AstroMYO MK2 – DIY Watchmaking Kit

A French company named AstroMYO is offering DIY kits to build your own watch. With Their MK2 kit you can assemble a wristwatch inspired by the iconic Seagull 1963 Chronograph. This kit is comprised of a quartz chronograph movement, stainless steel case, hardlex mineral glass, strap, dial and other components as well as tools requires for assembling. It is now available on Kickstarter.

The MK2 Kit watch is meant to be wearable on a daily basis. It features a 38mm diameters 316L stainless steel case, a Japanese Miyota 0S21 quartz movement and a 18mm wide genuine leather “tan” strap.

AstroMYO MK2 – Make Your Own Watch (DIY Kit)

Inspired by the 1963 Seagull, this watch has several interesting complications: the date calendar and the chronograph. Featuring a panda dial, a domed glass and gold hands, the watch has a vintage look that is totally assumed.

AstroMYO MK2 – Make Your Own Watch (DIY Kit)
On October 1st, AstroMYO launched its Kickstarter campaign for its MK2 kit. The French company has set a goal of 8 500€ to launch the manufacturing of the first kits.

AstroMYO MK2 – Make Your Own Watch (DIY Kit)

Priced at 100 Euros, the AstroMYO MK2 kit is designed to allow everyone to build their own watch. Each step is carefully detailed by videos, allowing everyone to easily do the assembly. The MK2 Kit has been designed to be accessible to most people and achievable with a minimum of skills. Just take the components and tools included in the kit and focus on making a great watch in less than an hour.

Please visit the AstroMYO MK2 kit Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

The Kickstarter edition of the MK2 kit will be a special edition: limited and numbered. The numbers are assigned in order of contribution. Contributors will have the exclusivity and pride of having their number engraved on the back of their watch.

The online crowd-funding campaign is ending on 31 October 2021. Pledges start @100 Euros (approximately US $ 116). Estimated delivery: Jan 2022.

Kickstarter page: https://watch-kit-mk2-astromyo.kckb.st/229dba1f

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Founded in 1975 in Paris, Yonger & Bresson is a French Watchmaking company. Presently, this brand belongs to Montres Ambre S.A., France.

Yonger & Bresson has recently launched an automatic skeleton timepiece, designed by Gabriele Guidi, the talented Swiss watch designer known for his exceptional works for luxury watch brands like Franck Muller, Longines, Tissot, Bulova and Universal Genève.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The Le SINGULIER automatic wristwatch by Yonger & Bresson combines Swiss design with French watchmaking saviour. The brand releases the new collection on Kickstarter on 15 October 2021. Refined & elegant, the Le SINGULIER watch will be available in 3 versions: Black, Gold & Silver.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The 316L steel tonneau-shaped case is mounted with a domed K1 mineral crystal glass. The contemporary styled skeleton dial reveals its automatic movement. Unconventional, massive yet highly elegant, its 50mm diameter curved case has been designed to fit any wrist.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The watch is driven by the MIYOTA 8N24 Japanese self-winding skeleton movement. This 21 jewel movement beats at 21 600 A/h and provides a 42h power reserve once fully wound. Each movement will be carefully regulated at -20/+20 sec/day at the brand’s Morteau workshops.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Le SINGULIER will come with two carefully picked straps to mix and match following the occasions: a leather retro-chic strap or a more sporty silicone design strap for perfect versatility. The strap width is 20mm and will be fitted with an elegant steel deployment clasp. Designed by Gabriele Guidi, a clever Quick Release Spring Bars patented system allows quick swapping of the straps.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

 

In 1975, The Louzon brothers, two watch aficionados based in Paris, launched their own watchmaking brand: Yonger & Bresson. “Yonger” was meant to symbolize youth and energy while “Bresson” is the name of the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson who pioneered the genre of street photography and one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Yonger & Bresson Le SINGULIER watches will be assembled by expert watchmakers of the Ambre Group in the small town of Morteau located in the French Jura mountains, the cradle of French watchmaking.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The Le SINGULIER Kickstarter campaign is online from 15th to 30th of October 2021. The backers will have the opportunity to get this timepiece at a 50% Discount Price of 249€ (instead of 499€).

Please visit Yonger & Bresson Le SINGULIER Kickstarter Campaign page for more details.

DuFrane Bergstrom Air

DuFrane presents a new iteration of its classic, ultra traditional watch Bergstrom.

The Bergstrom Air comes with a bold new colorway and dial configuration. Its 41.5mm diameter case is made of marine grade stainless steel case, available with polished or bead blasted Matte Bronze PVD finish. Adding sophistication to this timepiece is its sunburst deep blue dial.

