The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic timepieces made, by any watch manufacturer, ever. Designed as a sports/dive watch, its classic styling remains the model for many modern watches in production today. This Ref 5513 has a Matte Dial “feet-first” depth rating and dates to the production year of 1971.
Produced in 2007, the Anonimo Opera Mecca Polluce was a limited production run of 300 pieces, 150 of which had a black dial, with the other 150 pieces having a blue dial. Named after the “Polluce” steamer ship, which sank in 1841 off the coast of Tuscany and rumored to be carrying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold bouillon, Anonimo designed this piece as a tribute to the rediscovery and salvage of the remains of the ship.
With a water resistance rating of 3000 meters, the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest 3000 was designed to withstand the harshest of environments. Built with a titanium monoblock case and powered by a COSC-certified ETA 2824-2 movement, the DeepQuest 3000 is a highly engineered tool watch with a sporty aesthetic that is sure to be enjoyed by dive watch enthusiasts for years to come.
Vintage dive watch enthusiasts will be quick to notice the Technos Sky Diver Super Compressor Automatic Ref 1340. With a tell-tale case design by Ervin Piquerez S.A., the Sky Diver has a dual crown system for setting the inner dive bezel independently from the time, as well as a spring-loaded case back to create a tighter gasket seal.
The Rolex Explorer II was created as a larger sibling to the Explorer I and designed with spelunkers in mind. Reference 16570 was produced from 1989-2011 and had four distinct variations. This 16570 is the “Swiss Only” dial version, which Rolex made for a limited time, between 1998-1999, when they changed over lume material from tritium to luminova, as well as a bracelet change to the 78790 bracelet with the flip-lock clasp.
The Sinn U50 Divers Watch was designed with the idea that function and durability don’t need to be sacrificed for a comfortable case size. Coming in at 41mm, the U50 is perfectly suited for diving use, with a water resistance rating of 500 meters, and a display that is easily readable under all conditions. Utilizing Sinn’s proprietary TEGIMENT technology on the Divers Bezel, this timepiece is built to function and last for generations.
The Rolex Datejust stands as one of the most iconic and recognizable timepieces in the Rolex lineup. This version, Reference 126333 is no exception. With its 41mm stainless steel case, 18K Yellow Gold fluted bezel, Black dial, and lumed hour markers with 18K gold surrounds, the 126333 is a sophisticated timepiece designed to last for generations.
The Rolex Datejust stands as one of the most recognizable timepieces ever produced. With its classic, yet modern aesthetic, the difference between a vintage and a modern Datejust lies within the fine details, such as on this piece, the Reference 1603. The engine-turned stainless steel bezel, no longer in production, and pie-pan dial set the 1603 apart from more recent versions of this classic timepiece.
The Ebel 1911 Chronograph Steel & Gold Ref 1134901 features the famed El Primero movement. Housed in a stainless steel case with an 18K yellow gold bezel, the 1911 Chronograph rose to popularity in the early 1990s as the “Miami Vice” watch, worn by Don Johnson’s character Sonny Crockett on the TV show.
The Rolex Yachtmaster Ref 68623 is a highly versatile, two-toned 18K gold and stainless steel timepiece that easily transitions from casual to formal wear. With its polished stainless steel case, 18K gold bi-directional bezel, two-tone gold, and stainless steel polished bracelet, and eye-catching dial with 18K gold accents, the Yachtmaster 68623 is a sporty tool watch with the right amount of elegance.
The IWC Pilot Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” Ref IW327007 was released in 2017 with a limited production run of 1948 pieces, which was the debut year of the original Mark XI Pilot watch. The Mark XVII Tribute has similar styling to the original, but with subtle differences, such as the removal of the dots next to the 12 on the dial, the squared-off baton hour hand, and a polished steel seconds hand, instead of a lumed baton-style.
Identical to the in-game timepiece worn by lead character Dani Rojas in Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 video game, the Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 Limited Edition timepiece features a stylized “6” on the bezel, identical to the game logo, and is limited to a production of 1983 pieces, which ties into the back story of the watch in the game.
The Breitling Chronomat Reference 769 was introduced in 1941, as the first chronograph designed for mathematicians and scientists. With its innovative inclusion of a slide rule on the dial that allowed you to perform complex equations on your wrist, the Chronomat is a revolutionary first “smartwatch”.
After its debut in 1942, the Breitling Chronomat received multiple updates with the release of the Reference 808, including change from the large rectangular pushers on the case round pump-style pushers, updated dagger hands and a change from Arabic numerals to applied baton markers, and a signed crown with the Breitling logo.
