Viqueria is a new Italian microbrand that will do later this year a Kickstarter fundraising for their debut collection, called Roma. Behind Viqueria, we find two friends and business partners, Nicolò Debenedictis and Omar Dimauro, who also founded 2DStraps in 2012. They make high-end straps using Italian leather and they now want to do more, […]

George Clooney, actor, director, sex symbol, overall cool guy and Omega ambassador. He appeared at the 74th Venice Film Festival to celebrate the premiere of Suburbicon, a film he directed and also wrote alongside Joel and Ethan Coen. He was spotted riding a classic boat and wearing, you guessed it, an OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra. Looks like […]

One of the secret ingredients of Christopher Nolan is his attention to small details, and his latest movie, Dunkirk is no different. Tom Hardy’s RAF character wears an Omega CK2129, the most commonly worn timepiece by RAF personnel in the early days of WWII. With its cream dial and clearly visible Arabic numerals, it was built for […]

The watch industry is quietly changing from being a monolithic body with clearly defined geographic centres into a new global entity, where independent watch brands and microbrands are emerging in the most unexpected places, may I say, to the delight of watch fans all over the world. One of the challenges facing collectors is the […]

The latest model to be launched by Panerai, the 42 mm stainless steel Mare Nostrum chronograph, has a rather interesting history. The details about its origins are a bit blurry, it is actually based on the prototype of the first Panerai chronograph from 1943, intended for deck officers of the Royal Italian Navy. That was […]