Chronograph Design Matters

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT naked

It was my first Baselworld. Not wanting to miss anything, I arrived early. Standing in the middle of the growing crowd, all I could see was the first booth inside Hall 1: a metal-clad honeycomb structure illuminated by a warm orange glow. The name BVLGARI loomed large, the backlit logo placed high atop the other branding. When the doors opened, the crowd made a break for Bulgari, trying to get a glimpse of the record-breaking Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT . . .

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Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date

Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama

Many if not most watch buyers want to see the date on the dial. It gives them a feel for the month’s passage and the proximity of approaching events. But that little date window almost always detroys the symmetry indeed beauty of a watch’s dial. But not always. Case in point: the Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date . . .

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Which Watch for A Sex Club, Drug Deal or Police Interview?

When it comes to questions of style, the horological media are a pretty tame bunch. Watch reviewers focus on two questions: does the timepiece fit under the sleeve of a dress shirt and can it be worn casually and at the office? Snore. There are far more important style issues to ponder: which watch works best at a sex club, drug deal or a police interview. Here are my recommendations . . .

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