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Voutilainen 28ti – A Master between Masters, a Masterpiece between Masterpieces

Voutilainen 28ti was released this year during the Baselworld show. This time, master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen comes with a pure mechanical art piece. The watch does not have a dial disk (guilloche, enamel or other dial decorating technique). The 28ti is a flipped design of the well-known Vinght-8. What is achieved? - A masterpiece where [...]

By |2019-07-28T17:55:27+00:00July 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Ref. 79250BA – the triple B vitamin you need in your life

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Ref. 79250BA was released this year at Baselworld. I got the chance to see it and have it on my hands even from the first hours of the Press Day. It was the first novelty seen live. As expected, it had a strong positive first impression. Now, after four months, a [...]

By |2019-07-25T15:38:00+00:00July 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Review: Bell&Ross BR03-92 Green Bronze Diver, Part 1

Between the pieces launched this year at Baselword, one can find a nice representative for the French brand’s divers – the BR03-92 Green Bronze Diver. Intended as a professional tool watch, the new diver is inspired by the military watches. Remember the lovely duality of the BR03-92 MA-1? As the name evokes, the BR03-92 Green [...]

By |2019-07-21T17:01:29+00:00July 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Ladies, Zenith has you covered this Summer

ZENITH Defy Classic White Ceramic Driven by a desire for perpetual innovation and the creation of timeless icons, Zenith has been steering its own course since its foundation over 150 years ago. With a unique blend of past, present and future aesthetics, each of its collections embodies a different spirit. And while men [...]

By |2019-07-18T21:49:03+00:00July 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge in a descriptive review

Panerai launched this year three new chronographs in the Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge. Since I couldn’t decide which one is my favourite, I decided to have a more careful look at all three timepieces. While the “triplets” share the same base DNA, they have different case materials, powerful and distinctive personalities. A big thank you [...]

By |2019-06-30T16:08:50+00:00June 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

MING 18.01 Abyss Concept

Ming Watches comes with a new surprise – a diver watch. After the launch of the Ming 17.0x Collection, the brand gained notoriety for its original and well-made pieces. The next evolution step comes with the Ming 19.01, that brings (physical) transparency and a new approach. The 19.01 piece uses the Schwarz-Etienne for MING Cal. [...]

By |2019-06-28T21:35:04+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New models join The Longines Legend Diver Watch line

An iconic timepiece in the winged hourglass brand’s Heritage line, The Longines Legend Diver Watch is now available in 36 mm versions. Colourful creations or faithful replicas of the original watch, the new models of The Longines Legend Diver Watch will become the daily companion of women and men in search of authenticity or fans [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:18:06+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

MB&F Horological Machine N°7 Platinum Red

Maximilian Büsser and Friends released two days ago a new Aquapod sub-species, the MB&F Horological Machine N°7 Platinum Red. A mythical creature in the horological ocean. I remember seeing the HM7 for the first time, in 2017: I was completely confused but curious. A strange but noble creature with an out of “this world shape” [...]

By |2019-06-27T14:52:24+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional – The world’s deepest watch

Omega Watches just released one of the most impressive divers ever made - the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional: The Five Deeps Expedition, the world’s first manned expedition to the deepest point in each of the five oceans, is the brainchild of the submersible pilot and adventurer Victor Vescovo - the first person [...]

By |2019-06-22T00:20:42+00:00June 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAG Heuer celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its iconic Monaco with a special piece: TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition

TAG Heuer kicked off the 50th-anniversary celebrations for the Monaco timepiece at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the legendary event that gave the watch its name in 1969.  TAG Heuer unveiled the first of five new collector’s timepieces inspired by the original Monaco: – TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition. Five creations of the [...]

By |2019-05-29T15:30:52+00:00May 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon 6000V as the ultimate sports watch

La Maison de connaisseurs, Vacheron Constantin, released this year at SIHH a nice surprise in the Overseas Collection. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon 6000V is the first of its kind in the brand’s sports collection – an 80 hours power reserve automatic watch equipped with a sixty seconds tourbillon.  […]

By |2019-05-26T18:17:05+00:00May 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon – The Ultimate Dress Watch?

Jaeger-LeCoultre released at SIHH 2019 a dream dress watch, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon. I presented it to you, a while ago, the official press release here. While breaking some of the rules when it comes to the size and the display (of the dress watch canons), I cannot get over the idea that maybe [...]

