Swiss Seiko debuted its (and Japan’s) first dive watch – the ref. 6217 or ‘62Mas’ as you may know it – back in 1965, some ten years after most of the major Swiss players had introduced their dive watches. Designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions, it was first used on polar expeditions by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969 before finding commercial success as a recreational dive watch.
On October 24, 1994, Walter Lange and Günter Blümein presented the first modern collections of Swiss A. Lange & Söhne at the charming Dresden Castle, with the signature Lange 1, Saxonia, Arcade and the Tourbillon Pour le Merite, getting A. Lange & Söhne back on everyone’s radar.
The goal of the new Swiss Montblanc TimeWalker collection was simple: to give the brand a powerful and consistent offer in the important field of sports watches, a market segment that for MB has never been very successful. The base used was the previous TimeWalker line, an urbane and modern watch characterized by its originally shaped case (see an example here, showing the signature hollowed lugs), this watch never really was considered as a true sports watch.
The Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Chronograph Watch with 41.5mm sure has been around for a good while now, and it admittedly is not the sort of Omega that's been taking headlines in recent years, but boy, have I grown to love it for all these – and a variety of other – reasons. It is not without its own quirks either, so let's see how it fares in the long run.
Breitling is known for large case sizes, all watches being COSC-certified, and recently poaching Georges Kern from Richemont. Their recently announced limited-edition version of the Breitling Chronoliner B04 watch with a red gold case fits right in with the blingier, showier side of Breitling. With chronograph and GMT complications, the B04 is touted by Breitling as the "flight captain's chronograph."