MB&F LM Perpetual EVO Blue

Max Büsser might have a fervent imagination, capable of dreaming up spaceships to relay time in the most unusual way to his fellow earthlings, but he also has his feet firmly on the ground. Following the buzz surrounding the launch of the brand’s first perpetual calendar in 2015, a groundbreaking movement with a mechanical processor created by independent watchmaking wizard Stephen McDonnell, Max decided to take the complication out of the safe and adapt it to everyday life. Fitted with shock absorbers, water resistance and a redesigned case in lighter, more resilient materials, the newly christened 2020 LM Perpetual EVO was ready for action – perhaps not kickboxing, but certainly robust enough for an active lifestyle. The fifth LM Perpetual EVO in the all-terrain saga is this titanium version with an attractive icy blue dial plate, a new colour that replaces the titanium model with a green dial.
The MB&F LM Perpetual EVO (which stands for Evolution) has appeared in three limited-edition zirconium versions, followed by a titanium edition with a green CVD dial plate. Replacing the titanium case/green dial model, the fifth MB&F LM Perpetual EVO is also crafted in titanium and shares the 44mm case diameter and 17.5mm thickness of its predecessors. The no-bezel construction means that the domed sapphire crystal is directly bonded to the case, increasing the viewing pleasure. In a departure from the pushers on the classical LM Perpetual, the EVO has enlarged, easy-to-use oblong actuators, and its screw-down crown ensures the 80m water-resistance of the case. An annular steel dampener – called FlexRing – is placed between the case and movement. to protect the vertical and lateral axes from shocks and increase robustness.
The novelty here is the attractive light blue CVD colour of the dial plate, contrasting effectively with the calendar indications and the time. Smack in the centre of the dial is the mirror-polished V-shaped bridge arching above the spectacular 14mm balance wheel beating at 18,000vph – a signature element of the MB&F LM Perpetual EVO Series. The hours and minutes are at noon on a black galvanic disc with luminescent-tipped hands and light blue markers. Using black galvanic rings, luminescent hands and light blue markings, the days of the week are at 3 o’clock, the months at 6 o’clock and the date at 9 o’clock. At 5 and 7 o’clock, there are two small, rounded tracks: the one on the left indicates the retrograde leap year, and the one on the right is the power reserve indicator.
Visible on the dial is Stephen McDonnell’s revolutionary perpetual calendar. Turning the conventional perpetual calendar movement upside down and inside out, McDonnell’s QP relies on a mechanical processor consisting of a series of superimposed discs. This groundbreaking processor takes the default number of days in the month at 28 – because, logically, all months have at least 28 days – and then adds the extra days required by each individual month. This ensures that each month has precisely the right number of days and removes the possibility of the date jumping incorrectly. An inbuilt safety feature disconnects the quickset pushers during the date changeover so that even if the pushers are accidentally actuated while the date is changing, there is no risk of damage to the 581-component movement.
While most of the horological treats are revealed on the dial, the reverse side reveals the escapement, the double barrels – providing the movement with 72 hours of autonomy – and the superlative hand finishings. Embracing 19th-century decorative traditions, the reverse side is a trip down memory lane with gorgeous internal bevel angles, polished bevels, large gold chatons, Geneva waves on the darkened bridges and handmade inscriptions.

FRANCK MULLER Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton

Swiss luxury watchmaker Franck Muller has prepared two special limited-edition models to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The Maison presents the Cintrée Curvex Ryoko Kaneta Dragon alongside three iterations of the Franck Muller Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton to welcome the Year of the Dragon.

Created in collaboration with Ryoko Kaneta, a young Japanese artist known for her paintings that depict dreamy and ephemeral landscapes that appear as an extension of cutesy anime-style girls. Dressed in a Tiffany blue, the 33mm-wide timepiece is presented in the Cintrée Curvex’s signature curved tonneau-shaped case.

On the tonal and stamped guilloché dial, the dragon is reinterpreted as 12 individual anthropomorphic, each hiding behind its designated Arabic numeral. In terms of power, the reference is equipped with the MVT FM 2536-SC self-winding movement, which is geared with a bidirectional rotor system and 42 hours of power reserve.

