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2021 marks the 60th anniversary of German tool watch brand Sinn, and the marque has a year of unique novelties planned to celebrate the occasion. For the first entry in this planned series, Sinn returns to its tough and functional U1 diver line with a unique dial variant cased in its signature German submarine steel material. The new limited edition Sinn U1 DS combines the brand’s core design philosophies with an aggressive and weathered new look that emphasizes Sinn’s definitive toughness.
The 44mm German submarine steel case of the Sinn U1 DS follows the same rounded utilitarian pattern as regular production models, with a deep and even bead blasted gray tone throughout in initial images. The 4 o’clock screwdown crown, tall case sides, short wide set lugs, and unique shallow scalloped dive bezel are all present here, offering a more tool oriented perspective on dive watch cues than many of its competitors. The insert-free unidirectional bezel features a full engraved dive scale, kee..
Singapore-based brand Mitch Mason Watches says that its aim is “to bring timeless and enduring timepieces to your wrist through vintage-inspired designs refreshed with contemporary purpose.” The first result of that pursuit can be seen in the Chronicle watch, which it says is inspired by military field watches of World War II. Some of that vintage field watch DNA is present, but the use of colors, lume, and case finishing is more contemporary, making it not instantly recognizable as the field watches you are probably used to seeing.
One thing that is vintage-inspired about the Chronicle is its size. At 36.5mm-wide, it occupies a size range that is more difficult to find in the modern watch landscape, especially from affordable microbrands. People who prefer vintage sizing and want a mechanical movement are often stuck shopping for actual vintage watches, so this will be a breath of fresh air for them. I prefer bigger watches than this, myself, but I felt more comfortable wearing the C..
Enamel dial finishing is an art unto itself in watchmaking, and among this labor intensive discipline few processes carry the prestige of the traditional Grand Feu enamel technique. While Grand Feu has been used in horology for centuries, the complexity and difficulty of the process has traditionally confined this finish to high-end luxury models. Louis Erard looks to change this preconception with its first major release of 2021, bringing the richness and tradition to a somewhat more democratic price point. With a timelessly clean dress design and an impressively affordable take on the classic Grand Feu enamel dial, the new limited edition Louis Erard Excellence Émail Grand Feu stands as an impressive dark horse contender in this traditional dress watch segment.
While on the large side for a dress design at 42mm wide, the stainless steel case of the Louis Erard Excellence Émail Grand Feu is pure classic dress watch in its design. A fully polished finish, rounded case sides, an elegan..
Within the extensive stable of Casio’s rugged G-Shock line, the luxurious MR-G series occupies the very top of the hierarchy. MR-G often combines the best of Casio’s quartz and connected technology with world-class finishing and design inspired by Japanese culture, and for the line’s first release of 2021 the brand continues this trend. For these models, the inspiration is kachi-iro, a deep navy blue pigment that has been the color of victory in Japan for centuries and was often used as decoration on traditional samurai armor. The limited edition Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGB2000B-1A and Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGB2000R-1A combine this traditional color with unique materials, a variety of finishing patterns, and a dazzling array of features for a striking, unorthodox, and durable take on luxury watchmaking.
Both the Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGB2000B-1A and the MR-G MRGB2000R1-A begin with the hefty angular integrated case of the MRGB2000 series in black DLC-coated titanium, treated with a deep layer..
Over 80 years after their introduction, the flieger design standards set down by the German Luftwaffe in the early days of World War II remain the backbone of most modern pilot watch design. German tool watch specialist Laco has one of the closest ties to this design lineage of any brand, as one of the five companies contracted by the German government to make the original flieger watches, and the brand has continued to evolve the clean and utilitarian style ever since. Laco’s first major releases of 2021 continue this tradition, reimagining two of its core pilot styles with a patinated military look. The new limited-edition Laco Augsburg Oliv 42 and Laco Aachen Oliv 42 help to prove the longevity and versatility of the core flieger design, giving the utilitarian concept a rugged new sense of worn personality.
