Hands-On: Tutima Saxon One Chronograph Watch With Racing Red Dial

Tutima has been expanding the color options for a few of its collections in recent years, and the brand has been executing these pretty well. A few months back, we took a look at the green Flieger 6105, which is one of the brand’s entry level offerings and one of the best values in the category available — it was on our list of favorite watches from Baselworld 2019. Also shown at last year’s Baselworld is this ruby red Saxon One Chronograph that is a bit more divisive in nature but a lot of fun at the same time.

Red dial watches are still on the periphery as far as current trends go, but we’ve been seeing more and more of them (the TAG Heuer Monaco 1979-1989 comes to mind). It’s all in the execution, and I think Tutima succeeds in what it calls both “racing red” and “fire engine red,” which is pretty close to ruby red to my eye. There is some good contrast with the red on the sub-dials being a bit lighter and brighter than on the rest of the dial. Overall, I find that the distinct ca..

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Bulova Revisits A WWII Classic With The New A-15 Pilot Watch

It almost feels redundant to use the words “vintage reissue” today. Brands over the last few years have spent a lot of time digging into their past archive, dusting off old models, and breathing some new life into them. Bulova is (recently) no exception with its new Military Collection. Key in that collection is the new A15 Pilot Watch reissue. Referencing the 1944 Military Issued A-15 “Elapsed Time Watch,” there’s a lot to like with this Bulova. Retaining the original inner rotating disks, which are manipulated but the dual crowns, we get a lot of functionality here. The outer most dial serves as an elapsed time counter, much like a dive bezel, while the inner-most bezel gives you a 12hr scale.
Bulova has opted for a Miyota 82S6 automatic caliber and paired with the watch with a brown stitched leather strap. The watch clocks in at a pretty svelte 42mm and boasts a sapphire crystal, and a somewhat diminutive 30m water resistance (but it’s a pilot watch after all).

Analysis The Bulov..

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Watch Hands-On

If you haven’t looked at Oris Big Crown ProPilot watches in a while, it might be time to give the modern aviator timepiece collection a fresh glance. The very sporty Big Crown ProPilot now has dressier options which offer a brand new look and fashionable versatility to the otherwise straight-forward tool watch collection. Case in point is the Big Crown ProPilot Big Date, which I check out here as the reference 01 751 7761 4063-07 8 20 08P.
Oris uses the term “Big” in the name of the watch twice – a misnomer. The “Big Crown” name comes from the fact that some of the more classic-looking Oris Big Crown pilot watches literally have a rather large crown. They also try to suggest that the date window is large, but in fact a “big date” is suggestive of a complication that does not exist on this watch. The case is an excellent – not big – size, being 41mm wide and about 13mm thick given the domed sapphire crystal. With that said the Big Crown ProPilot Big Date wears slim on the wrist – a wel..

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A Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The Shelves

HomeWatch ReleasesA Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The Shelves Watch ReleasesBreguetA Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The Shelves And it's a stunner… by Rob NuddsFebruary 18, 2020 MIN READA Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The ShelvesThe Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is not new. Nor, as you may have noticed if you live in a clement part of the world, is the color blue. However, these two staples of daily luxury life have never been brought together. That is until now…
There are few brands in the industry that have the name-power of Breguet. It isn’t just that the modern iteration of the brand is renowned for high-quality timepieces often flaunting a timeless elegance others struggle to match, but it is also the weight of history attached to the founder’s name. Abraham-Louis Breguet was not just a watchmaker. He was arguably the watchmaker. In his..

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A Look Inside Glashütte Original’s SeaQ Dive Watch Dial Production

I have visited several dozens of watch manufactures — a term that is commonly accepted as referring to a watch movement manufacture. And yet, it is the dial and hand manufactures that I find most important and most interesting, followed by the case-makers and movement production facilities. It is distinctly rare for a luxury watchmaker to share in-depth details on the production of dials, and so, combined with my first-hand experience of the Glashütte Original dial manufacture in Pforzheim, I was excited to dig into the 13-pages of informational material that the Saxon brand shared about the making of its SeaQ dive watch dials.

Glashütte Original has a fully integrated movement manufacture in the town of — you guessed it — Glashütte. As Germanly perfect and impressive as that was, with its in-house tool-making, individually heat-blued screws, and so on, its very own dial manufacture in the “Golden City” of Pforzheim was the one that really set my pants on fire. Set firmly in this his..

