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By Land and Sea: 5 Top Dive Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

The dive watch was originally designed as a tool to assist military divers on their underwater maneuvers. Companies such as Panerai, Blancpain and Rolex were tasked with creating legible waterproof watches that could also time the length of a dive. You might not know that Omega was the first ... Read more

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The Watch Bench: Richard Mille

RM 52-01 Skull

Established in 2001, Richard Mille is a young brand, an infant in an industry that has companies established for hundreds of years. And yet in that time, Richard Mille has had a huge impact. A trailblazer in the field, Richard Mille went outside the traditional horological world, incorporating materials used ... Read more

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With Ladies, It Gets More Complicated

OMEGA Ladymatic in crafted in 18K gold and stainless steel with diamond bezel and dial

In the past few decades, ladies have been largely ignored in haute horlogerie. After the invention of quartz in the 1970′s, the prevailing “wisdom” was that women preferred the convenience of a battery-powered movement. No worry or cares about having to reset the watch and it would always be on ... Read more

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Watch Case Materials: Titanium

OMEGA Planet Ocean Titanium and Liquid Metal

Lots of materials are used to construct watchcases. Up until about a decade ago, most of them were made from stainless steel and precious metals. Now watch brands are incorporating other materials into their product, such as ceramic, carbon and even sapphire crystal to not only increase scratch resistance and ... Read more

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Valentine’s Day: His Watches for Her

Grande_Reverso_Lady_Ultra_Thin_Valextra_3

Here are three choices to light the fire in the special woman in your life: The Classic: Released in 1931, the Reverso qualifies as a classic even in its modern form. It was originally created for polo players who constantly cracked their crystals during the rough sport. A case that ... Read more

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Trending: Cleaner Dials

Habring Chrono Monopusher

Nobody likes a  big, ol’ mess. But it seems this can sometimes happen on a watch dial when too many complications are in a movement. It gets to be too much of a dog pile. That’s not to say loading up a movement with a lot of functions isn’t impressive. ... Read more

CATEGORIES Vacheron Constantin | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/vacheron-constantin/trending-cleaner-dials/

Yohan Blake Could be Fined for Richard Mille Watch Publicity Stunt at the Olympic Games

Yohan Black-Richard Mille Watch

In a follow up to our coverage yesterday, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake and Richard Mille could be fined for the publicity stunt they pulled during the finals of the 100m sprint. The Olympic committee has strict rules about advertising during the Olympics. Athletes are banned from promoting any products until ... Read more

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The Fastest Watch at the London Olympics? That Would be Richard Mille

Yohan Blake Richard Mille Watch

Pay close attention here. What Richard Mille pulled off at the Olympics with their sponsorship of 100M dash silver medalist Yohan Blake is nothing short of brilliant. Richard Mille might be a small brand but they’ve managed an impressive presence. Teaming up with sports superstars, they created the RM 027 ... Read more

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