Robert Downey Jr. wears Urwerk for Spiderman Homecoming

Robert Downey Jr. wears Urwerk for Spiderman Homecoming

Robert Downey Jr. wears Urwerk This is a nice story, and one which led to these pictures of Robert Downey Jr. wearing an Urwerk watch at the presentation of Spiderman Homecoming. Sony Pictures contacted the brand in late 2016 and said that an important actor in their latest Spiderman movie wanted to see and perhaps…

Audemars Piguet Chronograph Summer Edition 2017 men's, pushers and crown

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Summer Edition 2017 men’s

Audemars Piguet periodically update their Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, which was the first Royal Oak chronograph to be introduced about 24 years ago (1992-1993). The men’s Royal Oak Offshore Summer Edition 2017, reference 26408OR.OO.A010CA.01, has a 44 pink gold case, a silvered dial with the “Méga Tapisserie”  guilloche pattern (a sportier version of the original…

Kai Lenny riding

Ten watches for the beach

On the beach, you need a watch that can stand up to wind and water, a rubber or canvas strap, and a colourful appearance. Several brands have issued some pieces that fit the bill. Here is a selection in increasing price order. 1. Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba The Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba looks like a…

Chopard Happy Sport Summer 2017

The new Happy Sport watches released by Chopard for summer 2017 are women’s watches that demonstrate some of the major trends in contemporary timepieces. Quartz movements make things easy for their users, at least until the battery runs out. Previous versions of Happy Sport already had interchangeable straps, and this user-friendly characteristic is enhanced by…

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono

There’s a lot of good stuff in the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph. It has a superb movement, made by Breitling, with column wheel and vertical clutch. It has an excellent waterproofness rating at 200 metres, with screw-down crown and chronograph pushers. It has the look and feel of the Black Bay family with its…

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41

The Heritage collection by Tudor began in 2010 with a new edition of a 1954 diving watch. That piece was 41 mm in diameter, with all the classic elements of a dive watch, including a unidirectional rotating bezel and a 200 metre water resistance. Last year, a new 36 mm Black Bay was presented, and…

Hublot Big Bang Blue

Hublot Big Bang Blue

The Hublot Big Bang Blue is a new version of the brand’s Big Bang flyback chronograph, perfect for the beach (more beach watches here). Its blue color scheme, with blue and white natural rubber strap or blue alligator strap with white rubber lining and blue stitching, recalls Hublot’s collaborations with the brand’s ambassador Lapo Elkann,…

Stowa Flieger 40 Baumunster B Limited edition

Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Automatic Baumuster B Limited

Stowa have been making pilot’s watches since 1937, and they are based in Engelsbrand, near Pforzheim in Germany, where they also have a museum of their watches running back to 1927. The Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Automatic Baumuster B Limited is part of celebrations of its 90th anniversary, and it is a limited edition of…

Hermès Arceau Trés Grand Modèle

Hermès Arceau Très Grand Modèle

The Arceau watch by Hermès was designed almost 40 years ago, by Henri d’Origny in 1978, but looks contemporary still today. The Hermès Arceau Très Grand Modèle is distinctive for its asymmetric lugs that recall a stirrup, and above all for the lovely sloping font which according to the brand evokes a galloping horse. The watch…

Nav B-Uhr 47 Vintage TITAN A-Muster

Nav B-Uhr 47 Vintage TITAN A-Muster

German brand Steinhart make an extensive range of pilot’s watches inspired by the World War II B-Uhr patterns. The Nav B-Uhr 47 Vintage TITAN A-Muster is distinctive for its large size, 47 mm in diameter and 14.2 mm thick, its solid caseback, conical crown, and caseback engraving that is similar to the information generally engraved…

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M

Youthful, chunky, trendy. These two new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 watches were built for young people and launched in perfect time for the 2017 summer season. Its characteristics, with a 300 metre water resistance, make it a classic diving watch but it is very much a sports watch in its looks. A watch for…

Archimede Pilot 250

Archimede Pilot 250

The Archimede Pilot 250 is a 50-piece limited edition built to celebrate 250 years of watchmaking in Pforzheim: in 1787, the Markgraf Karl Friedrich of Baden gave watchmaker Jean François Autran permission to set up a watch factory in an orphanage in the town. The Pilot 250 has a 42 mm case in brushed stainless…