Bell & Ross Vintage FULL LUM Review

I’m a lumatic. I like nothing better than wearing a highly luminous watch looking out across a glittering nighttime cityscape (a lume with a view). I depend on a luminous watch when I wake up in the middle of the night wondering how much time’s left before daybreak. Like Racer88, a glowing watch fills me with childlike wonder. So why don’t I like the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 FULL LUM? Let’s start with my antipathy to chronographs . . .

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AP Code 11.59 – Dead Model Walking

“After a rather controversial initial impression and some noise in the collecting community, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet is now finding its way in both AP’s collections and in the heart of collectors,” monochrome.com asserts, without a shred of evidence. The website introduces the latest addition to the Code 11.59 family: the Flying Tourbillon Chronograph. A timepiece that’s “here to show you the brand’s skills.” Fair enough but . . .

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Retro Watches – The Industry’s Last Gasp?

When it comes to traditional timepieces, retro watches rule the roost. That’s true at every price point, from the Timex Q to Hamilton’s field watches to Eberhard’s Scafograf 300 to the Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph. It’s not just that older designs are better – which they are, generally. The retro trend reflects a sea change in how traditional watches are viewed by consumers. How they will be viewed in the future . . .

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