Paying homage to the iconic G-Shock Frogman Line, Casio’s dropped a special anniversary edition of the GWF-1000B. Known for being one of the most durable and rugged diving watches to date, the watch has stood the test of time. The limited edition version will feature a utilitarian black body with rose-gold highlights as well as a commemorative box and an $8,500 pricetag that will surely test the pockets of consumers the world over. (via milk)
The Ozo watch by Russian designer Anton Repponen is an interesting concept. Yes, unfortunately it’s a concept. It’s unique and the black and white color combination makes it sleek and timeless. The hours and minutes are separated into two wheels, with a trapezoid shape in the middle capturing the current time. (via lostinasupermarket)
From French watchmaker BRM comes the V12-T-44 Chronograph. BRM has always been known for their motorsport-inspired mechanical timepieces. For Abarth, BRM tweaked its titanium-cased V12-T-44 by adding some Scorpion-brand touches. Getting your hands on one might be difficult as only 49 pieces will be made, each individually numbered and selling exclusively through the BRM website for roughly $7,300.
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Being an avid reader of Hodinkee.com, I’ve come across some fine timepieces thanks to Ben and Co. This vintage Paul Newman Daytona Rolex that they got their hands on recently is nothing short of magnificent. Now, put that beauty inside Mercedes’ new AMG SLS Gullwing and you got yourself one hell of a combo. The crew got a chance to push the 563 horsepower beast around the famous Laguna Seca Raceway while sporting the vintage timepiece. The video’s after the jump, but be warned, it may cause excessive drooling. You’ve been warned. (more…)
From Bell & Ross‘s Ceramic Collection comes the limited edition Phantom Black watch. Smaller, sleeker, smarter, the BR-S Ceramic watch is an “elegant interpretation of the professional BR 01 instrument. We’ll leave the numerical specs out, and talk aesthetics. It’s got precision movement, which is equates to amazing accuracy. The all black, luminescent dial is really a standout, and for this reason, it’s only going to be available in limited quantities in this “Phantom” series.
From Burberry comes a limited run of the Alligator Watch for Autumn/Winter 2009. “The men’s round dual-time watch in dark nickel previewed during the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2009 menswear show, draws inspiration from the rich Burberry history of function and performance.” The alligator strap comes in a black, burgundy or racing green finish, with only 60 units being made.
The watch is available for pre-order on a first come first serve basis.
From Watchismo comes this collection of antique and vintage Lip watches ranging from the turn of the century (1900-1976) through the Space-age. “From classic gunmetal pocket watches to the ultra-modern wristwatches by the designer series of the seventies. Rarities in mint condition to models in new-old-stock models that have never been worn since they were introduced decades ago”. This might be one of the finest vintage collections we’ve ever seen and considering some of the pieces were locked up without ever being worn, you should check the wristcandy and maybe get one around yours if your wallet allows.
Bamford & Sons have perfected the high-end watch customization business and their latest masterpiece is beautiful proof. They’ve remastered this Rolex Milgauss for French retailer Colette. Who said the Brits and French can’t get along? The sea-blue dial and white accents on a black frame looks amazing but it’s the attention to detail that really sets Bamford & Sons apart from the nonexistent pack. Notice the Colette logo as well as the lightning-inspired hour hand.
This priceless wonder is set to release on September 9th for an a pricetag we can’t yet fathom.
The fellas over at Selectism turn us to some mighty fine timepieces by Ernst Benz, made specially for John Varvatos. Priced at $6800, these chronoscopes are definitely worth the pricetag. “Each watch is based on vintage timepieces discovered by Varvatos. Strapping wise, you have the option to choose between crocodile or bison to finish off the simple black or grey faces. These watches are exclusive to the John Varvatos Store in New York City.”
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11′s landing on the moon, Omega’s released a special edition Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Definitive Touch tells us the “limited edition timepiece is a replica of the Orginal Speedmaster Professional worn by Buzz Aldrin to the moon and it features shatter-proof acrylic crystal (also known as Hesalite), a stainless steel bracelet, and a small commemorative medallion imprinted with the Apollo 11 Mission Patch. The Apollo 11 Mission Patch depicts an eagle with an olive branch landing on the lunar surface, with earth in the background.”
The back of each watch is engraved with the limited edition number, the date and time of the first moon landing, and the words “The First Watch Worn on the Moon”. Each watch comes in a black box that includes a silver medallion in honor of the mission, a Certificate of Authenticity and information on the mission.
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