Off the Cuff: Fleux FLX001/FLX002 Skindivers

Last month, Canadian entrepreneur, Edward Cho, wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign for his newly minted brand of watches, Fleux. The FLX001 and FLX002 are both 60s-inspired skindivers with a lot of shared DNA, but that ultimately differentiate themselves through their dials and bezels.  Echoes of iconic divers from the era are present in both designs—Squale, Omega, perhaps a little Blancpain. And ultimately, I think the blend works well.

Off the Cuff: RZE Aspirare

Go big or go home. That’s the motto around RZE this month as the brand launches the latest of its titanium divers. Before today, RZE have lived inside the 38-41mm space, producing purpose-built tool watches for the field, the sky, and of course, the sea. The all-new RZE Aspirare bucks the current trend of shrinking case sizes and packs a 44mm wallop, instead.