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
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 3 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
Designed to be worn on formal and black tie occasions, dress watches are the most elegant of timepieces. Their goal is at once powerful yet subtle: an understated 'classic' design which doesn't draw undue attention to itself. When it's time to add a dress watch to your wardrobe, look for a ...
POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 7 Comments
Very few watches can claim true originality, and the Cartier Santos is among those few. The Santos made its debut way back in 1904 as a personal timepiece for aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, making it both the first pilot’s watch and one of the earliest known men’s wristwatch...
POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 0 Comments
Pilot's watches are among the most popular category of modern timepieces, even if most buyers are more likely to be sitting in a business class seat rather than behind the stick. But this is no mere branding exercise: flight and wristwatches are linked by a common history and purpose going back ...
POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 3 Comments
The world-timer watch is a century-old solution to an increasingly modern problem: how to juggle the many different timezones of colleagues, suppliers and clients. While a simple GMT watch lets you keep track of a single secondary timezone, a world-timer displays the time in 24 zones simult...
POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 3 Comments
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