The Japanese brand Seiko has been around for more than a century and is one of the most influential watch manufacturers in the world. One remarkable aspect of Seiko is that they develop everything in house: they have all the necessary facilities to produce all the components for their watches, at scale. As a result, Seiko is a very innovative brand, and has been recognized over the years for the technologies it brought to the horological world: it produced the first automatic chronograph 6139, worked on some hybrid electromechanical movements like the Kinetic and the Spring drive...
The Omega Speedmaster is a legendary watch. It's a masterpiece that all watch enthusiasts want to have in their collection. The Speedmaster Professional was created in 1957 and its iconic design traits have barely changed in the last 60 years. As the first watch to be equipped with an external tachymeter for better legibility, it was originally launched for applications in the automotive sector. However, NASA decided to trust this chronograph for its space missions and gave it to astronauts.
During the cold war, the USSR and USA competed fiercely in the Space Race to get to the Moon. This competition resulted in historic events achieved on both sides. On the Russian side, Yuri Gagarin achieved the first flight aboard Vostok 1 in the outer space, whereas Alexei Leonov successfully walked in space outside of the spaceship during the Voskhod 2 mission.
The Roman numerals have been used in watches since the concept of time was invented. You can guess from their name that Roman Numerals originated in ancient Rome. They give a watch a classic and timeless feel, somehow elevating the status of the timepiece on which they are present.
Today we are focusing on a well-known watch from a mythical Swiss manufacturer, the Rolex Explorer, for which we will offer you some affordable alternatives. Because yeah, at a price tag of $6500, it's not accessible to many... Released in 1953, the Rolex Explorer was designed for adventurous expeditions with a robust build quality, a 100m water resistance and a comfortable stainless steel bracelet.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra (AT) is a fantastic watch that is very versatile and is a strong candidate for your one watch collection. This watch is the perfect mix between a sport and a dress watch. It will look good on you no matter what you wear.
A lot of the devices we use in our day to day lives have been first developed for military applications, watches are no exception. The army extensively requested the development of watches that were accurate (+/- 30sec a day maximum deviation), compact and that could be used on the battlefield.
It is important to wear the right watch for the right occasion. Whether you’re going to the office, to an interview or to a wedding, a dress watch can complement your style and help you make a good impression.
In order to truly appreciate a luxury watch and its value we would advise you to first have a look at non-luxury watches that are punching above their weight. A timepiece that offers great features at an affordable price will be highly sought after and is more likely to keep its value.
First released in 2003, the Omega Aqua Terra was is a direct competitor to both the Rolex Oyster Date and the Explorer. The Omega Aqua Terra has a co-axial movement with a date function and features a 150m water resistance. This watch was featured in the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre, on the wrist of actor Daniel Craig.
Rolex developed the GMT-Master for airline pilots and released it in 1954. In 1983, the Rolex GMT-Master II was released. This model has become iconic and a reference for many in the world of horology. It features a 24-Hour ceramic bezel insert allowing you to track a second time zone anywhere in the world, very handy if you travel a lot.
The Rolex Submariner is an icon in the marine watch world and is one of the most famous Rolex models. It was produced in 1953, and was the first watch with a 100m water resistance. Its water resistance was then increased to 300m in later models. The early models of the Rolex Submariner were featured in many movies - including the famous James Bond movie “Dr No”, where Sean Connery sports the legendary Rolex Submariner “Big Crown” (ref 6538).
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