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Time Shares: Watches for the Holiday Season

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For the Buzz Fiend

Brew Watch Co.

Proto HP-1 Automatic (Proto HP-1)

New York City designer Jonathan Ferrer combined his love for watches and coffee to formulate his own special blend with the Proto HP-1 Automatic. The stainless-steel case and Oyster-style bracelet evoke the industrial aesthetic of vintage espresso machines with their sleek lines and brushed finishes, while the domed crystal calls to mind the machine’s pressure gauge. The automatic movement percolating inside ensures modern reliability.


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For the Wave Chaser


Legend Diver Watch (L3.674.4.50.6OK)

Highlighting its rich horological history, Longines revisits its popular Legend Diver, a design based on a model introduced in the Sixties. This latest incarnation features a Milanese mesh bracelet that adds a sporty touch both at sea and on land. Despite its good looks, the watch is built to perform in extreme conditions. In fact, the 42mm case is water resistant to an impressive 300 meters.


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For the Speed Demon

CT Scuderia

Black Fusion (CS10223)

Italian designer Enrico Margaritelli’s passion for motorcycles is the driving force behind CT Scuderia’s exuberant designs. Creations like the Black Fusion project biker attitude with its speedometer-style dial and perforated leather strap. But the design also revels in intricate details like the distinctive four-part case, which includes a blacked inner section whose grained texture mimics the finish found on header covers in many high-performance engines.


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For the Dapper Dresser


Multifort Escape (M032.607.36.050.09)

In 1947, an American pilot made a record-breaking flight around the world sporting a Mido Multifort. This contemporary reinterpretation maintains the original’s at-a-glance legibility thanks to its large Arabic numerals and wide hands, which glow at night. The 44mm steel case is coated with a layer of PVD treatment creating a handsome ruggedness that complements the olive-green dial, which is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes.