Montblanc is a niche brand going up against the likes of Apple and Casio - but that might be exactly why it has a shot. Last month, the luxury watchmaker became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google's Andr...
POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 0 Comments
Laying eyes on the bustle of Baselworld, you would hardly get the idea that watchmakers are, as sales figures and other indicators attest, not enjoying their rosiest days. Here –in Basel, Switzerland, at the industry's foremost trade show – business would seem to be booming. Then you ...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 0 Comments
The SIHH watch fair, held each January in Geneva, kicks off the new year with a wave of timepieces from historic power brands and noteworthy independents. Here are our picks of five stylish stars from SIHH 2017. Baume & Mercier Clifton Club A sports-minded spin on the Clifton dress watch, ...
POSTED 26 Jan, 2017 0 Comments
Google and LG are reportedly set to release two new smartwatches in a partnership which could play same card as Google's Pixel (and before that, Nexus) smartphone brand. These first photos of the devices reveal a simple rounded face with a 'digital crown' on the right side of the bezel, with OLE...
POSTED 17 Jan, 2017 0 Comments
Cartier is a brand perhaps better known for jewellery than horology, and certainly more aligned to the tastes of the fairer sex. But the luxury French maison crafted its first men’s watch in 1904 when founder Louis Cartier designed an aviator’s watch for his friend, Brazilian flyer A...
POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
For most of its history, Tudor stood in the shadow of sibling super-brand Rolex. Even the name was decidedly non-Swiss – being chosen to honour the Tudor period of England and thus adopting a Tudor rose, and later a shield, as its emblem. Tudor was positioned as mainstream, more affordabl...
POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 1 Comment
John, George, Paul, Ringo – and Raymond? That'd be Swiss luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil, which has long linked its name to musicians and composers, beginning with an Amadeus line in 1983. More recent pieces have celebrated artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Bob Dylan&hell...
POSTED 19 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
Taking flight at this year’s annual SIHH Geneva watchfest, IWC's Mark XVIII – or, more simply put, the '18' – is the latest generation of what was once famously described as “every non-pilot’s favourite pilot’s watch.” No preening pretender, the Mark X...
POSTED 14 Oct, 2016 3 Comments
Few timepieces are as iconic as the Reverso, nor as durable. Despite a storied 85 years since its creation in 1931, its rectangular form has seen scores of editions, re-editions and re-imaginings from luxury Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, without ever straying from its timeless design. Th...
POSTED 30 Sep, 2016 3 Comments
TAG Heuer's 2016 Heuer Monza commemorates the 40th anniversary of the original Heuer Monza, issued in 1976 to celebrate Niki Lauda's victory in the 1975 F1 World Championship. Lauda’s victory was sealed on the track at Monza in his team’s new 312T Ferrari, of which the Swiss watchm...
POSTED 23 Sep, 2016 0 Comments
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