fumagazzi centocambiali chronograph

Fumagazzi watches

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.

Blancpain Air Command AC01_1130_63A

Blancpain Air Command pilot’s watch

Breguet has its Types XX, XXI, XXII, and Blancpain has the Air Command, a watch that, like the Breguet pilot’s watch, was a response to a French Ministry of Defence commission for a flyback chronograph. It was also offered to the United States Air Force, but it is likely that no official orders ensued, and…

Guinand Starfighter Pilot Chronograph

Guinand Starfighter Pilot Chronograph

Welcome back, Guinand Unmistakably tough. Unmistakably pilot’s. The Starfighter Pilot Chronograph watch by Guinand has a lot of attractive features and a ton of aviation DNA, with links to Helmut Sinn and the long tradition of German watchmaking. Its name Starfighter is a connection to the watches by Heuer and other brands that were supplied to…

Louis Erard Heritage Classic Chronograph

The new Heritage Classic Chronograph watches by Louis Erard are exactly what their name says: classic chronographs. This family of watches has a sober, discreet design, with two subdials for the chronograph minutes and hours, and the choice of no running seconds, or a cross-form subdial for running seconds at 9 o’clock. The dial is…

TW Steel Ace Spitfire chronograph

TW Steel Ace Spitfire

The Ace Spitfire is a new collection by Dutch brand TW Steel. It is a chronograph with the brand’s usual big and bold design style, and a Sellita SW510 movement.

Sinn 756 II

Sinn 756 and 757 Duochronograph

It’s always pleasant to see a watch brand experimenting with formats and trying out something different. The 756 Duochronograph by Sinn goes back a while, originally presented in 2003. The Sinn 756 and 757 Duochronograph watches are currently available in a few unlimited editions, and in particular the 756 II is still available as a…

Sinn 103 Sa B E

Sinn are making some interesting watches. The Sinn 103 Sa B E pilot’s chronograph is unusual for the brand, in that it has a deep blue colour on dial and bezel. Also interesting is the curving sapphire watchglass that recalls the acrylic watchglasses that were once used on watches. It’s more complicated to make a…

Sinn 936 chronograph

Sinn 936 chronograph

Sinn makes tough tool watches, and the Sinn 936 is no exception. It has a scratch-resistant case, magnetic protection and a water-resistance rating of 100 metres. It has the conventional bicompax chronograph layout, but the movement has been modified to give the chronograph minute subdial a 60-minute scale instead of the usual 30-minute scale. This…

TAG Heuer Carrera Tête de Vipère Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

TAG Heuer Carrera Tête de Vipère Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T introduced in 2016 was exceptional as the cheapest Swiss-made tourbillon chronograph watch ever made at just under 15,000 Swiss francs. It was part of Jean-Claude Biver’s new concept for the brand, concentrating on “entry-level” watches priced between €1,500 and €5,000. This year, 2018, TAG Heuer presents the Tête de Vipère…

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Co-axial Chronograph

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Co-axial Chronograph

The Seamaster Bullhead Co-axial Chronograph Is undoubtedly one of the most unusual watches made by Omega. Originally introduced in 1969, in 2013 three re-editions were released, each comprising 669 pieces. Large steel case The stainless steel case is 43 mm across and 43mm from top to bottom, and it’s very thick, 14.85 mm, with a…

TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition

TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition

It’s one of the world’s iconic shape watches, dating back to 1969. Now TAG Heuer have launched a new edition of the Monaco Chronograph, co-branded Gulf, with the colours and logo of this oil brand. The race for the first automatic chronograph Back in 1969, there were three contenders for the title of first automatic…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph

Audemars Piguet have done something absolutely incredible with the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph. You look at it, and at first sight, you don’t really understand what’s going on. You seem to be looking into a well, a deep opening, with the movement apparently suspended from the openworked wedge-like brackets that dominate the front of…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph is a superb watch, with a clear dial, sapphire caseback, 100 metres water resistance, movement with column wheel and vertical clutch, and easily interchangeable straps. Its price makes it relatively unaccessible to most people but it is a dream of a watch. It celebrates the classic 1968 Polaris Memovox in its…