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 […]