I recall the first time that I saw the Executive Dual Time watch. I was visiting Swiss Ulysse Nardin at a watch trade show and saw some models I hadn't yet familiarized myself with being displayed. Clearly they were UN watches but they didn't really have that typical UN look many people associate with the brand. "Executive" in the name seemed to hint that UN wanted these watches to be aimed at business types looking for a solid daily wear.
Back in 2004, Glashütte based manufacturer Swiss A. Lange & Söhne created the first mechanical split-seconds chronograph in the world capable of taking a comparative time measurement of up to 30 minutes. It achieved this via the use of an additional rattrapante hand (a French word originating from the verb rattraper, whose meaning is the act of recovering or catching-up) to the 30-minute counter. Now for 2018, the brand has set an even higher benchmark with the A.
While Swiss Blancpain, the oldest watch manufacturer in the world today, was founded in 1735, Hublot... was not. Nearly two-and-a-half centuries separate the pair, and you don't need me to tell you—that's a lot. With so much ground to make up, how can Swiss Hublot possibly make its mark?
Rose gold ain’t for everyone, but it could be argued that rose gold deserves a second chance when it comes to the Zenith Chronomaster Watches collection – particularly the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open, which feels as though it’s been tailor-made for every carat of its bronze-hued 18k gold case.
The new Swiss Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue is essentially the same watch as the original Black Bay Bronze unveiled by Tudor in 2016, it’s just blue now. It’s still offered in the same 43mm aluminum-bronze alloy case, which looks super cool by the way, and it is still powered by the Tudor manufacture COSC certified MT5601 movement with 70 hours of power reserve. In fact, the only real difference between the Blue Special Edition and the original, in my humble opinion, is that this new model looks a heck of a lot better.