Both the Laco Augsburg Oliv 42 and the Laco Aachen Oliv 42 begin with Laco’s elemental 42mm flieger watch case in stainless steel. The form of this case should be familiar to an..
Objest watches began as the Objest design studio by Jared Mankelow in England. The idea was that Objest would be an all-purpose industrial design firm, given that Mr. Mankelow has worked with a number of major consumer electronics firms around the world. Objest watches would be a product division, whereby the firm would produce watches. Why watches?
That is a very good question. I’ve found over the years that watches — as an industrial design product category — have the ability to attract the attention of a broad spectrum of design professionals. It isn’t that many of these people set out to make waves in the wristwatch industry, but rather that watches themselves as design projects are apparently like catnip for engineering-savvy creative souls. Jared of Objest describes some of this emotion by suggesting that watches are particularly difficult to get right and that’s their inherent challenge — as well as the extremely broad “angles” of approach that people can take when designing a ..
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In the several hundred-year history of horology, a mere decade is a blip. In the realm of technology, it is practically an epoch. These two worlds combine today as Japan’s Citizen watches releases its first newly developed mechanical movement since the year 2010. After an 11 year wait, Citizen now launches a brand-new mechanical movement and wristwatch to house it. The mechanism is the Citizen Caliber 0200, the product of a technology and technique exchange between Switzerland and Japan.
Situated in a traditional nerve-center of Swiss watchmaking, the watch movement maker La Joux-Perret was acquired by the Citizen Group back in 2012. It was always the Group’s intent to maintain a large degree of independence to the still Switzerland-run movement maker, while actively incorporating traditional Swiss movement design and decoration techniques with the honed skills of Citizen’s micro-mechanical engineers back in J..
Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser Music, art, and fine artisanship have always gone hand in hand, so what better way to celebrate 90 years of fine watchmaking than to bring back the Delbana Recordmaster – an automatic timepiece that celebrates the Golden Age of vinyl. Originally released in the 1950s, the Recordmaster paid tribute to the transformative power of music and the vinyl records that brought those sounds into homes around the world. True to the brand’s long-held commitment to affordability, this limited edition of 90 watches is priced at 750 CHF, offering outstanding value and undeniable style that will work equally well on the wrists of men and women.
Delbana’s history is a rich combination of Swiss craft and Italian style. The brand was founded in 1931 in Grenchen, Switzerland by Goliardo della Balda with a goal of manufacturing fashionable, high-quality Swiss timepieces that remained affordable and attainable. For the next few decades, Delbana manufac..
Another new month, another major drop of bespoke horological products coming to the aBlogtoWatch Store! We are thrilled to share with you six new apparel items all designed by Team aBlogtoWatch specifically for you, our community of fellow watch lovers. When Ariel and the team dreamed up our first luminous shirt – our best-selling product to date that is now worn by fellow watch lovers the world over – the goal was to create an item that would convey one’s appreciation for and taste in watches and watchmaking in a novel way, a fresh and affordable way of sharing one’s passion for horology with the world.
Our collection of animated horological apparel extends today with six new variations: two glow-in-the-dark, two ABTW-themed, and two inspired by an iconic dial.
Frankly, it was heartwarming to us all to see your requests in the comments and direct messages for aBlogtoWatch logo apparel! You ..
The below advertisement is a page I scanned from a magazine that was published in 1994. It is a rare ad for the then-new Tiffany & Co. Streamerica watch collection. I first learned about the Streamerica models nearly a decade later and was immediately captivated by the surprisingly distinctive watch from the current American luxury watch brands, which had always been an interesting player in the wristwatch space.
I first wrote about the Tiffany & Co. Streamerica watch very soon after starting aBlogtoWatch in late 2007, though it would be somewhat longer until I actually acquired one for myself. The Streamerica collection came in two movement styles, with a black or white dial, and on a bracelet or a strap. Getting the bracelet was important to me, but I was happy to opt for the simple time-with-date version as opposed to the slightly more complicated world time model (which includes a GMT disc as well as a reference city name list that could be changed with the push of a button locate..