Citizen Eco-Drive One Limited Edition

The Citizen Eco-Drive One is the world’s thinnest watch. And? While no Watchbox video would be complete without Tim Mosso revealing whether or not a particular timepiece fits under a shirt cuff, after that benchmark, at some point, horological thinness is like limbo dancing: both completely astounding and faintly ridiculous. Then again . . .

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Kiura Chrono: Minimalist Masterpiece

I recently ripped Italian watch designer Alessio Romano a new one. I dubbed his Ora Major “the world’s most illegible timepiece, comprised of two armless stick figures rotating around each other like drunken sailors.” I stand by my assessment. And now I’m crediting Sr. Romano with designing a minimalist masterpiece: the Kiura Chrono . . .

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Stowa Onehand 44: Minimalist Watch of the Day

You gotta hand it to Stowa. The German watchmaker famous for fliegers – the most conservative of watch genres – is kicking out the jams with the Stowa Onehand 44. It’s about as faithful to their 1927 pilot’s watch design as the camp remake of The Stepford Wives was to the deeply unsettling original. Look a little closer, though, and it’s clear there’s method to Stowa’s minimalist madness . . .

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The 125th Anniversary OMEGA Tresor's enamel dial knocks it out of the park

125th Anniversary OMEGA Trésor

This is our minimalist watch of the day, and I’d best start with two important facts. First, the yellow gold 125th Anniversary OMEGA Trésor cost $17,800. Second, the OMEGA De Ville variant no longer listed on the watchmaker’s website. So we have to address a simple question: is it worth the hunt? That depends on . . .

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Ming 17.06 Monolith FTW

Whether it’s a Grand Seiko Elegance Collection timepiece or a Citizen Pro-Master Tough, simple watches are my thing. As I scour the internet for horological news, I come across a fair number of minimalist masterpieces. As Bob Marley would say, of which I share with you. Today’s choice: the forthcoming Ming 17.06 Monolith. I’m not sure that’s the right name for this watch as . . .

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