As for the limited-edition Franck Muller Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton , the reference is offered in three versions: Rouge, Vert and Color Dreams. Each variant sports a dragon engraving on its caseback along with its namesake hue on the dial. Rouge and Vert are also attired with tinted sapphire crystals on their caseback, meanwhile, Color Dreams features multicolored numerals and a clear caseback. All three colorways arrive in dazzling tonneau-shaped cases set with pavé diamonds, complete with openworked dials that showcase their intricately crafted in-house skeletonized movements.

The Cintrée Curvex Ryoko Kaneta Dragon Limited Edition is limited to 500 examples, while only 10 pieces are produced per colorway for the Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton. Both models are released as exclusives for the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit Franck Muller’s official website.
Franck Muller has unveiled three additional timepieces themed on the mythical dragon in the Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton Limited Edition.

Just 10 pieces of each reference will be available exclusively at Franck Muller boutiques in the Asia Pacific region. The Franck Muller Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton Rouge and Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton Vert are accented in red and green respectively, with the pops of colour coming from their tinted sapphire case backs, as well as infilled hands. The third reference, the Franck Muller Vanguard Dragon Slim Skeleton Color Dreams, comes with a transparent case back, but brings a riot of bright hues to the dial with its indices instead.

CHOPARD Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French

On the occasion of Salon Rétromobile dedicated to classic cars, held in Paris from January 31st to February 4th, Chopard reinterprets its Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French Limited Edition with an exclusive edition for French ‘gentlemen drivers’. The Swiss Maison has been associated with Italy’s 1000 Miglia since 1988, becoming the world sponsor and official timekeeper for the race. The Mille Miglia collection captures the essence of what Enzo Ferrari deemed ‘the most beautiful race in the world’. Issued as a numbered 100-piece limited edition and available in France, the new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French Limited Edition features a 40.5 mm x 12.88 mm case made of Lucent Steel, Chopard’s high-quality alloy with a recycling rate of at least 80%.
Lucent Steel, named for its luminous appearance, is surgical-grade and 50% harder than conventional steel. The bezels, crowns, and pushers share this material, showcasing contrasting polished and satin-brushed finishes. The pushers are knurled, reminiscent of brake pedals, and the crown features additional notches for an enhanced grip.

The silver-toned dial incorporates midnight blue, white, and red transfers, serving aesthetic and technical purposes. These transfers symbolize national colors and enhance legibility. The white minutes track and tachymeter scale remain prominent for speed and distance calculations. Grade X1 Super-LumiNova coating on hour-markers and hands ensures night-time readability. The red chronograph seconds hand complements the iconic 1000 Miglia logo. Protected by a glass-box sapphire crystal and a slim bezel, the dial gains perspective and depth, creating shimmering effects with incoming light.

The sapphire crystal case-back is adorned with crossed flags, one a black and white chequered racing flag and the other in the French national colors. It showcases the self-winding chronograph movement certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, operating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour), with a 42-hour autonomy. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters / 165 feet. Fitted with a perforated calfskin strap matching the blue hues of the dial and reminiscent of traditional driving gloves, the new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French Limited Edition

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Timer GMT

The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Timer GMT is a tool watch designed with the professional pilot in mind. Great legibility, a 24-hour GMT hand, and a timing bezel round out a solid set of features that’ll suit you both in the air and on the ground. This year’s model is more of a subtle upgrade than a complete overhaul, but the few changes that were made result in an even better watch.
It’s refreshing to see a brand hone one of their existing models to make it better rather than feel pressured to completely overhaul it. While the case is still a robust 44mm wide, Oris has slimmed down the height of the watch so it sits better on the wrist. The strap now features Oris’s “LIFT” lock system, which looks and performs similarly to the seatbelt on an airplane. It’s a fun and functional detail that makes a lot of sense on a pilots watch.
The carryover features from the previous edition are nothing to gloss over. A double-domed sapphire crystal protects the large and legible black dial. Applied numerals at each hour rise slightly off the dial for a refined aesthetic that remains legible. One of my favorite design details that Oris Big Crown ProPilot Timer GMT incorporates into their watches is the angular ridges around the bezel. It’s like a coin edge, but at a slant. On the ProPilot, the ridges run around the outside of the 60-minute, bi-directional timing bezel, a new and fantastic feature, which make for a sturdy grip and a slightly aggressive appearance.
Inside the watch, you’ll find Oris’s 748 base movement that powers center hands for the hours, minutes, and GMT and the running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Timer GMT hand is thinner and less prominent than the hours and minutes hand, but it’s highlighted with a red triangle at the tip. 100 meters of water resistance is more than enough for everyday exposure to water, as well as a casual swim. Between the timing bezel and GMT hand, you’re able to track two timezones and time elapsed (up to an hour) at the same time. Overall, it’s a handsome and functional pilot watch that both professional pilots and the everyman will appreciate
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Timer GMT is available on three different strap options. There’s a premium brown leather strap, stainless bracelet with folding clasp, and a textile strap made from Ventile. For me, the Ventile is the standout option. The olive green strap is an excellent complement to the black and steel watch, especially with the freshly updated clasp design. Keep an eye out for the ProPilot at a retailer near you starting in June.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 40