DuFrane Bergstrom Air

The DuFrane Bergstrom Air watch is equipped with the legendary Unitas 6497 calibre. These movements were sourced from Switzerland. These NOS calibres then went through a full cleaning and re-oiling process, and carefully tested and regulated right in the Austin workshop of the company. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, this mechanical manual-winding movement is highly decorated with perlage throughout and finished in gold.

The DuFrane Bergstrom Air watch comes with a hand-stitched, full-grain brown leather strap, attached via durable screw bars (allen tools are included).

The retail price of this timepiece is $799.00.

Please visit DuFrane watches online store to purchase the new Bergstrom Air.

Technical details

Case
Material: Marine Grade 316L Steel
Diameter: 41.5 mm
Case thickness: 11mm
Thickness with crystal: 12.6mm
Lug-to-Lug: 50mm
Lug Width: 22mm
Push-pull crown with silicone gasket
Double domed sapphire crystal 2X A/R coating
Screw down exhibition case back
Water resistance: 50m

Movement
Swiss Unitas/ETA 6497 mechanical hand-wound movement
Power reserve: 48 Hours
Regulated accuracy: +/- 8 secs/day

Dial
Sunburst deep blue dial
Diamond-cut C3 lume filled hour and minute hands
Diamond-cut Orange seconds hand
Lume: Swiss SuperLumiNova C3

Strap
Leather strap

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Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

Austin, Texas based watch brand Dufrane presents Deep Eddy, a stylish diving timepiece with 200 meters water resistance. Equipped with the Swiss Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement, this stainless steel wristwatch is available in two dial versions: Lagoon and Dune.

This robust yet elegant tool watch takes its name from Deep Eddy pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas. The ‘Lagoon’ dial is inspired by the aquamarine color of the pool where as the ‘Dune’ dial reminds us the earthy brown grass that surround the area.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

The Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic watch features a marine grade (316L) stainless steel case measuring 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness (14.4mm with glass), 22mm lug width and 47.6mm lug to lug length. At 3H, the watch features a 7mm screw-down crown, secured with 2 gaskets. The watch case is satin-brush finished, with polished chamfering on the bezel, case and lugs.

The watch is topped with a double domed sapphire crystal glass with two layers of anti-reflective coating. The screw-down case back is made of 316L stainless steel case. Its unidirectional bezel is topped with an anodized aluminium bezel insert with C3 Lume markers.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

Its dial features large, applied hour-marker indices recessed into angled chapter ring and embedded with Swiss SuperLumiNova C3. The 12H hour-marker is triangle shaped. The markers representing 3, 6 and 9 are rectangular and the remaining hour markers are round-shaped. The hour and minute hands are diamond-cut polished steel and features Swiss SuperLumiNova C3. The diamond-cut orange seconds hand stands out with a reverse lollipop style.

The Swiss Sellita SW200-1 Élaboré grade automatic movement has a power reserve of 38 hours. It is endowed with excellent shock proof features like Incabloc. Beating at 28’800 vph, this movement has hacking seconds function for precise time setting. The Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic watch features a date display at 3H. However, the customer has the choice of ordering a non-date version too.

The watch comes with a comfortable silicone strap. The Deep Eddy is priced at $499 with a custom silicone strap, or $599 inclusive of optional SEL bracelet and leather strap. Presently, it is available for pre-order with estimated delivery in September this year.

All Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic dive watches will be assembled and tested in Austin, Texas.

For more details, please visit Dufrane watches online store.

Technical details

Case
Marine Grade 316L Steel
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 12mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Double domed, sapphire crystal glass with 2X AR coating
Marine grade 316L steel screw down case back
Unidirectional bezel with engraved Aluminum w/C3 Lume
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Lagoon/ Dune
Hour and minute hands: Diamond-cut polished steel, lume filled
Seconds hand: Diamond-cut orange lume reverse lollipop
Lume: Swiss SuperLumiNova C3

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic
Power Reserve- 38 Hours
Regulated Accuracy- +/- 8 sec/day

Strap
Silicone strap

Link to the product page: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/deep-eddy-dive-watch?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTNmNTI3ZDk5MjZi

DUFRANE City Limits Automatic GMT Watch

DUFRANE City Limits is an excellent collection of dual time-zone watches powered by a tried and tested Swiss automatic movement. The series is consists of Tropical Dial, Silver Haze, Dark Hume, Dark Haze and Silver Hume models. Each model is limited to 200 pieces. The Tropical is sold out now, and remaining four models are still available for purchase.

DUFRANE City Limits Automatic GMT Watch
DUFRANE City Limits Dark Haze Haze Automatic GMT

Designed as an everyday wear watch, each City Limits automatic model features a rugged case with 42mm diameter. The case material can be 316L stainless steel and depending upon the version, it has a brushed finish or PVD coating. Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch is topped with domed sapphire crystal glass.

