Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 9 Titanium Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

When a major global brand that produces millions of products each year produces something interesting as a limited edition of just 250 pieces, the implication is that the watches are truly a bit more limited. That is certainly the case with the handsome, new-for-2016 Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 9 Titanium Limited Edition that I found to be both legible and stylistically fetching.

5 years ago

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch

The folks over at Christopher Ward sure have been keeping busy. Among a number of recent releases such as the C8 UTC Worldtimer is this Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer with a 120-hour (or 5-day) power reserve built on the company’s in-house, COSC Chronometer-certified caliber SH21 movement.

5 years ago

Introducing – Bell & Ross BR01 Burning Skull “Tattoo” (hands-on)

A skull in a pilot / instrument watch? Seems like a weird combination. However, it’s something that Bell & Ross have done for quite some years now. And in fact, this motif is somewhat linked to the world of aviation (and no, this BR01 is not a pirate watch). Yes, these Skull B&R (the first one was introduced in 2009) pay tribute to legendary parachutists of the Second World War, who’s logo was a skull with “Death from Above” written inside. The new Bell & Ross BR01 Burning Skull uses this same DNA and even tattooed it directly onto its case.

5 years ago

Zenith Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer Spirit Watch Hands-On

In theme, the new Zenith Pilot Type 20 watch for 2016 isn’t truly a pilot watch at all (though it does still say “Pilot” on the dial), but it is now intended to celebrate the cafe racer community. Thus, we have gone from hipster aviators to hipster motorcycle owners. To be honest, the cafe racer connection is the least interesting part of this watch

5 years ago

Zenith Heritage Pilot Ton-Up Watch Hands-On

In theme, the new Zenith Pilot Type 20 watch for 2016 isn’t truly a pilot watch at all (though it does still say “Pilot” on the dial), but it is now intended to celebrate the cafe racer biker community, also known as Ton-up boys. Thus, we have gone from hipster aviators to hipster motorcycle owners. To be honest, the cafe racer connection is the least interesting part of this watch.

5 years ago

New Sinn DIN 8330 Certified Aviator Watches

Sinn has just announced the introduction of DIN 8330 – a new German industry standard spearheaded by the watchmaker, and anchored by a trio of new pilot watches, purpose-built and officially certified to be functionally safe and reliable in the cockpit.

5 years ago

IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 Hands-On

Sometimes you just really want a big watch… and, apparently, other times you want a huge one. Have no doubt that this 55mm-wide IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 timepiece is barely wearable in most instances. Sure, you can easily strap the titanium case to your wrist – but this is a pure novelty watch through and through.

5 years ago