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The Rolex Explorer II 1655: In Honor of the Rescued Chilean Miners, We Bring You A Spelunker’s Watch

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Review, What's New

If you haven’t been living in a cave for the past two months you know that 33 Chilean miners were trapped half a mile underground since the mountainside collapsed above them, shutting off access to the light and air above. Can you imagine spending 69 days underground? Neither can we. Life underground, even for a few days is disorienting. Without visible daylight, the body’s circadian rhythms are disrupted, day and night merge, and the passage of time gets suspended.

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Mica is the shiz nits

by on Oct.23, 2010, under Review, What's New, Wood Watches

Mica is an up and coming brand that has come out with some sick new watches. Mica has release 4 new models with a total of 4 different colorways for each. Mica has a ton of dope riders backing their snow, skate and surf programs. Follow these cryptic fools who love to throw down every day. Snow season is on it’s way and we’re pumped to get some runs in, there is no better way to get your snow blood flowing like watching these guys shred. Check out mica and have a look at the mica team.

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MICA comes out with new watch models

by on Oct.22, 2010, under What's New

MICA has developed an entire line of watches made from maple wood.  The nature inspired watch collection is the first in many new styles and models from mica.  Mica is a skate/snow/surf brand with their style designed in each watch. Laid back natural progression is down. Check out a Mica watch.

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Grand Sonnerie: $2.5 Million & 26 Complications

by on Oct.22, 2010, under Review, What's New

If you’re in to complicated watches then you missed out. check out the jaeger-lecoultre hybrid mechanica grand sonnerie.

Last week, we had the chance to view Jaeger-LeCoultre’s record-setting Hybris Mechanica Grand Sonnerie in person.  It was an exciting event to say the least, and not just because Don Draper was there (man-swoon!). 

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You’re Invited: Rolex & Tourneau Present The Deep Sea Special in NYC

by on Oct.22, 2010, under Review, What's New

Deep sea special with the rolex. check yourself before you wreck yoself.

After our event at Bonhams on Saturday, it’s pretty clear you guys like getting together to talk about watches.  As such, we’re here with another opportunity to do just that!

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Introducing Two New Custom Rollies From Project X Designs: Project X Goes Double-Red, Twice

by on Oct.20, 2010, under Review, What's New

The world of aftermarket Rolex customization is a murky one.  We all know that Rolex doesn’t sanction them, and frankly 90% are terrible (don’t believe us? see here).  But, from time to time we come across a decent one, and typically they come from Project X Designs. Remember the Orange Hand Explorer II from PXD?

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A wood watch for all you wood fans

by on Oct.20, 2010, under Review, What's New, Wood Watches

MICA has come out with an entire series of wood inspired hand carved watches. The watches are hand carved from 100% maple wood. The wood has a genuine texture with visible grains. The new wood watch comes in a variety of models and colorways. grab one today before they are sold out.

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Announcing the Xetum Fall Sweepstakes! Win Your Choice of Xetum Timepiece

by on Oct.19, 2010, under Review, What's New

Gotta love a brand that likes giving away watches just as much as we do.  Our good friends at Xetum have just announced their fall sweepstakes and we thought you guys would like to know about it.  Here are the details, via Xetum:

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The Archimede Deck Watch Review: An Introductory Mechanical Watch That’s Not So "Introductory"

by on Oct.18, 2010, under Review, What's New

Today, a look at the Deck Watch from German brand Archimede.  The Deck Watch draws its clean, legible design cues from naval chronometres, specifically German ‘Kriegsmarine’ style watches. This distinctive style, with arabic numerals, railroad chapter ring and small seconds can be found in a diverse range  of German brands catalogues, notably Stowa, Dornbluth & Sohne as well as A. Lange & Sohne. Continue reading “The Archimede Deck Watch Review: An Introductory Mechanical Watch That’s Not So "Introductory"” »

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The Navitimer Gets Breitling’s In-House Movement: A Breitling Really Worth Buying

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Review, What's New

One year after the introduction of Breitling’s in-house caliber, the B01 (seen first in the Chronomat 01), we see it’s inclusion within the historic Navitimer line. This limited issue watch, creatively dubbed the Navitimer Caliber 01, will come in two flavors, 2000 being steel and a further 200 in trendy red gold. Of course, the real draw here can be seen through the large sapphire exhibition case back, the proprietary B01 chronograph movement. 
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