LIST: 6 watches for all 6 types of super-villain, just in time for Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad, in all their infamy
With Suicide Squad in cinemas (and trending poorly on Rotten Tomatoes)  we’ve got bad guys on the brain, and we can’t help noticing that when it comes to Hollywood, there are two distinct trends, the first noted by Empire: “If Marvel has the best superheroes, so the prevailing geek-logic goes, then DC has the coolest villains.” Meanwhile, the prevailing watch logic, as it applies to both, is that it’s the heroes who tend to get all the best watches.…

3 years ago

How Blancpain’s Carrousel Was Found

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only house which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch. Carrousels were conceived to defy gravity and the associated rate errors when the watch is in a vertical position. How did the idea of this component come up? A […]

3 years ago

Why a US$400k Minute Repeater from Panerai?

Panerai has been hyperactive in 2016. Though it started gently at SIHH 2016, Panerai quickly followed with a slew of watches in May, including the surprisingly slim Luminor Due. And then just last week the Italian brand unveiled a quartet of blue-dial, boutique-only limited editions. In between that breathless pace of new launches, Panerai also […]

3 years ago

Going for Gold With the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Collection

By Victoria Townsend
Omega has been giving us an early taste of the Games with exclusive exhibitions that retrace Olympic history, while at the same time presenting the latest Seamaster Planet Ocean Collection. First launched in 2005, the 2016 collection sees some major changes, inside and out. READ MORE
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3 years ago

Alexandre Meerson’s Altitude Collection: Skeptical To Believer

l was highly skeptical before my first presentation of the Alexandre Meerson Altitude. This felt like a small new brand wanting to waltz into a market dominated by venerated old names with sky-high reputations. Good luck with that, I thought. To my surprise, though, I was quite impressed by the sense of dramatic subtleties and eye for detail these watches display.

3 years ago

Review: Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary Chronograph

Louis Moinet celebrates 200 years of the invention of the chronograph with a new single button chronograph. We examine and deconstruct this watch, and give you our hands-on analysis of the Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary Chronograph. …

3 years ago

Skeletonized to the MAX: Kees Engelbarts Bronze Organic Skeleton Tourbillon

A few years ago Kees Engelbarts showed me photos of his latest creation that we covered here. I was baffled to see by what degree one could skeletonize a mechanical movement. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure whether I really liked it or was “just” very impressed by the incredible craftsmanship this takes. Last month …

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