Spinnaker does a good job of resurrecting obscure moments and personalities from the past to instil their pieces with character and flavour. The Croft Mid-Size references the 1967 accomplishment of a US Navy diving instructor by the name of Robert Croft--who became the first man to ever free dive beyond a depth of 200 feet. Ultimately, the vintage, skin-diver styling of the Croft, fit well with the man and the moment they are meant to celebrate.
AVI-8 just announced the launch of a very special timepiece: The Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion. The watch, limited to only 500 pieces, is the brand’s way of commemorating the Legion’s Centenary this year. A portion of the proceeds (£25) from the sale of each watch will be used to help the charitable organization, who offer support to veterans and current members of the British Armed Forces.
The launch of any watch by Farer is reason enough for fanfare. The brand’s new Field Watch Collection is no exception. And unlike a lot of microbrand launches, there will be no wait time on this one. The Exmoor, Lomond, and Pembroke are ready and waiting for immediate shipping.