In-Depth – The History of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut – Part 2

Yesterday, we brought you Part 1 of our History of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut. That article paints a picture of the environment in which the Aquanaut was conceived and launched. The heady days of the dot.com boom in the mid-1990s, marked by a decidedly more casual approach to luxury. With its finger to the pulse, […]

In-Depth – The History of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut – Part 1

It’s taken some time, but the Patek Philippe Aquanaut has become sought after by watch collectors – especially in steel (no surprises there). That will probably sound strange if you’re relatively new to the world of high-end watches and are accustomed to seeing Aquanauts advertised at double retail. After all, based on the way the […]

Review – Rolex Yacht-Master 42 White Gold ref. 226659

If a conservative bastion of watchmaking like Rolex proposes a 42mm white gold watch on a black rubber strap as the epitome of sporty elegance, well, you’ll have to admit that times have changed. Rolex seems to have tapped into the zeitgeist for larger luxury sports watches doubling up as watches that can be worn […]

Introducing – TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Final Edition

Yesterday, we introduced the new standard, modern, classic Monaco watch, now equipped with in-house calibre Heuer 02 replacing the now-discontinued blue-dial Monaco Calibre 12… The end of an era. Is it, really? Well, before permanently turning the page on the Calibre 12, TAG Heuer has a special surprise, with a new limited edition… Meet the […]

Hands-on – The New TAG Heuer Monaco Heuer 02, Now With In-House Movement

The 50th-anniversary celebrations of the iconic Monaco watch and its early automatic chronograph movement aren’t over yet – it’s still 2019 after all. Yet, after a series of super-limited editions, one for each decade, it is time to come back to regular production watches. On the occasion of this commemorative year, TAG makes an important move on its classic blue-dial, 3 o’clock-crown Monaco – the modern one, not the Steve McQueen-inspired model. Say goodbye to the Monaco Calibre 12 and its outsourced movement. Say hello to the new TAG Heuer Monaco Heuer 02, with the brand’s own chronograph movement.

Value Proposition – RzR Tecorón, an Affordable Watch Almost Entirely Made of Carbon Fibre

When a watch debuts with an unusual material, such as ceramic, titanium or even sapphire crystal, a relatively high price usually reflects the rarity and increased manufacturing difficulty (and, of course, marketing prowess). RzR Watches is bucking the trend with an affordable piece comprised of 80% carbon fibre, a lightweight and durable material that’s five […]

Review – Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date

During Time To Move, Swatch Group own event to present the new collections, Glashütte Original has presented several watches totally in line with its usual conception of watchmaking, such as the facelifted Senator Chronometer or an engraved PanoInverse. Yet, the star of the show, the watch that the Saxon brand presented first, the main novelty for 2019… is a watch none of us actually expected from the brand; a dive watch collection named SeaQ. Following our first look right after its presentation, it is time to now have a closer look at the modern SeaQ Panorama Date, to see if this Saxon dive watch is convincing (or not).