DUFRANE City Limits Automatic GMT Watch
DUFRANE City Limits Silver Haze Automatic GMT

These GMT watches are equipped with bi-directional bezel featuring anodized aluminium insert. The movement powering these timepieces is the Swiss Sellita SW330 self-winding calibre with a power reserve of 42 hours.

DUFRANE City Limits Automatic GMT Watch
DUFRANE City Limits Silver Hume Haze Automatic GMT

Both Silver Haze and Silver Fume models feature brushed stainless steel case whereas Dark Haze and Dark Fume models come with Black PVD coated stainless steel case. Additionally, both Silver Haze and Dark Haze watches have blue color dial inspired by the music records. They feature a blue 24-hour bezel for tracking additional time-zone. Equipped with black 24-hr bezels, Fume versions feature black dial fume dial, also inspired by the music records.

DUFRANE City Limits Automatic GMT Watch
DUFRANE City Limits Dark Hume Haze Automatic GMT

All models feature yellow centre seconds hand, two baton-shaped hands for hours and minutes, and a triangle-tipped black hand for tracking the hour of additional/second time zone.

Each timepiece comes with a geometric threaded gaucho leather strap, as well as a custom DuFrane silicone strap. The retail price for each model is US$ 899.00.

Models available

Technical details

Collection: City Limits

Case
Material: Marine grade 316L stainless steel, brushed or PVD
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.85 mm
Height (lug to lug): 47.6 mm
Inside lug width: 22 mm
Domed sapphire crystal with dual anti-reflective coating
Blue C3 SuperLumiNova
Bi-directional bezel w/anodized aluminum insert
Screw down crown
Quick release spring bars
Water resistance: 20 ATM (200 Meters)

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW330 Movement, Self-winding
Jewels: 25 Jewels
Frequency: 28, 800 vibrations/hour 4 Hz
Incabloc shock protection
Rhodium rotor
Power reserve: 42 hour reserve

Dial
Inspired by records

Strap
Geometric threaded gaucho leather strap
DuFrane silicone strap

Retail price
US$ 899.00

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Weiss Watch Company Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch

Weiss is a Los Angeles based independent watch brand. Weiss Watch Company was founded in 2013 by Cameron Weiss, an American watchmaker with WOSTEP certification. Before setting up his own brand, Weiss had worked with prestigious manufactures like Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.

The brand makes mechanical wristwatches equipped with automatic or manual-winding movements. These exceptional creations are available within the retail price range of US$ 1,000 to US$ 3,000. The Standard Issue Field Watch is a best-selling creation from the brand.

Weiss Watch Company Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch

Manually wound, Weiss Standard Issue Field Watches are available in two case sizes: 38mm and 42mm.

The Weiss Standard Issue Field 38mm watch in stainless steel case houses the Caliber 1005 mechanical movement by Weiss Watch Company. This hand-finished and assembled movement (base calibre ETA 7001) provides a power reserve up to 42 hours. It has a beating frequency of 21,600 vph. The case has a thickness of 9.2mm including the sapphire crystal glass.

The Weiss Standard Issue Field 42mm diameter model houses the Caliber 1001 mechanical movement (6497 base), which beats at 18,000 vph and provides up to 46 hours of power reserve. This model comes with a stainless steel case with 12.9mm thickness including the sapphire crystal glass. The front glass is bevelled, domed and treated with anti-reflective coating on the inside surface.

Both Standard Issue models are fitted with bevelled sapphire crystal case-backs for admiring the views of mechanical movement. These timepieces are available in four dial colour choices: Black, Blue, Latte and White. In these highly legible dials, both hands and hour-markers are embedded with Super-Luminova BGW9.

The customer can choose various types of straps made of leather of canvas. You can also opt for custom engraving on the caseback for an additional fee. The retail price range of Weiss Standard Issue Field watches starts at US$ 1,450.

Weiss Watch Company also offers two more watch models: the 38mm Automatic Field Issue Watch and the Limited Edition Manual-Wind American Field Issue 42mm in Titanium. The 38mm Automatic Field Issue model has retail price of US$ 1,650.

The limited edition watch with grade-5 titanium houses a mechanical hand-wound movement made of 7075 Aluminum alloy, which is normally used for aircraft wings and fuselages. This timepiece is limited to 100 pieces. Its retail price starts at US $ 2,800.

All these timepieces are water resistant up to 100 meters.

Following watch models are available for purchase:

  • Standard Issue Field 38mm Hand-wound: $1,450.00–$1,570.00 [Buy Now]

  • Standard Issue Field 42mm Hand-wound: $1,450.00–$1,570.00 [Buy Now]

  • Automatic Field Issue 38mm: $1,650.00–$1,770.00 [Buy Now]

  • American Field Issue 42mm Limited Edition in Titanium: $2,800.00 [Buy Now]

DuFrane Waterloo Automatic Watch

Last year, American watch brand DuFrane successfully conducted an online crowd-funding campaign to promote its Waterloo watch. Now, this versatile dress watch can be purchased by visiting the online store of the Austin based watchmaker. Durable and practicable, this classic timepiece features a 39mm diameter stainless steel case with or without gold PVD.

