Breguet pocket watch n° 3624

A gentleman’s watch by Breguet

The story of Breguet n° 3624 is a nice fit for today’s burgeoning use of “gentleman” as a marketing term. The Marquis Malaspina went to Paris in 1881 and took the opportunity to visit Breguet’s store, at that time at 12 Rue de la Paix. He went to Breguet because their watches were simply the…

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda 42mm

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda 42mm

Wow, I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. The NOMOS Glashütte Lambda 42mm is one of the piece currently featured on the men’s style website Mr Porter, which has recently launched a selection of Nomos Glashütte watches. With a rose gold case, it is higher-end than most of the brand’s…

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined

The L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined by Chopard is a watch that shows a lot of thought “out of the box.” The designers have succeeded in creating something totally different to anything else on the market by means of an unusual stamped sunburst effect, with a spiral pattern that justifies the name chosen for the…

Bravur BW003S-B

Bravur BW003

Bravur is a brand based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a manufacturing unit in Båstad. It was founded in 2011 by industrial designers Magnus Äppelryd and Johan Sahlin. Up until now they had made quartz watches with a distinctive minimalist design. They have now introduced BW003, their first mechanical watch, with a Swiss-made movement. At the…

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph 168589-3002

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph

The new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph is made in two versions, for men and women, with two dial sizes and different colours. They all have a movement that is not made in-house, but in any case COSC-certified. They are lower-cost versions of the spectacular Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL, and they share a lot…

Fendi

Fendi

Company profile: Fendi began its story in Rome in 1925, a fur and leather shop run by Adele and Edoardo Fendi. From 1946 on, ther five daughters Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla and Alda joined the business. Anna’s daughter Silvia Venturini Fendi joined the company in 1994 and is now Creative Director for Accessories and Men’s…

Fendi IShine

Fendi IShine

The new Fendi IShine is a jewellery watch with an interesting basic concept: rotating the crown changes the stones displayed between the hour markers on the dial. There are three different sets of stones: white topaz, pink and red gradient topaz, and black spinels, set around a central dial section in faceted mother-of-pearl. The crown…

Tiffany Metro

Tiffany Metro

It’s always a pleasure to see a mechanical watch for women, and even more so when it’s as good-looking as this. The new Metro collection by Tiffany & Co. is hallmarked by an asymmetric case, which determines the shape of the unique bracelet with a series of gracefully curved elements, designed to emphasize the space…

Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition

This year’s Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition by Chopard is, like last year’s model, a celebration of motor racing. The dial has an engine-turned dial finish, and counters inspired by vintage car dashboards. The case has automotive-inspired pushers, and an unmistakable rubber strap that looks just like a tyre. The solid caseback hides a Valjoux…

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL

The Mille Miglia Classic XL by Chopard is a very cool chronograph, one of the finest of the year. For several reasons. It’s a limited edition, just 90 pieces. It has a logical dial. There are not many chronographs with this degree of clarity. On a pure white background, all the scales are perfectly functional…

Chopard L.U.C XPS

Chopard L.U.C XPS

The new versions of the L.U.C XPS by Chopard are dress watches with a modern style. Four versions give today’s gentleman the possibility of selecting his preferred look, which ranges from the most classical gold with silvered dial, to the now popular blue-dial trend. The four models have different prices, ranging from €7,790 for the…

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono in platinum

The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono by Chopard is a watch that the brand already had in its range, with versions in white and pink gold with dark grey dial released last year. For 2017, a new limited edition in platinum has been presented, with an on-trend blue dial. Why is blue so popular? It has dominated…

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture FC-702S3S6

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

In-house movements are becoming an increasingly important marketing necessity. While there are still many watches at the lower end of the market with movements purchased from third-party suppliers such as ETA, Sellita, Seiko and so forth, more and more brands are investing in the capability to build their own calibres. According to Frederique Constant, the…