Two years ago, Swatch made quite a splash at Baselworld when they unveiled the Sistem51 collection, automatic watches powered by a movement composed of incredibly few, only 51 components, assembled automatically. Mechanical watch movements would usually have at least twice as many components, yet the Sistem51 manages to run for 90 hours when it is […]

This year, the big news from the German high-end watchmaker Glashütte Original at Baselworld was the introduction of brand new in-house base movement, the automatic Calibre 36. The first watch to be powered by the new movement is the three-hands Senator Excellence, an elegant minimalist piece following the design patterns of the Senator Collection: slim […]

Part of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment 2014-2016 in support of marine conservation, Blancpain is introducing the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph, the first watch with an all-blue ceramic case, bezel insert, crown and push pieces. This colouring is achieved by adding pigments during the ceramic production process, together with a binding agent. It requires using […]

Our next giveaway is sponsored by X-Frame, a microbrand part of the Umbrella Watch Group that also has an online retail website specialised in fashion watches. Their debut piece, the X-Frame Vulcan, with its geometric volumes was very well received by the Kickstarter community, and now they are preparing their next project, the X-Frame Seer, a […]

The first thing you may notice in my watch box is the absence of any Panerai. What’s going on? Have all of my Panerai been sent back to Switzerland for a service? Sadly, the answer is no. My current lack of Panerai is a result of serial trading in relentless pursuit of the perfect PAM, […]