Off the Cuff: Longines Spirit Flyback

The Calibre 791 is a column wheel chronograph movement, as evidenced by its smooth pusher action, with a 4Hz beat rate and a 68-hour power reserve. It has a silicon balance spring (alongside numerous other anti-magnetic parts) and is COSC-certified with a central chronograph hand and two sub-dials: a running seconds and a 30-minute register. However, its most exclusive function is the "flyback." This allows the user to restart the timer while the chronograph is running and without first stopping and then resetting the chronograph hand. This allows for split second timing accuracy.

Off the Cuff: YEMA Rallye 5 Turbo Limited Edition

Christoper Bôle, third-generation watchmaker and director of operations at YEMA took a lead role in the design of the Rally 5 Turbo. "First, I started drawing an immediately recognisable dial reminiscent of the very singular steering wheel shape of the 1st generation R5 Turbo, as well as chronograph’s counters and hands retaining the characteristic design codes of the car’s dashboard." Those aesthetic choices made by Renault in 1980, represented "creative risk-taking"--not unlike the design choices being made by YEMA in the Rallye 5 Turbo, today.