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 […]

The next WatchPaper & Microbrand Watches Group giveaway is a BOLDR Journey Wasp Chronograph, the exact same model I had the opportunity to review a few months ago, a value of US$259. This 43 mm meca-quartz chronograph comes with a very cool sandwich dial that looks even better under the domed mineral glass. Everyone needs […]

CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe’s biggest private equity firms, with more than US$71 billion in funds, agreed to add Breitling to the list of companies they own, by acquiring an 80% stake in the Swiss family-owned manufacturer. The amount is undisclosed, but according to the Financial Times, the deal values Breitling somewhere between CHF800m […]

These days, there are so many watch brands popping up with pompous names and epic stories, involving WWII battles, fighter jets, racing tracks and you name it, but their watches are painfully boring, often rebranded AliExpress junk, sold for a hefty profit. These guys will know how to package everything in cutting-edge websites and glamorous […]

It has been a while since my last Micro roundup, but right now, there are three projects on Kickstarter that I really think you should take a look at. The Baltic project is already fully funded, surpassing their goal several times on their first day, BOLDR is getting there while Trintec is also fully funded. Baltic […]