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The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue!

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue! Watch ReleasesThe Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue! Adding variety to one of the most popular divers by Michael Stockton July 01, 2020 MIN READThe Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue!We finally have some news from Tudor! The new Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is here and brings variety to a beloved dive watch.
Well, I guess we saw this coming. Blogs and keyboard warriors all speculated about what could be in store from Tudor. Renders were created, fuzzy pictures of what could be were circulated. But it’s always best to wait for the real scoop and now we finally have it. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is here! And while this watch doesn’t really blaze any new trails, it does something more important. Namely, the Fifty-Eight Navy Blue gives the fans more of what they want.

A quick trip back to 2018It’s hard to believe that it was over two years ago that I penned our article o..

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Interview With James Thompson, AKA Black Badger

HomeInterviewsInterview With James Thompson, AKA Black BadgerInterviewsInterview With James Thompson, AKA Black Badger From watches to coffee to cars and back again… by Rob Nudds June 18, 2020 MIN READInterview With James Thompson, AKA Black BadgerThe watch industry, like its products, has a lot of moving parts. Millions of people around the world play their part in bringing our interest to life. But it is true that some people play a much more visible role in the task than others. Those characters that come to define eras of watchmaking should be championed. They should be listened to, learned from, and respected. Even if they did name themselves after a badger…
If you’ve never met James Thompson, you should probably stick it on your to-do list. I don’t mean in a creepy, stalker kind of way. I mean in a nice, dignified, organic kind of way (like “accidentally running into him” at an event). Please, please, please, do not board a plane for Stockholm and spend weeks traipsing around t..

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Hublot Makes Marc Ferrero’s Iconic ‘Lipstick’ In Black And White

That Hublot loves art is something that has already been established. The brand has teamed up with some of the most well-known and celebrated artists from around the world to bring their unique style into the port-hole design that made Hublot such an icon. Next to Richard Orlinski and Romero Britto is also Marc Ferrero among them. The French artist teamed up with Hublot for the second time, creating two watches around what is arguably his most well-known work, 'Lipstick.' READ MORE
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Roger Dubuis Launches Full Black Version Of The Excalibur Huracán

Roger Dubuis is one of the few brands that have a very successful partnership with a leading car brand. Perhaps it is because it shares the same outlook on product development with Lamborghini, or that they have a similar style. A fact is that the machines from Sant'Agata Bolognese have served as an inspiration for Roger Dubuit to create equally impressive watches. One of these watches is based on the Huracán, Lamborghini's V10 powered sports car which replaced the Gallardo in 2014. READ MORE
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D. Candaux DC6 Black Phantom Carbon Watch

Independent watchmaker David Candaux (D. Candaux) has now released a new version of its innovative and handcrafted DC6 watch in a black carbon case. The piece is known as the D. Candaux DC6 Black Phantom Carbon, and it is being released as an extension of last year’s D. Candaux DC6 (DC 6) Solstice Titanium watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here). Read that article to learn more about Mr. Candaux and the overall design, development, and functionality of the DC6 timepiece collection.
What is primarily different about the Black Phantom Carbon than the Solstice Titanium is the case material — which, for this DC6, is in a form of precision-milled carbon with an organic grain texture. The case appears to be very nicely cut and, if the carbon textures appear in real life as they do in the D. Candaux press images, then the DC 6 Black Phantom Carbon is going to be a real looker. D. Candaux also boasts that it was able to squeeze out 50m of water resistance from the case — an impressive feat given t..

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Rolls-Royce Unleashes Enhanced 2020 Edition Of Edgy Black Badge Series

Rolls-Royce Unleashes Enhanced 2020 Edition Of Edgy Black Badge Series. READ MORE
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Hands-On: Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Blue/Black Bezel Watch

One of the most popular Rolex Oyster Professional sport watches from the last few years is the reference 116710BLNR GMT-Master II “Batman” — referred to as such because of its distinctive blue and black “Cerachrom” ceramic bezel. This was the first steel Rolex watch to include a two-tone ceramic bezel, which has since been supplemented with a blue and red “Pepsi” Cerachrom bezel in 2019 as Rolex updated the overall GMT-Master II collection with various new features, including a new movement. While the Rolex reference 126710BLRO (red and blue bezel) GMT-Master II stole much of the attention (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here) over the last year, it is also joined by this 126710BLNR (blue and black bezel) that is, in essence, an upgraded Rolex Batman.
The new 126710 generation Rolex GMT-Master II has upgrades over the previous generation 116710 in a few ways. One feature that is not, per se, an upgrade but merely a cosmetic difference is the choice of matching steel bracelet. For many, this wi..

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Carl F. Bucherer Introduces New Monochrome Patravi ScubaTec Black

The black watch trend has exploded over the past several years, with marques throughout the industry rushing to create distinctive PVD and DLC versions of existing sports watch designs. Carl F. Bucherer’s latest entry into this segment, however, goes beyond a simple black coating to deliver a titanium reimagining of the aggressive Patravi ScubaTec diver. The resulting Patravi ScubaTec Black blends elements from across several different models in the lineup, creating one of Carl F. Bucherer’s handsomest combinations in the process. Eagle-eyed viewers might note that this is not the first time this style has been shown to the public, with an extremely similar model appearing as a prototype on the wrist of film star Sylvester Stallone in the 2019 action movie “Rambo: Last Blood.”

Despite being the first regular production full-titanium model in the line, the 44.6 mm DLC coated titanium case of the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black did not debut with this watch. Although it first a..

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Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Black ZO9276 Watch Hands-On

In the second part of 2019, Zodiac quietly released the first “blacked-out” version of its popular Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Automatic watch with the reference ZO9276. Internally, this watch is mostly known as the “Super Sea Wolf 53 Black.” The timepiece offers a new dial-color treatment as well as stainless steel case and bracelet that have been thoroughly PVD-coated in black. The underlying steel surface treatments remain the same, with the polished and brushed surfaces still rendering nicely in the all-black color.

Why black? Aside from the fact that “all black” watches are rather popular with some watch consumers, from a designer’s perspective, there is another goal. Taking a core design and offering it in new colors is an interesting test to see how versatile and robust a core design is. By that, I mean the notion that if the Super Sea Wolf 53 case looks good in polished steel, as well as black-coated steel, it is a robust and versatile design. This is contrary to man..