New Watch Alert: 8/14/2020

ERA Hyperion – $1938

New watch alert - ERA Hyperion

New watch alert! A tourbillon has no horological value in a modern wristwatch. It’s pure theater. Given CAD/CAM, 3D printing and the like, it was only a matter of time before Chinese IP thieves artisans figured out how to bring the spinny thing down from high horology’s Mount Olympus to the masses. Via Wallace’s rocket ship! Now available, the ERA Hyperion is the first . . .

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Sinn 104 A St Sa Full Review

Sinn 104 money shot

Let he without Sinn wear this watch. Sorry, I’m a punny guy. (Just ask @oldwatchlady.) I promise to restrain myself while reviewing the Sinn 104 – a German pilot’s watch whose owners tell me its Sinnsational. An original Sinn. Let’s start where I normally finish: price . . .

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New Watch Alert: 9/7/2020

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold LE – $47,300

New watch alert - Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold

The new watch alert amongst you may wonder if Hublot’s pentagram-heavy Big Bang Sang Blue II King Gold is aimed at Wiccans. Ask Maxime Plescia-Büchi. That’s the Swiss tattooist who designed it – and no less than seven variations on the theme. The 45mm King Gold may not be the most legible watch, but neither are any of the others. How about that . . .

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Casio F-91W Full Review

Casio standing up on plaid

Jack Baruth clued me in to the Casio F-91W. “Most luxury watches can’t match an eleven-dollar Taliban graduation watch for accuracy,” Jack wrote. Sure enough, Wikipedia’s Casio F-91W entry has a subsection entitled Usage In Terrorism, cataloging the model’s popularity as an improvised explosive timer and ubiquity among terror detainees . . .

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New Watch Alert 7/31/2020

Zenith Elite Classic – $12,600

New watch alert - rose gold Zenith Elite Classic

“You can trust your car to the man who wears the star,” Texaco used to tell drivers. I don’t trust my car to anyone but I would trust Zenith to make a dress watch. And so they have. Why anyone would buy the Elite instead of the strikingly similar, fanatically perfect $7600 Grand Seiko SBGY003? New watch alert! The 40mm Zenith is slightly larger, made from gold and has a date window. How great is that?

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