Courtesy of our friends over at AceJewelers.com – a groupshot of vintage-inspired chronographs.
While our website might suggest otherwise, we actually like quite a few watches.. And that’s quite the understatement. So we’ll be frank about it – each of these has its own charm and heritage!
The Navitimer Cosmonaute has a very unique look and nowadays a wonderful in-house movement. The TAG Heuer Monaco is a classic in its own right – Steve ‘Mr Cool’ McQueen can’t be wrong right? The Silverstone might not be that popular (due to its somewhat high price perhaps?), but we have a weak spot for this outsider… and the strap is to die for! Last but not least – the Pan Europ. It has that seventies vibe going and is powered by a nicely reworked Valjoux 7750 movement, sporting a 60 hours power reserve, only used by Hamilton – the perks of being a Swatch Group member we reckon. Great price/quality ratio too.
But we can’t withstand making one remark: while we initially called all of them vintage-inspired, the Speedmaster is actually the only one that has been in the collection, virtually unchanged in appearance, since its original release. No re-edition, no remake, no retro – just the plain old classic. How’s that for timeless design?
The Speedmaster pictured is a 3570.50.00 with custom herringbone NATO, inspired by seat belts. Get yours at Ace Jewelers – and they can probably help you get the others too!