After a week long hiatus for some much needed R&R we are back with 5 great stories you may have missed from the week that was.
The Time Is White
Kicking things off is this great little piece from Dream Chrono about the advent of white watches, the latest and greatest accessory this summer. The article focuses on two classic models – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver and the Richard Mille RM-011 – both of which have recently been launched in all-white versions. Not only is the article interesting for the watches themselves but I also particularly like the commentary on how the once-defined parameters of what is acceptable in ladies versus gents watch design have become delightfully blurred, allowing for some very cool and creative pieces to emerge.
You can read the full story on DreamChrono here.
Patek Philippe Calatrava
For most people the name Patek Philippe conjures up images of ultra-complicated, extremely rare and unattainably expensive watches and to be fair this is reasonably accurate, at least to some degree anyway. Of course this is not the whole story, just ask the guys over at Professional Watches, who have brought us a great review of the elegantly timeless Patek Philippe Calatrava in white gold. There are no bells and whistles here, just an extremely clean design executed to the highest standards possible. Truly a thing of beauty.
Check out Professional Watches for more details and pictures.
The Breitling 765 AVI
From one classic to another – although this one is admittedly of a very different kind – the great guys over at Monochrome Watches are at it again, this time bringing us a wonderfully detailed write-up on the Breitling 765 AVI. It’s an interesting story if you’ve got the time, looking at how Breitling responded to (or at least tried to respond to) the popularity of Omega’s Speedmaster and Rolex’s Daytona, and of course Heuer’s Autavia in the 1960’s. I certainly learned a few things reading it and I’m sure you will too.
The article along with some great pictures can be found here on Monochrome Watches.
Christopher Ward C8 Regulator
Despite being relatively new to the watch-blogging scene, the guys over at Worn & Wound have very quickly established a reputation for providing excellent reviews of affordable watches. This latest article on the Christopher Ward C8 Regulator is no exception, giving us great insight into a very cool watch from an independent UK brand that seems to be taking the watchmaking world by storm of late. No matter how many five figure and six figure watches sit in your collection, I would suggest that this article is worth the read for no other reason than to enjoy a review done exceptionally well.
Head over to Worn & Wound to learn more.
The Real Story Behind The Bremont Wright Flyer
The last article we have for you this week was technically published yesterday, not last week but the content is so interesting I just had to share it with you anyway. Essentially it highlights and deals with the ambiguity surrounding the announcement last week of English watchmaker Bremont’s new In-House Made BWC/01 “London” Watch Movement. There has been a lot of contention about what actually happened but it seems that what it boils down to is that a poorly worded (or outright misleading, depending on who you talk to) press release from Bremont failed to mention crucial details about the origins and development partners of the the BWC/01 automatic movement. As such it seemed that Bremont were insinuating that the movement had been designed and developed completely in-house in the UK, whereas in fact it has subsequently emerged of course that Bremont worked with Swiss movement maker La Joux-Perret (the same company that makes all of Arnold & Son’s movements.) It’s a fascinating story and it will be really interesting to see how things play out over the next weeks.
As always it seems there is more to the story and so be sure to read the full article on A Blog To Watch here as it extremely detailed.
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