This Week in Watches: November 10, 2015
Oris gets the blues, AP is yellow, Hamilton goes aluminum and more.
Oris gets the blues, AP is yellow, Hamilton goes aluminum and more.
World Superbike is the only race on two wheels at Laguna Seca, and it is fast, treacherous and one hell of a visual spectacular.
Just in time for summer is a quiver of new sports watches: Omega's new regatta timer, Rafa's new tourbillon, Audemars Piguet's racing watch developed with Michael Schumacher and more.
Put down the Patek. These seven watches are perfect for summer adventures -- and they're all less than $1,000.
The Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar is a touchscreen watch in the midst of a smartwatch world. Is it too dumb to compete?
The biggest news in watches this week has nothing to do with Apple. It's the crop of smarter watches coming out of Switzerland, from innovative brands like Ressence, Breva, Tissot and Angelus.
Buying a loved one her first women's watch is daunting. We talked to an expert for tips and collected eight of the best options under $1,000.
Plated and PVD rose gold watches are little discussed, but great examples are out there -- and they cost fractions compared to their solid-gold brethren. Watch expert James Lamdin of analog/shift helps us sort out the glittering mess.
A timepiece crafted from meteorite, Bell & Ross's WWII-inspired Vintage BR, Victorinox Swiss Army reimagines its Maverick and more.
For the eighth installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we’re presenting a 24-hour timekeeping gem, the Tissot Navigator World Time ($1,650). Beyond its unique method of displaying time, the Tissot's excellent condition is not to be missed.
Think of a dress watch. Imagining anything you can afford? Truth is, our idea that dress watches need be luxury items is way off. These five fit our new definition: watches that jive with both formal wear and greasy fast food binges.
This Week in Watches: Tissot's T-Touch Solar, the Longines 24-Hours Single Push Piece Chronograph, instant classic straps from Australian strap maker Bas & Lokes, and much more.
This Week in Watches: Tissot's first Manhattan boutique, an indie film about indie watchmakers, Deep Blue's new affordable diver and more.
This Week in Watches: June 17, 2014. A bronze Pinion, Dwight Eisenhower's Rolex on sale, a watch that displays time using liquid and much more.
This Week In Watches: The Rolling Stones get a Zenith, Linde Werdelin's secrets revealed, two opulent auctions and much more.
Put down the Patek. These seven watches are perfect for summer adventures -- and they all cost less than $1,000.
The Corsa was a sophisticated and sporty coupe that looks even better today, with far more panache points than its ordinary Corsa brother. The Corsa was a gentleman's car, for sure, but it was plenty sporty, too; the potent flat six engine, crisp sheet metal and luxurious interior meant that not just anyone would look right in the driver's seat. You'll need to look the part -- neat and clean, 1960s business style -- while you cruise around in yours, and we've got the perfect kit.
In racing, timing is judge, jury and executioner. Tissot, Official Timekeepers for all MotoGP races since 2001, are burdened with the proof of milliseconds. In this world of speed, their instrumentation deciphers the metrics of order within the chaos of twenty-three riders piloting 230 horsepower motorcycles at 220 mph. We saw them in action at the Circuit Of The Americas.
Mechanical diver's and pilot’s watches may have been indispensable instruments for explorers in decades past, but nowadays, state-of-the-art wristwatches have shifted toward lightweight, battery-powered and largely digital pieces. These are wrist-top computers, designed for wear during mountaineering, skiing, sailing, surfing and flying. We rounded up six of the best for your next adventures.
Skeleton watches, or squelettes in French, have been made since the pocketwatch days and typically are ornate, baroque displays of artistry. The Tissot T-Complication Squelette ($1,950) offers a far more modern and industrial take on this classic genre. We got our hands on one for a week and let it get under our skin.
When building anything, one must begin with strong foundation. A watch collection is no different. While anyone, given the choice, would undoubtedly begin and end with only finest examples of haute horological hardware, we can't all justify blowing junior’s college and post-grad funds on something small and shiny. A conservative budget should not dissuade wide-eyed complication connoisseurs however: there are many excellent mechanical options available for the budding collector. We've selected ten rock solid options, both vintage and new, that would proudly produce any one-percenter’s tan line. So get started. Junior will thank you -- it's his heirloom, anyhow.
In this age of touchscreens, electronic this, and digital that, you might be thinking the good old analog timepiece -- you know, actual hour and minute hands pointing to numbers on a dial -- might be in grave danger. This is especially true in racing applications where hundredths of a second are pretty important. As if to reach an accord, the recently released Tissot T-Race Touch ($575) combines the best of the digital and analog worlds. We break it down.
The fourth installment in our Staff Favorites series features Mr. Matt Neundorf. Hailing from Toronto, this proud Canadian is one of GP's newer recruits -- but there isn't a lick of green about him except for his prowess in DIY projects. A confessed car nut, an avid drinker of craft brews (especially those from his native Great White North) and an old hand at home renovation, Matt's a natural -- especially since he also brings his level-headed, humorous writing to bear on GP assignments. When he isn't filling GP readers' heads with dreams of roaring autos and whirring power tools, Matt works on his own personal home renovation projects, purveys construction equipment and sources consumer goods.
This article is Volume 2 in our special Icons series for Timekeeping, written by our guru Jason Heaton. In case you missed it, be sure to catch our first Icons article, Volume 1: Super Compressor Dive Watch. 1970 was a year of great ups and downs for the mechanical chronograph. The vaunted Omega Speedmaster helped...
Tissot started designing classic timepieces back 1853 and has served as the official time keeper for major sporting events in motorcycling and downhill skiing, in addition to sponsoring Lotus, and Renault’s Formula 1 teams. Located in LeLocle, Switzerland, the watchmaker’s quality remains unmistakable, and the all-new Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronograph stunner, is no exception. Unlike...
[click on image to enlarge] You need a watch that matches your spirit of adventure, and we’ve found the perfect one for you. The new Tissot T-Touch Expert Titanium. If you’re not already familiar with the T-Touch, it’s a watch featuring a touch sensitive screen that activates numerous functions, including alarm, chronograph, altimeter, thermometer, compass,...