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Apr 6, 2023

The Grey NATO – 233 – Watches, Wonders, And Even More Watches

After taking a week off for James to attend to some business in Switzerland, the TGN boys are back with an episode all about the ...  latest and greatest from Watches & Wonders and beyond! After a quick trip download from James’ time at the new Tudor facility in Le Locle, Jason and James dig into the recent announcements from IWC, Rolex, Tudor, Tag Heuer, Doxa, Oris, Sinn, and even a few recent developments from Timex and Seiko.

Hands-On: The Newest Additions To The Rolex GMT-Master II Collection In Yellow Gold And Two-Tone (On Jubilee Bracelets)

So much of the fun of working in this business is the excitement leading up to a trade show like Watches & Wonders. We love to predict, to anticipate. And we do - and I did. If you read our predictions post ahead of the show you'll see a lead image of a solid gold GMT-Master II on a jubilee bracelet.

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SRPK29 | Seiko Watch Corporation

Case Material Stainless steel Case Size Thickness:12.1mm Diameter:38.0mm Lug-to-lug:44.2mm Crystal Hardlex LumiBrite Lumibrite on hands and index(es) Clasp Three-fold clasp with push button release Bracelet Length 205.0mm Distance between lugs 20mm Water Resistance 10 bar Magnetic Resistance 4,800 A/m Weight 140.0g Features Unidirectional rotating bezel Three-fold clasp with secure lock See-through & Screw case back
Seiko Watch Corporation

Q Timex Three Time Zone Chronograph - Ultimate Travel Companion | Timex

New OnlineExclusive New Are you a frequent traveler or always on the go? The Q Timex Three Time Zone chronograph watch is the perfect multi-time zone watch to keep you on track and in style. While dual time zone watches monitor two locations, the Q Timex Three Time Zone watch tracks three time zones simultaneously.
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Introducing: Sinn's New Titanium Diver - The T50 - Packs A Serious Punch

It's new watch season as we approach Watches & Wonders, which means we are starting to see novelties trickle out from brands across the horological spectrum. Sinn is the latest to announce its newness with a flagship novelty for 2023 (so far at least): The T50.

Hands-On: All It Took Was A New Dial To Make The Black Bay GMT Stand On Its Own

This is also Tudor is doing what it does best: giving a nod to both history and fans alike. As Tony mentioned in his introduction, this new "opaline" dial is a callback to the mythical (and questionably authentic) "albino" Rolex GMT-Master reference 6542 .

Hands-On: The Tudor Black Bay 54 Doesn't Waste A Millimeter

As I said in my original Intro, this will undoubtedly bring a new balance to the Black Bay line and offer specific appeal to those who either prefer a genuinely smaller dive watch or those who want a modern and robust Tudor that still feels like vintage.


The new SUB 200 C-GRAPH II watch is a contemporary dive watch that comes with a mechanical automatic chronograph for tracking dive times. It has a 42mm diameter and a 15.85mm thickness, made of high-quality stainless steel. The dial has a luminous sunburst effect and is covered with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
DOXA Watches US

Introducing: The Redesigned TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph: Meet The 39mm 'Glassbox' (Live Pics)

The Carrera enters its seventh decade with a midsized case and cool, modern confidence.

Hands-On: The New Rolex Daytona

Rolex has even added machine-applied Côtes de Genève Rolex finishing to the bridges. The even bigger story is that you can see these on the platinum Daytona through a sapphire caseback, a first for a Rolex sport watch.

Connoisseur Conversation about the ODYSSEUS CHRONOGRAPH

Together with James Stacey, senior writer with Hodinkee, Gary Getz, watch enthusiast and collector, and Wilhelm Schmid, our CEO, they discuss the features of our new ODYSSEUS CHRONOGRAPH. Enjoy this inspiring conversation between our guests.

Hands-On: Rolex Made A Wearable Titanium Watch - How Are People Not Freaking Out?

Now, in less than five months, we've gotten two watches from the Crown cased in RLX Titanium (a grade 5 titanium). The first was last year's 50mm Deep Sea Special, the mega dive watch that obliterated the water-resistance record.

Introducing: The New Oris ProPilot Altimeter, Back And Better Than Ever (Live Pics & Pricing)

Brand: Oris Model: ProPilot Altimeter Diameter: 47mm Thickness: 16mm Case Material: Carbon fiber (via additive manufacturing and molding - similar to 3D printing). Bezel and case back in titanium. Dial Color: Black Indexes: Painted Lume: Super-LumiNova Water Resistance: 100 meters Strap/Bracelet: Green textile with brown leather lining and PVD titanium buckle (with fine adjustment).

Introducing: An Official Kermit Watch From Oris

Titanium case, titanium bracelet, in-house movement - yada yada yada - that's all great, but the star of the show is the cultural icon hanging out at six o'clock. That's right, we've got Kermit the Frog here, popping up once a month in place of the numeral "1" to make the first of the month.

Hands-On: The IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 In Titanium

The steel models feature pattern dials in white, black, or green blue. Holding those watches in the hand brings shades of the Aquanaut and certainly fits the modern trend of re-exploring the integrated bracelet sports watch.

Hands-On: The Vertex AquaLion M60C Pushes The Microbrand Envelope

With fewer folks in the chain that needed to wet their beaks, the value was passed onto the final buyer along with a special twist. When your company has less than 1,000 customers, you need to make sure that they get what they want. Otherwise, you're not keeping the lights on.

Tudors of Espionage (T.O.E.s)

The Shield Protects the Crown: W.O.E. is a watch snob-or at least I was. For years, I looked down on Tudor as an inferior tool watch existing in the shadow of its big brother Rolex. I never understood why someone with a Rolex would purchase a Tudor.


Mechanical watches with enamel dials handmade in Scotland, UK

HODINKEE Radio: Daily Episodes From Watches & Wonders 2023

Episode 4 was delayed due to an evening event that Hodinkee hosted with Lucid Automotive in Geneva but I got Nora, Danny, and Tony on a mic before we parted ways after the show. We get into the recent goodies from Cartier, new Alpine Eagle and LUC models from Chopard, and a whole lot more.