By |2019-05-19T18:00:09+00:00May 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Between the Earth and the Sun: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire, Ref. IW387901

IWC introduced at SIHH 2019 several pilot’s watches. One of the collections, the Spitfire, contains two interesting pieces in steel and bronze – the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire Ref. IW387901 and, respectively Ref. IW387902. The bronze version made the headlines a few days ago with a new campaign movie. The only differences between those [...]

By |2019-05-14T17:35:26+00:00May 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hands-on Laurent Ferrier Tourbillon Grand Sport – the sporty tourbillon

Laurent Ferrier Tourbillon Grand Sport is part of a new collection, launched on 6th of May 2019. The Tourbillon grand sport celebrates two important milestones for the brand’s owners: 40 years since they participated in the famous 24 hours Le Mans race and 10 years since the conception of the brand’s first tourbillon. To celebrate properly, [...]

By |2019-05-09T15:44:18+00:00May 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Review: Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph is an interesting watch inspired by a chronograph patented in 1838. This not-the-usual-layout system uses two disks for precise passed time measurement. During this year’s SIHH, I got the chance to have in my hands the latest two iterations, the Reference 119964 in gold and Reference 119954 in steel. [...]

By |2019-04-24T15:28:04+00:00April 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military – Mission Military: Expanding Fleet

Two new recruits have joined the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military squadron. In black and khaki or bronze and midnight blue, these modern war machines seem to have come straight out of the barracks: casual, comfortable and as minimalist as the torpedo ships that lent them their name. […]

By |2019-04-18T15:02:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

20 years of Spring Drive and 50 years of the NISSAN GT-R are celebrated in a limited edition Grand Seiko watch

A new creation in the Grand Seiko sport collection pays homage to an emblematic Japanese classic, the NISSAN GT-R which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a very special edition. This Grand Seiko watch is at the leading edge of sports technology, with its Spring Drive chronograph caliber and a ceramic case. It will [...]

By |2019-04-17T14:27:59+00:00April 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Press Release: Konstantin Chaykin Mars Conqueror

The watch manufacture “Konstantin Chaykin” is eager to share the good news and presents the prototype of the Mars Conqueror MkI watch, timed to the International Day of Human Space Flight. April 12 is a special day – the day of the triumph of science and all those who work in the space industry today. [...]

By |2019-04-12T15:49:20+00:00April 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Not the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde but the BELL & ROSS BR 03-92 MA-1 two personalities pilot watch

Bell & Ross released this year at Baselworld the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 watch. The green orange beast is inspired not by the known Robert Louis Stevenson’s story but by the iconic aviation reference – the MA-1 flight jacket. The brand’s determination and dedication to bring the cockpit instrumentation to the general public [...]

By |2019-04-11T18:09:56+00:00April 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

News: Richard Mille RM 07-01 Ladies’ in Carbon TPT® receives a Carbon TPT® bracelet

Richard Mille RM 07-01 Ladies’ in Carbon TPT® Richard Mille upgrades the Richard Mille RM 07-01 Ladies’ in Carbon TPT® with a bracelet manufactured in the same material: 13 months of development, 200 components, 29 grams in weight. Please check the press release below. […]

By |2019-03-27T17:09:02+00:00March 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Review: Bell & Ross BR01 Laughing Skull

Our contributor Dan-Andrei had the pleasure to encounter the Bell & Ross BR01 Laughing Skull several times this year. He had the chance to wear the piece on several occasions, disparate in time and space just enough to form a strong and well-cemented opinion about it. Read on below why he likes the watch and declared it [...]

By |2018-11-16T08:03:54+00:00November 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Pre-SIHH2019: Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix

Vacheron Constantin is preparing, in force, for the SIHH 2019: fifteen complications and a spectacular look – the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix A one-of-a-kind twin-dial model created by the watchmakers of the Les Cabinotiers department A calibre dedicated to grand complications 15 horological complications including a minute [...]

By |2018-11-14T07:22:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

[Interview] Edouard Meylan, about the Pioneer Chronicles

(Republished with permission from our partner: WatchILove.com) SHOW QUESTION, SHORT ANSWERS ABOUT THE MOST ORIGINAL AND INNOVATIVE WATCH CAMPAIGN We presented recently the Pioneer Chronicles Campaign. Original and maybe a bit controversial, the Pioneer Chronicles intend to make us think at the real reasons why we want a watch. Moreover, it intends to create a lust [...]

By |2018-11-14T07:22:32+00:00September 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments