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: Oris Divers Sixty-Five 12-Hour Calibre 400

Oris are doing for watches what British-based Charge Cars did the 1967 Mustang Fastback, when the carmaker released its 499—a hand-built, period correct Mustang with an electric engine capable of 0-60 in 3.9 secs. In a time of mass (some might say disposable) production, vintage aesthetics harken back to an era we associate with quality and care. But under the hood we still wish to reap the rewards of modern technology. This is the Divers Sixty-Five 12-Hour in a nutshell.