The Swiss-based brand Fortis has just released its new Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph (ref. 800.20.80 L.01). The timekeeper pays homage to its eponymous predecessor from the 1970s. Comparing pictures of both models I must admit that they look almost identical to each other with only minor differences here and there. However, sporting a significantly less remarkable water resistance rating, the watch leaves a somewhat dubious impression.
It came to our attention that Bell & Ross will soon start selling a new version of their BR03 model. Presented in the same stainless steel body, the 2012 BR03-90 Grande Date & Reserve de Marche now sports the well-known Soprod 9090 chronometer movement.
The Swiss-based International Watch Co. has just presented its new IWC Pilot’s Worldtimer (Ref. IW326201) that makes life significantly easier both for pilots and their passengers.
The beautiful Linea Collection with its nicely finished stainless steel case and a mother-of-pearl dial proved to be so popular among the target audience that it would be a crime not to introduce yet another, more upscale iteration. Now available in an even more expensive combination of materials, the 2011 Baume & Mercier Two-Tone Linea 10073 mixes solid 18-karat rose gold with high-grade stainless steel.
If you for some reason loved the appearance of the 2011 limited-edition WRC X-Treme Pilot III chronograph, but hated it for its cheap quartz movement, the new Edox X-treme Pilot II Limited Edition (ref. 30001 TIN NIN) may be the answer to your woes.
With its gorgeous Tudor Heritage Chronograph (Ref. 70330n), the Swiss-based watchmaking brand pays homage to the legendary Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph from the early 1970s.
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Probably inspired by a similarly named family of antimagnetic timekeepers from *ahem* another Swiss-based watchmaker, the new Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest (Ref. DM3000A-SCJ-BK) still has a selling point of its own. Even two of them if you count in the “wow” factor. The first selling point is its impressive water resistance rating of whole three thousand meters (almost ten thousand feet,) which makes it an impressive homage to a true old-school professional diving instrument.
The brand, which is known for its mid-priced tool watches, has recently presented the new Bell & Ross Vintage WW1-92 Heritage “aviator” that mimics the design of legendary WWII timepieces worn by German pilots. As one can always expect from a vintage-styled “aviator” when it comes to legibility in any lighting conditions, the design is almost flawless: crisp and sharp, it lets you read the time, err, in no time.