Following the current trend, Oris has encased its design icon, the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date, in warm bronze — not only the case, but the bezel, the namesake big crown and even the dial. In this feature from our October 2020 issue, we tested the watch in real-life situations.
Bronze, a metallic compound based on a minimum of 60 percent copper, is one of the first alloys to be created and used by humans. These days it’s a popular material for watch cases, and just about every brand has bronze models in its portfolio.

But admittedly, you have to like how this material changes color to appreciate it. Bronze reacts when exposed to air. This causes its surface to oxidize over time but has no effect on the properties of the material such as durability and resistance to corrosion. The color change simply marks the passing of time. What other material could be better suited for products that reflect time’s passage? Especially when it’s a timepiece like the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date, our test watch, which has a design that alludes to its past.
In 1938, Oris introduced a watch with an oversized crown that could be operated by pilots wearing gloves. It also featured large Arabic numerals and arrow-shaped markers to enhance legibility, a fluted crown and an arrow-shaped hand with a red tip to indicate the date. The Big Crown Pointer Date watch became an established part of the Oris history and was never taken out of production. For more than 80 years, it survived all the ups and downs, social upheavals, numerous trends and fads, and has been regarded as a trademark of the Oris brand. In fact, without this timelessly beautiful timepiece, Oris may not have achieved its current reputation as a high-quality, independent Swiss watch brand.
The Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date also played an important role in the revival of Oris following the Quartz Crisis in the late 1980s and the company’s decision at that time to build only mechanical watches in the future. The striking timepiece had a history and a purpose, and it kindles strong emotions both then and now.
Just about everything about this watch is rooted in its past – the material, the shape of the crystal and its date design. It’s an authentic Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date in every way.
The solid bronze dial is chemically treated and coated with a transparent matte varnish so that it doesn’t oxidize like the case. During our real-life test that spanned several months, the case transformed dramatically as its color changed from shiny golden to dark brown (see above), giving the watch a more rustic look and its own unique patina. And even though it doesn’t change over time, the dial finish makes each watch one-of-a-kind.
Only minor elements of the original model from 1938 have undergone changes. A complete hour track with Arabic numerals has replaced the arrow-shaped markers. Even though the minutes track looks vintage, it was not yet a part of the first Big Crown Pointer Date model. The small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, resulting from the historical “Pointer” Caliber 373 from 1938, became a central sweep seconds in the Caliber 754, which is based on the Sellita SW200-1. The characteristic “Pointer Date” hand is still the same as in the original 1938 Oris design. Its triangular tip with curved inner side nicely frames the date numerals arranged around the edge of the dial, which are somewhat smaller than they were on the original. The vintage-look cathedral hour and minutes hands dominate the dial face and are generously filled with luminous material. Under dark conditions, they glow a bright green along with the 12 hour markers inside the minutes track. The numerals glow somewhat weaker. The time is very easy to read under all conditions thanks to the bright luminescence at night and the authentic vintage design of the dial by day.
The case measures 40 mm across with a height of 12 mm and water resistance of 5 bar (50 meters). The domed crystal, grooved bezel and sloping curves of the midsection of the case underscore the historical appeal of the watch and give the iconic timepiece a convincing authenticity. Downward sloping lugs and the supple leather strap provide great wearing comfort. Like the bronze case, the strap rather quickly shows signs of wear — but this is surely an intentional part of the design. Oris has equipped the lugs with easily accessible levers that make the strap easy to remove and replace. The simple yet sturdy solid bronze pin buckle matches the overall style of the watch.
Simply said, the namesake “Big Crown,” originally designed with pilots in mind, is easy to use. The generous size and deep grooves make it easy to grasp, release from its screw-down locked position, and pull out for different operations of the movement, the Sellita-based Oris automatic Caliber 754 with pointer date, which begins to advance gradually about one-half hour before midnight and then jumps to the next position exactly at midnight. It works perfectly. The proportions of the hands are also perfect, as is the return of the crown to its locked position. Rate results are acceptable, ranging between +4 and +6 seconds per day. The automatic movement, which is visible through the transparent screw-down caseback, meets the manufacturer’s industrial standard, and shows its striking red oscillating weight. For $2,100, it’s the real deal.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer Beau Lake

