I’m posting this review at the same time with a retrospective article on Melbourne Watch Co’s first four years of existence. In this short time, they grew from a startup launching its watches on crowdfunding websites to a well-established microbrand with a showroom and a workshop in Melbourne. While the Portsea is not a new […]

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, […]

It was about three years ago that I first wrote about Erroyl, an Australian microbrand that is close to my heart. At that time, I asked that someone, please explain me the Australian enigma, how come so many fantastic watch microbrands are based there? I still could not get my head around it and I […]

Omega is honouring Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all times (28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold), with a special, limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph in a daring colour combination of pool-blue and orange. The case is stainless steel with blue ceramic and orange rubber bezel inserts. The diving scale, along with […]