Off the Cuff: Nodus Retrospect III

The Retrospect III is not exactly an overhaul of the original. After all, why fix it, if it ain’t broke. So, let’s call it “tweaked” and move on. The trademark 120-click, unidirectional, inward-sloping bezel is still there. But instead of a ceramic or a metal insert, Nodus have opted for matte black DLC. The 316L stainless steel case is still 42mm in diameter and 48mm lug to lug (the same as the second iteration, but larger than the first); however, the timepiece has lost almost a full millimeter in thickness (a millimeter and half off the original), now measuring in at 13mm.

Off the Cuff: Spinnaker Bradner

The Bradner takes its name from American physicist, Hugh Bradner. During his time at the University of California, Bradner was credited with inventing the neoprene wetsuit. The buoyant, flexible material would revolutionize recreational diving by using an ambient layer of water, trapped between the diver's body and the interior wall of the neoprene, to keep the wearer warm.