Nodus Duality Watch Review: A Microbrand Takes a Multi-Layered Approach

It seemed like almost overnight, Nodus watches were everywhere. It went from being a brand that operated on the fringes of social media to one that you see every time you open Instagram. I have a tendency to be skeptical when things like that happen. Nodus, however, deserves attention. Debuting back in 2017 with its Trieste diver, the brand has put forth a concerted effort to make uniqu, high-quality, affordable timepieces that stand on their own merits. Nodus makes an effort to explore different aspects of watch design with its releases. The Duality, Nodus’ most recent release, examines depth and dimension on its dial by combining sandwich dials with applied elements.

Nodus Duality Case The Duality comes in a 40mm 316L stainless steel case. This is pretty straightforward for a watch of this caliber, although when you get it on the wrist, you notice that the Duality has a luster unfamiliar at this price point. I think this is due primarily to the polished bezel, polished handset, and..

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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 GREY LUM

HomeWatch TalkBell & Ross BR 03-92 GREY LUM Watch TalkBell & RossBell & Ross BR 03-92 GREY LUM Visibility at its finest by Balazs Ferenczi April 03, 2020 MIN READBell & Ross BR 03-92 GREY LUMThe new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 GREY LUM is the latest addition to the brand’s Instruments line.
Bell & Ross has three major model families, Vintage, Experimental, and Instrument. The latter is arguably one of B&R’s most iconic model families. Within that, the BR 03 group is also the largest with 27 timepieces. From steel to PVD, two-tone, and even ceramic one can choose from many different looks as well as complications. The BR 03 line contains simple time-only pieces as well as watches with power reserve indicators, GMTs, and ever-popular chronograph complications. The BR 03-92 GREY LUM is coming to this line with its simple yet unmistakably Bell & Ross design. Great size, clean lines, and insane legibility are all features of the new Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GREY LUM. So, let’s have a closer look at th..

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#TBT Insane Sperina Regulator

HomeTBT#TBT Insane Sperina Regulator TBTSperina#TBT Insane Sperina Regulator Just when you thought you’d seen everything… by Tomas Rosputinsky April 02, 2020 MIN READ#TBT Insane Sperina Regulator…we’ve got news for you. Meet the Sperina Regulator, a bizarre watch most likely from the 1970s that takes the regulation of the balance wheel out of the watchmaker’s hands and places it firmly in yours.
By now you all know I have a deep love for quirky mechanical timepieces. They are the embodiment of a creative watchmaking spirit that brings to life unbelievable watch complications that many of us never thought possible. To refresh your memory, last year in the #TBT column we featured the dead seconds Tourist Radio-Top with a Chézard movement, that makes a mechanical watch move just like a quartz. We also remember the Gruen Airflight with a mysteriously changing dial every 12 hours or the quirky Mondia Top Second with a flashing red dot second.
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Throwback Thursday: Patek Philippe ‘The Garrard’s 2497′

Not all watches are created equal, and this is even the case when we are talking about Patek Philippe. Among its rich history, does reference 2497 hold a special place. This perpetual calendar was launched in 1951, together with reference 2499, which also features a chronograph. It took over from reference 1526 and set itself apart from its predecessor by its more lavish and generous styled case, which has a diameter of 37mm. READ MORE
The post Throwback Thursday: Patek Philippe ‘The Garrard’s 2497′ appeared first on Luxury Watch Trends 2018 – Baselworld SIHH Watch News.

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A Sea-Green Dream — Farer Lander II GMT Hands-On Review

HomeHands-OnA Sea-Green Dream — Farer Lander II GMT Hands-On Review Hands-OnWatch ReviewA Sea-Green Dream — Farer Lander II GMT Hands-On Review If you are looking for an affordable watch with a GMT complication, look no further. by Jorg Weppelink April 02, 2020 MIN READA Sea-Green Dream — Farer Lander II GMT Hands-On ReviewRationally, it’s pretty simple to sum-up what makes Farer watches stand out from so many competitors. But the magic of Farer is the result of putting all these elements together and making them work. Because honestly, the chances of getting it completely wrong are pretty big if you don’t have a great eye for design. That great eye for design is the reason why you need to see and wear a Farer watch in real life. That’s the only way you’re able to truly feel what makes it special.
Part of that experience started immediately when I received the Lander II GMT for review. When I took the watch out of the packaging my first reaction was, “That’s a blue dial isn’t it?” Fare..

