The top 10 read articles on this month include an eclectic mix of watches, which clearly shows the diverse interests of our readers. That said, there was definitely a greater interest in more affordable watches such as the new Seiko Prospex Lowercase Fieldmaster, the Citizen Signature Octavia, and the Monta Triumph. Considering the bang for the buck that these watches offer, it is not surprising at all. From the high-end, we have two luxury sports chronographs in the form of Audemars Piguet’s updated Royal Oak Chronograph and the Les Artisans De Genève & Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona.
From around the web, we take a look at Conor McGregor’s watch collection. While Conor might have lost his multi-million dollar bout with Mayweather, he can definitely take solace in knowing that he has a pretty cool watch collection. Elsewhere, we also dispel some myths surrounding dive watches, and also take a look at the Kaventsmann Hadal II Bronze watch – a watch that is rated to go as deep as 12,000 meters! Finally, we examine the concept of “soul” in an object as we ask ourselves; what exactly is it about watches that causes us to get excited about them in the way that we do?
1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Watch In Steel Hands-On
If you weren’t paying close attention, you might have missed out on the news that Audemars Piguet actually refreshed its Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph replca watches UK earlier this year. It might surprise you even more to learn that there are actually seven new models this year. Fans have clamored for an in-house chronograph movement from Audemars Piguet for years, but AP is still sticking to the good old caliber 2385 for these new models. The changes, therefore, are mostly cosmetic, but they result in a Royal Oak Chronograph watch that looks quite different from its predecessor. Find out what the changes are and get a closer look at one of the most popular luxury steel chronograph watches here.
2. Omega CK2129 Watch In ‘Dunkirk’ Film & Omega’s Role In WW2
Director Christopher Nolan’s attention to detail is legendary, and that attention to detail can be seen clearly in his latest movie Dunkirk. Without giving too much away, Dunkirk tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation during the Second World War. In it, Tom Hardy, who plays an RAF pilot, can be seen periodically referencing his watch during a mission. Eagle-eyed moviegoers have identified that watch as Omega CK2129 limited edition fake watches, which is incredibly apt because Omega reportedly supplied over half of all watches used by the British RAF during the Second World War. The CK2129, in particular, was also the most commonly worn Omega watch by RAF personnel in the Second World War. It is impressive that Dunkirk got this piece of detail spot on. This is the story of the Omega CK2129 and other Omega watches in the Second World War.