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    Longines Dives Deep with the HydroConquest Ceramic at werd.com

    Longines Dives Deep with the HydroConquest Ceramic

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    Longines is adding yet another fresh variant to its HydroConquest line of dive watches—this new automatic is an upgrade—constructed entirely in black Zr02 ceramic. Powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement, the 43mm case features a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-in crown, and brushed satin finish. Water resistant to 300-meters.

    Zenith Celebrates American Vets With Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA at werd.com

    Zenith Celebrates American Vets With Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA

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    Created to support veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project, the Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition is a fresh variation on a military-inspired Zenith classic, the original 1960s “Cairelli” chronometer. This new model features a special red, white, & blue color scheme as well as deep blue dial and a sapphire case back w/an integrated stars & stripes motif. Only 50 pieces will be made.

    Shinola Revives Flagship Runwell Automatic at werd.com

    Shinola Revives Flagship Runwell Automatic

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    A huge hit when it was first introduced back in 2013, Shinola’s Runwell Automatic is back in a fresh, reimagined model. It retains its original styling but is now powered by a Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, viewable through a window in the case back. It is available in two sizes: 39.5mm & 45mm, with options for a leather strap or bracelet-style band.

    Bulova Brings Back a Futuristic Classic at werd.com

    Bulova Brings Back a Futuristic Classic

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    At one time considered America’s premier watch brand, Bulova, has just revived a classic with the Computron LED; a retro-futuristic quartz digital that celebrates their late 70s/early 80s designs. Its trapezoidal case features a unique side-mounted LED display, which resulted in the original model being dubbed the “drivers’ watch” because a driver can check the time without moving his hand from the steering wheel. Single button-control adjusts dual timezones as well as month/date/day indicator. Available in gold, black, & stainless finish sometime in the Fall of 2019.

    Zenith’s Defy Inventor Shows You What It’s Made Of at werd.com

    Zenith’s Defy Inventor Shows You What It’s Made Of

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    Only true watch nerds will appreciate how Zenith’s Oscillator control system replaces a traditional spring balanced movement—which is impressive—but there’s plenty for the rest of us to appreciate about the 44mm Defy Inventor. It features a see-through titanium case and ultralight Aeronith bezel as well as a sapphire crystal & case back that allows the wearer to admire the watches’ innovative inner workings.

    NOMOS Drops a Deep Dive Watch at werd.com

    NOMOS Drops a Deep Dive Watch

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    Water-resistant to 300-meters, the German-made NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport Neomatik is a serious dive watch and though it’s a bit bigger at 42mm, its stainless steel case is rather sleek & streamlined. It’s powered by a DUW 6101 caliber movement with 42-hour power reserve, and features generous use of Super-LumiNova on hands and numerals for visibility when diving deep.

    Longines Introduces Aviation-Inspired Heritage Military Automatic at werd.com

    Longines Introduces Aviation-Inspired Heritage Military Automatic

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    In the Longines Heritage Military automatic, a sharp vintage aesthetic meets modern performance, creating a timeless statement on style. Inspired by the wristwatches worn by the airmen and soldiers in the 1940s and based on a midcentury model produced for the Royal Air Force, it features a slim 38.5mm case and clean, uncluttered face with blue hands. It comes with a NATO and classic, distressed leather strap.

    Breitling & Norton Motorcycles Celebrate Their Heritage with a Limited Chronograph at werd.com

    Breitling & Norton Motorcycles Celebrate Their Heritage with a Limited Chronograph

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    Celebrating the partnership between the Breitling and legacy British motorcycle company Norton, the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is a refined and richly detailed timepiece that has heritage written all over its face. It features a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case and transparent caseback to show the workings of the Calibre 01 movement. An engraved Norton nameplate is affixed to the left side of the case.

    Garmin’s MARQ Collection Watches Merge High-Tech Function & High-End Finish at werd.com

    Garmin’s MARQ Collection Watches Merge High-Tech Function & High-End Finish

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    To celebrate 30 years of adventure & sport watch innovation, Garmin has created the new high-end MARQ collection; 5 unique timepieces, each optimized to a specific active pursuit: flying, racing, sailing, exploring and sports performance. They are packed with Garmin’s latest tech & feature premium materials like titanium and ceramic to make them as good looking as they are hard working. Available for pre-order now.

    Omega’s 50th Anniversary Speedmaster Apollo 11 Celebrates the First Lunar Landing at werd.com

    Omega’s 50th Anniversary Speedmaster Apollo 11 Celebrates the First Lunar Landing

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    Marking 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, Swiss watchmaker Omega has created a Golden Anniversary edition of Speedmaster Professional—the first watch worn on the moon. The Speedmaster Apollo 11 model is rendered in 18K yellow gold, powered by a manual-winding Calibre 861 movement, and features a burgundy ceramic bezel ring, just like the original. Limited to 1,014 pieces.

