Glashütte Original Sixties

Top ten graded dial watches

A graded dial adds an effect of three-dimensionality to the watch, giving a flat dial a domed effect, or enhancing a dial that is already profiled. I would have thought that there would be more, but in actual fact there are not so many graded dial watches on the market. Here is a selection in…

Glycine Airman 46 Automatic GMT

The Glycine Airman 46 Automatic GMT was presented in 2017, the latest version of what has become a classic model for the brand. It looks more like a diving watch than an aviator, with its 24-hour bezel and hour and minute hands with a shape normally seen on divers watches. It has some unusual features,…

Parnis Aviator B7

Parnis Aviator watches

Parnis is a Chinese company that makes a lot of watches that are directly inspired by famous brands, above all Panerai. They also make pilot’s watches, many inspired by IWC but in this case they are less obviously copies because the pilot’s genre exists in its own right. Leaving aside doubts as to the legality…

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tribute

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tribute

If ever there was a flash of genius, it was the Grande Seconde by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Just why he created that incredibly modern pocket watch in 1784 remains a lost secret, but there is no doubt that it remains a masterpiece of design, with the eye captured by the oversize seconds hand, and the smaller…

Anonimo Epurato

Anonimo Epurato

Epurato has an Italian sound, and the choice of name reflects the Italian origins of company Anonimo, founded by ex-Panerai staff who decided not to relocate when Richemont Group moved the brand from Florence to Switzerland in 1997. Later, Anonimo also changed ownership, and it is now a Swiss-owned brand based near Geneva. Epurato can…

Sinn 756 II

Sinn 756 and 757 Duochronograph

It’s always pleasant to see a watch brand experimenting with formats and trying out something different. The 756 Duochronograph by Sinn goes back a while, originally presented in 2003. The Sinn 756 and 757 Duochronograph watches are currently available in a few unlimited editions, and in particular the 756 II is still available as a…

Sinn 103 Sa B E

Sinn are making some interesting watches. The Sinn 103 Sa B E pilot’s chronograph is unusual for the brand, in that it has a deep blue colour on dial and bezel. Also interesting is the curving sapphire watchglass that recalls the acrylic watchglasses that were once used on watches. It’s more complicated to make a…

Manometro by Giuliano Mazzuoli, owned by Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe and his watches

Russell Crowe is selling a whole load of stuff. In the sale titled “The Art of Divorce,” he is getting rid of all sorts of things, many connected to his films such as the leather cuirass that he wore in The Gladiator, and lots of items linked to his wide-ranging interests. Many were collected during…

Sinn 936 chronograph

Sinn 936 chronograph

Sinn makes tough tool watches, and the Sinn 936 is no exception. It has a scratch-resistant case, magnetic protection and a water-resistance rating of 100 metres. It has the conventional bicompax chronograph layout, but the movement has been modified to give the chronograph minute subdial a 60-minute scale instead of the usual 30-minute scale. This…