One of the major battles of the First World War was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, forming the norther bank of the Dardanelles strait an crucial strategic location as it is connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The campaign was fought between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, where […]

Among microbrands, Melbourne Watch Company is one of the heavy weights, they went from one success to another since the release of their first model at the end of 2013. After Portsea, their nautical inspired piece, here is their latest model, Avalon, named after Melbourne’s Avalon Airfield. This 45 mm black DLC coated watch is […]

Here in Montreal, I’m looking ahead to this winter’s first serious snowstorm, announced for tomorrow, yet me, I’m more bugged by the Australian enigma. Someone, please tell me, what is going on in Australia? I’m serious, what is the secret that Australia — without too much fanfare — is slowly becoming a watchmaking powerhouse? Ever […]

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), an elite special operation force, the SAS Historical Foundation has commissioned Australian watch company, Haigh & Hastings, to supply a limited number of mechanical timepieces, specifically designed to commemorate this special Golden Jubilee Anniversary milestone. Haigh & Hastings is a new Australian brand […]