Tim and Brian return with a new theme: rotating bezel sports watches. From pilot's watches to dive watches, we have different brands, styles, and price points for watch collectors seeking timepieces with bezels that spin.
Brian's selections span the genres of vintage re-edition, pilot's watches, and dive watches.
First is the epic 2016 100-piece limited edition Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Chronoworks, a 46mm black ceramic dive watch with an experimental ceramic caliber B01 chronograph caliber built expressly for this once-$40,000 watch. Next is the legendary Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 126719BLRO "Pepsi" GMT in white gold; this Pan-Am inspired pilot's dual time watch arrived in 1954, but today's edition with gloss lacquer blue dial arrived at Baselworld 2019.
takes our viewers on a tour of the 2019 Sinn x Revolution x The Rake 155 Bundeswehr limited edition of 150 pieces. This model is a faithful vintage tribute to the legendary Heuer-Leonides 1550 "Bundeswehr" pilot's watches issued to the German armed forces in the 1960s and serviced by Helmut Sinn through the 1970s and 80s. Designed in collaboration with Wei Koh, this Sinn 155 Revolution includes a plexiglas crystal, blasted stainless steel case, "syringe" hands, a ghosted pilot's bezel, and a subtle black lacquered "Dark Star" in tribute to Revolution Magazine at the base of the dial.
Tim offers two takes on today's theme. A Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 "Swiss Air" special edition pays tribute to the flagship air carrier of Switzerland in a 43mm steel case with steel mesh bracelet and Breitling B01 chronograph caliber. The extraordinary De Bethune DB28 GS Grand Bleu dive watch combines the independent watch brand's sensation a "floating lug" DB28 case with 105-meter water resistance, a rotating dive bezel, LED lighting powered by the mainspring barrels, a five-day power reserve, and a power reserve indicator; this is independent horology at its best.