The Omega De Ville Prestige collection is a somewhat hidden gem within the larger sphere of Seamasters, Speedmasters, and Constellations. Born around 1960 as part of the larger Omega Seamaster series of watches, the De Ville was a continuation of the classic dress watch heritage the Seamaster had embodied since 1948.
Breguet produces three styles of the Breguet Type XX, inspired by vintage military aviation watches: the namesake Type XX, Type XXI, and Type XXII. We cover the modern re-interpretation of the Breguet Type XX Aeronavale Automatic Chronograph (Ref. 3800ST/92/9W6) in this week’s Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy feature.
We take a look at the Patek Philippe Aquanaut, a series as lovingly controversial as the Nautilus is to Patek purists, but as contemporarily appealing to everybody else since its initial release in 1997. It is a vintage watch conceived with some heavy historical inspirations.
The modern (post-1976) IWC Ingenieur was a watch meant to rival the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus in style. The modern IWC Ingenieur collection includes a flagship timepiece (Ref. 3239) still recognizable to aficionados of the ‘70s-era Ingenieurs.
Released in 1953, the Zodiac Sea Wolf dive watch inspired a cult following for many years to come.The modern-day Zodiac Sea Wolf watch series consists of two separate lines: the Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin and the Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression.
In recent times, consecutive years have meant more and more brands releasing vintage re-interpretations and recreations; 2015 was no different, being one of the biggest years for historical watch releases to date. Omega, a brand holding a relatively large segment of market power in the luxury-watch realm, was one of the main contributors to this