• Seven great watches for car lovers

    Automobiles and timepieces have gone hand-in-hand for years. Nearly as soon as people started driving cars, they started racing them. And as soon as they started racing them, they needed something to keep time. So engineers started putting little clocks into dashboards – and onto their wri...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Montblanc's newest watches make a stellar start to 2019

    Montblanc revealed a stunning array of new timepieces at this year's SIHH Genera watchfest. They're so new that the German luxury brand doesn't even have Australian release dates or pricing yet, but here's what you can look forward to when they do arrive – or if you decide to do some s...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Grey watches swap bright colours for conservative elegance

    Watchmakers have picked up on the urge to find affordable watches that will go with anything – and, above all, make the wearer feel soothed. Every so often we see the watch industry adjust its color palette. A couple of years ago, as global buyers felt more flush, rich blue dials were all ...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Breitling's new Pan Am watch is a retro blast from flying days past

    You don't need to have flown on Pan Am for the mention of those two words to conjure up impressions of jetsetting in The Era of Cool, when air travel still oozed romance and occasion. Breitling is now celebrating the iconic airline with the latest release in its Navitimer 1 Airline Editions se...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Six top watches from this year's SIHH Geneva show

    Geneva's annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH to make it less of a mouthful, is a mecca for the makers and lovers of mechanical timepieces. Trends on display this year: a return to more complicated watches after several years of simpler pieces, yet case sizes appear to cont...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Reinvention of a timeless icon: the Cartier Santos de Cartier

    The Cartier Santos de Cartier is an effervescent icon of watchmaking. Released in the early 1900s, the Santos was the world’s first true wristwatch – created for and named after Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, for whom Parisian watchmaker Louis Cartier created an alt...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • This one watch is so precious, Daniel Craig never even wears it

    When Daniel Craig stopped by the Beekman Hotel in New York, the talk was less of Bond and more of his watches, which are supplied not by Q but Omega. One of Craig's prized possessions: an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial chronometer, which he wore in the opening sequence of Casino Roya...

    POSTED 17 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • TAG Heuer's Formula 1 Series brings the race track to your wrist

    TAG Heuer is not only one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers, having been founded in 1860, but it's among the most prominent, most talked-about and most recognisable brands on the planet, thanks in part to a staggeringly diverse collection of timepieces. One of the most popular and varied TAG ...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2018 2 Comments

  • Porsche follows up the new 911 with a 'Timeless Machine' chronograph

    Like the Porsche 992, small tweaks elevate the new Timeless Machine Limited Edition chronograph from its predecessor. The Porsche 911 has been around in one form or another since 1963, and though there have been some major engineering changes over the last fifty-five years, the basic lines ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Christopher Ward C60 Trident Bronze Ombre: bronze is the new black

    A purveyor of wealth. An age-defining metal. Bronze is a truly beautiful alloy, and Christopher Ward has used it accordingly in its latest limited-edition piece, the C60 Trident Bronze Ombré. The C60 Trident Bronze Ombré is based on the brand's popular C60 Trident Pro 600, but th...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Autodromo's new Group B Series 2 watches celebrate retro-80s cool

    Autodromo first introduced the Group B way back in 2015, and it quickly became a customer favorite. Additional models arrived over the following two years, including those with silver dials and the limited edition Night Stage, however, the slim, steel-and-titanium watch eventually sold out comple...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Why the Rolex GMT Master II is a globetrotter's best friend

    There’s nothing in the world quite like a Rolex. When we talk about intrinsic and extrinsic value, timepieces from Rolex are very hard to beat. Dare I say it, Rolex are, in a way, second to none. These pieces embody the exact tenets of what I think justifies a “good watch”. Whe...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2018 14 Comments

  • Breitling Premier collection redefines the brand's signature style

    Breitling is a brand readily associated with large hyper-masculine aviation watches demanding a thick wrist to be strapped to, but that's slowly changing. Earlier this year we saw a measured revamp of the Navitimer collection, and this has been followed by the smart new Premier collection. The P...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2018 6 Comments

  • IWC Mark XVIII Le Petit Prince edition

    The Le Petit Prince edition of IWC's popular Mark XVIII is a whimsical take on the historic aviation tale of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Whether you're an aviation aficionado, a devoted reader of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's poetic novella, or just on the market for an attractive ...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Bremont's Supersonic watch contains an actual piece of a BA Concorde

    Watches may ostensibly serve to tell the time, but their ticking heart is really more about telling a story – and this new collaboration between Bremont and British Airways has quite the story. The limited-edition Supersonic watch contains part of a Concorde. Yes, an actual slice of a fu...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • New Uniform Wares M Collection sports a superb titanium mesh strap

    The Uniform Wares M Collection gets aesthetic refinements, high-precision quartz movements, and a killer new bracelet - a titanium mesh strap that's unlike anything we've seen before. Uniforms Wares knows what it’s good at and keeps pushing itself to do that thing better and better. T...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Bronze reborn: the world's oldest alloy in five modern-day watches

    Nothing quite plays up the vintage appeal of a watch like a bronze case. The alloy develops a patina over time that darkens and mottles the surface, granting each case a unique and antiquated look. Bronze is extensively used in the maritime industry for ship fittings and anchors due to its salt ...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • These five watchmakers show a non-Swiss approach to timepieces

    When you start talking about high-end watches, the word "Swiss" often ends up getting substituted in for phrases like "high-quality" and "reliable." But it doesn't have to be that way. Sure, Switzerland is the modern home of fine watchmaking, but there are plenty of fantastic watchmakers creatin...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • Montblanc's Summit 2 Smartwatch: more tech doesn't mean less luxe

    As the smartwatch marketplace matures, Montblanc's Summit 2 packs even more functionality into the body of the already-fine timepiece. The Summit 2 features a 42mm case with a 1.2 inch display and is the first luxury smartwatch to include Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset designe...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Review: one week wearing the new Apple Watch 4

    I've spent the past week wearing with, and living with, the Apple Watch Series 4. My take? The fourth-generation Apple Watch is cohesive, it's ambitious, and it might just encourage you to reshape your habits and behaviors for the better. During my tenure covering the watch industry, there ...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • One watch, many looks: a primer on watch straps

    Replacing the strap is a quick and inexpensive way to dramatically change the style of your watch. A new strap can dress a watch up or down, make it more comfortable in hot and humid weather, and look the part while driving a vintage car. And for frequent flyers in particular, it's far easier to...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • eBay moves to authenticate luxury watches

    Buyers looking to purchase a luxury watch on eBay will now be able to click a little easier with news that the online marketplace is expanding its Authenticate program to include sought-after wristwatch brands. Casual browsers and dedicated horology fans can now peruse an authenticated selection...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Rev up your style with these five watches inspired by motorsports

    Love of motoring and a love of watches often go hand-in-hand. Automatic watches and cars both share a mechanical heart, as well as an obsession with timing, endurance and performance. Racing watches take this common heritage a step further, often featuring racing-coloured dials, perforated strap...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • These elegant new Nomos watches salute the spirit of Bauhaus design

    Nine colourful Nomos Tangente spinoffs pay handsome homage to the Bauhaus movement on the 100th anniversary of the legendary German art and design school. One of the words most often used to describe Nomos Glashütte's watches is "Bauhaus." While that might be used as shorthand to cover thin...

    POSTED 27 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight: a stunning spin on the vintage dive watch

    The Black Bay Fifty Eight is a landmark watch release from Tudor, providing the smallest and slimmest true dive watch from the brand since the Tudor Submariner (ref 7924) launched in 1958 – hence the name bestowed upon the Black Bay Fifty Eight. But that's not the only part of the Fif...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

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