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The Renowned Seiko SKX007 ? 52Mondayz, Week #35

Normally, our contributor Gerard talks about one of his watches in this 52Mondayz feature. Whilst he is enjoying a deserved holiday, I decided to do t...
28-08-2017 19:32

Introducing You To The New Gorilla Fastback Collection

Last year we reported about the new project by (amongst others) Octavio Garcia, former Head of Design at Audemars Piguet. The Gorilla Fastback was bor...
28-08-2017 19:32

Toc Watch. Change The Story, Make It About You

Toc19, a hand wound watch that makes a personal statement Toc Watch, or Toc, launched their first watch at the end of July and crowdfunded it in just ...
28-08-2017 19:32

In Detail – Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Moon

Back in 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Tribute to 1931 collection of Reverso models. Watches with the same dimensions as the very first Reverso...
25-08-2017 19:35

#TBT The Seiko SKX031 – An Unheralded and Affordable C

Just when you thought you knew everything that Seiko made, mindless browsing usually reveals yet another model from the deep catalog. This was the sit...
24-08-2017 19:32

TAG Heuer Formula 1 No.33 Max Verstappen 2017 Special Editio

Last Sunday we were invited to join the introduction event of TAG Heuer and their Max Verstappen 2017 Special Edition timepiece. Although Max Verstapp...
23-08-2017 19:32

Speedy Tuesday – One Of Our Readers Talks About His Go

Gold Speedmaster 3695.50.31 One of my first encounters with a gold Speedmaster was with the BA145.022-69, which translates into the famous yellow gold...
22-08-2017 19:41

OMEGA Trilogy Event – Tourbillon Boutique Baden-Baden

This invitation is mainly aimed at our German speaking readers, a lunch and presentation in the Tourbillon Boutique in Baden-Baden to celebrate this y...
22-08-2017 19:41

Watches & Pencils #30 ? Vacation Watches

It?s holiday season and so I thought it would be a good time to publish an episode about watches and vacations. Prepare for a relaxed and sunny episod...
21-08-2017 19:38

Casio G-Shock GW-5000 ? 52Mondayz, week #34

Back to basics. In 1983, designed and developed by Kikuo Ibe, Casio introduced the first watch according to their Tripple-10 concept. Waterproof to 10...
21-08-2017 19:38

A Guide to Buying Watches at Catawiki

There are a number of online auctions and marketplaces out there, but one particularly great platform for purchasing watches online is Catawiki. They ...
21-08-2017 19:38

Report – IAAF World Championships And Seiko Timing

IAAF World Championships Since 1985, Seiko is the official timer of the International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF in short. This yea...
18-08-2017 19:34

LIP Mach 2000 chronograph by Roger Tallon – A True Des

Roger Tallon The watch industry has its own superstar designers. The first name that comes to mind for most of us is of course Gérald Genta. You also ...
17-08-2017 19:39

Ace Jewelers and NOMOS introduce to you the Orion 100 Years

De Stijl De Stijl (literally translates as ?the style?) is a Dutch art movement most famous for work by Mondriaan (?Composition with lines?) and Rietv...
17-08-2017 19:39

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Celebrates Its 15th Anniversa

For some reason the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection struck me as younger, but Omega put out a press release about the 15th anniversary this year...
16-08-2017 19:48

Traveling With the New Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer

Roughly a month ago, Oris reached out to us and asked if we?d be interested in testing a new watch prior to the lifting of a press embargo (yes, youâ€...
16-08-2017 19:48

Breitling Chronospace A56012.01 ? 52Mondayz, week #33

Guess what!" This is the 26th episode in the 52Mondayz column. That means that we’re half way. Half way the year that every week I wear a different ...
15-08-2017 19:33

Speedy Tuesday – Sharing A Reader’s Speedmaster

Owners and their watches, providing an insight in what moved them to buy a certain watch or in this case, a Speedmaster. Once every while we like to f...
15-08-2017 19:33

MING 17.01 Watch – Excite Seasoned Collectors And Acce

A few years ago, we had a contributor that was particularly strong in photography and knew his watches. I am talking about Ming Thein. Ming decided to...
14-08-2017 19:35

Formex Swiss Watches: new App lets you try on their watches

Formex Swiss Watches, an independent Swiss watchmaker and direct online distributor of action-sport-influenced watches, just released a free App that ...
14-08-2017 19:35

