Jason Heaton

Only wears mechanical watches, drives an adequately patina’d Alfa Romeo Spider right up until the snow flies, and always keeps an open bottle of single malt close at hand.

Multinational Horology

IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar

How do you silence your critics? You make something great, which is just what IWC did with its Portugieser Annual Calendar.

Back to the Age of Aquarius

Oris Divers Sixty-Five

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five is as close as you can get to diving into the past, with a watch straight from the golden age of scuba.

No Sharks and No Salt

Frozen in Time: Diving the Wrecks of the Great Lakes

With over 6,000 wrecks to choose from, and proximity to major urban centers, one might think wrecking diving in the Great Lakes would be a popular endeavor. But few people, even in the region, know about these troves just offshore.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: August 4, 2015

Emmanuel Bouchet debuts a new brand, a Swatch for the beach, new Autodromo driving glove colorways and more.

The Summer Blues

10 Blue Watches for a Red-Hot Summer

Blue watches are enjoying their moment, and whether you're a pilot, a diver, a sailor or just looking for a little color on your wrist, here are the 10 best.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: July 21, 2015

Two hardcore divers, a titanium startup, a watch from Detroit that's not a Shinola, a music box shaped like a TIE Fighter and more.

Baja for Non-Tourists

Going Off the Grid and Underwater in Cabo Pulmo

Returning from Cabo Pulmo, I wondered why I surround myself with so much stuff and so many complications when my happiest moments are the exact opposite: living out of a backpack, following the rhythms of climate and culture, and turning off the phone.

Or, How Not to Get Ripped

How to Escape a Rip Current

Rip currents are a leading cause of drowning deaths at beaches around the world. But if you know how to escape one, you can live to swim another day. Here's how.

Guide to Life
Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: June 9, 2015

Pilots, divers and drivers from Switzerland, England and Germany fill out this week's new watches. And one horological machine.

Off script, on message

Crisis and a Moment of Kindness in Cayman Brac

The Cayman Islands may be better known as a banker's holiday paradise -- but a chance encounter with a boat of Cuban refugees reveals the Islands' real character.

A Visit to Sanborn Canoe Co.

From Woodworking Novices to Canoe Paddle Pros

Sanborn Canoe Company has quickly become one of the darlings of the outdoor industry. But behind the lumbersexual appeal, the owners are just Minnesotans at heart.

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Sheer Lunacy

The Moonphase Watch, Explained

A moonphase watch reminds us that we’re all just spinning through space on this pale blue dot, orbited by a glowing rock, mere cogs in a bigger clockwork. Here's how it works.

Summer. Time.

7 Watches of Summer 2015

Put down the Patek. These seven watches are perfect for summer adventures -- and they're all less than $1,000.

Summer Preview 2015
All the Time in the World

The Best Watches of BaselWorld 2015

Thousands of frequent flyer miles and hundreds of watches later, we present our favorite timepieces from the horological orgy known as BaselWorld 2015.

Two-timers

The GMT Watch, Explained

The GMT watch is brilliant not because of its complexity but because of its simple ingenuity. We’ve picked five of the best, and all of them are ready to hit the ground running.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: March 17, 2015

BaselWorld is around the corner but until the big news breaks, we've got you covered with new watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breitling, Hublot and Swiss Army, plus a video from Down Under.

#shootfilm

Developing Film Is Easier than You Think

What shooting film lacks in instant gratification, it makes up for in satisfaction, especially if you learn to process and scan your own film. It’s easier than you think.

Film Issue
Visiting a Great Explorer

Will Steger Is a Force of Nature

Polar explorer Will Steger knows dark and cold better than anyone. But he wants to show people the light.

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It's Complicated, Vol. 1

The Chronograph, Explained

While most of us won’t time anything beyond a boring meeting or boiling eggs, a chronograph is all about readiness, potential and the human interaction with a micro-engineering marvel -- not to mention the rare opportunity to stop time.

It's Complicated

The Best Watches of SIHH 2015

Despite the economic clouds that blew into Geneva the week before, there were still some spectacular new watches at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. This year, the exclusive exhibition of high watchmaking lived up to its name. Here are 10 of our favorite watches from the show.

Timekeeping
Is Air the New Down?

Tested: NuDown Mount Whitney Vest

NuDown, a small company based in Reno, Nevada, has an innovative new solution and it might just be better than down: air. Sometimes the best solution is the one that's all around you. We tried out the Mount Whitney vest and came away impressed.

The Nordic Skiing Issue

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