It's Speedy Tuesday! Today we feature one of the most popular vintage Speedmaster watches with a caliber 321 movement: The Speedmaster Pro reference 145.012. We have featured this specific reference number many times before here, as it was one of the watches that was worn by an Apollo 11 crew member in 1969. Also, as it is one of the most common caliber 321 Speedmaster models, it means you are able to source one without too many problems (and money). Click to read all about this Speedmaster Pro 145.012-67 from the pre-Moon era!
Chopard has been partner of this famous (and beautiful) Italian rally since 1988. Every year, Chopard introduces a sporty Mille Miglia limited edition to commemorate the rally. This year, Chopard showed us the Mille Miglia 2013 timepieces when we were in Basel visiting the biggest watch exhibition in the world. Click to learn more about the Mille Miglia 2013 Chronograph GMT Chronometer in stainless steel and 18ct rose gold.
It's Speedy Tuesday! As you probably know, when the Speedmaster was being introduced in 1957 there were no signs of a role in the space program yet. The Speedmaster was essentially meant for sports people and race car drivers. Once in a while, Omega still grabs back to the heritage of car racing and introduces a Speedmaster that has a link with racing. Click the link below to read about the Speedmaster Legend.
Chris Beccan of Bexsonn, a blog based in The United Kingdom about watches and whisky just performed a review on the Hanhart Pioneer MonoScope timepiece. A mono-pusher chronograph from a Swiss-German watch company or better yet, a chronograph company. This +130 year old company which has firm roots in pilot chronographs, being one of the first manufacturers that used a column wheel chronograph movement for pilot's watches.
Looking back in history, ramparts would provide protection to those residing within the confines of a city or castle. Indeed, there have been many noblemen who have been grateful for the protection afforded by substantial castellated walls.The battlements of medieval castles appeared to majestically interface with the clouds above whilst keeping the inhabitants safe. Their strength has stood the test of time, with many historical structures attracting tourists who choose to admire their august appearance.
It's Speedy Tuesday! Today we have something quite special, an OMEGA Speedmaster Mark V from 1984. OMEGA introduced the Speedmaster Mark series in 1969 with the Mark II and it lasted till the Mark V (1984). The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (either 145.022 or - as we know it now - 3570.50) was always available as well during these 25 years. Click the article to read all about this Lemania 5100 based Speedmaster Mark V.
For us, one of the nice surprises this last Baselworld was definitely the stainless steel Rolex Yacht-Master II ref. 116680. A few years ago, Rolex introduced the Yacht-Master II. It wasn't a successor to the Yacht-Master ref. 16622 but an addition to the collection. While the Yacht-Master was connected with yachting, there was no specific feature of the watch that would support the men on boats. Except for being water resistant. The Yacht-Master II is one of the few Rolex watches with a 'real' complication besides a date feature. The regatta (countdown) chronograph will help skippers in the yachting competition to have a perfect start. In this article, we will tell you how it works.
As every year, everyone started running towards the Rolex booth right after the opening of the Baselworld exhibition. Rumours about a new Rolex GMT-Master II seemed to be true, although there wasn't a Coke or Pepsi configuration to show. Instead, Rolex came up with a blue and black configuration. New was the Rolex Yacht-Master II in stainless steel. More about those models later. Let's focus on the brand new Rolex Daytona reference 116506 first!
OMEGA presented their new watches to us this morning. We already knew about the Speedmaster 9300 Dark Side of the Moon and '57 re-edition, but what about the new Seamaster Bullhead? We give you a short overview of the highlights with live pictures and official pricing. In the next days, we will do another session with them and show you even more.
The Speedmaster 9300 Dark Side of the Moon is getting quite some attention everywhere. Although we am not sure yet, it seems to be a 44.25mm Speedy 9300 with ceramic bezel and either PVD or DLC treatment. OMEGA is giving away sneak previews through their Facebook channel right now.
Chances are small that you've heard about Peter Roberts before, unless you belong to the inner circles of England's south-eastern watch enthusiasts. Although he has quite a resumé, he does not seem to be the guy that is all over the web or actually wants to be all over the web. With 45 years of experience in the watch industry though, you could say he's a watch vet.