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MeisterSinger Neo Zeigerdatum Is A New Watch With An Old Heart

HomeWatch ReleasesMeisterSinger Neo Zeigerdatum Is A New Watch With An Old Heart Watch ReleasesMeistersingerMeisterSinger Neo Zeigerdatum Is A New Watch With An Old Heart How many hands? by Rob NuddsFebruary 18, 2020 MIN READMeisterSinger Neo Zeigerdatum Is A New Watch With An Old HeartFor MeisterSinger, one hand is the norm. Apparently, no one told the MeisterSinger Neo Zeigerdatum. Yes, we’ve seen multi-hand dials before, but not like this. A second pointer gives this new member, available in two sizes, a character of its own.
Everyone likes breaking the rules, right? Tearing up the book and trying something new is fun. And while MeisterSinger remains dedicated to its single-hand concept, experimenting with subtle tweaks should probably be encouraged.
I think the crucial aspect of this design is that the second pointer (that stubby little red/black thing poking out beneath the large central hand) does not play any part in indicating the time itself, only the date. For the sake of des..

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Frederique Constant Classic Art Deco Round Watch

HomeWatch ReleasesFrederique Constant Classic Art Deco Round Watch Watch ReleasesFrederique ConstantFrederique Constant Classic Art Deco Round Watch Five charming watches for women by Rob NuddsFebruary 17, 2020 MIN READFrederique Constant Classic Art Deco Round WatchThe “Roaring Twenties” sparked a social revolution in Western society and culture. New Frederique Constant’s collection designed exclusively for Women modernizes the glamorous style of the Jazz Age.
The New WomenThe 1920s introduced new symbols and one of them was the modern women — high-powered, visionary, and comfortable openly embracing a lifestyle viewed by many as scandalous. Independent women of the 1920s had a tremendous impact on the future by pushing boundaries in economic, political, and sexual freedom.

Frederique Constant’s Classic Art Deco collection is inspired by women breaking down barriers as well as the stylistic trends of the period. The deco-inspired design of five watches perfectly captures the spirit o..

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Milus Snow Star Watch Review

Circa 2019-2020, historic Swiss watchmaker Milus made a comeback — with some fresh concepts, as well as a smart re-make of the classic Milus Snow Star. In addition to being an attractive dress-style watch with good value that uses quality materials, the Snow Star has one of the coolest stories around. Today, Milus is actually owned by a member of the Tissot family — the same that sold the eponymous brand to the Swatch Group some years back.
width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Before talking about the latest Snow Star watch, just a bit about what Milus is all about today. In the early 2000s Milus, as a company, focused on higher-end watches that included complicated luxuries, each exceeding $100,000 in price. They also had a good collection under the “TriRetrograde” name that featured three retrograde hands on the dial for indicating the seconds. Those recent Milus watches are now “history” with today’s Milus focusing on practicality, classic des..

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No Longer Made: Rolex Explorer II 16570 Watch

No Longer Made is a series done in collaboration with our partners at eBay, in which aBlogtoWatch editors feature their favorite watches that are no longer in production.
There are a few words that have lost all meaning when it comes to discussing Rolex watches. “Underrated,” “sleeper,” and “undervalued” may not be completely meaningless at this point, but we are getting there at a rapid pace. Social media and, frankly, articles like this one don’t do any favors for the enthusiast hunters out there, but you’d be surprised how many people I’ve met that are pretty clueless about the Explorer II. In this article, I’m going to take a look at the Explorer II Ref. 16750, which was the 40mm version that was produced for 22 years, from 1989 through 2011. Low-key design, dual time zone functionality, near indestructibility, and with a doggedly non-luxurified attitude, the Explorer II 16750 may be the best value modern Rolex sports watch out there.

Sure, I’m a bit biased towards the Explorer ..

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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21 HR Watch Review

If you’re in the market for a tough, durable, outdoor watch and ask a watch enthusiast what to buy, 10-to-1 odds say the answer is a Casio G-Shock. Not a bad suggestion, by any means, but it’s not the only worthy contender within Casio’s line. Casio’s Pro Trek line is often overshadowed by its über-popular older sibling, but the Pro Trek line was designed specifically for rough-and-tumble outdoor use. For those in the know, the Pro Trek line was (and to some extent still is) the choice du jour if you are looking for features like altimeter, barometer, compass, and thermometer without paying the premium for a high-end G-Shock. Sure, you don’t get the G-Shock’s Shock Resist, but you gain access to a myriad of high-end features and access them at an attractive price point.

The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21 HR (hereafter: Pro Trek) is a fully-featured GPS smartwatch with optical heart-rate monitor that runs on Google’s Wear OS system and certainly doesn’t suffer in the toughness category, featu..

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