The Vertex M36

Vertex is marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a new watch that pays tribute to watches issued to British forces during the 1940s. Under the leadership of Don Cochrane, Vertex has launched this new model to honor the 1,776 watches they supplied to British troops on that historic day.

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Christopher Ward The Twelve X

Christopher Ward has slowly, but surely, been upping their game in the affordable fine watchmaking segment. A brand once known for their British inspired conservative designs, and a rather plain logo font is now delving into integrated bracelet sports watches, and just today has launched a version with a fully skeletonized dial called the Christopher Ward Twelve X.

Imperial Oceanguard GMT Review

Now that we’re through the craze of Watches & Wonders 2024, I’ve gotta say that getting my thoughts down on the new Imperial Oceanguard GMT has been a real treat. Last year, I had a chance to review the brand’s first release—the Royalguard 200—and I’ve been eager to see what the brand would follow things up with. After a bit of teasing on social media, the Imperial Oceanguard GMT was revealed this year in a run of four different colorways, each limited to 25 pieces. The one you see here is the model in “Jet Wash White” and it’s one of the few remaining versions that haven’t sold out. As a GMT lover, this one was a ton of fun to handle and I think it’s a great buy at under $600.

Atelier Wen Perception Review: An Introduction To Chinese Luxury Watches

Atelier Wen first came on the scene in 2018 via Kickstarter, with its Odyssey and Hao models. Started by two Frenchmen, Robin Tallendier and Wilfried Buiron who met while studying abroad in China, and in collaboration with Chinese designers Li Ming Liang and Liu Yu Guan, they worked to develop a brand, and watches, that emphasized Chinese craftsmanship.

Citizen Super-Titanium Small Seconds NJ0180 Series

So much has been said about “integrated bracelet sports watches” by this point that they may have officially overtaken “affordable GMT watches” in popularity. We can all probably blame the Tissot PRX, honestly. But this level of enthusiasm in the market has really benefited collectors, as we’re now seeing so many similar options from brands like Christopher Ward, Nivada Grenchen, and Citizen. Admittedly, I haven’t paid too much attention to the Citizen Tsuyosa models but now that the brand has unveiled the Super-Titanium Small Seconds NJ0180 series, I’m paying attention. Yep, titanium with an automatic movement, new dial colors, and the familiar Tsuyosa design all for under €500.

Zenith Defy Skyline Chronograph: Their Biggest Release Of The Year

One of Zenith’s latest releases, the Zenith Defy Skyline Chronograph, takes a sensible step in the direction of familiarity, but also keeps things fresh and new. A stainless steel, integrated bracelet sports chronograph has been done by many brands, and now Zenith is able to punch a weight class above and compete with the likes of Vacheron and Audemars Piguet.

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