Equipped with the state-of-the art Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement made in Switzerland, the DuFrane Waterloo Automatic watch has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. Its unique linen textured dial hosts special thermal blued hands. The watch is topped with a genuine sapphire flat crystal with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating, and a highly polished stepped bezel.

DuFrane Waterloo is also available in a quartz version with a 39mm diameter case and Swiss Ronda 715 movement. The quartz variant is thinner (8.8mm case thickness) than the automatic version, which has a 10.4mm thick case.

The retail price of DuFrane Waterloo watch is $499.00 for mechanical version and $299.00 for quartz model.

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Technical details

Model: Waterloo Automatic Watch

Case
316L marine grade stainless steel case- finely brushed with polished accents
Available in Rose Gold PVD
Triple gasket push/pull crown system
Genuine sapphire flat crystal with six layers of anti-reflective coating
39mm case width
47mm lug to lug
10.4mm thin
20mm strap width
100 meter water resistance

Dial
Soft linen textured main dial plate
Heat blued (not painted) steel handset
Swiss C3 SuperLumiNova- handset tips and under 12, 3, 6, and 9
Milled markers on finely brushed chapter ring

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement
26 jewels
28.8k vibrations per hour/4 Hz
Incabloc shock protection system
Rhodium rotor
38 hour power reserve

Retail price

  • Waterloo Automatic version: $499.00 – Buy Now

  • Waterloo Quartz version: $299.00 – Buy Now

Other DuFrane watch models

The Bergstrom

The Bergstrom is a collection of manual-wind watches with a 41.5mm stainless steel case and Swiss ETA 6498-1 movement. The versions available are the Classic Pilot, Premier Aviator and the Cinq. These timepieces feature coin-edge bezels as a tribute to early aviation watches. Models available are:

  • The Classic Pilot Watch: $599.00 – Buy Now

  • The Premium Aviator Watch: $799.00 – Buy Now

  • The Cinq: $1,299.00 – Buy Now

City Limits GMT

This collection offers travellers timepieces in 42mm stainless steel in brushed or PVD black finishing. These wristwatches are equipped with Swiss Sellita SW330 automatic movement. Models available are:

  • GMT Silver Haze: $899.00 – Buy Now

  • GMT Tropical Dial: $899.00 – Buy Now

  • GMT Dark Fume: $899.00 – Buy Now

  • GMT Dark Haze: $899.00 – Buy Now

  • GMT Silver Fume: $899.00 – Buy Now

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VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

The VARIO 1918 Trench Watch collection is inspired by the wrist-worn timepieces worn by the soldiers during the First World War.

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

To create the 1918 Trench watch, the Singapore based watch and custom straps brand has selected a case made of 316L stainless steel or brass. Instead of the fragile glass used with the legendary timepieces, Vario equipped these new creations with scratch-resistant and shatter-proof sapphire crystal glass. Double-domed and treated with anti-reflection coating, it provides the excellent view of the dial.

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

To evoke the style of bygone era, each VARIO Trench watch features an enamel dial with cathedral style hour& minute hands and a small-seconds sub dial at 6 o’ clock. The dial also has large Arabic numeral hour markers. The hands and hour markers are coated with Swiss Super Luminova C3 lume for enhanced dial visibility in the dark.

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

Water resistant to 100 meters, these watches are fitted with a screw-down crown at 4 o’ clock. Inside each timepiece beats a Miyota 82s5 automatic calibre. This modern and robust Japanese automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds provides a power reserve of 40 hours.

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

The VARIO 1918 Trench Watch comes with a 37mm stainless steel case or a brass case with 37mm or 40mm diameter. Four dial color variants are available: Black, Cream, Grey and White.

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

The dials are available with the option of white or orange colored luminescent coating. Each timepiece from this collection is fitted with a crazy horse leather strap with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm).

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

VARIO is also offering a 1918 Medic watch. It features a 40mm diameter case made of 316L stainless steel. This timepiece is equipped with a Seiko NH38A automatic movement, which drives hour, minutes and centre seconds hands. Inspired by the field medic watches of the 1920s, this timepiece has a pulsometer scale on the dial.

VARIO 1918 Medic automatic watch
VARIO 1918 Medic automatic watch

Both Trench and Medic watches are fitted with solid stainless steel case backs. The brand offers a personalised engraving service on the case back for an additional fee.

By visiting the Vario online store, customers can pre-order these timepieces. The pre-order price of 1918 Trench Watch is US $ 312 for stainless steel version and US $ 328 for the brass version. The price of the 1918 Medic watch is S$ 312.

