Major licensed tie-ins, whether with major film franchises, pop culture icons, or comic book heroes, have become a rising trend in the watch industry over the past several years. These tie-in models have come in all manner of forms, from subtle nods to full-blown fantasy reinterpretations of existing timepieces, but for the most part these tie-in deals have occupied the more affordable side of the watch market. Enthusiasts typically see the luxury watch industry as more conservative when it comes to lending its high end designs to be shared with another brand, but paradoxically that trend reverses in the fanciful and ultra-exclusive pinnacle of haute horlogerie. Boutique watchmaker RJ (formerly Romain Jerome) is a perfect example of this luxury tie-in philosophy, and for its latest releases the brand has partnered with Marvel to create a pair of limited edition watches inspired by everyone’s favorite wall-crawler: Spider-Man. Both the RJ ARRAW Spider-Man and the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbi..Continue reading
In the long history of pilot watches, there is perhaps no more visually iconic chronograph than the 1953 Breitling AVI Ref. 765 “Co-Pilot.” While its Navitimer stablemate may be more famous, the clean simple forms and external rotating steel bezel of the AVI ref. 765 became the de facto template for pilot chronographs for decades, influencing designs from the likes of Dodane and even Breguet. As part of the brand’s continuing push to reintroduce classic models into its lineup, Breitling has premiered the limited edition AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition in three different versions. The stainless steel iteration is a remarkably faithful recreation of the classic original, while two further editions reimagine the design in precious metals.
All three iterations of the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition begin with a 41mm case. Apart from a very minor upsizing from the original, this reissue case is nigh-on identical to the 1953 original. The lugs may be a touch longer, and the 12-hour bidirectional..Continue reading
HomeWatch ReleasesBreitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition Is A Faithful Successor Watch ReleasesBreitlingBreitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition Is A Faithful Successor Breitling proves its ability to decimate savings accounts once again by Rob NuddsFebruary 19, 2020 MIN READBreitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition Is A Faithful SuccessorIt’s no wonder the average age of first-time homeowners is on the increase. Breitling keeps mining its archives with unavoidably awesome results. Last year’s 1958 reissue was, in my opinion, the best thing Breitling has ever done. I mean it. Ever. Well, chalk me up as consternated, because the Georges Kern carnival has just served up another doozy. The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-edition is truly something special. But it’s not without its controversies…
The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-edition’s life began 67 years ago with the launch of a pilot’s watch known as the “co-pilot.” Almost seven decades later, this oft-forgotten gem has been reborn. Seein..
HomeWatch ReleasesSeiko Presage Crown Chronograph Limited Edition — Three New Models Watch ReleasesSeiko Seiko Presage Crown Chronograph Limited Edition — Three New Models A Line of Presage Watches to Commemorate a Chronograph by Michael Stockton February 19, 2020 MIN READ Seiko Presage Crown Chronograph Limited Edition — Three New Models A trio of new watches come in the form of the new Seiko Presage Crown Chronograph Limited Edition series. These new pieces pay homage to the brand’s first chronograph from 1964, the Seiko Crown.
The new release season is definitely in full swing. Despite the recently announced cancellation of Grand Seiko’s upcoming new release soiree, it seems that both the upmarket brand and Seiko will keep the press hot with news. Today happens to be ..
HomeWatch ReviewOris James Morrison Academy Of Music Limited Edition Watch ReviewOrisOris James Morrison Academy Of Music Limited Edition Oris turns the class up to 11 with a jazz-influenced model from its Artelier collection by Ben HodgesFebruary 13, 2020 MIN READOris James Morrison Academy Of Music Limited EditionWe previously announced the Oris Artelier James Morrison Academy of Music on Fratello here. And now we have the chance to test drive it on the wrist. The Acadamy of Music slots into the existing jazz collection, but this time, it is inspired by a living trumpeting legend, James Morrison.
After the announcement, and the excellent article by my fellow Fratello, Andreas, on the Art Blakey, I just had to get my hands on this piece. I applaud Andreas for combining the Oris Art Blakey review with his passion for percussion. I’m a guitarist, and although I’ve chosen a piece intended for a trumpet player, James Morrison regards himself as a multi-instrumentalist. I’m hoping that cov..
HomeWatch ReleasesAlpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional Force Watch ReleasesAlpinaAlpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional Force A sleeper hit for mountaineers by Rob NuddsFebruary 13, 2020 MIN READAlpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional ForceWhen brand partnerships feel forced, they can turn off customer interest quicker than a solar-powered Casio comes back to life when light hits the dial. Luckily for Alpina, the connection with the Freeride World Tour is not just a suitable pairing, but also one that benefits both parties. The latest Alpina AlpinerX adds to an already strong line-up.
If you’re not into Snowsports, you probably haven’t heard of the Freeride World Tour. Similarly, if you’re not into watchmaking, you probably haven’t heard of Alpina, let alone the Alpina AlpinerX. Luckily, if you’re into one, you now know about the other. Congratulations on ha..
HomeWatch ReleasesOris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition Is A Vision In Gold Watch ReleasesOrisOris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition Is A Vision In Gold Okay, Oris. Let me check my bank balance… by Rob NuddsFebruary 11, 2020 MIN READOris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition Is A Vision In GoldThe new Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is really something special. Not only is it a gorgeous watch, but it also marks the moment in time Oris may have jumped the pricing shark.
You’ve heard the term, “jumping the shark,” before, right? That moment a previously credible entity goes a little bit too far and alienates its core fanbase? Well, as much as I love Oris (and the Oris Carysfort Reef LE in particular) the price may be a bit much for fans of the brand to swallow.
The term has its roots in the popular TV Show Happy Days. The Fonz, in an attempt to prove his bravery (and, apparently, to showcase actor Henry Winkler’s water skiing skills), jumps a confined shark on water skis. You might think that ..
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HomeWrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Edition Wrist Game or Crying ShameOmegaWrist Game or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Edition Deciding on a Glorious Reedition for €6,490 by Michael StocktonFebruary 05, 2020 MIN READWrist Game or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary EditionWelcome back to Wrist Game or Crying Shame, where you get to act like Caesar in Gladiator and choose the fate of an embattled subject. Today, we will look at the Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary edition. But first…
If we take last week’s results as a guide, you are all ice cold! I say that because the Rolex Explorer II 16570 Polar cruised to a 72% Wrist Game win. It seems that a price encroaching on $10,000 isn’t too rich for your blood. Today, let’s see if you’re willing to vote in favor of something more limited in nature but currently less popular. Enter the Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary edition.
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It might seem obvious to most, but before we get too far into the weeds with this thing, it’s worth pointing out that Land Rover and Range Rover are two very different arms of the same off-road vehicle company. While the former is the flagship workhorse under which the iconic Defender is produced, the latter is its more modern, luxurious sibling, tailored for adventurous urbanites in the white-hot crossover SUV market. With that out of the way, I can comfortably say that the Zenith x Land Rover company collaboration (which is now in its fourth generation) has long remained one of my favorite capsules in the watch world, as it routinely provids an *ahem* vehicle for some extremely neat ‘sport-luxury’ interpretations of otherwise classic Zenith watches. However, 2020 marks the first time Zenith has produced a collaboration inspired by the Land Rover — and if you’re a fan of the new 2020 Defender, boy are you going to like this one.
The new 2020 Land Rover Defender An older model Land Ro..