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Hands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Watch

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Watch Hands-OnHands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Watch Something to make you smile from Oris in 2020 by Jorg Weppelink June 29, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 WatchFrom Hölstein with love. It is the catchphrase Oris has chosen for their new series of Hölstein Edition watches. Like many of you, I love 007, so a good Bond reference is always welcome. But what does it stand for? Well, Oris shows us with a new series of limited edition watches. The first in the series is the visually stunning Oris Hölstein Edition 2020. It’s an all-bronze version of the well-known Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph. The moment I took the watch out of the box, I thought: “Now this is something I will enjoy!”. With the Oris bling factor turned up all the way to 11, this one is for fans of making a statement.
Before I get into the details of the watch, I would like to get back to “From Hölstein w..

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Louis Erard La Sportive Limited Edition Bronze Watch

HomeHands-OnLouis Erard La Sportive Limited Edition Bronze Watch Hands-OnLouis Erard La Sportive Limited Edition Bronze Watch An inviting colorway makes for an interesting aesthetic on the wrist by Rob Nudds June 15, 2020 MIN READLouis Erard La Sportive Limited Edition Bronze WatchBrown is a contentious color when it comes to luxury watchmaking. A strap staple, moving the color to the dial has had some remarkably successful runs in the past, but it isn’t as easy as classics like the Rolex “Root Beer” watches of old made it look. Here, Louis Erard employs a warm shade on the dial of its La Sportive Limited Edition Bronze Watch. The result? Find out below…
Whether bronze is “here to stay” or not, isn’t really the point. The point is that the “trend” has, by now, hung around long enough to have carved itself a definite niche in the industry. Plenty of people were skeptical of its longevity. Those voices are quieter now. And for good reason. Brands are becoming more and more adept at findi..

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The Baltic Aquascaphe Is A CuAl8 Bronze Beauty

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Baltic Aquascaphe Is A CuAl8 Bronze Beauty Watch ReleasesBalticThe Baltic Aquascaphe Is A CuAl8 Bronze Beauty What is patina and why should you care? by Rob Nudds May 15, 2020 MIN READThe Baltic Aquascaphe Is A CuAl8 Bronze BeautyThere’s no telling how long bronze is going to stick around. When it first emerged as a luxury case material, naysayers came out in force. It was seen as a fad, as no more than a passing fancy. And yet, several years after the fact, it’s still here. Models like the Baltic Aquascaphe continue to prove its viability and relevance when turned towards certain styles of watch.
Bronze works particularly well for dive watches because it is so inextricably associated with maritime history. Used frequently in marine-machinery, bronze and the idea of seafaring go hand in hand. But if you do find yourself tempted to take the new Baltic Aquascaphe out for a spin on the high seas, be prepared for that CuAL8 bronze case to change its appearance pretty ..

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Introducing the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph In Steel And Bronze

HomeNewsIntroducing the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph In Steel And Bronze NewsWatch ReleasesMontblancIntroducing the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph In Steel And Bronze Montblanc shows that the inspiration for retro-styled chronographs is endless by Jorg Weppelink April 27, 2020 MIN READIntroducing the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph In Steel And BronzeMontblanc has embraced the retro-styled looks well for a lot of their watches over the last few years. With the Minerva archives as a legit and extensive source of inspiration for both design and movements. The latest introduction to the Minerva inspired 1858 collection is the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph. A smart addition that comes in a regular steel version and a limited edition bronze version.
Over the last couple of years, Montblanc has increasingly invested in giving the Minerva name prominent place in their collection. What seemed like an odd couple at first, has quickly drawn the interest of many watc..

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Hands-On: Traveling With The Rado Captain Cook 42mm Automatic Bronze Watch

There is a crucial moment that every watch collector faces before a multi-day excursion: choosing watches to wear. My personal go-to for changing time zones includes a GMT for tracking home time and a rugged dive watch for everyday wear. Fate, in the form of a press release from Rado, showed up two days before I was scheduled to leave for Tamarindo, Costa Rica, with an offer to review its new Captain Cook dive watch, reference R32504315 | 01.763.0504.3.131 Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze with the 42mm-wide case. I told the very responsive Rado rep if he could get me the watch before I left, it would become my traveling companion on the trip for a hard-core review. Just hours before departure, I was unboxing this bronze beauty and tossing it in the carry-on bag. Welcome to the manifest, Captain.
The Blancpain 50 Fathoms and its counterpart, the Rolex Submariner, have collectively set the standard by which all other dive watches should be measured. Like the Eames chair, they sport al..

