Mondia, attractively-priced automatic watches

Mondia watches is an Italian brand whose range includes some automatic watches with movements by Japanese company Miyota. Their reference MI 1723-1CP, part of the Vintage collection, is a men’s three-hand watch with date, 42 mm case that is 13.5 mm thick, with leather strap. It is powered by the Miyota 821A movement. The “1946”…

SIHH 2015 preview: another Cartier masterpiece

The Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon is a watch that was presented in 2010, with the in-house Calibre 9451 MC movement in which the tourbillon has an elongated carriage that enables the balance to rotate around the dial, once a minute. The balance bridge is in the form of an arrow and so becomes a seconds…

Blancpain’s rose watch for Valentine’s Day 2015

What is the difference between men’s watches and women’s watches? Once could be that men want a combination of style and engineering on their wrist, while women want a combination of style and jewellery. Watches for women that combine, style, jewellery and engineering are more rare, and an example is provided by its San-Valentin 2015…