Bell & Ross BR S Diamond Eagle

Bell & Ross BR S Diamond Eagle

Bell & Ross has signed a new testimonial for their women’s watches, racing driver Carmen Jorda, currently development driver for the Renault Sport Racing team. In the photo below she is wearing the BR S Diamond Eagle, a watch presented at Baselworld 2016, and the brand’s latest women’s watch. Bell & Ross announced their partnership…

Mido Big Ben Limited Edition

Mido Big Ben Limited Edition

Watches by Mido often have an architectural inspiration, at times quite obvious, at times difficult to perceive. In this piece, there are a lot of details from London’s famous clock tower. It was born from a competition between three designers, Eric Giroud, Lorenzo Vallone and Sébastien Perret, commissioned to design a watch on the Big…

Mido Multifort Chronograph Adventure

Mido Multifort Chronograph Adventure

Mido is one of the brands battling at the entry-level area of the market, and as it is a Swatch Group company it has the advantage of having access to the latest ETA movements. In this case, the Mido Multifort Chronograph Adventure is equipped with the Mido Calibre 60, or the ETA A05H31, an updated…

Mido Ocean Star Captain Titanium

Mido Ocean Star Captain Titanium

The Mido Ocean Star Captain Titanium is not the cheapest entry-level diving watch around, but it has some nice characteristics. With 20 bar/200 metre water resistance it’s perfectly at home underwater, and its bracelet with diver’s extension makes it feasible for use on a wet suit; the rather smooth bezel fluting and the date and…

Mido Baroncelli Calibre 80 Chronometer Si

Mido Baroncelli Calibre 80 Chronometer Si

Mido is working hard to add value to its watches without increasing their price. The Mido Baroncelli Calibre 80 Chronometer Si is a classic dress watch, 40 mm in diameter and very slim, with a COSC-certified movement providing 80 hours power reserve, at a price starting from €1,050, so about €100 more than the Mido…

Mido Baroncelli Heritage 33mm

Mido Baroncelli Heritage 33mm women’s watch

The Mido Baroncelli Heritage 33mm is an attractive piece in 33 mm case size, perfect for women and very slim at 6.85 mm. The case is in steel or rose PVD-coated steel, with dial in grained ivory finish or mother-of-pearl. In the mother-of-pearl version, the hour markers are small diamonds. Hour and minute hands have…

Mido Baroncelli Heritage

Mido Baroncelli Heritage

OK, it doesn’t have the prestige of a Piaget, but the Mido Baroncelli Heritage is nonetheless admirably thin at 6.95 mm, and works very well as a dress watch at a price of €880 in steel and €980 in rose gold PVD-coated steel. It was launched in 2016 to mark the 40th anniversary of the…

Emporio Armani Swiss Made ARS3200 Limited Edition

Emporio Armani Swiss Made ARS3200 Limited Edition

When high street fashion brands diversify into watches, they are generally quartz pieces, as in the case of brands such as Tory Burch and Michael Kors, even Versace, but some brands are showing interest in mechanical watches. An important player in this area is Fossil Group, an American company who make watches for a wide…

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

The Khaki collection by Hamilton is based on military watches that the company made for the U.S. during the Second World War. This year, three all-black Khaki watches have been introduced, this automatic chronograph, a day-date watch, and a quartz watch. The chronograph has Khaki Field hands coated with grey SuperLuminova, and applied hour markers.…

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

For Hamilton, the first Face 2 Face presented in 2013 was a great success. That watch had an oval case that swivelled horizontally, so that you could choose between a time-only face and a chronograph face. Each had its own movement. The new Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II is different because though it has the…

Romain Gauthier Logical One Enraged

Romain Gauthier Logical One Enraged

This year, Romain Gauthier has given his Logical One a new series of cool looks. The watch remains the same, with its constant-force escapement based on a chain with ruby links, an eccentric pair of dials for hours, minutes and seconds, a balance in full view, and a pusher for winding. But its aesthetics have…

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Girard-Perregaux returns to SIHH

Yesterday, Girard-Perregaux announced that they will be returning to Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in 2017. This fair, which takes place every year in January, is run by Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. “As a founding member of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, Girard-Perregaux naturally regains its position alongside the most prestigious brands…

Romain Gauthier Logical One BTG

Logical One BTG is a variant by Romain Gauthier of his Logical One. It is a five-piece limited edition, with black titanium ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon)-treated case and anthracite ADLC mainplate, and subdials for time indications in blue enamel. The pusher at 9 o’clock, used to wind the watch, and the crown, are in white…

Romain Gauthier Logical One Natural Titanium

Logical One by Romain Gauthier was an exceptional watch when it appeared in 2013, and it won a prize for Best Men’s Complication watch at the “watch Oscars,” Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Not surprisingly, Romain Gauthier is making new versions using different materials that provide an interesting visual appearance. Logical One with a bit…

Romain Gauthier Logical One

Romain Gauthier

Company profile: Romain Gauthier, born in 1975 in Le Sentier, is not a trained watchmaker. However, he grew up surrounded by the trade, because his mother worked for a large watch brand, and Le Sentier is in Vallée de Joux, the heartland of fine Swiss watchmaking. He studied precision mechanics and obtained a diploma in…

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer

The Rolex Explorer continues the long tradition of tough timepieces that began in the 1930s, when several Himalayan expeditions used Rolex Oyster watches. They accompanied the 1953 Everest expedition as well, and it was in that year that Rolex launched the Explorer, with all the rugged characteristics that had been developed up until then. In…

Rolex Yacht-Master 40

Rolex Yacht-Master 40

The Yacht-Master by Rolex, first introduced in 1992, has always been a luxury watch as opposed to a tool watch. The bi-directional rotating bezel can be used for timing events very approximately, in other words, to the nearest minute for events lasting 15 minutes or less (if you’re interested in this sort of functionality, there…

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39

With the new 2016 version of the Pearlmaster in pink Everose gold, you get all the Rolex hallmarks – the Oyster case with screw-down solid caseback and crown, 100 metres water resistance, the Rolex calibre 3235 self-winding movement providing 70 hours power reserve, and Superlative Chronometer certification, a precision of around -2/+2 seconds max deviation…

Rolex Lady-Datejust 28

Rolex Lady-Datejust 28

Several of Rolex’s new watch versions this year (2016) are hallmarked by Rolesor, their trademark combination of stainless steel and gold in case and bracelet that provides a distinctive appearance and has a touch of austerity when compared to the all-gold versions. In other words, they’re not so expensive, reflecting the general drift of things…

Rolex Datejust 41

Rolex Datejust 41

The Rolex Datejust 41 is a classic, and the 2016 models have been slightly revisited in design. Six versions provide a choice between the gold colour, yellow or Everose pink, the bracelet design, dial colours and hour markers. With their dual gold and steel colour scheme, they are showy watches, unmistakable: you can choose between…