HANDS ON: Sports-luxe style – the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady Full Ceramic

Action has always spoken louder than words, so it was good to see the TAG Heuer enclosure at Baselworld this year packed with watches that delivered on CEO Jean-Claude Biver’s message about embracing more disruptive, avant grade design. Happily, that walking-of-the-walk extends right across the gender divide, and one example that caught our roving eye is the Aquaracer Lady Full Ceramic.…

8 years ago

HANDS-ON: Bell & Ross hits the highway with the BR03-92 AeroGT

We’ve already met the brooding chunk of finely machined steel that is the BR03-94 AeroGT chronograph. Well, today we’re having a look at its less complicated brother – the BR03-92 AeroGT.

While the fundamentals of this time-only AeroGT are very similar to the many other BR03-92 models – namely the square 42mm case, the distinctive case screws, short lugs and chunky strap – in reality this feels like a completely different watch.…

8 years ago

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso: 85 Years an Icon

Birthed in the throes of the Great Depression, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the 85th birthday of the heralded Reverso with a brand new SIHH 2016 collection. Here at the crossroads of yet another global recession, the Reverso brings much needed salve to a weary world as it once did: a follow up edition of the Reverso à Eclipse with a enamelled…

8 years ago

WATCHSPOTTING: San Diego Comic-Con 2016, feat. Omega, Ball and a lot of Rolex

A celebration of comics, sci-fi, gaming and general nerdery, Comic-Con International wrapped up yesterday in San Diego – and if you’re not familiar with it, think Baselworld but with less watches and more figurines. If you’re one of the thousands of fans who went along to soak up the magic, we envy you – and best of luck getting the ketchup out of your Pikachu outfit.…

8 years ago

The Vertical Collection: Three essential watches from A Lange & Söhne

In wine, there is an established tasting methodology known as vertical and horizontal tasting. In a vertical tasting, different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted. This emphasizes differences between various vintages. In a horizontal tasting, the wines are all from the same vintage but are from different wineries. We…

8 years ago

Fearful Symmetry: Customising the Valjoux 22 chronograph

With the wealth of watch knowledge and the perpetuation of certain marketing campaigns, “in-house” or “manufacture” movements have become the be all and end all of watchmaking for the novice collector. But for the more astute collector, an ‘outsourced’ movement can be transfigured into…

8 years ago