FRIDAY WIND DOWN: And our favourite T+T moment of the year was… FRIDAY WIND DOWN: And our favourite T+T moment of the year was…

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: And our favourite T+T moment of the year was…

Zach Blass

This past year was full of excitement. It was the year of the MoonSwatch, About Effing Time seasons one and two, and oh so much more.



I could assemble a top 10 list of highlights from the past year, but one moment reigns supreme for all of us here at Time+Tide. With the team spread out across the globe, Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022 was the first time we were all assembled in one spot. After many late nights putting together live videos, photography, and reviews, we were able to carve out a moment for all of us to sit down and digest the fair, Carslberg beer in hand, and shoot the breeze. To this day it is the most fun I and the team have ever had shooting a piece of content. So, if you have yet to watch this video, this is a great way to get to know the team and what we are all about.

Wishing you all a happy new year!

Zach, and the Time+Tide team

Watch meme of the week: One of them is not like the others…


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It is very rare the watch community unanimously agrees on something, but it was clear #watchfam was united in disgust for Portnoy’s Brick Watch Company. Thanks for bringing us all together at the end of the year, Dave.

Wrist shot of the week: Big glass, small watch


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At the close of the year, Kaori clearly has the right idea. Big glass, small watch is a total vibe.

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: LAST CHANCE – The Nivada Grenchen x seconde/seconde/ x Time+Tide Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver ChaosMaster “Save Us” Koala Edition

Joining us in the mission to save the koala are our two collaborators in creativity – Nivada Grenchen and seconde/seconde. This watch continues the theme of the main release of the ChaosMaster Editions – which were inspired by the chaos of the modern world. The base for this creative collision is the function-packed Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver. It was originally released in 1963 with a form nearly identical to what we see from its re-release. But while the original sported a variety of movements, including Valjoux, Landeron and Venus, the modern interpretation is powered by the excellent, hand-wound Sellita SW500.

This final ChaosMaster model, called the “Save Us” Koala Edition, makes the concept even more literal, by planting a koala on the seconds / chronograph hand, and having them cling on for dear life when it is activated. In highlighted letters in the text on the dial, you can read “SAVE US”. This is not a limited edition, but a limited-production model – we will be taking orders through until December 31, then we’ll be done. Delivery is expected March 2023.

Price: US$2,195 (incl. taxes). You can purchase the watch right here in the Time+Tide Shop.

Brand Nivada Grenchen x seconde/seconde/ x Time+Tide
Model Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver ‘ChaosMaster’ ‘Save Us’ Koala Edition
Case Dimensions 38mm x 46.60mm x 13.75mm
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 100 metres
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal
Dial Black dial
Strap Tropic-style rubber strap
Movement Sellita SW510 M BH b
Price A$3,295 / US$2,195 (incl. taxes)


Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of the week:

Making the case: The Rolex Yacht-Master is the most versatile collection of all their “Professional” models

The Rolex Sydney Harbour Yacht Race has just finished and, in proper watch nerd fashion, this got us thinking about the Yacht-Master rather than racing on the open sea. We posed the question: is the Rolex Yacht-Master the most versatile collection of all their “Professional” models? Head here to find out the answer.

HANDS-ON: The Seiko SPB333 Save The Ocean Limited Edition



If you are familiar with Seiko, then you know the corporation loves to celebrate an anniversary and 2023 will mark the 110th anniversary of their first wristwatch designed in 1913. Kicking off these celebrations is a brand new Prospex diver, the SPB333 Save The Ocean Limited Edition with a textured Arctic white dial that has total birch vibes . Read or watch our full review here.

VIDEO: The Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest II Ceramic is a beast of a dive watch – and that’s a good thing



Ball may not be the most recognisable name in Swiss watchmaking, but their heritage goes all the way back to 1891, and the heyday of railroad timers. In fact, due to an Ohio railroad collision (the Great Kipton Train Wreck), founder Webb C. Ball, a well-known jeweller, instituted a railroad timekeeping standard to prevent future disasters. Now known for overbuilt tool watches that offer value for the money, Ball has some pretty compelling divers in the lineup, including the titanium Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest II Ceramic we looked at this week. Click here for the full hands-on review.