Please visit the VARIO Online Store for more details.

Technical details

Model: 1918 Trench, Stainless steel version

Case diameter: 37mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 18mm
Lug to lug: 45mm
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with option for empty caseback and laser engraving at additional cost
Crown: Screw-down crown
Movement: Miyota 82s5 automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds. 21 jewels 21.6kpbh
Water resistance: 10 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 1 year global warranty

Model: 1918 Brass Trench

Case diameter: 37mm or 40mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 18mm (37mm) or 20mm (40mm)
Lug to lug: 45mm (37mm) or 48mm (40mm)
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: Brass
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with option for empty caseback and laser engraving at additional cost
Crown: Screw-down crown
Movement: Miyota 82s5 automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds. 21 jewels 21.6kpbh
Water resistance: 10 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 1 year global warranty

Model: 1918 Medic watch

Case diameter: 40mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 20mm
Lug to lug: 48mm
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with option for empty caseback and laser engraving at additional cost
Crown: Screw-down crown
Movement: Seiko NH38A automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds. 24 jewels 21.6kpbh
Water resistance: 10 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 1 year global warranty

[Please visit VARIO website for more info]

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Wryst Racer Automatic Watch New Edition with Red Strap

The Racer Automatic collection by independent Swiss watch brand Wryst offers motorsports-inspired wristwatches. Like every Wryst timepiece, these self-winding Mens luxury watches Racer SX4 are made of 516L stainless steel. Presently, the Racer Automatic collection is comprised of four distinct versions based on the case finishing: Brushed, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold and Black DLC. In addition, the brand offers various strap choices like alligator leather, silicone and carbon-fiber motif leather.

A new member of this magnificent watch collection is the steel model with a red and black silicone strap. Although steadfastly maintaining the signature design features of the Racer Automatic line, this new model highlighted in a bright red shade boast a fresh urban look. This vibrant timekeeper is loaded with all special features to attract motor racing enthusiasts, especially the young generation.

Wryst Racer Automatic Watch New Edition with Red Strap

Known for their original designs and daring appeal, Wryst watches represent a new benchmark in the contemporary watchmaking. The brand has been acclaimed for its commitment in bringing in novel materials and innovative designs in the industry. Some of its key innovations include the introduction of 516L grade stainless steel for manufacturing of timepieces where as majority of the watch brands use 316L. The design of these wristwatches is mainly futuristic with some touches of traditional horology.

Like it counterparts from Wryst, the new Racer Automatic watch is made of 516L stainless steel. This timepiece has a diameter of 50mm, making it one of the imposing Mens luxury watches available in the market. Although an extra-large mechanical watch, this creation offers optimum comfort around the wrists thanks to its ergonomic design features.

Wryst Racer Automatic Watch New Edition with Red Strap

The Racer watch is equipped with the well-acclaimed Sellita SW200-1 Swiss made automatic movement. This self-winding calibre has a beat rate of 28,800 vpz (4Hz) and provides a power reserve up to 38 hours when fully wound. It powers the hour, minute and center seconds hands as well as the date at 3 o’ clock. This workhorse calibre also offers Hacking Seconds, Quickset Date and Hand-winding functions.

In addition to its quickly identifiable exterior architecture, the Racer automatic timepiece incorporates several automobile-inspired elements. For example, the intricate multi-layer dial includes designs inspired from vehicle engines, gears and pinions, steering wheels, analogue dashboard indicators, seat-belt buckles, air vents and etc. The strap attachment system, which ensures seamless fitment of the strap, is shaped after the camshafts used in internal combustion engines of the automobile vehicles.

Wryst Racer Automatic Watch New Edition with Red Strap

In addition to these striking features, the new Wryst Automatic SX4 Racer variant highlights a vivid red tone that has been associated with motor racing since long time. The Racing Red is the official color representing the Italian teams participating in the international motor racing events. This shade is traditionally called Rosso corsa in Italian language. It is also the preferred color of world-renowned supercar brands like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.

The innovative, double injection silicone bracelet of the timepiece boasts a vivid red tone with black border lines. Usually, the dial of the Racer automatic watch possesses an industrial look with a neutral color theme, but the slight touches of red add some vibrancy to this new model. This distinctive color scheme makes the new variant a stand-out member in the brand’s popular Mens luxury watches collection.

Wryst Racer Automatic Watch New Edition with Red Strap

The spare strap provided with this specific variant also merits considerable attention. Made of high-quality leather, this Formula 1 racing inspired strap features a carbon fiber motif on its surface. It also features dual-stitching with red and white threads as well as red colored sides.