Watches with Historic Significance

Whether they were the first to produce something new or provided a contribution to society or their own brands, a number of watches were historically ...
14-08-2017 19:35

Watches and Golf

I turned 40 this year and decided to finally pursue my long time wish to play golf. I have played field hockey as a kid and teenager so have some sens...
11-08-2017 19:36

Armin Strom Resonance and Configurator in Mallorca – E

If you know a thing or two about sailing (unlike me) I?m sure you have heard about the GC32 Racing Tour. It?s a competition where only GC32-class sail...
10-08-2017 19:35

Eza Watches Announces A New Model – The Eza AirFighter

I just ordered a watch. No really, just now. The Eza AirFighter. After seeing the press release, I made sure to secure one for myself. That doesn’t ...
09-08-2017 19:34

Fred Dingemans d.m.h. unique pieces ? 52Mondayz, week #32

This week I was pleasantly surprised by a visit from one of The Netherlands’ most headstrong watchmakers, Fred Dingemans. Entirely by hand, Fred pro...
08-08-2017 19:32

Speedy Tuesday – A True Oddity: The Omega Speedmaster

You might be familiar with Hackett London, the menswear retailer from the UK. But did you know there is a Speedmaster Hackett" Hackett was founded in ...
08-08-2017 19:32

With Military Precision: Collectible Military Watches

Although less common today, defense departments would collaborate with watchmakers to provide their military with the right tools for the job as early...
07-08-2017 19:32

Kampai! – Two Seiko Cocktail Time Watches SRPB43J and

Since 2010, Seiko is offering these “cocktail time” watches that were clearly inspired by living the good life. First only for the Japanese market...
07-08-2017 19:32

Panis-Barthez Competition visit with HYT – Photo Repor

Anyone who?s ever been to a car race on a circuit knows the feeling in your stomach when race cars pass you by. The sound of the engines roaring that ...
04-08-2017 19:32

Vintage Watch Market – Summer 2017 – Trends and

It?s been more than a quarter since I?ve given an update on the vintage watch market. Why is that" Well, the article would likely have come off as mor...
03-08-2017 19:31

Hands-On Lonville Virage Fuel Tank Review

Lonville might be a brand you never heard of before. Although it has some history (from 1873 till the early 1950’s) I won’t bother you with it. Th...
02-08-2017 19:32

Roger Dubuis Hommage Monopoussoir H40 ? 52Mondayz, week #31

From mainstream Rolex to a highly exclusive original Roger Dubuis. Do you know that feeling" After wearing a certain type of watch for some time, you ...
01-08-2017 19:35

Top 10 Speedy Tuesday Articles

It has not gone unnoticed that we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Speedy Tuesday feature this year. Early this year we – together with Omega â€...
01-08-2017 19:35

Watch Strap Review Part 30. – Molequin

Belgium is known for the usual suspects: beer, chocolate, laces, waffles and Manneken Pis. Nowadays the country seems to have a couple of new addition...
31-07-2017 19:37

Q&A With Auctioneer Tom Tombeur

Where do you buy and sell your vintage watches" One great option is online auction platform, Catawiki. They host around 30 weekly Watches auctions and...
31-07-2017 19:37

Keep Track Of The Value Of Your Watch Collection

I don’t have to introduce you to Chrono24, world’s largest on-line market place for watches. Some watch brands might hate it, but most consumers l...
28-07-2017 19:30

#TBT The Rolex GMT-Master 16758 – Yellow Gold is Here

And now I?m in trouble. The angel consistently perched atop my right shoulder with a consistent message: don?t buy a yellow gold Rolex. ?They?re too e...
28-07-2017 19:30

Introducing The Dark Sea 500m From Undive Watches

There was a time that our mailbox was flooded with new watch projects via Kickstarter. Although there were some very nice projects among them, at some...
26-07-2017 19:32

Speedy Tuesday – A Fan Talks About His Speedmaster Tra

There aren’t many watches around that will make people talk so passionate about as the Speedmaster. That’s a bit of a bold statement, but if you s...
25-07-2017 19:35

Introducing You To The Oris Aquis Small Second Date

Today, Oris introduces a new variation on the Aquis collection. The Oris Aquis Small Second with date feature. Let us stress that the ‘small’ in t...
24-07-2017 19:33

