Gruppo Ardito Watches is an Italian artisanal watchmaking workshop born from the passion of four partners whose previous professional experience ranges from precision mechanical engineering to design and watchmaking micro-mechanics. To find out more, we spoke to the engineer Fabio Chiappino, one of the partners at this small Piedmont company, based in Alessandria. A fondo…
Maximilian Büsser and his MB&F celebrate the 10th anniversary of Horological Machine N° 4 with a one-off piece named HM4 Kittyhawk.
A hands-on review of the Panzera Hornet Special Flieger 46 pilot’s watch: excellent finish and detailing, interesting design, good wearability.
Danish brand Nordgreen dedicates meticulous attention to sustainability, primarily by ensuring that their quartz watches are durable and high-quality. Here we take a look at the Nordgreen Pioneer chronograph.
Arsenale by Italian brand Meccaniche Veneziane, based in Venice, is a watch with a prestigious appearance and notable technical qualities.
The CIGA Design Z Series has a striking tonneau case with a well-engineered skeletonized movement. Low-cost Chinese manufacturing combined with good design.
The DS Chronograph Automatic by Certina, based on a historic watch, is an attractive bicompax chronograph with telemeter and tachymeter scales.
The Laco München pilot chronograph is a brilliant combination of a Type A pilot’s watch with chronograph subdials. Plus creative luminescence and sports-watch water resistance.
A watch that combines vintage colours with contemporary style and technology, the echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic is a brilliant piece of Italian design.
The Model 207 by RGM is a new version of its classic pilot’s watch, small, attractive, with a Swiss-made automatic movement.
The Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic is a traditional type B pilot’s watch with a 44 mm case and a neat hinged caseback that reveals the movement.
The Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 is an automatic pilot’s watch with a 44mm case and a Japanese-made Seiko movement.
A brief history of the watch brand Kienzle, founded in Germany in 1822, now principally an Italian company.
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.
The Hangar Italy SF-260 EA pilot’s watch is a tribute to a trainer aircraft on which many pilots destined for the Italian Air Force learn to fly. A classic pilot’s timepiece that can be personalised, and costs €299.
The new Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Auto features a circular slide rule, similar to Breitling’s Navitimer. The Hamilton watch costs less. Let’s take a look at the differences.
Fumagazzi is an unusual Italian watch brand with a very amusing website and some interesting mechanical timepieces – certified as gluten-free. Here are two models, a pilot’s watch and a pilot’s chrono.
An interview with Mike from CIGA Design UK on the Full Hollow mechanical skeleton watch, which combines award-winning design with accessible pricing.
The Cortina 1956 chronograph by Italian brand echo/neutra is a splendid timepiece, a fine design with two distinctive colour schemes. Swiss movement, great price.
The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is a beautiful watch, a loving tribute to a classic chronograph, with a prestigious hand-wound movement.
The B17F chronograph made by Italian company Memphis Belle follows the classic “Bundeswehr” pattern of air force chronographs. It is powered by the Swiss Valjous 7750 calibre.