Lac Écho Morin Heights, QC, Canada – The second collaboration between Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, and Canadian luxury waterside brand, Beau Lake, launches today. The brands have joined forces again to create the ultimate package for the avid paddle boarder and water enthusiast. The Ulysse Nardin diver chronometer is accompanied by a limited-edition inflatable paddleboard and travel bag by Beau Lakefully branded with the renown Ulysse Nardin logo and anchor.Limited to 100sets, the package will be available starting October 25, 2022.
United by their deep reverence for nautical history, water itself was the only inspiration needed in this latest collaboration between renowned Swiss watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin, and Beau Lake, a waterside luxury brand based in Canada.

Their love and support of initiatives that support water access and sustainability around the world is well-established, and their elected compulsion for high-design manufacturing has always brought Ulysse Nardin and Beau Lake to the forefront of innovation in their respective industries. Adventurous by nature, the two brands are proud to unveil a new limited-edition water package, available to just 100 people.
The latest edition to the well-established Diver Chronometer collection is the Ulysse Nardin x Beau Lake Limited Edition timepiece. Steeped in history, the 44mm diver watch incorporates design elements from the original Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometers. Limited to just 100 timepieces, the chronometer is presented on a blue rubber strap with Beau Lake featured on the titanium accent plate.

On the other side of this package is the iSUP itself, which combines timeless design with performance through modern manufacturing. Beau Lake applies newly developed double-layer drop stitch fusion technology and marine-grade PVC to create a beautifully nautical paddleboard that is lighter, stronger and more responsive than ever before.

The iSUP package comes with a co-branded paddleboard, triple-action pump, fin, leash, collapsible carbon fiber paddle and repair kit, all of which are delivered in a versatile travel bag that is as elegant as the board is robust. To accommodate any path to the water, the travel bag is equipped with wheels for rolling dockside and shoulder straps for easy beach transport.

BELL and ROSS BR 03 Cyber Ceramic

Bell & Ross has transformed one of its cornerstone collections, the BR 03, into an ultra-modern, angular, black-on-black stealth machine that is reminiscent of early aughts super watches, yet not far off from the BR 03’s signature look. The BR 03 Cyber Ceramic combines the utilitarian, cockpit instrumentation look of the BR 03 collection with the Cyber collection’s graphic, futuristic codes. The result is a 3-dimensional interpretation of the signature square case, but with more and thicker angles and sharp edges, creating extra depth and a multi-level architectural construction.
Every line and edge of the case and skeletonized movement are faceted, which Bell & Ross says is a direct homage to the brand’s aeronautical roots and cockpit-instrumentation aesthetic. The faceting “evokes the powerful design of stealth aircraft, with their sharp-edge fuselages boasting the technical feature of reflecting waves,” says Bell & Ross co-founder and creative director Bruno Balamich. “This is how spy planes, drones and strategic bombers become undetectable to radars.” He adds, “The faceting on the lines is a nod to the digital arts. When a digital image freezes, it reveals the pixels of which it is made.”
The dial is openworked to display the inner workings of the time-only, automatic movement, BL-CAL.383, the special feature of which is that it is skeletonized in 3D form. It is treated in a matt black finish. The large (42mm x 43.7mm) case is made of black ceramic, a near indestructible material that is difficult to machine into these angles. The black rubber strap has been fully integrated into the case in a seamless design that eliminates the need for lugs, so despite its large size, the watch hugs the wrist. Metallic indexes and logos are printed underneath the sapphire crystal.
The new BR 03 Cyber Ceramic limited edition watch by Bell & Ross boasts a unique technical and stylistic expression that looks to the future. The idea was to transform the design of the iconic BR 03 line without distorting everything behind the strength and identity of one of the Maison’s cornerstone collections. This exclusive timepiece combines the emblematic BR 03 design with the Cyber collection’s graphic and futuristic codes. For this, Bell & Ross’ co-founder and Creative Director, Bruno Belamich, worked on redefining reality with faceted 3D designs.
The personality of a watch is expressed through the lines making up its case. The new BR 03 Cyber Ceramic’s unique quality lies in its faceting, which immediately evokes the powerful design of stealth aircraft, with their sharp-edged fuselages boasting the distinctive technical feature of reflecting waves.

