National Geographic Photographer Andy Mann and Zodiac Collaborate on a Dive Watch

Called the Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation, this blue-hued automatic timepiece fuses marine and everyday influences

Though the inner workings remain mostly the same (it’s a retro-shaped 44mm-wide steel case filled with an in-house Swiss STP 3-13 automatic movement boasting 44 hours of power reserve) this Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation proves noticeably different. The watch brand tapped National Geographic photographer Andy Mann for the collaborative new piece, and the result balances the beauty of the deep sea with the subtlety …

Rotate’s Mechanical Watchmaking Kit

This easy-to-follow kit opens the door for customization and preservation of the talent

For many, horology and understanding the inner-workings of watches remains elusive. But the team at Rotate simplifies the process by offering at-home watch-making kits at an affordable price. Co-founders Rebecca Lee and Jennifer Zhang started the company because of their interest in mechanical watches and DIY projects and it grew into a project that also aims to honor watchmaking, to keep analog alive and to make …

Bênoit Mintiens, Founder of Ressence Watches, on The New Type 2

Neither a smartwatch nor an automatic one, but a hybrid mechanical piece that sets itself with two taps

Despite its name, Ressence‘s new Type 2 watch is an evolution of many of their other watches (which include a Type 1, 5 and the 3, a mechanical watch with the brand’s signature orb-like appearance but set in oil). The Bênoit Mintiens-led brand teased the Type 2 Concept last year, but the official production-ready piece is arriving now—smart crown technology included. It isn’t a smartwatch; …