Meticulously crafted by employing ultra-modern CNC machines, the barrel-shaped body of the watch maintains a curvy silhouette inspired by the shapes of high-performance sports cars. This new wristwatch is a perfect union of the ‘Design Meets Function’ principle. For example, the curved side contours of the case not only provide these Mens luxury watches a distinct aesthetic style; they also protect the crown from physical damages.

Wryst Racer Automatic Watch New Edition with Red Strap

Protecting the dial side is a domed sapphire crystal glass. Virtually scratch-proof, this glass ensures the unobstructed view of the dial details. For night time readability, the hands and hour-markers employ Luminova coating. Through a smoked transparent case back window, the movement can be observed. Equipped with a screwed-down crown, this Wryst Automatic SX4 Racer model has a water resistance of 100 meters.

As expected, the red color variant of the Wryst most expensive watch SX4 is limited to 75 pieces only. It can be purchased by visiting the brand’s online store, where you will find an impressive collection of mechanical watches for men meticulously crafted in Switzerland.

Technical details

Model: Racer Automatic SX4
Reference: RAS-02SSX005

Case
Stainless Steel Grade 516L
Diameter: 50mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Screwed crown
Smoked see-through case back glass
100 Meters water-resistance

Movement
Sellita SW200-1 Swiss Automatic movement
Hand winding feature available
Diameter 25.60 mm
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Quick set date
Frequency: 28,800 bph, 4Hz
Number of Jewels: 26 jewels

Display
Hour, minute, centre seconds
Date at 3 o’ clock

Dial
Multi layer dial inspired by automobile engines and sports cars
Luminova for night time visibility

Strap
Red and Black double injection silicone strap
Additional strap: Black carbon fiber leather strap

Edition
Limited edition of 75 pieces

Retail price
$1,949.00

Warranty
18 Months

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Rolex GMT-Master II: The Evolution of World’s Most Preferred GMT Watch

A precise and reliable wrist watch with GMT/second time-zone function is a must have accessory for both international travelers and aviation professionals who frequently pass through various time-zones around the globe. These time-instruments are also helpful for all those who regularly maintain overseas contacts in their professional or personal life.

GMT refers to Greenwich Mean Time, the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Initially used by the British mariners, and then by Railways and telegraph operators, GMT was accepted worldwide as the standard time independent of location.

Since 1963, GMT has been replaced by Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is more accurate and precise time measurement, as the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. Still, most people use the term GMT for finding the corresponding time in a different time-zone.

Rolex GMT-Master II

Post WW-II, commercial passenger airliners began operating long-haul flights. In the beginnings, both aviation professionals and frequent travelers had faced difficulties to calculate the local time of their destination located in a different time-zone. So, there was a need to develop timepieces that can indicate two time-zones simultaneously: Local time and reference/home time.

To meet the specific needs of aviation professionals, Rolex developed the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master, which displayed two different time zones simultaneously. Launched in 1955, this new robust and functional watch became the official watch of several airlines including the famous Pan American (Pan Am) World Airways.

GMT_Master brochure, 1956
GMT-Master Brochure, 1956

The GMT-Master was used for navigation by the crew on the first non-stop intercontinental flight between New York and Moscow in 1959. When the supersonic passenger jet Concorde made its final series of test flights at the end of the 1960s, its pilots were wearing GMT-Master watches.

Rolex GMT-Master

The GMT-Master family, which represents the first generation Rolex GMT watches, includes various models released from 1955 to 1988.

In 1954, Rolex developed Caliber 1032, the first GMT movement from the brand. This 25-jewel, 18,000 vph, self-winding caliber features hour, minutes, date and an additional GMT hand. This movement became the foundation stone for GMT-Master watches. All of these timepieces also featured a rotatable 24-hour bezel and an additional hour-hand for indicating reference time (GMT).

The very first GMT-Master model (Ref. 6542) created for Pan Am crew featured a 38mm diameter Oyster-steel case and the famous ‘Pepsi’ bezel. Made from Bakelite (Plexiglas), the bezel insert featured the colours, numerals and graduations painted on the reverse.

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542, circa 1955
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542, circa 1955

The bezel insert was divided into two halves – one red, to correspond with daylight hours, and one blue, for night-time hours. Over the years, the 24-hour graduated insert has been made available in a range of other colours. The GMT-Master Ref. 6542 offered a water resistance up to 50 meters.

The GMT-Master watch family continued to expand its product range by adopting newly inducted calibers and also by releasing new variants featuring different materials (steel, steel and gold or gold); case sizes (38mm to 40mm) and bezel combinations (Bi-color or single color). The references that followed Ref. 6542 are Ref. 1675, Ref.16750 and Ref. 16700.

Introduced in 1959, the GMT-Master Ref. 1675 came with Caliber 1565, a self-winding GMT movement with 26 jewels, 18000 vph and 42 hours power reserve.

Rolex advert, 1969
Rolex advert, 1969

In 1965, Rolex started equipping the new Ref. 1675 production models with Caliber 1575 GMT, a 25 jewels self-winding movement that beats at 19,800 vph. It has a power reserve of approximately 44 hours. The Ref. 1675 has a water resistance of 50 meters.

The other two noteworthy references from this generation are Ref. 1675/8 (gold case) and Ref. 1675/3 (yellow Rolesor case with steel and yellow gold).

The GMT-Master Ref. 1675/3 was available in two configurations: a black dial version with black bezel and a brown dial version with brown bezel. Followed by these versions, Rolex also introduced a new version of Ref. 1675/3 featuring brown dial and a bi-color bezel in brown and golden shade. Rolex lovers usually refer the GMT watches with brown dial/ brown bezel as Root Beers.

In 1981, Rolex introduced the GMT-Master Ref.16750, which featured Caliber 3075, a high-beat self-winding movement endowed with quick-set date function. Beats at 28,800 vph, this 27-jewel movement and has a power reserve of approximately 50 hours.

Introduced in 1989, the Ref.16700 was the last model released from the GMT-Master family. This model houses Caliber 3175. This 31-jewels, 28,800 vph self-winding movement has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.

At the same time, Rolex also updated GMT-Master’s bezel inserts with new materials. For example, initial production models featured Bakelite bezels with radium-based luminous markings. As the Bakelite is easily breakable, the brand introduced aluminum bezel inserts. In the 1960s, following a lawsuit regarding the radiation hazards of radium, Rolex recalled the radium-applied bezel inserts and replaced them with anodized aluminum bezel inserts without any luminous application. In 1963, Rolex began using Tritium as the luminescent material for their watches.

In 1998, they switched over from Tritium to Luminova. In 2007, Rolex introduced watch models with Superluminova.

Further, except a few variants, most of the GMT-Master models featured bi-color bezel inserts to distinguish between day and night times. The dual coloring of aluminum bezel inserts were achieved by a special anodizing process.

Rolex GMT-Master II

The GMT-hand of all watch models from the GMT-Master family is coupled with the hour-hand. When you adjust the hour-hand, the GMT hand also rotates and aligns to the reference time (GMT/UTC). To track an additional time-zone, the wearer has to rotate the bezel.

In 1982, Rolex introduced a new movement that allowed the hour hand to be set independently of the other hands. To clearly mark this remarkable progress, and to avoid any mix-up with the GMT-Master, the model fitted with the new type of movement was named the GMT Master II.

In the gmt master ii models, the GMT hand is independent from the other hands. The wearer can align this hand to any preferred time-zone, and it will continue to track a reference time-zone or an additional time-zone without taking any reference from the hour hand or the rotating bezel. Additionally, the wearer can also track a third time-zone by rotating the bezel.

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16760 (Fat Lady)
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16760 (Fat Lady)

The first model from the GMT-Master II series is Ref. 16760 aka Fat Lady. Equipped with the newly inducted self-winding Caliber 3085, this 40mm diameter Oyster steel version features a ‘Coke’ bezel featuring a black and red colored insert. It was also the first Rolex GMT Oyster steel watch to be fitted with sapphire crystal glass. This model used tritium tubes for luminescence. Production period from 1983 to 1988.

Introduced in 1989, the Ref. 16710 was the second release from the GMT-Master II family. It featured a 40mm diameter Oyster steel case and houses the self-winding Caliber 3185. Some models released in the last production batches feature Caliber 3186. This reference was made available with Pepsi (Blue& Red), Coke (Black & Red) and All-Black bezel versions. Anodized aluminium inserts. Rolex produced this model till 2007.

The Ref. 16710 models produced from 1989 to 1997 featured tritium tubes as light source. The models produced from 1998 to 2000 featured Luminova and those produced from 2000 to 2007 featured SuperLuminova. Some notable variants from this generation are Ref. 16713 (steel/yellow gold) and Ref. 16718 (yellow gold).

GMT Master-II models with Caliber 3186 & Ceramic Bezel Inserts

In 2005, Rolex developed Cerachrom bezel insert to replace the aluminum bezel inserts used with GMT and diving watches. Patented by Rolex, the Cerachrom insert is made of an extremely hard and corrosion-resistant ceramic. It is virtually scratchproof, and its colours are unaffected by ultraviolet rays. The moulded, recessed numerals and graduations are coated with gold or platinum using a PVD process.

In 2005, Rolex unveiled its first watch with a ceramic insert: an Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II in 18 ct yellow gold with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated insert in black ceramic (Ref. 116718 LN).

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 116718 LN (2005)
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 116718 LN (2005)

In 2006, the brand introduced a steel/yellow gold version with black ceramic bezel insert (Ref. 116713LN).