Rolex Explorer II 16570 ? 52Mondayz, week #30

During the summer period I find myself wearing watches with white or light dials more often than in other seasons. Some time ago I bought a 1998 Rolex...
24-07-2017 19:33

48 Years Ago The Speedmaster Became The Moonwatch

On July 21st, at 2:56 UTC, Armstrong set foot on the Moon and spoke his famous words. Not much later, Buzz Aldrin followed him. On his wrist, the Omeg...
21-07-2017 19:37

The Biatec Corsair – A Dressy Pilot’s Watch from

As an American, and one who considers himself reasonably worldly, I have to admit that I get lost when it comes to identifying countries on a map east...
20-07-2017 19:36

Hands-On Longines HydroConquest L3.642.4.56.6 Review

When you have around 1000 Euro to spend on a watch, you can go Japanese with Seiko or Citizen, you can find your way in the numerous Kickstarter proje...
19-07-2017 19:34

Speedy Tuesday – Digital Revolution: Speedmaster X-33

The current Speedmaster Professional X-33 Skywalker distinguishes itself from its predecessors by two useful functions for space exploration: mission ...
18-07-2017 19:37

IWC Mark XVIII Little Prince edition ? 52Mondayz, week #29

Most people who know me know that I’m not a huge ‘modern day’ IWC fan. This week two incidents made me have the IWC Mark XVIII Le Petit Prince a...
17-07-2017 19:38

Watches & Pencils #29 ? The Seiko Turtle: Legendary Div

In early 2016 Seiko re-launched their Seiko Turtle with a big wave. In a short time 4 variants splashed in: a black (SRP777), a gilt (SRP775), a blue ...
17-07-2017 19:38

Christopher Ward Launches Two New Limited Editions

It is no secret we love affordable watches. Some times we look for them in the vintage market, like we showed you in this article, but we also keep an...
14-07-2017 19:33

Breaking News: Georges Kern Resigns From Richemont

This was just announced on the corporate website of the Richemont Group: Richemont regrets to announce the resignation with immediate effect of Mr Geo...
14-07-2017 19:33

Hands-On With The IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition ?Laureus

In front of us is the 11th Laureus IWC special edition in the famous blue color: the IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition ‘Laureus Sport for Good Founda...
13-07-2017 19:34

#TBT The Vintage Seiko Sport Divers

If you backed me into a corner and asked me about the subset of watches I own that I enjoy most, you?d receive a surprising answer. You?d likely guess...
13-07-2017 19:34

Introducing You To The Speedy Tuesday Magazine

This year marks the 5th anniversary of Speedy Tuesday. Not only here on Fratello, but we are happy that Speedy Tuesday has become a community on its o...
11-07-2017 19:33

Mondaine stop2go ? 52Mondayz, week #28

Holiday time has officially started, many people left to find out if the grass is greener indeed at the other side of the fence. Expecting many of you...
10-07-2017 19:32

Watch Strap Review Part 29. ? Crafter Blue Strap Review

It is no secret that we like (Grand) Seiko here on Fratello. From the low cost mechanical watches till the Grand Seiko models with Spring Drive moveme...
07-07-2017 19:41

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch

We introduce to you the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition watch. James Bond has been a wearer of some handsome time...
06-07-2017 19:34

#TBT The Yema Superman – An Early Diver With a Locking

In June of 2017, I wrote an article about the Yemas that were up for sale at an upcoming Watches of Knightsbridge auction. I felt that the watches wer...
06-07-2017 19:34

Skolorr – The Next-Gen On-Line Marketplace For Indepen

Skolorr, to be pronounced as scholar, is a new on-line platform where you can buy timepieces from a number of artisan watchmakers and independent bran...
05-07-2017 19:33

Speedy Tuesday – Moonwatch Only – Speedmaster Id

Quickly after the introduction of the new Moonwatch Only book (that we reviewed here), the authors showed us a little sneak preview of what was coming...
04-07-2017 19:41

Selected Superlatives: Five reasons, why you should pre-orde

From the team that brings you the Watchstars awards, is a new, high-format hardcover book that you should not miss. Here are five reasons why: 1. Sele...
03-07-2017 19:33