In creating a watch inspired by stealth design, Bell & Ross transposes the readability of flight instruments to the wrist with a graphic edge. Pushing the concept of stealth invisibility further, Bell & Ross has chosen to openwork the dial and main components on the mechanical self-winding movement, the BR-CAL.383 calibre, with particularly spectacular 3D skeletonizing.

The Breitling Navitimer

Among the enthusiast community, the exact date is up for debate – but according to Breitling, 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the Navitimer. And the brand is celebrating with not a single re-edition, but an entire range of Navitimers coming in 46mm, 43mm, 41mm, in stainless steel, and red gold. And if the range of sizes doesn’t offer enough variety, then consider that there are 13 different dials to choose from.
The Breitling Navitimer is one of Breitling’s most celebrated designs. Willy Breitling dreamed up the watch in the early ’50s to directly aid pilots in the cockpit. He called it the Navigation Timer, or “Navtimer.” The watch featured a rotating slide rule on the bezel that worked in conjunction with the chronograph to make cockpit calculations easier. The watch caught on big-time. It was so popular with aviators that the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association teamed up with Breitling to release a branded design that featured the company’s winged crest at 12 o’clock. It was during the ’50s that civilian aviation proliferated, and weekend warrior pilots, along with professional and military pilots, all needed a watch. The Breitling Navitimer became commonplace with the aviation set. It was considered a worthy tool.
Scott Carpenter approached Breitling Navitimer about modifying the Navitimer for 24-hour time for spacefaring applications in the early ’60s, and based on the design of the Navitimer, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute was born. Beyond professionals like Carpenter, the watch became popular with celebrities like Miles Davis, Serge Gainsbourg, Jim Clark, and Graham Hill, as well.
The crop of 2022 Breitling Navitimer retain all the elements from the Navitimers of mid-century years, like the circular slide rule, baton indexes, trio of chronograph counters, and a notched bezel. The most prominent change is inside, with the inclusion of Breitling’s COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. It’s a column wheel chronograph that boasts a healthy 70-hour power reserve. There’s a new date function, as well, present at the 6 o’clock position
The Breitling Navitimer ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition released at Baselworld 2019 got collectors excited. It was an accurate re-edition; a proper way to honor a watch with such a strong legacy. It meant that it was only a matter of time before we saw an update to the Navitimer collection.
The slide rule is now flattened out and the crystal domed, which visually creates a more compact profile of the watch. But let’s be clear here: Breitling didn’t make the cases any smaller. The original Navitimer was executed with a 40mm case. This new Navitimer tops out at 46mm. For those who want to stay as close to the original as possible, the 41mm variant is the closest we’re going to get. They all boast the Caliber 01, and they’re all water-resistant to 30 meters.
Since there are so many dial choices, case sizes, and metals available, let’s break ’em down. If you’re familiar with Breitling, then you’re most likely familiar with the Navitimer. But for a long time it was positioned as a watch exclusively for pilots and astronauts. With this new line, Breitling is throwing the doors open to anyone. No one uses a slide rule in the cockpit anymore, anyway. This is the Breitling Navitimer that’s attractive to folks who have never handled an airplane’s stick and rudder before. It’s less serious and more focused on fun in 2022. I doubt they would have produced a mint green dial for the Navitimer in 1952, but in 2022, it’s a good look.

