Hands-on – Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Gradient Dials

Louis Erard’s Excellence collection is populated with regulators, a historic display that had fallen into disuse but that is becoming more and more prevalent in watchmaking today. Usually reinterpreted in classic design codes, Louis Erard is determined to show the regulator in a new light and has invited external designers to jazz things up. We’ve […]

Women’s Watch Wednesday – Breguet Classique Dame 9065 Tahitian Mother-of-Pearl Tender Dreams

Breguet unveils the ladies’ Classique 9065, an 18k rose gold timepiece with a stunning black Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial, a sprinkling of diamonds, a ruby cabochon crown and a heart-shaped counterweight: clearly a piece designed to capture the more romantically inclined for Valentine’s Day. However, there is no mistaking the provenance of this elegant, refined time-and-date […]

Introducing – The 2020 Zenith Elite Classic and Moonphase 40.5mm

After an entire year celebrating one of the most iconic movements in history and  Zenith’s most important creation ever, namely the El Primero, and following several collections of bold sports watches, including the Defy, it is time for Zenith to return to a slightly forgotten area of watchmaking, the classic elegant watch. Not entirely a […]

Introducing – Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon

LVMH’s first round of 2020 watchmaking novelties is being unveiled in the luxurious Dubai Bvlgari Hotel today. So what could be more fitting that a quick peek at the highlight of Bvlgari’s watchmaking releases: the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon. In keeping with Bvlgari’s recent tradition of setting world records in the watchmaking arena, this new Serpenti […]

Review – Grand Seiko Elegance GMT SBGM221

Precision, perfect execution and beauty are very real concerns in Japanese craftsmanship and Grand Seiko’s mission, ever since its creation in 1960, is to live up to these demanding principles. Precision and superlative execution are easy to gauge in Grand Seiko’s repertoire, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not everybody warms […]

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Review – The Classic Chronoswiss Regulator Manufacture

If a regulator wristwatch comes up in conversation, odds are that Chronoswiss is a part of it. The brand was first to produce a regulator wristwatch in series with the Régulateur, a simple and elegant piece that led to the company’s signature style. Rare examples of regulator wristwatches existed prior to this, but none were […]

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Hands-on – Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar Steel with Rose “Salmon” Opaline Dial

A classic among the classics, the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar is the essence of the German manufacturer, with its off-centred display, its beautifully executed movement and very Teutonic design, in cold and technical colours. Certainly, we’ve seen some more colourful versions, in gold with a blue dial for instance – but still rather classic. So what […]

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