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The Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style

HomeWatch ReviewThe Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style Watch ReviewThe Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style Commmorating Grand Seiko's 60th Anniversary by Robert-Jan Broer June 11, 2020 MIN READThe Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the watch manufacturer that we love so much here on Fratello. Grand Seiko! Earlier this year, we already showed you the Grand Seiko SBGH281 in this article. Grand Seiko sent us the watch for a closer look, so without further ado.
As you probably know (because of this article), I am a sucker for the 44GS style case. For me, it embodies Grand Seiko’s specific design choices. It shows that a brand can have a modern watch, inspired by its heritage (1967) without becoming boring. Nobody ever accused Grand Seiko of lacking inspiration when it comes to the 44GS style case. I love all the little facets on the lugs and the wide case band on the 44GS style case. This Grand Seiko SBGH281 wa..

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Wake Up In Style With The New Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Models

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox is, in many ways, an icon within the watch industry. This model has been an essential part of the Jaeger-Lecoultre collection for seventy years, and, as the two new models prove, it hasn't lost any of its appeal. Next to a classic version, the Master Control Memovox, which represents the essence of the model, did Jaeger-Lecoultre also introduce the Master Control Memovox Timer, which offers an additional complication. READ MORE
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Vintage Bracelets — Part #1: Bonklip-style

HomeWatch TalkVintage Bracelets — Part #1: Bonklip-style Watch TalkMidoVintage Bracelets — Part #1: Bonklip-style Will steel become your new leather? by Tomas Rosputinsky April 22, 2020 MIN READVintage Bracelets — Part #1: Bonklip-styleWe kick-off our selection of the most interesting factory fit and aftermarket vintage bracelets with the legendary Bonklip-style bracelets.
I was never a bracelet guy. My Omega Speedmaster 60th LE was never fitted on the original bracelet it came with. I didn’t even bother to look at it properly. The first thing I did with my Breitling Chrono-Matic, Flyback Seiko 7016-8000 was to switch the original bracelet for some fine leather. It’s a habit that’s hard to kick.
My interest in steel was only sparked last year when I went to pick up my Mido Rainbow diver’s watch. It came on the often-hated Bonklip-style bracelet, sometimes referred to as “unwearable”. As I forgot to take a replacement strap when I picked the Mido up, I put the watch on with little enthu..

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TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch For 2020 Emphasizes Luxury Style For Modern Wearers

Today, Swiss TAG Heuer timepieces is launching its next major smartwatch release with the simply-named new TAG Heuer Connected. This latest luxury smartwatch from TAG Heuer will go on sale today. The aBlogtoWatch team will experience the 2020 TAG Heuer Connected firsthand shortly, but for now, some quick points about this new customizable smartwatch experience.
TAG Heuer was an early innovator in luxury smartwatches. In 2015, the company released the first TAG Heuer Connected which boasted a novel sales concept (see above article) and was shocked by the initial sales success. About a year later, the brand updated the TAG Heuer Connected and introduced the now very popular modular customization concept that allows for a large range of visual variety in each person’s own smartwatch — both in terms of on-screen software and the watch case and bracelet itself. Now in 2020, with TAG Heuer being run by a new team, the TAG Heuer Connected is back with a refreshed case, lots of new software, ..

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Alludens Blends Dressy Style With A Racing Spirit With New Marque Racing Watch

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In many ways, automobiles and fine timepieces go hand in hand. Both offer enthusiasts intricate design, precision engineering, and a deeply personal connection between man and machine, and there has been no shortage of inspiration shared between the two over the years. While automotive-inspired timepieces are common, however, most fall into the same category. London-based Alludens changes the paradigm with its new Marque Racing watch, taking classic motorsports elements into a classical dress design that avoids leaning on faux heritage or patina.

The stainless steel case of the Alludens Marque Racing is elegantly proportioned at 39.5mm in diameter, wide enough to maintain a sporting ethos while remaining compact and timeless on the wrist. The overall form is iconic and sporty, with broad brushed lugs, a smooth polished bezel, and straight polished case sides, but it’s the view from its side that truly sets the Marque Racing apar..

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What Grand Seiko Teaches Us About Understated Style

Over the years, Grand Seiko has proven that they can make superb sports watches, which have no problem competing with their Swiss counterparts. An admirable accomplishment that comes forward from their mentality to create something great, and then perfect it some more. This pretty much sums up the way that Grand Seiko has been making watches ever since the birth of the brand in 1960.

Those first watches where rather understated in design, yet at the same time also very refined. By applying constraint, every detail mattered even more, and Grand Seiko gave them all the attention that they deserved. This is also visible in their current collection, which next to quite a few sports watches, also contains models that follow that same philosophy of understated style as their predecessors. A good example of this is reference SBGK006, which is part of Grand Seiko’s Elegance Collection. It features a 39mm case, made of yellow gold, and is powered by a manual wind caliber. It is not only the sh..