EDITOR’S PICK: 5 alternatives to the blue dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41

Editor’s note: Unless you’ve got some really juicy dirt to blackmail your authorised dealer with, buying a new stainless-steel Rolex can often feel like mission impossible. That’s why you need to think outside the box and consider the alternatives. Luckily, Thor has done the cognitive donkey-work for you with this handful of blue-dial beauties. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 is a definite contender for “The Only Watch You’ll Ever Need” category. With its classic dark blue sunray dial, the intrinsic…

HANDS-ON: The Monta Atlas GMT 

There’s something really appealing about a well-priced travel watch, and the Atlas GMT, from micro brand Monta, certainly fits that bill. If you’re not familiar with Monta, they’re a relatively young brand inspired by the well-priced tool watches of yesteryear and, I’ve got to say, they’ve done a really good job of delivering on that mission.  The Atlas GMT offers everything in moderation: size, style, and all the rest — it’s not too over the top in any way; 38.5mm…