Introducing – Oris Carl Brashear Calibre 401 Limited Edition

Today Oris launches a new model in its Carl Brashear commemorative collection, the third bronze watch honouring U.S. Navy Diver Carl Brashear’s indomitable spirit – a watch that is once again based on the Divers Sixty Five design, with multiple evolutions to make it unique. Not only is it the most compact bronze Carl Brashear […]

Buying Guide – Combining Styles, With 5 Cool and Recently Launched Diving Chronographs

In addition to classic models, with a clearly-defined style and set of functionalities, watchmakers also love to mix genres. What about a perpetual calendar pilot’s watch? Or a sports skeleton timepiece? There’s another combination that feels, at first, a bit unusual but that, however, became more and more popular over the years, a watch combining […]

Hands-on – The Seiko Prospex Diver’s King Samurai SRPE35K1 & SRPE37K1

Turtle, Willard, Tuna, Monster, Shogun… And of course, Samurai. This proliferation of nicknames for Seiko’s diver’s watches shows mostly the affection collectors and enthusiasts have for these rugged, well-built, and accessible sports watches (and also a certain lack of charm in Seiko’s nomenclature…) Recently, something new has started to be seen next to these names, […]

Hands-on – Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm “White Sandwich” PAM01314

A few months ago, we introduced to you a new and important model for Panerai, the revamped Luminor Marina 44mm PAM01313. Classic in its execution with a steel case and blue dial, it mostly marked the comeback of the Luminor Marina collection, with a new direction for this emblematic model. No vintage accents, no complex movement, […]

Introducing – The Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster Rebirth

The world of dive watches is immense… so much so that we sometimes forget that during the 1960s there were hundreds of brands and watches available. Some, of course, acquired cult status; some fell into oblivion. Others, however, are still known and collected by a niche group of enthusiasts. We’ve seen this recently with Aquastar, […]

2 weeks ago

Introducing – The Ollech & Wajs Navichron Diving Chronograph

Ollech & Wajs might be a niche brand that isn’t known by a broader audience, it is one that has gained a certain famed among seasoned collectors and professional watches aficionados. Almost dormant for several years, the brand has recently been relaunched by a trusted and dedicated collector, who decided to keep the original “tool watch” […]

3 weeks ago

Introducing – Edox SkyDiver Neptunian Dive Watch

I’ve said this many times; dive watches are a dime a dozen these days. You’ve got Rolex, Blancpain and Omega (among others) covering the high end, while Seiko, Hamilton and Oris bring things down to Earth. From a usability standpoint, few things separate these offerings as depth ratings vary from 100 to 300 metres and […]

1 month ago

Introducing – Certina DS Action Diver 38mm (Live Pics & Price)

A few months ago, we took a look at the Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80, a watch that impressed us for its quality, its mechanical content, its classic design and mostly, for its fair price. Robust, fully-equipped and designed with a no-nonsense approach, it is a great all-purpose dive watch. Only available until now […]

1 month ago

Review – Longines HydroConquest 43mm Blue Dial and Bezel

The popularity of dive watches is at an all-time high, and there are plenty of big fish in the pond. With stiff competition from all quarters, it’s always encouraging to discover a dive watch from one of Switzerland’s oldest and most respected brands that hasn’t strayed into inaccessible waters. Unlike the popular remakes of family […]

1 month ago

Review – Longines HydroConquest 43mm Blue Dial and Bezel

The popularity of dive watches is at an all-time high, and there are plenty of big fish in the pond. With stiff competition from all quarters, it’s always encouraging to discover a dive watch from one of Switzerland’s oldest and most respected brands that hasn’t strayed into inaccessible waters. Unlike the popular remakes of family […]

1 month ago