code 41 X41

Code 41 X41

Are Code 41 watches any good? The brand invests a lot into social media advertising, and proclaims its X41 watch as “Swiss watchmaking 2.0”. But is the X41 really Swiss, and is it worth its €5,500 price tag?

Hamilton Pilot Pioneer

Hamilton Pilot Pioneer

Hamilton are launching a reinterpretation of a watch manufactured for the Royal Air Force in 1973. The Pilot Pioneer is a classic pilot’s watch, with vintage black textured dial, white numerals, and beige SuperLumiNova on hands and hour markers. It will be available with a NATO strap or a leather strap, at a great price:…

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 80th anniversary edition

Oris have released an 80th anniversary edition of their Big Crown Pointer Date watch that first appeared in 1938. Though intended for pilots, it has a classical dial, with the unusual pointer date feature. In the 2018 edition, the case is in bronze, with a fluted bezel that doesn’t rotate. The lovely green dial colour…

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Bi-Compass

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Bi-Compass

The latest Bell & Ross watch is inspired by cockpit instruments, but this piece has an original twist: the hours are shown not by a hand but by the central part of the dial that rotates along with the reference triangle marked on it. It required some thoughtful design to ensure that this component would…

Longines Heritage Military

Longines Heritage Military 2019

Longines is a brand that dedicates constant attention to its large collection of historic pieces, and the Heritage Military is a good example of their skill in creating convincing new editions of memorable timepieces. It could be described as a pilot’s watch, though it doesn’t have much in common with the usual Type A B-Uhr…

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire

The 2019 collection by IWC includes the Spitfire Automatic, which presents some significant differences with respect to its predecessor, the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (still in production). The most important feature is that it has an in-house movement, Calibre 32110, instead of the ETA 2892-A2. This has been achieved with only a small increase in…

TAG Heuer Autavia 2019

The new Autavia watches by TAG Heuer are beautiful timepieces, 42 mm diameter, with bi-directional rotating bezel, a pilot’s watch aesthetic, and chronometer-precision movements which, though not entirely in-house, incorporate a new balance assembly. They are given an original appearance by the graded dial. They have interchangeable straps, bracelets and canvas NATO straps (supplied as…