Author: Blake Buettner

  • Video: The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional In White

    Video: The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional In White

    Riffing on the classics can be a risky proposition. Omega has never been shy about testing the boundaries with their expansive Speedmaster collection, with all manner of variations have been produced over the past decades to varying degrees of success. The Moonwatch Professional, however, has remained largely true to its roots, relatively speaking. This is…

  • The Rising Popularity of Brutal Asymmetry

    The Rising Popularity of Brutal Asymmetry

    The watch industry may be slow to react, but it’s quick to pick up on trends, and we’re seeing one play out at the moment which I would call a side effect of the broader comeback of ‘80s style. The trend is that of asymmetry, and it has taken root across many genres and price…

  • Tudor Introduces New Black Bay Ceramic Blue

    Tudor Introduces New Black Bay Ceramic Blue

    Heading into the current Formula 1 season, Tudor announced a partnership with the Visa Cash App RB (VCARB) team, a move we talked about here, and straight away folks began noticing some unique Tudor watches on the wrist’s of team drivers Daniel Riccardo, and Yuki Tsunoda in the paddock. Among them was a Black Bay…

  • Hublot Essential Gray Comes to Classic Fusion Collection

    Hublot Essential Gray Comes to Classic Fusion Collection

    As many brands lean into big colors for the summer, Hublot is bringing back their Essential Gray in the Classic Fusion collection this time around. This week the brand is revealing a new pair of Classic Fusion references in 42mm and 45mm, each receiving the Essential Gray treatment resulting in a subtle monotone appearance. This…

  • Video: Seiko 7002 Retrospective

    Video: Seiko 7002 Retrospective

    Seiko dive watches hold a special place in the hearts of many enthusiasts, often serving as the gateway into the hobby. Some references are held up as the standard bearers for the genre, such as the 6309, SKX007, SLA025, and more recently the SPB143 or SPB317 and their ilk. There is one reference that often…

  • Video: The IWC Fliegerchronograph ref. 3706 Retrospective

    Video: The IWC Fliegerchronograph ref. 3706 Retrospective

    IWC is known for their great sport watches, and unique take on practical complications. We know ‘em, we love ‘em. But there’s no denying that, with the brand’s goals of moving further up market, they’ve lost a bit of that raw edge that made them so special just a few decades ago. The precursor to…

  • Video Retrospective: The Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

    Video Retrospective: The Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

    The modern dive watch archetype is rooted in a template put forth in the mid ‘50s. The Submariner may not have been the first to the scene (though that is far from settled), but its appearance in 1954 set a foundation that persists to this day. The history of dive watches stretches back much further,…

  • Ming Hits the Deep End with New 37.09 Bluefin

    Ming Hits the Deep End with New 37.09 Bluefin

    It’s been four years since Ming revealed their contemporary take on the dive watch with the titanium 18.01 H41 back in 2020. The watch represented an immensely capable first crack at the genre, packing a 1,000M depth rating into a 40mm x 12.9mm footprint, not to mention the wholly unique aesthetic that came with it.…