Tag Heuer, among the die-hard watch snobs, are often rather unloved. Which is strange, considering they have nearing 160 years in the watch industry, originating as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG in 1860 That's 8 years longer than IWC, 24 years older than Breitling and 55 years older than Rolex! The company Heuer later being bought out … Continue reading Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 Day Date (war201a.ba0723): Hands on review and unboxing.
This watch needs little introduction and there is a lot of hype surrounding Royal Oak Offshore models so we'll take a look at just how unique this steel beast is!
Some polished, some brushed, some with accents of colour others in a functional mono-tone and some made with precious metals compared to the stark, cold stainless steel of its siblings. All begs one big question, are these watches tools, or jewels?
Breitling themselves describe the Avenger Hurricane 50 as "beyond superlatives". Bold claims, just how impressive is the is it?
Perhaps one of the most charming watches on this list and one of the more popular items available from our shop - the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a great example of a brand updating a classic design with modern materials and manufacturing techniques; replacing a coated brass casing with stainless steel, and a plexiglass crystal with a more modern sapphire crystal.
Tag Heuer's offering of a more wallet friendly automatic diving watch, with a ceramic bezel, is the Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph [cay211b.ba0927]. In Tag's lineup, it this watch straddles the gap between the entry quartz aquaracers and the 500m Automatic Chronograph Aquaracers (which have more than a passing resemblance to the Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Co-Axial Chronograph 42mm watch collection).
Omegas offering for a tough diving watch with a chronograph function comes in the form of this Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronograph. In order to appeal to a large number of audiences the watch is available in a few different colour options, strap types, and even includes a couple of variants set with a ring of 42 diamonds, constructed from titanium, or an 18kt rose gold case option - which weighs in at just over £20K (at the current RRP).
If for whatever reason you don't want a Rolex then take a look at the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. It's water resistant to the usual 300m, is a more comfortable 43mm wide (and 13.40mm deep) and even includes a transparent case back, which is a feature less often found on dive watches; though, this may be due to the increased thickness they give a watches case, the perceived weakness that they give and the additional cost involved.
A Big GMT For The Modifier At Heart Unboxing Review: Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm [PAM00088] Of all watch makers, Panerai package their watches in the most understated box of all of them. And could perhaps be called modest, although we are still talking about a £5.5K watch. And talking about such an expensive item as modest … Continue reading Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm: Unboxing Review [PAM00088]
The dive watch is a type of watch that really encapsulates what it is to be a luxury watch. It's simultaneously a functional piece of specialist equipment, needing to survive the punishing environment of being dragged down deep underwater, while still telling the time: but, they are typically built to extravagant specifications, being water resistant to 10 or even 100 times deeper than people will actually dive down to in reality. Few people will ever test these dive watches to their full capabilities!