Category Archives: militarophilia

inspired by armed forces timepieces

Happy New Year! The Most Popular Posts of 2011

As the editor, I would like to wish the reader a Happy New Year, and thank them for their support throughout the year 2011, either by visiting our posts or by linking to them on horological forums. consistently started publishing news about boutique brands in July 2009 and the site traffic almost doubled between December […]

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Deeper Technical Plunge for Blancpain

After several weeks of mystery, Blancpain finally unveiled their new watch on October 25th 2011 at the Dubai Mall Aquarium. Christened “X Fathoms”, this 55,6 mm novelty titanium timepiece is a  sophisticate mechanical diving computer accurate to 30 centimeter down to 15 meter of depth. Only a handful of brands has achieved to produce watches with […]

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New vintage-looking Steinhart chronograph

I have already introduced the Swiss Made brand Steinhard on several occasions. This German-based watch company is worthy of interest on many counts: all their watches feature Swiss movements and are assembled in the Swiss Jura mountains. Steinhard watches mostly sells through Direct Marketing, which allows them to cut the middleman and offer very reasonable prices. The […]

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New German Manufacture Chronograph With Central Minute Counter

Last month saw the simultaneous release by two competing German brands of a new chronograph calibre with central minute hand. This particular display replicates a function of the legendary and sadly discontinued Lemania 5100: namingly, a central minute counter allowing a more natural reading of measured time than the ubiquitous 30 minutes subdial commonly found […]

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MAT watches new collections

I already introduced the reader to French brand MAT in December 2009. The trade mark MAT is the accronym for Mer Air Terre (Sea, Air, Land), the 3 types of armed forces. TLex of Oceanictime recently published renderings, followed by pictures of the brand’s new collections AG5 and AG6. This new collection comes with a […]

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