Speedy Tuesday – A Reader’s Speedmaster Mark 4.5 in New Old Stock Condition

Reader’s Story We received a letter from Indonesian watch collector Ruby about his Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5. There are more of those around of course, but Ruby found one in NOS (New Old Stock) condition. Complete with box and papers. Ruby started his watch collection in November 2013, when he purchased a Seiko World Time 50th Anniversary […]

4 years ago

Where does the name of your favourite watch model come from?

Ever wonder how watches got their names? A few weeks ago we told you about the brand names and their origin. Today we’re going to look at the watch model names. With hundreds of past and present watches, what has been the inspiration for watchmakers and brands to call them certain names? Some are pretty …

4 years ago

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Watch Hands-On

At Baselworld 2016, I got to play with the first watch using Breitling’s so-called “Breitlight” case material, which is the Breitling Avenger Hurricane. This is a deceptively cool watch even though it clearly isn’t for everyone.

4 years ago

Hands-On with the Jubileon Superellipse, a Crowdfunded Wristwatch That’s All About the Watch Case

Watches launched on Kickstarter typically combine simple, inexpensive cases with novel time display mechanisms, the bestselling Klokers KLOK-01 being a case in point. The Jubileon Superellipse is latest watch to hit the crowdfunding site, but it takes a different tack, concentrating instead on a high quality watch case in stainless steel for under US$500. Though put together by Swiss suppliers, hence the “Swiss […]

4 years ago

In-Depth: The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 And How A Classic Chronograph Actually Works

On a certain level, after wearing the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 almost every day for a week, my feelings are as uncomplicated as “I like it. A lot.” On another level, to leave it at that would be to do the watch, and the history it represents, a disservice. The Cornes de Vache is a watch that challenges a tremendous number of assumptions many of us have about what exactly it is that makes a watch important. Though in its own way it’s a definitive, and even final, statement about a certain kind of watchmaking, it’s also the opening line in a whole new conversation about originality, design fidelity, and authenticity.

4 years ago

The On- And Off-Screen Watches Of Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan’s personal and professional timepieces have included big names like Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Panerai, but also intriguingly Speake-Marin. What influence do the roles he plays have on his personal watch taste? Martin Green provides the answer.

4 years ago