Creux Automatiq is in a league of its own, the Aussie born Swiss brand that combines sports luxe with Swiss made quality is hard to beat at this price...
03-07-2017 19:33

Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday ? 52Mondayz, week #27

The waiting gets tough as reports from people having received their Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition become more and more frequent. Om...
03-07-2017 19:33

Laco Erbstück Memmingen – Hands-On Review Of A Flieger

This Laco Erbstück pilot’s watch is not a vintage watch, despite the image at the top of this article can easily make you think that. It is a watch ...
30-06-2017 19:39

#TBT Rolex Day-Date – Why the President is Worth a Loo

During my early teens ? we?re talking late 80?s into the 90?s ? I can recall walking by Mayor?s jewelers in any one of the many South Florida malls an...
29-06-2017 19:36

Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition and the Coral Rest

The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition has been introduced as a special model in Oris’ new Aquis line. Sales of this watch will support the C...
28-06-2017 19:38

The Retro Trend Continues – Introducing The IWC Mark X

IWC has a long history regarding pilot’s watches. Their iconic Mark 11 dates back to 1948 and that’s why IWC thought it is time to resurrect it in...
28-06-2017 19:38

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo ? 52Mondayz, week #26

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo was already mentioned in last week’s 52Mondayz. One of the icons when watches with integrated bracelets are conc...
27-06-2017 19:35

Speedy Tuesday – A Very Rare Omega Speedmaster ‘

Almost 20 years ago, Omega celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1998. For this occasion, they introduced a watch that was based on the Speedmaster’57...
27-06-2017 19:35

Watches & Pencils #28 ? Ways of Wearing Watches

Watches need a wrist. But the way you wear it on your wrist can underline or break characteristics of the watch. Often, the overall look is made of a ...
26-06-2017 19:36

Hublot: Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph Ca

A Ferrari Design for a Hublot watch Celebrating Ferrari?s 70th Anniversary To celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, the Italian marque and its partn...
26-06-2017 19:36

Summer Coolness For Under 500 Euro – Seiko Prospex Sam

Nothing beats a great summer watch! A watch that is affordable, cool looking and water resistant. Seiko is the go-to brand when you are in the need of...
23-06-2017 19:29

Taking a Look at the Yemas at Watches of Knightsbridge

Here on Fratello Watches, we?ve featured a number of vintage Yema models on our site. These fun, often brightly colored watches represented the afford...
22-06-2017 19:34

Winners Of The Starmus Festival Received Gold Omega Speedmas

As we announced last week, the three gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watches have been presented to the three winners at the Starmus Festival in T...
21-06-2017 19:37

Finding The Midas Touch – Buying Your First Gold Watch

Within the last two years, I’ve found myself opening up to gold watches, including watches that are a combination of gold and stainless steel (bi-co...
21-06-2017 19:37

Mr Porter and Ressence Collaborate – Introducing the R

The partnership between the Belgian independent watchmaker Ressence and on-line luxury boutique Mr. Porter was already established in 2015. Today, the...
20-06-2017 19:34

Speedy Tuesday – Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Limi

It has been a while that we reported on the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition. We’ve been overwhelmed with all the responses and comm...
20-06-2017 19:34

The Manhattan 40, a new elegant and premium watch by MAEN Wa

Dutch-Swedish watch brand MAEN has released their second model on Kickstarter and the campaign was fully funded in a little over a week. With only a f...
19-06-2017 19:43

Hands-On Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue Review

Early May, Tudor and retailer Bucherer unveiled the Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue watch. This watch is part of Bucherer’s Blue Editions, a collabor...
19-06-2017 19:43

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust ? 52Mondayz, week #25

I’m a big fan of stainless steel watches with integrated bracelets. The Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust with reference 17000 belongs to these watches. R...
19-06-2017 19:43

A Visit To The Hanhart Manufacture – A Photo Essay

We often receive an invitation to visit a manufacture in Switzerland and Glashütte (Germany), but once in a while we find ourselves somewhere else loo...
16-06-2017 19:40

Another Look at BCatt Watch Straps – New Techniques an

September 2015 feels like a long time ago, but that?s exactly when we reviewed a few of the offerings from UK-based BCatt Watch Straps. I initially sp...
15-06-2017 19:36

Hands-On Sjöö Sandström Royal Capital Review

It is no secret that sports watches get a lot of love from us and most of you. However, there is little wrong with a good dress watch. The problem is ...
14-06-2017 19:33