In 2007, Rolex launched an Oyster steel version with black ceramic bezel insert (Ref. 116710 LN). In the same year, Rolex registered the trademark “Cerachrom”. The brand’s ceramic components are now known as the “Cerachrom bezel” and the “Cerachrom insert”.

Rolex also released a blue ceramic and green ceramic inserts for other collections: In 2007, a blue ceramic insert was introduced on the new generation Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II model. In 2010, green ceramic appeared on an Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date for the first time.

Initially, Cerachrom bezel inserts were made available only in single colors like black, blue and green. It took another three years of research and development to create a bi-color Cerachrom bezel insert.

Rolex GMT-Master II 'Batiman' (Reference 116710BLNR) - 2013
Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batiman’ (Reference 116710BLNR) – 2013

In 2013, Rolex introduced its first single-piece, two-colour ceramic bezel insert – blue on one half and black on the other – on an Oystersteel version of the GMT-Master II (Reference 116710BLNR). This GMT-Master II model featuring blue and black ceramic bezel is known as Batman.

In 2014, Rolex unveiled the two-colour bezel insert in red and blue ceramic, on a GMT-Master II in 18 ct white gold (Ref. 116719BLRO).

Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Ref. 116719BLRO (2014)
Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Ref. 116719BLRO (2014)

GMT-Master II models with Cal. 3285 and Ceramic bezel insert

In 2018, Rolex released its new generation GMT-Master II models equipped with Cal. 3285, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house.

This state-of-the-art mechanical caliber incorporates a number of Rolex innovations like optimized Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, Large balance wheel with variable inertia, Rolex overcoil, Perpetual rotor, High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts, Traversing balance bridge, High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers and the Chronergy escapement enhanced with Paramagnetic features and increased autonomy.

It has 31 jewels and beats at 28,800 vph. This movement provides an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Reference 126710 BLRO (2018)
Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Reference 126710 BLRO (2018)

At Basel-world 2018, Rolex released Reference 126710 BLRO, a new edition of Oystersteel GMT-Master II featuring a bi-color Cerachrom bezel insert in the iconic Pepsi (blue and red) configuration.

Along with this much awaited model, the brand also presented a two-colour bezel insert in brown and black ceramic, on two variants of the GMT-Master II: one in 18 ct Everose gold (Ref. 126715 CHNR) and the other in an Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR).

Rolex GMT-Master II Everose gold version (Ref. 126715 CHNR) - 2018
Rolex GMT-Master II Everose gold version (Ref. 126715 CHNR) – 2018

In 2019, Rolex introduced a new version of the Oystersteel GMT-Master II featuring two-colour Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black ceramic (Ref. 126710 BLNR). This model is known as Batgirl.

Rolex GMT-Master II Batgirl(Ref. 126710 BLNR) - 2019
Rolex GMT-Master II Batgirl(Ref. 126710 BLNR) – 2019

The GMT-Master II’s Oyster case guarantees waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). The middle case is crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant Oystersteel or 18 ct gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only certified Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple water-proofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crown guard is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire.

Rolex GMT-Master II Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR) - 2018
Rolex GMT-Master II Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR) – 2018

Rolex offers a three-piece link Oyster bracelet for the Everose Rolesor version and versions in 18 ct white gold or 18 ct Everose gold. The versions in Oystersteel feature a five-piece link Jubilee bracelet. These bracelets are equipped with a Rolex designed and patented Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.

They are additionally fitted with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance. A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. On the 18 ct gold versions of the GMT-Master II, the Oyster bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity.

Like all Rolex watches, the GMT-Master II is certified as a Superlative Chronometer. This certification involves two phases of testing.

Firstly, COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) tests the precision of every Rolex movement and issues the official chronometer certificate. Each of these COSC certified movements is tested again by Rolex after being cased, to ensure that it meets criteria for a specified precision rating that is superior than those for an official chronometer.

The tolerance for the average rate of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

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Timex Indiglo Watch with Vario Vintage Distressed Italian Leather Strap
Timex Indiglo Watch with Vario Vintage Distressed Italian Leather Strap

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Archimede Automatic Chronograph with Vario Graphic Nato Watch Strap
Archimede Automatic Chronograph with Vario Graphic Nato Watch Strap

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Vario Soft Silicone Straps

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Cordura Olive Green Zulu Watch Strap

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Direnzo watch with Vario cordura brown strap
Direnzo watch with Vario cordura brown strap

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Gshock watch with Vario cordura black strap
Gshock watch with Vario cordura black strap

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VARIO Eclipse SunStone Champagne Handwound Dress Watch on Harris Tweed Watch Strap
VARIO Eclipse SunStone Champagne Handwound Dress Watch on Harris Tweed Watch Strap

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Vario Empire Art Deco Watch

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Vario Empire Art Deco Watch

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