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Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 watch uses dense composites to stay light

 According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers – small, cheap watches like Timex and Seiko – and expensive pieces that you handed out at retirements from brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe. To build a luxury watch in steel was an… Read More

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John Biggs

June 13th

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This Cheap 3D-Printed Rolex Would Be Perfect For Spendthrift Giants

This Cheap 3D-Printed Rolex Would Be Perfect For Spendthrift Giants

There's no easier way to humblebrag about your success than by wearing a Rolex watch, and that's probably why the brand is also synonymous with knock-offs and replicas. Why pay tens of thousands of dollars for the real thing when you can get a close facsimile for less than $100? And why even spend that much when you can just get a 3D printer to churn one out?

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Andrew Liszewski

January 12th

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It’s Amazing How Much Retouching Goes Into Even a Wristwatch Photo

We know how extreme photo retouching can get when human bodies are the focus. But what about when the subject is an inanimate object? This time-lapse shows the insane levels of doting that go into make a Rolex watch look its absolute best.

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Michael Hession

January 16th

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Omega’s New Anti-Magnetic Watch Doesn’t Need a Faraday Cage—It Is a Faraday Cage

The delicate inner workings of a mechanical watch handle magnetic fields—especially those generated the industrial electromagnets used in hospitals and power stations— about as well as two liters of Diet Coke handles a tube of Mentos. That is, not well. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

January 17th

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Custom Popeye Rolex Is $32,000 and Worth Every Penny [Design]

If the cheap cartoon-themed watch you've been wearing since high school is drawing disapproving stares at the office, this collaboration between Dr. Romanelli and Bamford Watch Department provides a stylish alternative that still embraces just a touch of whimsy. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

June 13th

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Custom Popeye Rolex Is $32,000 and Worth Every Penny [Design]

If the cheap cartoon-themed watch you've been wearing since high school is drawing disapproving stares at the office, this collaboration between Dr. Romanelli and Bamford Watch Department provides a stylish alternative that still embraces just a touch of whimsy. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

June 13th

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Even Without Diamonds and Gold, Rolexes are Still Amazing [Daily Desired]

Rolex watches are generally known for their use of opulent materials and straightforward designs that don't exactly scream playful. But this customized Submariner, designed by the Bamford Watch Department, eschews the diamonds and gold and platinum in favor of something a little more sleek and stripped down. Ever think you'd see a Rolex packaged with a NATO band? More »


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Adrian Covert

May 16th

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Even Without Diamonds and Gold, Rolexes are Still Amazing [Daily Desired]

Rolex watches are generally known for their use of opulent materials and straightforward designs that don't exactly scream playful. But this customized Submariner, designed by the Bamford Watch Department, eschews the diamonds and gold and platinum in favor of something a little more sleek and stripped down. Ever think you'd see a Rolex packaged with a NATO band? More »


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Adrian Covert

May 16th

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This Silicone Rolex Watch Isn’t Ashamed That It’s an Incredibly Obvious Fake [Watches]

Any random person on the street could easily spot Shelter Serra's silicone Rolex watches as being obvious knock-offs. But that's exactly their point. They're cool because they're so obviously fake—not only lacking the famous sweeping second hand, but any branded markings whatsoever. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

May 5th

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Building a Watch That Works At the Bottom Of the Ocean [Video]

The first time humans descended to the deepest spot on Earth, they were joined by a rare Rolex specially designed to withstand the immense pressures under water. And now that James Cameron plans to go deeper, Rolex wants to tag along again. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

March 21st

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