Fast Focus: Meet the Armin Strom Gravity Sailing Watch

 |  August 29th, 2016

With summer still in full swing, there is no better time to indulge in a great water watch, especially when that watch is the Special Edition Armin Strom Gravity Sailing piece. Created in honor of the Armin Strom Sailing Team’s success in the 2016 Great Cup 32 Series, the watch’s micro rotor is visible from the dial side of the watch, as are wheels and gears of the movement. The first piece in the 32-piece line went to the Team’s Skipper, Flavio Marazzi. The Limited Edition Gravity Sailing watch features a striking black and orange dial and strap to recall the catamaran and its sail. The watch is powered by the Manufacture-made Armin Strom Caliber AMR13. The automatic watch offers…

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4 Things to Look for when Buying a Dive Watch

 |  August 27th, 2016

Planning your last hurrah of the summer? Maybe a Labor-Day-Weekend Dive trip? If so, you may want to think about having the right watch to accompany you on your dive into the deep blue seas. Today’s watch brands have pulled out all the stops, offering highly technical precision timepieces that easily withstand the elements. Here we bring you four important things to look for in a dive watch. 1) Water resistance Dive watches are not a new category, though they have gained in popularity for wear both in and out of the water. Often watch brands seek outside help from experts in the dive world as they build their professional timepieces. Dive watches have to meet certain diving standards to be considered true dive…

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Fast Focus:Baume & Mercier Displays Capeland Shelby Cobra Legendary Driver Watches at McCall’s Motorworks Revival

 |  August 26th, 2016

  It’s been a busy few weeks in Monterey with all of the incredible car festivals and events that range from the 25th Anniversary of McCall’s annual Motorworks Revival to the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, which we wrote about here and here. At the McCall’s annual Motorworks Revival, which has become known as the kickoff party to the world-renowned Monterey Car Week, Baume & Mercier introduced four limited edition chronographs to the world that pay homage to Shelby Cobra racecar drivers who competed behind the wheel of the famous Shelby Cobra CSX2128 in the early 1960’s. Baume & Mercier honored racecar drivers Dan Gurney (No. #15), Ken Miles (No. #50), Dave MacDonald (No. #97) and Allen Grant (No. #96)…

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Longines Unveils Vintage-Inspired Longines Heritage 1969 Watch

 |  August 25th, 2016

For the latest release from  Longines, the winged hourglass brand, the  company  looked to its own museum located in Saint-Imier, the same city where Longines was founded in 1832, for inspiration. The museum is home to the vast archives of the pieces Longines has produced over the years and it is from that history the latest in the Heritage line draws its roots from. Taking its cues from a Longines piece created in the ’60s, the Longines Heritage 1969 features many styling elements that fans of the period will notice. The watch comes in a cushion cut steel case, with a brushed silver dial and elegant rose colored hands and indexes. At the time of the original iteration in the 60s, the…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Water Watches for Sailing, Diving and Swimming

 |  August 24th, 2016

Summer isn’t over yet! There is still plenty of time for diving, swimming, yacht racing and more. As such,  we bring you five things you may want to know about a variety of water watches before donning them for your dive, sail, or other activity. Q: Why do true dive watches have bezels that turn in only one direction? A: The uni-directional bezel found on top-notch dive watches is there as a safety feature. The one-way bezels turn counterclockwise only so that if the watch is accidentally banged in a dive, the bezel will not move clockwise, which would mean that elapsed dive time indicated on the watch would be less than the actual elapsed time  — which could cause…

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