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At TimeTransformed we explore the best mechanical watches, survivors from the glorious age of precision engineering. Today, new watch brands are appearing all the time, and thousands of men’s watches and women’s watches are launched on the market every year. Of these, some are interesting, and a few are mechanical masterpieces. We are looking for the best wristwatch and above all the best affordable timepieces hallmarked by fine design in addition to good engineering and reliability.

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Looking ahead to Watches Of Italy 2021

Interview with Fabrizio Dellachà, organizer of Watches Of Italy, a show that will be held in Tortona on 25 and 26 September 2021. Read our article here.

Watches Of Italy watch fair Tortona

Top ten ISO 6425 diving watches

Diving watches that meet the ISO 6425 standard for characteristics such as water resistance, legibility in the dark, dive timing capability etc. .

Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Titanium Auto h77805335 ISO 6425 diver's watch

Looking ahead to Baselworld 2022

Interview with Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of Baselworld, at the pop-up event held in Geneva from 30 August to 2 September 2021.

Baselworld Pop-up Geneva 2021

Top 10 affordable Italian mechanical watches

A selection of the most attractive affordable watches from Italy, featuring great design, quality movements and hand-crafted Italian leather straps.

Hangar Italy 5000 ore pilots watch

Time For Planet WindRose

TFP Time For Planet is the first Italian sustainable watch company, making eco-friendly watches hallmarked by original design at accessible prices.

TFP Time For Planet Windrose ceramic black mechanical watch

Laco München pilot chronograph

The Laco München pilot chronograph is a brilliant combination of a Type A pilot’s watch with chronograph subdials. Plus creative luminescence and 100m water resistance.

Laco Munchen pilot chronograph

echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic

A watch that combines vintage colours with contemporary style and technology, the echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic is a brilliant piece of Italian design.

echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic bezel

MB&F HM4 Kittyhawk

Maximilian Büsser and his MB&F celebrate the 10th anniversary of Horological Machine N° 4 with a one-off aviation-inspired piece named HM4 Kittyhawk.

MBandF HM4 KittyHawk Front

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic

The Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic is a traditional type B pilot’s watch with a 44 mm case and a hinged caseback that reveals the movement.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic

Meccaniche Veneziane Arsenale

Arsenale by Italian brand Meccaniche Veneziane, based in Venice, is a watch with a prestigious appearance and notable technical qualities.

Meccaniche Veneziane Arsenale automatic

Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 pilot’s watch

The Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 is an automatic pilot’s watch with a 44mm case and a Japanese-made Seiko movement. Attractive for its €388 price tag.

Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 pilot's watch

Fortis Flieger F-39 & F-41 pilot’s watches

The new Fortis Flieger Automatic is a tough and stylish pilot’s watch, with a distinctive rotating bezel that adds an extra time zone function.

Fortis Flieger F-39 and F-41 Automatic

Memphis Belle B17F chronograph

The B17F chronograph made by Italian company Memphis Belle follows the classic “Bundeswehr” pattern of air force chronographs.

Memphis Belle B17F chronograph

Longines Spirit L3.810.4

The Longines Spirit is the closest thing to a classic pilot’s watch in the brand’s collection. The three-hand version has a chronometer-certified movement.