The Rolex Air-King remains one of the longest-running production series in Rolex history. After hearing stories of RAF pilots replacing their army-issued watches with Rolex pieces, Hans Wilsdorf decided to honor those pilots by creating “Air” models, with the Air-King being the only model to remain in production today. With its first official appearance in 1945, the Air-King Ref 5500 remained in production for approximately 37 years and remained largely unchanged in aesthetics, dimension, or features.
The Rolex Datejust stands as one of the most recognizable timepieces ever produced. With its classic, yet modern aesthetic, the difference between a vintage and a modern Datejust lies within the fine details, such as on this piece, the Two-Tone Reference 16013. With a gold, fluted bezel and its stainless steel case, this Reference 16013 has tritium lume plots and a Plexiglas crystal, giving it a warm vintage aesthetic.
The original Doxa Sub 300T Conquistador, released in 1968, was the first diver’s watch available to the general public that had a built-in helium release valve. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this iconic timepiece, Doxa released the SUB 300T Caribbean as a tribute to the revolutionary original.
The Yema Yachtingraf Ref 9312 was introduced in 1966 for regatta racing. With its distinct two-register dial configuration that features one sub-dial with a red, white, and blue countdown timer to track the 5-minute countdown to the race start, the Yachtingraf became the official timepiece worn by the French National Sailing Team.
The Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Titanium Blue Chronometer Ref 2231.80.00 features a titanium case, a titanium bracelet, and an electric blue dial that catches the eye. The 300m Chronometer has the function and durability of the sturdiest of dive watches, while aesthetically transforming with ease from sport to dress wear.
A re-edition of the Longines Diver Ref 7042, the Legend Diver No Date Ref L36744563 stays true to its successor. With a 42 mm stainless steel case and twin-crown EPSA Super Compressor, the Legend Diver No Date utilizes the same dual crown method for setting the time with the lower crown and using the upper crown to rotate the internal bezel.
The Omega Constellation Manhattan was designed by Carol Didisheim, a design student who joined Omega after completing her studies at the Geneva School of Decorative Arts. Her concept for this piece involved utilizing clasps on the case sides to hold the crystal in place, which allowed for a slimmer case profile and improved water resistance.
The Omega Constellation model was first introduced in 1952, as a chronometer timepiece. Undergoing numerous aesthetic changes over the years, from the original pie-pan style dials in the 1950s, the avant-garde integrated bracelets with flat dials of the 1970s, to the Co-Axial Master Chronometers of today, the Constellation line remains as stylish and innovative now, as it was when this late 1960s-early 1970s model was released.
The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected is a smartwatch designed for the highest degree of aviation professionals. Utilizing the B55 Super Quartz movement as well as the Breitling Exospace App for both Android and iPhone, the Exospace allows for advanced measures of flight timing in a fraction of the time it would take with a mechanical timepiece.
The Zenith De Luca El Primero Chronograph stands out not just for its craftsmanship, but as a piece of horological history. The El Primero Chronograph movement was one of the first fully automatic movements to come to the market in 1969. The El Primero was clearly a step ahead of the competition with its high-frequency beat rate, longer power reserve, and 3 sub-dial configurations on the dial.
The Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 Chronograph Ref CAR2014-0 maintains the sporty aesthetic of classic Carrera timepieces while adding elegant touches, such as Rose Gold colored detailing that allows this timepiece to easily transition from day to night. With a 43 mm case size and a stainless steel bracelet, the Carrera 1887 Chronograph maintains the heritage of the Carrera line with plenty of modern updates.
Holland & Holland is one of the last traditional gunmakers in London and has a reputation of being one of the finest in the world. Their rifles and sporting shotguns are still handmade and considered to be some of the finest ever produced. Over the years, Holland & Holland has partnered with watchmakers to produce limited-edition timepieces for aficionados of the brand.
The Panerai Radiomir PAM 380 has a 45mm case with wire lugs, which are reminiscent of the original Radiomir design worn by the Royal Italian Navy divers of the 1930s. With the OP logo at 6 o’clock on the Sausage dial, large Arabic-style numerals, and a handsome crown, the PAM 380 has all the stylings of a classic Panerai timepiece.
The Panerai Radiomir 3 Day Acciaio PAM 720 is a limited, special edition production of only 500 pieces. Designed after the original Ref 3646 from the early 1940s, the PAM 720 stays true to the original design of the Ref 3646 in case size, material, and crystal, and only differs from it in that it has text on the dial, as opposed to its counterpart, the PAM 721.
Dating to 1947, this Vintage Omega Chronograph Ref 2439 has a beautiful 14K Gold case and the legendary Calibre 321 movement. With its 3-register silver dial, applied gold indices, Omega logo and numeral at the 12 o’clock position, the Ref 2439 is a classic dress piece with a timeless aesthetic.
The Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Chronometer is a versatile and modern timepiece. The 300M Chronometer has the function and durability of a dive watch, while easily transitioning to more formal wear. With its neutral tones, stainless steel case, and stainless steel bracelet, the Seamaster 300 is a pleasure to wear.
In the early 1960s, Jack Heuer created the Carrera line of chronograph timepieces, which was sold as a separate line of Heuer watches. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamerica Rally race, the watch was designed with the race car driver in mind. Beginning in 1996, Tag Heuer decided to produce a re-edition of the iconic 1964 Heuer Carrera and continued to produce several re-edition models of the early Carrera timepieces for several years, including the WS2111.
In the early 1960s, Jack Heuer created the Carrera line of chronograph timepieces, which was sold as a separate line of Heuer watches. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamerica Rally race, the watch was designed with the race car driver in mind. With its easy-to-read, well-balanced, and race car instrument panel-inspired dial, the Carrera quickly became a popular classic among enthusiasts.
The Rolex Ladies Yachtmaster Ref 169623 is a highly versatile, two-toned 18K gold and stainless steel timepiece that easily transitions from casual to formal wear. With its polished stainless steel case, 18K gold bi-directional bezel, two-tone gold, and stainless steel polished bracelet, and eye-catching white dial with gold accents, the Ladies Yachtmaster is a sporty tool watch with the right amount of elegance.
The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare Acciaio PAM 587 is a special edition release of 1000 numbered pieces. The PAM 587 is based on the vintage Panerai reference 6152/1, which was originally designed for the Royal Italian Navy. Its design combines the historic details of vintage Panerai timepieces while having the mechanics of a modern timepiece.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Perpetual 140.8.80S is an elegant, sleek timepiece with a very impressive and sophisticated complication. The Master Perpetual is a perpetual calendar featuring a mechanism that not only takes into account the length of the current month but also accounts for the 29th of February, each leap year. The displays on this timepiece include the month, day, date, year, decade, and moon phase. Once set, the automatic movement will not have to be adjusted to match the calendar year until the year 2100.
The IWC Portofino Automatic is an elegant timepiece, designed for everyday use. It has a stunning 18K gold case, which houses a Calibre 37521 movement. The white, vintage-inspired dial with roman numeral hour markers, wire lugs, and black alligator leather strap gives the Portofino it’s signature, timeless aesthetic.
In the early 1960s, Jack Heuer created the Carrera line of chronograph timepieces, which was sold as a separate line of Heuer watches. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamerica Rally race, the watch was designed with the race car driver in mind. In 1996, Tag Heuer decided to produce a re-edition of the iconic 1964 Heuer Carrera. These re-edition watches are nearly identical to their predecessors, utilizing the same case size and styling.
With it’s polished case, eye-catching sunburst panda-style dial, the Breitling 815 Chronograph continues to be sought after by watch collectors. The Breitling 815 was nicknamed the “Long Playing”, because of it’s much longer power reserve for the era.
The Omega Sea Master 166.010 is an elegant, classic timepiece that wears beautifully for any occasion. It’s vintage yet modern styling enables it to transition with ease from formal to casual wear. The detail on the dial as well as the “beads of rice” bracelet add to the beauty of this timepiece.
The Oris Diver 65 Bronze has a unique, vintage appeal with modern horological technology. The stainless steel case with polished sides and brushed lugs create a beautiful housing for the bronze bezel insert to truly stand out. The Diver 65 has a domed sapphire crystal and rose gold accents on the dial, creating aesthetics that are classic and stylish.
The Seiko Kakume gets its name from the square-shaped sub-dials, as the translation of the Japanese word “kakume” in English is “square eyes”. The watch was designed both as an automatic and hand windable with a quickset for the day and date features, which was not common for early Seiko timepieces. The Kakume is an eye-catcher with its hefty stainless steel case and bracelet, colorful dial and tachymeter bezel.
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze inherits its design from the early Tudor Submariner timepieces, made for military use, in the mid-1960s. While being classic as well as contemporary in its appearance, the Black Bay Bronze is a unique timepiece with it’s aged look that will continue to develop its rich patina over time.
The Tudor Pelagos 25500TN was designed to be Tudor’s most robust dive watch. It’s titanium case and bracelet, rotating divers bezel, brilliant lume, helium release valve and water resistance to 500 meters make it a serious tool watch. The clean aesthetics and design are sporty as well as classic.
The Tudor Black Bay 41 is a sleek, contemporary watch, with a sporty, yet classic design. It’s stainless steel case and polished bezel showcase a stunning blue gloss dial, with lumed dot and dash hour markers, as well as snowflake hands. The Black Bay 41 is an elegant timepiece, that feels as good as it looks on the wrist.