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Hands-on Debut: Marathon White Arctic Edition GSAR Watch

Today, Canada-based professional-use watchmaker Marathon debuts one of its most highly-anticipated timepieces in a while. This is the white-dialed “Arctic Edition” of the famed GSAR (General Search And Rescue) watch, also known as the Marathon Arctic Edition Large Diver’s Automatic. This is only the third modern watch Marathon has produced with a white-colored dial, and aBlogtoWatch debuted all of them. The new Arctic Edition GSAR is available either as the reference WW194006-00-01-3-001-0040 on a strap, or as the reference WW194006-00-01-001-0001 on the matching steel bracelet (as reviewed).
White-dialed Marathon watches began in the 36mm-wide MSAR collection in 2019 with a quartz movement-based watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here), and then later in 2020 with the also 36mm-wide automatic movement-powered Marathon Arctic MSAR diver’s watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here). The GSAR watch is very similar, but it has a 41mm-wide case; the proportions on both models is excellent, but this 41m..

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Hands-On Debut: Zenith Chronomaster Sport With New El Primero 3600 Calibre Measuring 1/10th Second

Just released by Zenith is the brand new Chronomaster Sport, launching as a duo of ceramic bezel chronographs that feature the newly updated El Primero 3600 calibre. What we have with the Zenith Chronomaster Sport is a luxury chronograph with an attractive mainstream design but a movement that will impress even the most jaded or seasoned watch enthusiast. Equipped with a modern version of its “Striking 10th” movement, which allows the user to measure time down to 1/10th of a second, the Chronomaster Sport leans into what makes the high-beat El Primero so special.
As of late, the Zenith El Primero has been lacking options that land somewhere between the vintage-inspired Chronomaster Revival pieces and the highly contemporary, stylized Defy El Primero collection. Bearing a likeness to a distant cousin in the Rolex Daytona, these two debut Chronomaster Sport pieces are all Zenith once you take a closer look and appreciate the watchmaking prowess behind it. Though it draws inspiration fr..

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Hands-On Debut: Hamilton Pulsar Revived With New PSR Digital Watch

The Hamilton Pulsar was a legend as the first digital watch ever made back when it was released in the early 1970s. Hell, it was on James Bond’s wrist in Live and Let Die all the way back in 1973, not to mention actual people like Elvis, Jack Nicholson, and Elton John. The space age design and LED screen of the Pulsar P2 made it a huge hit through the 1970s, though its popularity did wane with more competitors in the space emerging. The Pulsar name no longer belongs to the brand, which is we now see the release of the Hamilton PSR digital watch.
The Original Hamilton Pulsar P1
The Hamilton Pulsar P2
The PSR is introduced in two versions that mimic the Pulsar P2, which was the version that came after the P1. The first Pulsar was the P1, which was solid gold, cost $2,100 (which is more than $13,000 today), and was limited to 400 pieces. Fortunately, Hamilton chose to settle for gold PVD plating with the PSR reissue, which is limited to 1970 pieces..

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Watches Of Switzerland And Zenith Debut Land Rover Edition Watch To Celebrate New Partnership

Watches of Switzerland and Zenith unveiled a new partnership with Land Rover during an evening of celebration at its Soho flagship last night. READ MORE
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Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Debut 59-Foot Speedboat And Matching SUV At Miami Boat Show

High-performance vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-AMG partnered up with Cigarette Racing to create an all-new 59-foot Tirranna AMG Edition alongside a one-of-a-kind Mercedes-AMG G 63 Cigarette Edition. Jointly developed by Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing, the 59' Tirranna AMG Edition represents the 12th special edition boat resulting from this strategic collaboration, which debuted at the Miami International Boat Show. READ MORE
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Hands-On Debut: Urwerk UR-100 SpaceTime Watch In GunMetal

The Urwerk UR-100 SpaceTime watch was released a few months back in 2019, and the brand has now released a gunmetal version of its latest complication model. The surprisingly wearable 14mm-thick UR-100 SpaceTime was initially introduced in steel and titanium, though this new gunmetal edition looks a bit darker and more fitting. Urwerk dubbed this as the UR-100 as a nod back to the brand’s early days in the mid-1990s with its original watch, the UR-101/102. This Gunmetal model is the third edition of the UR-100 so far, each of which has been made in 25 pieces. Of note, the UR-100 is something of an entry level model for the brand at under $50,000.

