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Longines Announces New Legend Diver Watches In Blue And Brown

While vintage-inspired reissue models form the backbone of many brands across the modern watch industry, perhaps no company has embraced its back catalog as thoroughly and extensively as Longines. The Longines Heritage series is a meeting place for vintage designs of nearly every stripe from early pilot chronographs to classic naval deck watches. The super compressor style Longines Legend Diver has been the face of this eclectic series since its introduction in 2007, with a wide variety of sizes and variants over the years. Longines adds even more variety to the Legend Diver line for 2021, adding splashes of color to the classic 42mm model in deep degradè blue and brown. The new blue dial and brown dial Longines Legend Diver models give this classic design a new personality, influencing its character in dramatically different ways.
The 42mm stainless steel case of the Longines Legend Diver is instantly recognizable, with long tapering lugs, a narrow polished external bezel, and of cou..

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Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather

HomeHands-OnPorsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather Hands-OnPorsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather A stylish dashboard for the wrist by Andreas Ahrens May 30, 2020 MIN READPorsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & LeatherIn 2018 Porsche Design presented a minimalist chronograph in an unusual color, driven by their proprietary flyback caliber.
My interest in Porsche Design was induced by the Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000 watch. That model had also been the watch that inspired my more profound interest in mechanical watches. It took a while until that watch found its way into my collection. But that’s another story. Let’s examine the 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather.
A bit of historyThe first watch carrying the name Porsche Design had been built by Orfina in 1972. That was the Chronograph 1. The outstanding characteristic of that watch was its color — it was matte black all over. Case, bracelet, and dial were all exhibiting that color, wh..

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Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix With New Sepia Brown-Toned Dial

HomeWatch ReleasesVacheron Constantin Fiftysix With New Sepia Brown-Toned Dial Watch ReleasesVacheron ConstantinVacheron Constantin Fiftysix With New Sepia Brown-Toned Dial For both self-winding and calendar models by Balazs Ferenczi April 26, 2020 MIN READVacheron Constantin Fiftysix With New Sepia Brown-Toned DialIt was only a few years ago, in 2018, when Vacheron Constantin introduced its Fiftysix collection. The line was not running with a new idea. It was instead a freshly developed interpretation of a vintage Vacheron Constantin watch. The reference 6073 came to the market in 1956, hence the model line name.
The inspiration for the case of the 6073 was the shape of the Maltese cross. It also happens to be the logo of Vacheron Constantin as well. The Fiftysix timepieces reinterpret this and many other features of that vintage reference in a “retro-contemporary style.” For this year’s edition VC released the Fiftysix with a new sepia brown-toned dial and a matching calfskin leather..