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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Rado Hyperchrome Captain Cook

The Rado Captain Cook, a 1960s dive watch named after 18th century British naval explorer Captain James Cook, did not garner an incredible amount of attention when it was released, yet today the brand has revived it — once again, as an anomaly in its mainly quartz dress-watch lineup — and this time it is receiving praise far and wide.

TIMEPIECE TIMELINE

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 2: The 1970s

In this second installment of our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we explore some of the notable Speedmasters from the 1970s, including such milestone pieces as the first electronic Speedy and the watch worn on the famous Apollo-Soyuz space mission.

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: The Re-Creation of the First Grand Seiko

For all the historic, groundbreaking, and trend-setting watches we’ve covered in this series — and the lineages they’ve begotten — there’s a type of watch that we tend to cover less often but one that deserves no less attention. These are the pieces that are famous not for being forerunners of technical innovation or iconic...

TIMEPIECE TIMELINE

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 1: 1957 – 1969

One of this year's biggest watch-world stories is the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster. In this series of feature articles, we explore some of the collection's milestones, decade by decade. This week, we look at models starting with the very first Speedmaster in 1957, up to the legendary Mark II and Alaska I prototype from 1969.

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: TAG Heuer Autavia Heuer-02

Of all the marketing campaigns brands use to attract attention to their watches, one of the more interesting came last year, as TAG Heuer let its fans vote on which Autavia model the company would revive next. This was TAG’s “Autavia Cup,” a competition between sixteen vintage Autavia references, drawing about 55,000 fans’ votes, and...

NEWS

Bulgari and Maserati Launch Two New Octo Special Editions (Live Photos from Frankfurt Motor Show)

Bulgari and Maserati — two Italian luxury brands which first teamed up in 2012 to produce a special-edition chronograph watch — have partnered once again to create two new Octo Maserati timepieces, the GranSport and GranLusso, which were unveiled today alongside new Maserati cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Read on for more details and live photos.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Junghans Meister Pilot

The modern Junghans Meister Pilot is based on the Junghans J88 Bundeswher Fliegeruhr, a B-Uhr-style pilots' watch developed in 1955 for the newly-established West German military, or Bundeswehr. How does the modern version compare with its vintage predecessor?

WATCH REVIEW

Borrowed Time: Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Full Open

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of touring the Zenith manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland, and afterward had the chance to speak with representatives of the brand. While the conversation was largely off the record, the gist of it was about the challenge that a brand like Zenith faces from a marketing standpoint in...

WATCH TO WATCH

Night Time Navigator: Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II

It is the curse of the modern-day frequent traveler: how to keep track of not only one's local time, but also the times back home and at the next destination. This week's Watch to Watch, the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II, not only displays three time zones simultaneously but does so even in the darkest cockpits and cabins. Here's what you need to know about it.

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Nezumi Baliene

Like many of our readers, I have a sweet spot for small, independent brands— the watch startups of today pushing the market in new ways the big players not always can. It’s part of the reason I think I like RGM and the 151-COE piece we covered last week so much, but it’s also the...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Rolex Milgauss

The original Rolex Milgauss set out to serve the market segment of scientific experts needing a timepiece able to withstand high levels of electromagnetism. The modern version, (Ref. 116400) was released by Rolex in 2007 after an almost 20-year hiatus for the series.