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 […]

The latest model in the Longines collection is a re-edition of pilot chronograph from the 1930’s that the brand has recently purchased for their museum. They regularly revisit the collection of the Longines watch museum in Saint-Imier to find new inspiration from the 185-year history of the brand with the winged hourglass. Called the Avigation […]

If I had seen this watch 15 or 20 years ago, I would have said, “Yuck! That’s tacky — especially the gold-toned hands and markers.” Fast forward to 2017 and this watch is incredibly cool. When this watch was launched, last year, I knew I would get one. I stared at the pictures for hours. […]