TAG Heuer Autavia

TAG Heuer Autavia

The TAG Heuer Autavia is a lovely re-edition of a racing driver’s chronograph first introduced in 1962, with design by Jack Heuer. The historic version chosen for the re-edition was selected by online readers from a selection of 16 vintage models, a piece originally worn by F1 driver Jochen Rindt. The new version has a…

Ball Trainmaster Worldtime

Ball Trainmaster Worldtime

The Ball Trainmaster Worldtime is one of the cheapest world time watches in existence, and it offers a lot of interesting features. The dial highlights the logo “Official RR standard” which dates back to the brand’s history. The company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1891, by Webb C. Ball, a railroad “time inspector,” but…

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon, red gold

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon

In 2017, Jaquet Droz gave its principal watch design, the Grande Seconde, one of the most popular complications of the year, the moon phase display in the Grande Seconde Moon. It is a so-called astronomical moon phase, exact to one day’s discrepancy every 122 years. By way of comparison, the traditional mechanism based on a…

Frederique Constant Manufacture WorldTimer

Frederique Constant Manufacture WorldTimer

The Frederique Constant WorldTimer has been around since 2012, and it is now available in several dial variants, all with the same in-house movement. This latter characteristic makes this watch an attractive proposition, especially when considering the price. The version presented in March 2017 has a sort of hygge look with its rose-gold-plated case€, hands…

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance

Top five highlights at Salon QP 2017

I didn’t have much time at Salon QP this year, but here are five watches that caught my interest. Generally speaking, Salon QP is great as a way of introducing people in London to high-end watches, but the exhibitors mostly didn’t have any new products specifically for the show. Major brands such as IWC and…

Salon QP update – Lang & Heyne Georg

At Salon QP in London (2-4 November 2017), Lang & Heyne were present with some watches that included this piece, the Georg watch modified with an unusual interpretation of the crown. It is a bespoke piece made for a customer who has difficulties with normal crowns, and so they engineered this new pattern that combines…

Marine Équation Marchante 5887 by Breguet

Breguet Marine Equation Marchante 5887

The Marine Équation Marchante 5887 by Breguet is an unusual timepiece in many ways. Its appearance is part that of a sophisticated complication watch, part classic Breguet, and part sports watch. It is 43.9 mm in diameter, about 11.5 mm thick, in platinum or rose gold, and it has a water resistance of 100 metres,…