Users with perpetual calendars will finally get a chance to see their watches today, as their dates advance to February 29.So much has happened in the past month with the spread of covid-19. However, we are seeing major events and exhibitions around the world being postponed or canceled. This month, we got up close with a number of interesting watches, what are they? Please see details below.
From around the web, we turn our focus to an unfinished George Daniels watch. This epic watch, if completed, would have featured a 60-second tourbillon, remontoir d’egalite, and a co-axial escapement. We also looked into the history of the helium escape valve. Although it’s closely connected with Rolex, some believe it was actually co-developed with Doxa. Finally, we have a discussion of Patek’s Nautilus. Is the watch all hype or is it as perfect as it’s made out to be?
Some watches are slow burners. These are watches that are overlooked when they are released and are only appreciated later — often when it’s too late. An example is the Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570. It really lives up to its name, coming in a 40mm Oyster case and featuring a GMT complication with a fixed 24-hour bezel. Amazingly, the watch was in production for over two decades, beginning in 1989 and ending sometime in 2011. However, it wasn’t until the last three years or so, when people finally began to appreciate its low-key elegance and beauty, and the watches began to catch on. Here’s a closer look at the watch.
G-Shocks should be tough and inexpensive. Some might think of them as vaguely disposable watches, which is why the G-Shock G-D5000-9JR is unlike any other G-Shock watch. It’s made entirely out of 18k yellow gold and, as a result, costs a cool $60,000. It goes against the key tenets of what makes a G-Shock a G-Shock. But it is also because of those qualities that it’s such a nice watch — one that will certainly live on in the annals of G-Shock history. Recently, we got the opportunity to unbox one. Here’s how it went.
Seiko shook up the entry-level mechanical replica watches scene by making two big announcements last year: One was the discontinuation of the famous SKX series, and the other was the introduction of an entirely new collection of Seiko 5 sports watches. This is big news, since the Seiko 5 is the starting point of a lot of people’s watch journeys. Besides that, Seiko has no fewer than 27 new models in different dial and bezel colors, case finishes, and straps.