Introducing – Brellum Pilot Power Gauge LE.1

Proud to represent the 4th generation of watchmaker in the Swiss Jura near Porrentruy, Sebastien Muller launched his own brand Brellum a few years ago with the idea of offering high-quality timepieces sold directly to clients. In just a few years, he has managed to create a loyal and growing community by offering fairly-priced watches […]

Introducing – Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph

Tutima, the German brand from Glashütte with a solid tradition of pilot’s watches, launches the M2 Coastline Chronograph. Modelled on the brand’s purpose-built pilot’s watch, the famous Military Chronograph Ref. 798 (aka as the official NATO watch) of 1984, the M2 Coastline is a super-solid, super-instrumental, highly-legible and water-resistant chronograph in a brushed titanium case […]

Hands-on – Fortis Aeromaster Old Radium Chronograph

Swiss brand Fortis is mostly known for its space-related chronographs, with the Official Cosmonauts range, instrumental, ultra-robust and purpose-built watches supplied to the Russian cosmonaut agency Roscosmos. In addition to watches certified for space travel, Fortis has supplied military squadrons around the world and is still specialized today in pilot’s watches. As a testimony of […]

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Introducing – The New Bell & Ross BR 03-92 HUD

The BR 03-92 HUD does what Bell & Ross does best: it is a bold, instrumental and aero-inspired design piece. HUD stands for Head-Up Display, which is a tool you might know from cars or if you’re a bit more hardcore, your fighter jet. It shows that the world of aviation is still the perfect […]

1 month ago

Introducing – Tockr Air-Defender Lume

Tockr was founded in Austin, Texas by pilot Austin Ivey (co-founded by Sophy Rindler) in 2017 with the goal of producing accessible aviation-inspired watches. His grandfather flew C-47 transport planes in World War II and Austin has combined a lifelong passion of both flying and watches. The brand was among the first to use hydrographic […]

1 month ago

The Collector’s Series – @winewhiskywatches and his IWC “Safari” Big Pilot (AKA the Tribute to 5002)

When Chris Granger-Herr, the CEO of IWC, posted a photo of himself wearing the prototype for this updated version of the original 5002-generation Big Pilot in matte titanium while on his African Safari, collectors took notice. Shortly after, IWC announced a limited edition of 100 watches, which sold out almost instantly via Instagram (despite a six-month wait for them to be built). The watch was immediately nicknamed the “Safari” Big Pilot, while IWC officially named it the “Tribute to 5002.” Today we’re talking to @winewhiskywatches about his IWC Big Pilot Tribute to 5002 ref. IW501007 AKA the “Safari” Big Pilot.

2 months ago

Introducing – Hanhart S-Series Limited Edition Pilot’s Watches

Hanhart is no stranger to pilot’s watches with models like the TachyTele Pilot’s Chronograph and Primus Monochrome Pilot. Although the German brand started with mechanical stopwatches and remains a leader in that market, it’s arguably best known today for aviation-inspired instruments. The new S-Series pays tribute to the Austrian Air Force Saab 105, a Swedish […]

2 months ago

Hands-on – Fortis Official Cosmonauts Titanium Alarm Chronograph

The chronograph and the alarm are highly practical functions that can be used on a daily basis. However, these are complex mechanisms to design and manufacture. And when it comes to seeing them together, very few mechanical watches combine both functions. This is a good reason to take a close look at the Fortis Official […]

2 months ago

Value Proposition – Bangalore Watch Company MACH 1 – Inspired by the Indian Air Force MiG 21

Bangalore, India isn’t typically associated with watchmaking. Far removed from historical centres in Switzerland and Germany, Bangalore has an interesting watchmaking history of its own. Hindustan Machine Tools Limited (HMT) was a state-owned brand from the 1960s and for decades represented Indian watchmaking. HMT watches were generally the only game in town with a production […]

2 months ago