Speedy Tuesday – Omega Speedmaster Professional Starmu

Until a few years ago, there used to be a gold Speedmaster Professional in Omega’s collection. Not anymore though, as it was discontinued at some po...
13-06-2017 19:36

Flagship Heritage ? 60th Anniversary 1957-2017: an exception

Saint-Imier (Switzerland), January 2017 ? Longines celebrates this year the 60th anniversary of its first Flagship collection. For this occasion, the ...
12-06-2017 19:35

Oris Aquis Date ? 52Mondayz, week #24

Last week we received the Oris Aquis Date divers watch in for review. Spot on to be my 52Mondayz watch for this week, as this week I will attend an ev...
12-06-2017 19:35

Anonimo Nautilo Nato presentation aboard SFS VOR70 racing ya

Ending a series of travels we find our way to the Côte d’Azur in France to meet up with Anonimo watches for a sailing adventure. In a hotel nearby t...
12-06-2017 19:35

A. Lange & Söhne Tour d’Eleganza Experience

Prior to the Concorso d’Eleganza we travel to Munich to meet up at the Bayerischer Hoff (hotel) where we have some amazing classic cars waiting. Fro...
09-06-2017 19:36

#TBT The Rado Captain Cook – A Rare 1960’s Diver

A recurring theme in our #TBT articles revolves around the aberrations from various watch companies. These are the ?one hit wonders?, the exceptions a...
08-06-2017 19:35

Sign-up For The Exclusive Grand Seiko Experience With Fratel

Ever wondered why watch connoisseurs are praising Grand Seiko" Or perhaps you are already a Grand Seiko fan and want to learn more about this Japanese...
08-06-2017 19:35

The Story Of The RAF Pilot And His Omega CK2292 Caliber 30T2

Sometimes watch collecting or enthusiasm goes past the love for watches. It is about stories and heritage that has more meaning than the watch itself....
07-06-2017 19:33

Speedy Tuesday – Incoming Question From A Reader ̶

We receive quite a number of questions regarding the Speedmaster, and some of these messages show great resemblance. One of the recurring questions we...
06-06-2017 19:34

Sinn 656 L ? 52Mondayz, week #23

It can easily be told that I love watches with black dials. I just mentioned that only 5 of the last fifteen 52Mondayz watches were not equipped with ...
05-06-2017 19:33

Energy that lasts

The power reserve display of the Circularis shows the essence of MeisterSinger watches MeisterSinger makes single-hand watches. A single long hour han...
05-06-2017 19:33

Photoshoot IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition AMG 50th

It’s not everyday that you get to drive an AMG but with the launch of the new IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition for the 50th anniversary of AM...
05-06-2017 19:33

Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Found And Why

Today, our friend and colleague journalist Michael Clerizo broke the internet with his story “How Paul Newman?s Legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona W...
02-06-2017 19:35

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta and Seamaster Planet Ocean ET

In 1995, the association between Omega and the America’s Cup legend Sir Peter Blake started. Along the way, Omega also started to support and partne...
02-06-2017 19:35

#TBT Rolex GMT Master 16753 Root Beer – The Clint East

On today?s installment of #TBT we?ll take a look at a highly polarizing watch, the Rolex GMT Master 16753. It?s a Rolex that evokes serious 1970?s and...
01-06-2017 19:37

Nomos Ahoi Atlantik Datum – A Hands-on Review

Germans love Nomos. They love it better than any other brand from their homecountry in the same price range. Whether it?s due to the Bauhaus design or...
31-05-2017 19:34

Speedy Tuesday – Recap of the Speedmaster GTG in Vienn

It’s not everyday we get invited to special collectors meeting but from time to time it happens. So when our friend @vintagewatchzilla asked us to j...
30-05-2017 19:36

Watch Strap Review Part 28. – Porsche 928 strap by GL

Do you remember the first time you sat in an old sports car either as a passenger or better yet, as a driver" We all know the feeling. The smell of pe...
30-05-2017 19:36

Seiko Marinemaster Professional 300 ? 52Mondayz, week #22

The weather has been extremely nice to us in The Netherlands lately, and it seems not much is going to change within short. One way or the other I ten...
29-05-2017 19:36

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