Fendi Selleria Fendimatic

Fendi Selleria Fendimatic

Fashion brand Fendi is more familiar for its furs and leather accessories than its watches. Selleria (which means saddlery) is a name that dates back to the 1930s when it was introduced for bags. The brand’s Selleria watches are more recent, and Fendi have given their timepieces some features that set them apart from the…

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic AL-525G4TS6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

Alpina has a long tradition of pilot’s watches, and supplied some continental air forces with timepieces in the first half of the 20th century. The Startimer Pilot Collection, launched in 2011, has become the brand’s best seller. In 2017 the new Startimer Pilot Automatic is a classic pilot’s watch, with an automatic movement, with a…

Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2017

MotoGP is an important part of Tissot’s sponsorship activities, and every year the brand celebrates this partnership with a new watch. The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2017 is dedicated to Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo, currently riding for Ducati. It is large (45 mm across, 16 mm thick), bold in its black and rose…

Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono

Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono

Hamilton’s latest version of the Khaki Aviation X-Wind is an example of a fairly common trend in watches, making them look complicated and tough. This must be one of the meanest, toughest and most complex chronographs of all, with three crowns in addition to the usual chronograph pushers, and three rotating bezels. All this equipment…

Hamilton Ventura Classic

Hamilton Ventura 2017

The Hamilton Ventura was introduced on 3 January 1957, and so this year, 2017, Hamilton is commemorating the 60th anniversary of this distinctive triangular watch. It was designed by Richard Arbib and it was the first electrical, battery-powered watch in the world. It was initially named the Hamilton Electric 500 before becoming the Ventura. In…

Hamilton ODC X-03

Hamilton ODC X-03

At first sight the task of encapsulating the enormous distances of space into the restricted space of a watch seems impossible. But that is what the Hamilton ODC X-03 sets out to achieve. It depicts the view from the porthole of an imaginary spacecraft as it approaches a three-lobe space station in orbit above the…

Longines Master Collection L2.893.4.92.6

Longines Master Collection grey and blue

The Longines Master Collection comprises some of the best-selling watches in the world, helping Longines maintain its place as fourth top-selling Swiss watch brand after Rolex, Omega and Cartier. The top seller by Longines is a watch in the Master collection, which was launched in 2005 and has all the characteristics required for good sales:…

Longines Record L2.321.0.87.6

Longines Record women’s watch L2.321.0.87.6

Walter von Känel, born in 1941 and president of Longines since 1988, doesn’t have a computer in his office. He doesn’t have a smartphone. But he knows everyone in his company, and through his team of assistants, he knows every model in the vast Longines collection. More importantly, he knows how many are sold, and…

Georges St. Pierre and the Egard Watch Co Rush

Egard Watch Co Rush

The Rush by Egard is currently available as a kickstarter campaign with delivery in December 2017. It celebrates Mixed Martial Arts athlete Georges St. Pierre, and its early-bird price is $465, which will become $1,200 as normal retail price. The watch has an unusual design, with a shaped case and rotating discs for the time…

Top 10 split-seconds chronographs

A split-seconds chronograph, or a “Chronographe à rattrapante,” makes it possible to take intermediate chronograph readings while continuing to time a longer event. In a watch with the conventional arrangement of pushers, you start the chronograph by pressing the pusher at 2 o’clock, and the two chronograph seconds hands start moving around the dial, perfectly…