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Bremont ‘Project Possible’ Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right

Ever since I watched Ben Saunders and his expedition teammate Tarka L’Herpiniere drag sleds across Antarctica at the end of February in 2014, I’ve been a fan of Bremont. How the young British brand has consistently managed to find itself at the timekeeping center of audacious, off-the-beaten-path expeditions led by immensely talented and amiable characters is entirely beyond me. But that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that these unique adventures capture the imagination, inform the audience, and might even inspire action in a way that many watch-related pursuits rarely do. And in the case of Bremont, they also routinely yield colorful and capable watches designed around the expeditions for which they were deployed. One such watch is the new Supermarine “Project Possible,” built to celebrate Bremont ambassador Nims Dai’s incredible record-breaking mountaineering expedition that concluded in the Fall of 2019.
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Bold And Bronze: The Staying Power Of A Not So New Material

As a material, does bronze have an imposing history playing, especially an essential role from around 3300 till 600 BC. During this period, which is even named the Bronze age, was the alloy made from combining tin with copper. The advantage of bronze was that it is very malleable and also less brittle than, for example, cast iron, so perfect for making a great variety of different objects. As the material is very resistant to corrosion from seawater, it has also played a particularly important role in maritime history. READ MORE
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Bell & Ross BR-V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze Watch Steals The Limelight

HomeWatch ReleasesBell & Ross BR-V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze Watch Steals The Limelight Watch ReleasesBell & RossBell & Ross BR-V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze Watch Steals The Limelight Three new models, but one to watch by Rob NuddsFebruary 06, 2020 MIN READBell & Ross BR-V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze Watch Steals The LimelightI have a weird relationship with Bell & Ross, and thanks to the release of the Bell & Ross BR-V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze, it’s about to get a whole lot weirder.
There is something I need to get this off my chest. I don’t see the point in buying a Bell & Ross unless it’s square. That’s a fair enough opinion, right? It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? The brand is all about the cockpit instruments, isn’t it? Well, yeah. It’s a fair enough opinion. But it’s also the first part of an enormous contradiction I’ve been trying to hide from the world for two years now.
I own a Bell & Ross WWI Guynemer special edition. And I want to own a Bellytanker Bronze. Worse still? I think I’m a little..

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Reservoir Tiefenmesser Bronze Watch Hands-On

Swiss watchmaker Reservoir released an attractive version of its submariner equipment-inspired Tiefenmesser watch in 2019, known as the reference RSV03.TM/330-23 Reservoir Tiefenmesser Bronze. “Tiefenmesser” is German for “depth gauge,” which is what the dial of this handsome timepiece is inspired by. Pictures of white-dialed industrial pressure or depth gauges on submarines and other early-to-mid- 20th century instruments are the direct aesthetic analog of this collection from the brand whose current theme is all about building timepieces around an exclusive retrograde minutes and jumping-hours mechanical mechanism used to power its watches.
The Reservoir brand logo is actually borrowed from the shape on the side of classic military fuel cans. This is all to say that, despite fashion and elegance, this is a tool-inspired wristwatch company. Reservoir produces the Tiefenmesser in natural or black steel in addition to this bronze model — but the retro-chic appeal of bronze really allow..

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Oris Releases New Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date Watch

When it comes to the ongoing bronze watch trend, perhaps no other brand has done more to stoke the flames for enthusiasts than Oris. The marque has delivered some stunning entries into the segment over the past few years, including the limited-edition Carl Brashear chronograph and specialty versions of the fan-favorite Divers Sixty-Five. For its latest entry into the segment, the brand doubles down on the material with the Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date — adapting the signature Oris design with not only a bronze case, bezel, and crown, but a bronze dial as well.

This dial is, undoubtedly, the Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date’s party piece, as it’s not only made of bronze but the metal is also chemically treated at the factory and sealed with a transparent lacquer “to create a unique finish for every piece,” according to the brand. It’s a bit unclear what that means, whether the dials will each show unique finishing right out of the box or if patina will develop over time, but once hands-o..