Hands-on – The New Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic

If there’s one thing (among others) that Frederique Constant is good at, it is to create classic and elegant watches at fair prices. Of course, the brand also knows how to bring complex watches to a wider audience – think about its in-house perpetual calendar – or even recently to design a watch that can […]

3 months ago

Hands-on – The Delft Watch Works Oostpoort Collection

Time and time again various attempts have proven it is extremely difficult to launch a new, exciting new brand from scratch, regardless of the technical complexity or segment of the market is focussed on. The most challenging thing is perhaps creating a distinct enough product and reaching out to the right clientele at the right […]

3 months ago

Introducing – Ikepod x Tom Christopher = Megapod Skaters in the Sky

Since its foundation in 1994, Ikepod has always been about design. Megastar designer Marc Newson was the key figure behind the design identity of Ikepod in the 1990s, which is still going strong despite the ups and downs of the brand (see below). Collaborations with artists have also proved lucrative and watches with dials designed […]

3 months ago

Introducing – The Yema Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition for Worn & Wound

The concept of limited editions made by watch magazines is now well established and Worn & Wound, an American magazine founded in 2011, is no stranger to the concept – specifically thought their Windup Watch Shop. What differentiates our US-based friends is a strong focus on value-driven watches and this is reflected in their latest […]

3 months ago

Introducing – Citizen Promaster Marine Automatic Diver 200m Green Dial

Looking at the specific segment of accessible, ultra-robust diver’s watches, there’s a name that should always be part of the discussion: Promaster. Indeed, the Promaster Marine Automatic Diver is one of the most enduring watches produced by Citizen, but also a watch with a huge fan-base… And rightfully so. The Promaster is a distinctive, highly […]

3 months ago

Hands-on – The New Junghans Meister Worldtimer

For the last160 years, Junghans has been building clocks and watches in Germany’s Black Forest. Erhard Junghans founded the company in 1861 and managed to build it into the largest clock manufacturer in the world at the beginning of the 20th century. Over the years, the brand has focused on innovation and quality, combined with […]

3 months ago

Introducing – Hanhart Pioneer One Bronze Limited Edition

Hanhart, a respectable manufacturer of pilot’s watches from Germany, not only has a long history in this particular field but recently struck the right chord by incorporating its rich background on a batch of impressively cool models at accessible prices. Think for instance about the 417 ES Pilot’s Chronograph Re-Edition, or the modern S-Series 105 […]

3 months ago

Hands-on – Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster “Pac-Man” Re-Edition

A couple of weeks ago, we explored the comeback of a niche but cult brand specialised in instrument watches, Nivada Grenchen. Mostly known for its Chronomaster watch, also known as the “Super Chronograph” due to its combination of features, a look at the history of the brand reveals far more fascinating watches, pioneers in their […]

3 months ago

Introducing – Seiko King Turtle & King Samurai “Save The Ocean” SRPF77 & SRPF79

The “Save The Ocean” concept isn’t new at Seiko and has resulted in multiple special edition models based on the brand’s most beloved watches, such as the Samurai or the Turtle. The result of Seiko’s partnership with Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s grandson, it contributes to promoting health and conservation of the oceans. This year, Seiko is back […]

4 months ago