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…

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage reference IW501005

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage IW501004 and IW501005

With their large conical crown, classic dial design and riveted leather strap, these two new Big Pilot’s watches by IWC have an authentic look, close to the original 1940s IWC pilot’s watch, reference 431 (scroll down for photo). The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage is in two versions, IW501004 with a titanium case, and IW501005…

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…

Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Bellytanker

Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Bellytanker chronograph

The Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Bellytanker is the brand’s second watch on the Bellytanker theme. Like the three-hand BR V1-94, it was inspired by Bell & Ross’s own reinterpretation of a hot rod created by Bill Burke in 1946, using a military surplus auxiliary fuel tank from the Mustang P-51, and later a similar…

Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker

Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker

Most watch designers do just that – they design a watch. At Bell & Ross, they sometimes take a longer way around: they design a vehicle, and then design a watch inspired by it. In 2014, they designed the B-Rocket, a concept motorbike, and in 2016, the Aéro-GT concept car. This year, it is the…

Graham Silverstone RS GMT

Graham sponsor the Swiss Gurnigel Bergrennen hill race. It took place on 9-10 September 2017, with 200 cars and 50 motorbikes that drive up a 3.7 km course uphill, from the Bernese village of Dürrbach up to Gurnigelbad, a vertical distance of 314 metres at an average gradients of 8.4%, with maximum slope of 12.6%.…

Archimede Pilot 42 H Bronze BL.B

Archimede Pilot 42 H Bronze BL.B with blue dial

Archimede have transferred the classic pilot’s watch style to a colourful dial, in two case versions, stainless steel and bronze. I love the combination of blue dial, brushed bronze case with narrow bezel, and light brown strap: a strong, attractive, youthful look. The Archimede Pilot 42 H Bronze BL.B is 42 mm in diameter, slim…