So, what is SpaceTime, exactly? Well, the standard time is told via the “usual” satellite time display (the Urwerk take on a wandering hours mechanism) with arrow pointing to minutes and hour on satellite display. With three red-tipped arrows in total, the SpaceTime has two functions that can be read on either sides of the case at 10 and 2 o..

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Hands-On Debut: TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition Watch

Although it’s been through multiple iterations, owners, and branding changes, TAG Heuer is one of the oldest major brands in the watch industry, with a history of continuous production dating back to before the American Civil War. As the first salvo in a year of planned celebrations for the brand’s 160th anniversary in 2020, TAG Heuer has recreated one of the most famous references of its flagship Carrera chronograph line: the 1960s Carrera 2447S. This new version, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, is an impressively faithful recreation of the Heuer original, finished to modern standards and powered by TAG Heuer’s in-house Heuer 02 automatic chronograph movement.

While slightly upsized from the 36mm original, this new interpretation of the 2447S remains compact at a 39mm overall case diameter. While some purists may disagree, the increase in size may even propel it above the original, allowing the watch some noticeable wrist presence without leaving a vintage-st..

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Hands-On Debut: H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Watch

Just debuted by H. Moser & Cie is the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic watch, a brand new steel watch featuring — you guessed it — an integrated bracelet. Having handled and spent a long weekend with the Streamliner a few weeks ago, I was left highly impressed by the quality and comfort of the bracelet, and charmed by the retro aesthetic that still feels uniquely Moser. While the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph will be limited to 100 pieces, this is the inaugural watch from this brand new collection, so it’s safe to say we can expect this bracelet and case to make its way to pieces in the future. Just about everything about the Streamliner Flyback is new for Moser, but it also boasts a watchmaking first by being an automatic flyback chronograph that exclusively uses central hands. That’s functionally impressive minimalism at its best.

Before getting to the bracelet, case, and design, I want to discuss the new new Calibre HMC 902, which was developed by Agenhor with support f..

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Arms-On Debut: Laco Flieger Restricted – Topper Version Watch

When discussing influential dealers in the luxury watch community, Topper Jewelers seems like an unlikely candidate at first glance. This small, family-owned retailer in the San Francisco suburbs has become a prolific creator of rare and unique collaboration pieces since 2015, however, designing bespoke limited editions with brands including Nomos, Oris, Zodiac, and Seiko. For Topper’s eighth limited edition timepiece, the retailer has partnered with German manufacturer Laco to create the stunning Laco Flieger Limited – Topper Edition. Blending Laco’s traditional A-Uhr pilot watch sensibilities together with marine chronometer cues and the world’s first use of heat-blued applied hour indices, this latest Topper collaboration raises the bar for the retailer in terms of creativity and craftsmanship.

Revealed during an exclusive celebration at Topper Jewelers in Burlingame, California on December 7, the Laco Flieger Limited – Topper Edition was an immediate hit with the crowd. When it ca..

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Hands-On Debut: Laco Flieger Limited – Topper Edition Watch

When discussing influential dealers in the luxury watch community, Topper Jewelers seems like an unlikely candidate at first glance. This small, family-owned retailer in the San Francisco suburbs has become a prolific creator of rare and unique collaboration pieces since 2015, however, designing bespoke limited editions with brands including Nomos, Oris, Zodiac, and Seiko. For Topper’s eighth limited edition timepiece, the retailer has partnered with German manufacturer Laco to create the stunning Laco Flieger Limited – Topper Edition. Blending Laco’s traditional A-Uhr pilot watch sensibilities together with marine chronometer cues and the world’s first use of heat-blued applied hour indices, this latest Topper collaboration raises the bar for the retailer in terms of creativity and craftsmanship.

Revealed during an exclusive celebration at Topper Jewelers in Burlingame, California on December 7, the Laco Flieger Limited – Topper Edition was an immediate hit with the crowd. When it ca..