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Rebecca Doulton / Monochrome Watches Introducing – Rado True Square Interpreted by Famous Designers
When it comes to classical watches with complications, Rado is probably not your first port of call. However, if you are in the market for a trendy design-led watch, made of cutting-edge materials, Rado is an attractive option. Couple that with fam…
JX Su (SJX) / SJX Watches Up Close: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième
While the Reverso was conceived as a sports watch – it flipped over to protect the crystal – the swivelling case makes more sense today as a double-faced complication (or a canvas for miniature painting). And that’s precisely what Jaeger-LeCoultre…
Lucy @thewatchboxdiaries / Scottish Watches #Scottishwatches Week 30
Here we go again! Another week and another avalanche of fantastic shots from the watchfam. With the weather (here in the UK at least) giving us four seasons in one week, I’ve been daydreaming of sunnier climates and more importantly which watches I…
HODINKEE Sunday Rewind: Speedmasters In Space, Working For A Living
A pictorial look back at a zero gravity workhorse. Unless you were hiding under a rock (which seems like a more and more attractive place to be these days) you probably read that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took a little trip recently, on a rocket sh…
Mark Bernardo / WatchTime Nighttime Traveler: Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black
Porsche Design broke away from its primary mission of producing motorsports-inspired chronograph watches — while still remaining true to its automotive design DNA — with its 2019 launch of the 1919 Globetimer UTC, a cleverly engineered traveler’s w…
Ricardo Sime / Time+Tide How I settled upon the watch I would pass down to my son
In the seven years I’ve been collecting watches, I’ve been lucky enough to hear so many stories about unique timepieces being passed down through generations. There was a time where at almost every event I went to, someone would regale me with stor…
Chester Lau / Deployant Review: new Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold
This year’s new Seamaster 300 collection will include a 41 mm model crafted from OMEGA’s exclusive Bronze Gold. The watch represents the very first OMEGA to be created in this patent-pending alloy.Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze GoldBronze. The material…
Robin Nooy / Monochrome Watches Introducing – BND Watches Neo-Vintage Diver Collection
We usually stick with luxury watches from established brands at MONOCHROME, but we never ignore the expanding world of microbrands. Their independence and use of inexpensive (yet quality) movements, allows them to have a bit of fun with design and…
Zach Blass / Time+Tide Ice, ice baby: famous kids wearing ludicrously expensive watches
The lives of the rich and famous may not be relatable for everyone, but there is something kinda sweet about a parent letting their child wear something of theirs. In some instances, celebrities take it to the next level, gifting highly luxurious o…
GaryG / Quill & Pad My Wife, The Watch Collector – Reprise
When Elizabeth asked me to suggest a topic about watches for women in my role as resident collector, my thoughts turned immediately to that other collector in my life: my charming wife.Alain Silberstein Basik in titaniumThe choice of subject was so…
Jorg Weppelink / Fratello Watches Buying Guide: The Best Breitling Watches From The 1980s
We like to talk about vintage watches a lot within the Fratello team. Though most of what we write about is largely focused on the most recent releases and developments, for many of us a lot of the fun can be found in the sometimes weird and often…
Ben Hodges / Fratello Watches Photo Report: The 2021 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
After what feels like a lifetime, I’m back penning an article for Fratello. Did you miss me? Did you even notice? I won’t be offended if it’s the latter. Mainly as the team at Fratello has been pumping out solid content all summer. On my side of th…
Zach Blass / Time+Tide Five Bremont watches to check out in the metal
The pandemic has really taken a toll on businesses around the world, with many consumers locked down and unable to visit storefronts in person. In terms of watches, this has proved a real shame as it is always fun to pop into your local boutique an…
Robin Nooy / Monochrome Watches Hands-on – Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 42mm
If ever you are on the hunt for a simple, historically relevant and down-to-earth mechanical watch that can stand a couple of knocks and keep perfect time, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical collection is certainly one to consider. A near-perfect…
Jack Forster / HODINKEE Talking Watches: With Curtis McDowald, U.S. Olympic Fencer
A rising star swordsman shares his love of watches, on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics. By the time you watch this episode of Talking Watches, Curtis McDowald will be in Tokyo, along with the rest of the U.S. fencing team. Fencing, for many Americans…
Blake Buettner / Worn & Wound AVI-8 Gives A Nod To The P51 Mustang In New Hitchcock Automatic
AVI-8 returns to their uniquely styled pilot watch range with the P51 Mustang inspired Hitchcock Automatic. The watch is named for Tommy Hitchcock Jr., an American polo player and lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force where he played an instrume…
Peter Chong / Deployant Olympic Games: How Omega does the high precision photo finishes
We covered this topic earlier in the Tour de France, where Tissot is the official timekeeper. As the Tokyo Olympic Games is currently underway, we thought we’d update the discussion and feature Omega’s technology used to time photo finishes in the…
Bill Bradley / HODINKEE Hands-On: A Real Triathlete Reviews TAG Heuer’s Connected Smartwatch
The watch now has a swimming feature. So we asked the fittest writer we know to put the device through its paces. You can track anything on your wrist these days. Running. Swimming. Sleep. Heart rate. Heart rate variability. There are so many metri…
Luke Benedictus / Time+Tide VIDEO: The Seiko SPB239J is a retro-styled crowd pleaser
The craze for the Seiko 62MAS style shows no signs of slowing down, with the release of this SPB239J essentially confirming the brand’s intention to continue their climb into a higher tier of watchmaking. This vintage-inspired blueprint will contin…