    Tag Heuer Celebrates 50 Years of the Monaco Automatic at werd.com

    Tag Heuer Celebrates 50 Years of the Monaco Automatic

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    To give its iconic Monaco automatic chronograph a proper 50th anniversary celebration, Tag Heuer is releasing a new commemorative model as well as a collector’s coffee table book, Paradoxical Superstar; a celebration of the groundbreaking watch and its creation, the many famous fans of the OG square sport watch, and even images from the classic McQueen film Le Mans, in which it first appeared. Available May 2019.

    Omega Celebrates New York in its Latest Addition to the City Series at werd.com

    Omega Celebrates New York in its Latest Addition to the City Series

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    In an edition of only 399 pieces, the Omega Seamaster Exclusive Boutique New York Limited Edition watch is a slim, sophisticated 39.5mm classic that pays homage to the Big Apple with unique details throughout. An engraving of the iconic skyline on the inner ring surrounds the Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 movement visible through the case back. Its gray dial is subdued and slightly domed, featuring a date window. The dial, hands, and indices, are all made of white gold.

    Seiko Offers Its Iconic Alpinist Automatic in a Limited Edition at werd.com

    Seiko Offers Its Iconic Alpinist Automatic in a Limited Edition

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    Seiko has just revived and released a limited edition re-make of its original sports watch, the Alpinist. This Japanese-made icon first debuted back in 1959. To honor that heritage, a run of only 1,959 of the new Alpinist U.S. Limited Edition will be created. It features a 39.5mm stainless steel case which contains a 6R15 automatic movement. It offers 200-meter water resistance and has a vintage leather strap. Available only from Seiko & the Hodinkee shop.

    Bremont’s Armed Forces Collection Pays Homage to the British Military at werd.com

    Bremont’s Armed Forces Collection Pays Homage to the British Military

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    The watches worn by members of the British Ministry Of Defense are made by Bremont. The brand’s long-running relationship with the British Armed Forces gives them the freedom to use official symbols, signs, and Heraldic Badges from all three branches. Their all-new MoD-approved Armed Forces collection is comprised of three new models: the Army-inspired Broadsword, the Royal Air Force Arrow, & the Royal Navy Argonaut dive watch. All three feature UK-made stainless steel cases, modified caliber automatic movements, and branch-specific design details unique to each model.

    IWC & Hodinkee Partner Up On a Lean, Limited Edition Pilot’s Watch at werd.com

    IWC & Hodinkee Partner Up On a Lean, Limited Edition Pilot’s Watch

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    Created for an exclusive partnership with Hodinkee, the limited Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII “Hodinkee” Edition features a slim, 39mm case made of the brand’s proprietary alloy Ceratanium, which combines titanium and ceramic for a super-durable & lightweight construction. Powered by a Caliber 35100 automatic movement, it has a clean, uncluttered dial, black case and comes with a green embossed calfskin strap. Only 500 will be made.

    Get a New Panerai Submersible & Train with the Italian Navy at werd.com

    Get a New Panerai Submersible & Train with the Italian Navy

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    The latest in Panerai’s long line of Italian, Navy-grade dive watches is the 47mm Submersible Marina Militare. Available in two models, both powered by a P.9010 automatic movement, its formidable case is made of the brand’s composite Carbotech material with titanium case backs and dials that feature hours, minutes, sub-seconds, & date. The green accented LE model is limited to just 33 pieces, which also comes with a training experience alongside Italy’s elite Navy dive unit, the Comando Subaquei Ed Incursori (COMSUBIN), which also adds a bit to the price tag.

    IWC Adds 4 New Watches To Its Top Gun Collection at werd.com

    IWC Adds 4 New Watches To Its Top Gun Collection

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    IWC just released 4 new additions to its Top Gun line of premium, hardworking pilot’s watches. There’s a simple, 3-hand plus date automatic, a 44mm ceratanium double chrono, a desert camo Mojave edition chrono, and a traditional pilot’s chrono powered by the brand’s caliber 69380 movement. All feature stealth Top Gun branding on the case backs.

    Your Body Heat and a Solar Cell Power this Smartwatch at werd.com

    Your Body Heat and a Solar Cell Power this Smartwatch

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    The Matrix PowerWatch 2 is powered by your body heat and a solar cell. It features a color screen & GPS sensor plus an OS that supports Google Fit, Apple HealthKit, and Strava as well as can display 3rd party alerts from your Android or iOS smartphone. It is waterproof to 200 meters, has an integrated heart rate monitor, and sleep monitoring functions.

    Hermès & Hodinkee Team Up To Create Limited Edition Slim d’Hermès Automatics at werd.com

    Hermès & Hodinkee Team Up To Create Limited Edition Slim d’Hermès Automatics

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    Created by the luxury legacy brand’s timepiece-focused subsidiary, La Montre Hermès, the Slim d’Hermès automatic was first launched in 2015 and was an overnight success. Today, they’ve created 2 special limited-editions of 100 pieces in a special partnership with Hodinkee. One is a time-only, the other is a GMT model.  Both feature a slim 39mm case, a Vaucher-made caliber, and simple yet stunning Philippe Apeloig-designed typeface. The dials are a rich, deep blue with the seconds register in frosted silver, and the crystal is slightly smoked to give them a subtle vignette. The straps are alligator.