BELL & ROSS BR 05 Artline Dragon

When it comes to the Chinese zodiac, there are some signs which are easy to celebrate and others which aren’t – take that from someone born in the Year of the… erm, Rat. If you’re involved in something more glamorous, like the Year of the Dragon, it’s much easier to make a song and dance about it.

That’s exactly what we’re about to move into, and it has spawned a lot of inspiration among the watch industry. We’ve seen new releases from TAG Heuer, as well as a five watch collection from Swatch.

Now, Bell & Ross are joining the fray. Their new BELL & ROSS BR 05 Artline Dragon takes inspiration from the dragon design with a laser engraved case and bracelet. That’s not a random choice, either. Engraving as a practice has been part of Chinese culture for more than a millennium, and this is designed to pay homage to that.
For the BELL & ROSS BR 05 Artline Dragon we’re looking at here, that means a painstaking process. Each individual piece of the case and the integrated bracelet is engraved before it is assembled.

And let’s be frank – this is likely to split opinions. The engraved case design is far from standard fare. I strongly suspect that will make around half of prospective users very excited, and the other half wince and grimace.

Whatever your opinion is, though, you won’t have long to hesitate. Limited to just 99 pieces, this watch is likely to sell out pretty quickly – even with a slightly eye-watering BELL & ROSS BR 05 Artline Dragon .

Personally, I’m a fan of this. Okay, are you going to wear it to that crucial once in a lifetime business meeting? Probably not. But let’s be serious – many of these are unlikely to see much wear anyway. Short limited runs like this will almost exclusively be snapped up to sit in a safe for 20 or so years.

But if you’re looking for a quirky piece to add some intrigue to your collection, this is a great option with a timely inspiration.

Oris Brings Back The Bronze For Its Latest Pointer Date Limited Edition

I won’t pretend to understand cricket, except to say I know enough to realize that it’s a sport with a reach that’s unfathomably large to a simple American such as myself. Today, Oris is introducing the Father Time Limited Edition, a collaboration between the Holstein brand and its partner, Marylebone Cricket Club. The new limited edition is much like the Oris Pointer Date we know and love, featuring a 40mm bronze case, but updated with a clean white dial.
The story starts at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, where a weathervane stands high atop a clock tower. On top of that weathervane sits Father Time, stooping over cricket stumps and watching over the sporting affair. Father Time was given to Marylebone in 1926, and he’s stood atop the grounds ever since, becoming an instantly recognizable figure at one of the most important cricket clubs in the world.

The symbolism of the figure derives from Law 12(3) of the Laws of Cricket: “After the call of Time, the bails shall be removed from both wickets.” So, there’s Father Time, removing the bails from the wickets above Lord’s.

As for the watch itself: It’s a 40mm Oris Pointer Date cast in bronze. It comes on a seven-link bronze bracelet and an additional deer leather strap with bronze buckle (note the deer bug branded on the inside with antlers…like a deer). There are printed Arabic numerals underneath the domed sapphire crystal, with Super-LuminNova on the hands and outer date track. There’s a stainless steel caseback engraved with Father Time, all providing 50 meters of water resistance. The Oris Pointer Date Limited Edition is powered by the Oris 754, a Sellita-based automatic caliber with 38 hours of power reserve.
The Oris Big Crown has been around since 1938, and it’s for good reason – the design just works. I love the model in bronze, too (I also love the Divers Sixty-Five in bronze). I’ve seen these age in all kinds of ways, from chic to downright gnarly (the guy who wore this watch said he surfed with it every day).

The warmth of bronze seems to work especially well with the white dial – Oris says the dial is simply white but I can’t help but see a tint of cricket-bat brown because of the bronze. The “Father Time” branding is simple and discreet, only on the caseback.
Like I said, I’m not a cricket guy, but if executed nicely, I could’ve gone for a discreet Father Time integrated in the dial. Because, cricket player or not, he comes for us all. Since Oris also makes the bronze Pointer Date in 36mm, I wouldn’t have minded seeing a portion of the 1,926 pieces produced at the smaller diameter, if only because I prefer the smaller size, and this might be my favorite dial for the bronze Pointer Date yet.