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Timepiece Tuesday: Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

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Timepiece Tuesday: Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

Today, you’ll find most novelty watches in a gag gift shop or the sale bin, but there was once a time when tongue-in-cheek horology was celebrated as libertine art—and subsequently banned by the conservatives.

It was a more civilized time, to which Richard Mille’s RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon is harking.

And like most of Richard Mille’s six-figure creations, there’s more than meets the eye.

Timepiece Tuesday: James Bond’s Omega Seamaster

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Timepiece Tuesday: James Bond’s Omega Seamaster

Commemorative pieces never live up to the real deal.

Which is why we’re happy to see that Omega has finally decided to release the exact same watch James Bond will have on his wrist in the upcoming Spectre instead of going the commemorative route—this marks the first time they’ve done so in their 20-year tenure as Bond’s official watch supplier.

Plus they’ve upped the Bond-ness by throwing the  Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial “Spectre” on a NATO strap reminiscent of the one worn in 1962’s Dr. No.

And the superlatives don’t stop there, so let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Going Digital

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Timepiece Tuesday: Going Digital

Wearing a digital watch is widely considered blasphemous in the world of watch enthusiasm, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook them entirely.

In fact, when those folks throw around “tool watch” as validation for wearing their GMT or Submariner that’s never seen a splash of saltwater, just have them take a look at the wrist of someone actually in a cockpit and you’ll probably find the likes of the Breitling Aerospace Evo (above) with a digital readout.

So this Tuesday we’re giving our five favorite digital watches some shine...

Timepiece Tuesday: Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch

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Timepiece Tuesday: Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch

We’ve been keeping an eye on this new analog-smartwatch hybrid trend, and the latest entry has just arrived from Mondaine—known best for their Swiss railway watches and their love for the Helvetica typeface.

Hence, the Helvetica 1 smartwatch, which is getting a limited first run of 1,957 pieces to commemorate the year the typeface was created, available for preorder now.

So in the event you’d like to get in on the ground floor, we’re taking a closer look at what the watch has to offer.

Timepiece Tuesday: Movado 1881 Collection

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Timepiece Tuesday: Movado 1881 Collection

You can probably spot a Movado from a mile away—thanks to their notably minimalist, and wildly popular, Museum dial watches.

But the Museum watch didn’t come on the scene until the late 1940s, over a half century after Movado began making precision mechanical timepieces in Switzerland in 1881. Hence the name of their new all-automatic-movement collection of watches harking back to their roots that was unveiled at Baselworld 2015 and has just hit their webstore.

Let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: The Watches of Market Week

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Timepiece Tuesday: The Watches of Market Week

Just when you thought all the #menswear dust had settled from NYFW: Men’s...

All of a sudden it’s Market Week here in New York—a time for buyers to stock their shops, for editors to take the pulse of the upcoming seasons and for more general menswear camaraderie. So we took stock of the Big Three (Capsule, Liberty Fairs and MAN) to find our favorite watches being previewed.

So without further ado, here they are...

Timepiece Tuesday: The Pocket Watch Returns

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Timepiece Tuesday: The Pocket Watch Returns

Until recently, it would seem that the pocket watch had gone the way of the monocle.

But they’ve been popping up more and more lately, even in as disparate corners as Hermès and Shinola. Then, just last week in London, Tom Ford fashioned an Apple Watch into one and we couldn’t help but take notice.

So, in the event you’ve got a waistcoat—and possibly a bowler hat—at the ready, here are five pocket watches on the market right now.