather and harsh conditions. Then you have the Yema Superman FAF which adds a bit of French panache to the whole thing.

The Superman FAF is Yema’s addition to the SAR canon and looks pretty nice. It has bright broad hands and glowing pips encircled by a clever rotating bezel and protected crown. The whole package is priced at $1,249 on steel – fairly reasonable, to be fair – and $1,149 on a nylon strap.

Recently Released: Breitling Superocean

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Breitling is a brand that we are all no doubt aware of. John wrote about them not that long ago (seen here), but I’ve tended not to cover them that much. Not out of any personal animus with the brand, it’s just that their very aviation- and chronograph-focused just have not caught my interest, to put it bluntly. So, it was a pleasant surprise with the release news came in about the new Breitling Superocean collection.

Introducing: The Benrus Type II Reissue

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Benrus is the prototypical search and rescue watch. Designed for divers in the 1970s, it features a bold black and white face with fencepost hands. It is, in short, the very definition of a tool watch.

Now the company is reissuing its famous Type II, a 42.5mm diver with a sandblasted case, Soprod P024 automatic movement, and black nylon strap. It is completely and utterly genera and nearly unmarked, which makes it amazing.

Introducing: The Bulova “Parking Meter”

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Bulova has been hitting on all cylinders lately and their latest, the 1973 “Parking METER,” is another winner. The watch, which is based on a Bulova bullhead chrono from the 1970s, features a 0S21 Miyota movement that powers the central seconds hand as well as a 24-hour dial at noon. There is a running seconds at six o’clock and a date window. Best of all is the case which enrobes the traditional case like Iron Man’s armor.