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Chester Lau / Deployant New: Kurono Calendrier Type 1 is already sold out! We explore why.
Kurono Tokyo’s latest drop, the Kurono Calendrier Type 1 was recently released on Aug 11 and was quickly sold out as with the earlier releases. We explore why this is so in our commentary.Press Release details with commentary in italics.PRICE & AVA…

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Ricardo Sime / Time+Tide Three things everyone should know about COSC Certification
COSC Certification. Those two words are the gold-standard label for many a watch, elevating it to a status where accuracy is key and prices are adjusted to reflect that. Surprisingly, some seasoned collectors and many a newcomer know little about t…
Joshua Munchow / Quill & Pad Urwerk UR-110 Bakelite: A Retro Sendoff For The UR-110 Collection
“Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride” is not the funny word most remember from Mary Poppins: that’s “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” (And if you say it loud enough you’ll always sound precocious.)No, polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride is th…
Caleb Anderson / WatchTime Digital Duo: Hands-on with the Yema Digidisc and LED
In 2020 and 2021, digital display, retro-chic watches found themselves in a serious moment. In this visit to the WatchTime Archives, we look back on one of these designs from the French watchmaker Yema via the Digidisc and LED models. As demand for…
Chester Lau / Deployant New: Kurono Calendrier Type 1 is already sold out! We explore why.
Kurono Tokyo’s latest drop, the Kurono Calendrier Type 1 was recently released on Aug 11 and was quickly sold out as with the earlier releases. We explore why this is so in our commentary.Press Release details with commentary in italics.PRICE & AVA…
Zach Blass / Time+Tide OPINION: Are publications hyping up “collapsing” watch prices?
For the last month every publication under the sun has seen a traffic gold-mine in the purported “collapse” in secondary pricing for “hype” watches from Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe among others. Even we tackled the subject with our o…
Robin Nooy / Monochrome Watches The Petrolhead Corner – Three Incredible Pikes Peak Hill Climb Stories
Racing is all about being faster than everyone else, and it has been like that since the dawn of the car. Whether it’s simply racing from A to B, a multi-stage rally or a 24-hour endurance race, it always comes down to who’s best. It’s a cliché, bu…
Ed Jelley / Worn & Wound [Review] The Tissot PRX Chronograph
It’s the late 1970s and integrated bracelet sports watches are all the rage. Everywhere you look, BOOM, a bracelet and case that flow so fluidly into each other that you couldn’t imagine a watch any other way. If your watch wasn’t designed by Genta…
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@koolpep / Scottish Watches Watch Alert: 2022 IWC Aquatimer 5-Day Movement
If you put the brand new Aquatimer from IWC next to the previous generation you will be very hard pressed to find the differences. However – most of the parts of this watch got changed. New strap new case, new dial, new bezel, and new movement. And…
Revolution How Do You Achieve Chronometric Perfection?
August 12, 2022 Wei and Jeremiah geek out over the different approaches taken by two independent watchmakers in their pursuit of chronometric perfection: Montres KF’s Karsten Frässdorf and De Bethune’s Denis Flageollet. Frässdorf’s EI8HT Evolution…
Watchonista Breaking News: Watchonista: Volume 02 is Now Available!
More than a magazine, Watchonista: Volume 02 is a love letter to the world of watch collecting and an invitation to unplug from the digital to embrace the analog. It is no secret that the world is becoming an increasingly digital place. And technol…
Caleb Anderson / WatchTime Upsized: Mondaine Expands evo2 Collection to 43mm
While all brands have certain key features, some have such strong signatures you can quickly determine the maker of a watch from across the room. In the luxury realm, there’s Audemars Piguet and the famed integrated style of their Royal Oak, Cartie…
Thor Svaboe / Fratello Watches The Story Of Lume — Part One
Your Instagram #lumebattle will never be the sameWho can resist the warm glow of luminescent material on a watch dial, the mystical greenish glow of hands, indices, or even entire dial surfaces? Whether the function is telling the time at dusk at h…
Brice Goulard / Monochrome Watches Introducing – The New Hanhart Pioneer MKI and MKII Reverse Panda
One of the most important brands when it comes to pilot’s chronographs, Hanhart has recently been offering several highly attractive models based on the hand-wound 417 ES concept, including a 42mm version, a compact 39mm edition and some bronze mod…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: Hanhart Pioneer Mk I and MkII Reverse Panda chronographs
Hanhart extends their classic pilot chronographs Pioneer Mk I and Pioneer Mk II with a new dial variation in the form of the Reverse Panda. Press Release details with commentary in italics.The Hanhart Pioneer Mk I is immediately available for 2.090…
Pietro Pilla / Time+Tide INTRODUCING: The Seiko Prospex SPB347J “Noosa”
Seiko is launching a new Australasian Limited Edition from the Prospex range that is inspired by one of the most stunning holiday destinations in Australia – Noosa in Queensland.The colourway for this timepiece is the seemingly always on-trend blac…
Pietro Pilla / Time+Tide INTRODUCING: The Seiko Prospex SRPJ53K “Eucalyptus”
Seiko has gone beyond the green and gold to release two watches inspired by Australia’s natural environment that will be limited to the Australasian market. We’ll tackle the first of these now: the Prospex SRPJ35K “Eucalyptus”, but you can read our…
Watch Collecting Lifestyle From the Editor: What is in Reality a Handmade Watch?
Many watches out there claim to be handmade but only a few can make that cut. The Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1 is one of them. With 95% of this timepiece —including the hairspring— made using only hand-operated tools and 6,000 hours of work —three ye…
Thomas Calara / Worn & Wound Timex Connects With Adsum For MK1 Collaboration
When it comes to wardrobe or watches, you can’t beat the classics. By nature, a well made workshirt or field watch are versatile, reliable, and have this seamlessness quality that makes them so easy to wear on an everyday basis. But even traditiona…
Sponsored / Worn & Wound Colors Meet Complication – Windup Watch Fair Interviews: Farer
Farer watches aren’t short on personality, and co-founder Paul Sweetenham follows suit in that department. We took a time out during the Windup Watch Fair in Chicago to catch up with Paul in our first interview since an event we held at the Filson…
Alexander Krupp / WatchTime Faces of Time: 8 Watches with Unusual Time Displays
Many watches show “only” the time. But there’s plenty of latitude for creativity, as we can see on display in this selection of eight unconventionally designed timepieces from eight innovative watch brands, all found below in our latest visit to th…