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Blancpain Debuts Limited-Edition Tribute To Fifty Fathoms No Rad Watch

Perhaps no other combination of factors excites vintage watch enthusiasts quite like early dive watches with military provenance. The blend of classic design, field-proven durability, and the romantic warmth of patina is a difficult one to beat, and few brands capture this magic formula better than Blancpain. The brand’s Fifty Fathoms line is one of the longest-running and most celebrated diver lines in all of watchmaking, and Blancpain certainly has no lack of historic points to reference with its collection. For its first major release of 2021, Blancpain singles out one of the most lauded military references in the Fifty Fathoms’ lineage. First produced in the mid-‘60s for the elite Kampfschwimmer combat divers of the West German navy, the Fifty Fathoms No Rad offered these battle-hardened, frogmen-tough functionality and underwater legibility without the use of radium lume, which was still the standard at the time but had been discovered to cause potential health issues. The new lim..

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Delbana Spins A New Hit With The Recordmaster, A Tribute to Vinyl

Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser Music, art, and fine artisanship have always gone hand in hand, so what better way to celebrate 90 years of fine watchmaking than to bring back the Delbana Recordmaster – an automatic timepiece that celebrates the Golden Age of vinyl. Originally released in the 1950s, the Recordmaster paid tribute to the transformative power of music and the vinyl records that brought those sounds into homes around the world. True to the brand’s long-held commitment to affordability, this limited edition of 90 watches is priced at 750 CHF, offering outstanding value and undeniable style that will work equally well on the wrists of men and women.
Delbana’s history is a rich combination of Swiss craft and Italian style. The brand was founded in 1931 in Grenchen, Switzerland by Goliardo della Balda with a goal of manufacturing fashionable, high-quality Swiss timepieces that remained affordable and attainable. For the next few decades, Delbana manufac..

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Watch Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute To 3705”

The original IWC Fliegerchronograph Keramik Ref. 3705 performed like a true stealthy pilot’s watch: it flew right under the radar of watch enthusiasts the world over. After a few years of just a 1,000 examples navigating the IWC catalogues, the 3705 disappeared on the horizons, only to now re-appear in the form of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute To 3705.” And that’s the watch we have in for review for you today.
What Was The IWC Reference 3705? The IWC Reference 3705 was IWC’s first Pilot’s Watch in black zirconium oxide ceramic. That novel and early use of black ceramic, and the fact that it has gone under without anyone really recognizing it for what it was, render it quite a fascinating watch. Its stainless steel equivalent, the IWC Ref. 3706 (to which our Bilal Khan addressed a beautiful obituary here) and its subsequent iterations have carried on the compact pilot’s watch theme, but there had not been a true continuation of the black Fliegerchronograph until ju..

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Watch Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Tribute To 3705’

The original IWC Fliegerchronograph Keramik Ref. 3705 performed like a true stealthy pilot’s watch: It flew right under the radar of watch enthusiasts the world over. After a few years of just 1,000 examples navigating the IWC catalogs, the 3705 disappeared on the horizons, only to now re-appear in the form of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute To 3705.” And that’s the watch we have in for review for you today.
What Was The IWC Reference 3705? The IWC Reference 3705 was IWC’s first Pilot’s Watch in black zirconium oxide ceramic. That novel and early use of black ceramic, and the fact that it has gone under without anyone really recognizing it for what it was, renders it quite a fascinating watch. Its stainless steel equivalent, the IWC Ref. 3706 (to which our Bilal Khan addressed a beautiful obituary here) and its subsequent iterations have carried on the compact pilot’s watch theme, but there had not been a true continuation of the black Fliegerchronograph until just ..

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Announces Limited Edition Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano

2020 has been a year for vibrant dial colors in watchmaking, particularly green and red, and as the year draws to a close Jaeger-LeCoultre has begun its 2021 celebrations a few weeks early with a timely burgundy dial take on one of its most enduring collections. The brand’s seminal Reverso collection will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2021, and to kick off a year of commemorative designs Jaeger-LeCoultre has teamed with world renowned Argentinian polo boot maker Casa Fagliano to deliver a unique and luxurious variant that pays tribute to the Reverso’s original purpose. The limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano brings a warm modern color palette to the classical Art Deco design, resulting in a dramatic marriage of old and new, as well as dressy and sporting elements.
The iconic 47mm by 28.3mm rectangular case of the limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano is rendered in 18K pink gold. In initial images the alloy used here looks ..

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The Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand Itself

HomeHands-OnThe Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand Itself Hands-OnGrand SeikoThe Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand Itself Turning 60 never seemed so appealing… by Rob Nudds May 04, 2020 MIN READThe Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand ItselfWhen it comes to press release justifications for celebrating a non-centennial anniversary, few have left me with as warm a feeling in my chest as Grand Seiko’s recent explanation of the logic behind its 60th birthday extravaganza. A person’s 60th birthday is significant in Japan’s culture. At that age, a human has lived through all phases of the Zodiac. As such, it is time to begin again. And, to mark the onset of a new existential era, the Grand Seiko SBGP007 is a fitting release.
Let’s face it. There’s a reason why Grand Seiko ranks close to the top of every Fratello team member’s hot-list. While each team member is an individual with individual tastes, Grand Seiko unites us all. Why? B..

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Omega And Watches Of Switzerland Unveil An Immersive Tribute To James Bond At Hudson Yards

Omega and Watches of Switzerland are stimulating our 007 desire with an immersive month-long pop-up. Here's what you need to know. READ MORE
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