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WATCH GIVEAWAY: Limited Edition Unimatic Modello Uno U1-F

April has arrived, and with it comes a new aBlogtoWatch giveaway. For April 2020, we’re offering up a premium limited edition diver from Unimatic. One of only 600 made, the Unimatic Modello Uno U1-F takes Unimatic’s signature pared down design language and creates a high quality, professional grade dive watch made in Italy.
The 40 mm stainless steel case is Unimatic’s clean utilitarian take on the classic diver formula, with broad athletic lugs, well proportioned crown guards and a full minutes scale running around the rotating bezel. The Modello Uno U1-F tops this off with a solid 300 meters of water resistance.
Like the case, the dial of the Modello Uno U1-F is an exercise in elemental, almost brutal restraint. The classic lumed dive watch marker arrangement is interrupted with a rotated 6 o’clock marker, adding a pop of character, while the matte black surface is otherwise left unmarred except for a small signature above 6 o’clock. A generous serving of Super-LumiNova C1 lume on b..

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Breitling Blockchain Interview With Antonio Carriero

HomeInterviewsBreitling Blockchain Interview With Antonio Carriero InterviewsBreitlingBreitling Blockchain Interview With Antonio Carriero Breitling's Chief Digital and Technogoloy Officer talks us through this exciting new technogoly by Rob Nudds April 02, 2020 MIN READBreitling Blockchain Interview With Antonio CarrieroThere’s a new kid on the block…chain…
Accompanying the rebirth of the Breitling Top Time (something all of us at Fratello are VERY excited about), is the news of a new digital service available to buyers. To better understand this new blockchain-stored digital passport, I caught up with Antonio Carriero, Breitling‘s Chief Digital and Technology Officer and a member of the senior executive team, the man with all the answers. Welcome, one and all, to the future…

The InterviewRob Nudds: It’s a very exciting time for Breitling with the continued overhaul of the catalog. Everything feels very much on brand. That’s hard to achieve while also being progressive. And now ..

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H. Moser & Cie Brings April Fools Joke To Life With Three New Vantablack Watches With Blackened Hands

Last year, on April 1, 2019, H. Moser & Cie posted an image of a vantablack watch that also had its hands blacked out, leaving just a black space. Apparently, the brand got so much interest they decided to actually make the April Fools day joke a reality and release three pieces. Fortunately, the hands are just blackened and not done in vantablack, so the time can actually be read, at least theoretically.
The in-person buying experience is non-existent at the moment, so Moser is also using these releases to tout its new e-commerce system, as well. Seeing such a low-production/high-cost brand like Moser embrace e-commerce is an encouraging sign.
These are very cool and very stark watches, and the blackened hands are unexpectedly effective in showing just how black vantablack really is. It’s impossible to tell if you’ll be able to read the time as clearly as you can from the press images, but my feeling is that it won’t be.

As for the watches, first is an Endeavour Tourbillon Concept..

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Wrist Game or Crying Shame: Doxa SUB 300 Professional

HomeWrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game or Crying Shame: Doxa SUB 300 Professional Wrist Game or Crying ShameDoxaWrist Game or Crying Shame: Doxa SUB 300 Professional Are you Diver Down with this Doxa for €3,500? by Michael Stockton April 01, 2020 MIN READWrist Game or Crying Shame: Doxa SUB 300 ProfessionalHey there Fools of April, it’s time for Wrist Game or Crying Shame — the weekly scientific study that measures whether you show non-clinical interest in a given time control unit. This week, we’ll turn our attention to a vintage Doxa SUB 300 Professional. But first…

Last week, we showed you the lovely 1990s Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant and a full 70% of you decided that this retro chronograph was worthy of a Wrist Game vote. I approve that message and my vote was cast accordingly. This week, we move away from a retro-styled watch to a retro watch that’s served as inspiration for plenty of re-editions. The watch is the legendary Doxa SUB 300 Professional. We’ve covered this wat..

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Franck Dubarry Crazy Wheel Is An Eye-Catcher

HomeWatch TalkFranck Dubarry Crazy Wheel Is An Eye-Catcher Watch TalkFranck DubarryFranck Dubarry Crazy Wheel Is An Eye-Catcher Guest post by Steve Huyton by Fratello April 01, 2020 MIN READFranck Dubarry Crazy Wheel Is An Eye-CatcherOver the last few years I been fortunate to write several books about horology. This is a subject that absolutely fascinates me because of the microengineering involved.
The last book I produced was entitled “Independent Watchmakers” and the contribution they have made to the industry. Within the last 15 years, watch design has progressed exponentially. In fact, companies like Cabestan, De Bethune, Louis Moinet, MB&F, and Urwerk were the catalyst for me launching my own blog. They also inspired a whole new wave of other microbrands like Franck Dubarry to create their own Avant-Garde designs.
For the “Independent Watchmakers” book, I wanted to ensure there was a diverse selection of timepieces. The project involved a lot of research. Some of the watches had..

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