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Panerai Introduces Two Classic Radiomirs In The PAM931 And PAM992

Panerai has four main collections: Luminor, Luminor Due, Submersible, and Radiomir. But if you ask me, I think there should be five. You see, there are actually two very distinct types of Radiomir watches. The classic Radiomir with wire lugs and the Radiomir 1940 with fixed lugs. Lately, the brand’s focus seems to be on the Radiomir 1940 so it’s good to see Panerai giving love to the classic Radiomir. Say hi to the new Radiomir 8 Days PAM992 and the Radiomir California PAM931. Panerai Radiomir 8 Days PAM992 The two watches have special aged treatments to give them a strong vintage look. Let’s begin with the smaller Radiomir 8 Days PAM992. As I mentioned earlier, this comes in a Radiomir...

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Ba111od Chapter 1 Watch Hands-On With New Sales Concept

Are you ready to be an “affluendor?” That is the big question Thomas Baillod — founder of Ba111od watches — has for the timepiece consumer public. His first watches, the Chapter 1 (which comes as the Chapter 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 to start), come with a unique way of purchasing them that is a brave attempt to shake up how timepieces are sold in an ever-adjusting online marketplace economy. The good thing for collectors is that, in addition to experimenting with a new sales model, the watches themselves are fun and an excellent value. “Affluendor” is a combination of “aficionado, influencer, and vendor.” In a world where timepiece product enthusiasts are far more responsible for sales than retailers and brands...

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Omega Releases First New Calibre 321 Speedmaster Model In Steel, Referencing The Legendary ‘Ed White’

Among the Omega faithful, few Speedmaster models carry the caché of the legendary “Ed White.” The original model, predating the signature Omega twisted-lug design, became immortal on the wrist of the astronaut of the same name during America’s first spacewalk in 1965. As its first release of 2020, the brand has reintroduced the “Ed White” as part of its regular lineup with the new Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph 39.7 MM reference 311.30.40.30.01.001, powered by the same Calibre 321 movement as its 1965 predecessor. While the Calibre 321 was reintroduced to production after decades of hiatus in January 2019, this new model is the first steel Speedmaster to be powered by the movement in over 50 years. The new Calibre 321 “Ed White” is an incredibly...

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Chopard Alpine Eagle Watch Review

The biggest trend in the luxury watch industry today is producing items that look like watches that brands feel the market wants to buy. In some fundamental ways, this is a reversal from a more traditional (if nostalgic) approach to designing for a market in which a brand aims to put unique (i.e., distinctive) wristwatch products on the market (as opposed to those that feel too familiar). Nowadays, if a style, material, color, or price point seems hot, the biggest brands want their piece of the supposed action. Today, premium brand steel or mostly-steel watches that comes in integrated bracelets are hot. Chopard’s answer to this craze is the Alpine Eagle. In summary, it is a handsome, well-made, appropriately priced,...

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Hegid Inaugural Series Modular Watch Review

Customization is sweeping through the luxury industry, with major players like Hermès offering in-house bespoke services throughout their range of leather accessories but, unfortunately, not their watches. A few microbrands in the watch space, like our friends at Undone, do offer custom-assembled watches, but once the options are selected and the watch is delivered, you’re stuck with what you’ve picked. Seeking to fill what they saw as a developing niche, a few Frenchmen — Emeric Delalandre, Henrik Gaché, and Gregory Gaucheé — had an idea for a customizable luxury watch system built around a water-resistant modular movement and dial concept with cases and straps that can be switched in seconds without any tools. In 2018, after what I will assume were...

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