On the Wrist: Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer and 3 Reasons You Need It

 |  October 19th, 2016

There aren’t a lot of watches that can steal my heart just on winding. But, somehow, the   Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer watch did exactly that. This timepiece, unveiled earlier this year in Baselworld and coming to stores now, is a winning watch in so many ways. Here we bring you a look at 3 reasons why this timepiece is a must-have for the watch lover in you.  Looks. The 42mm 18-karat white gold Senator Chronometer is a new version of the marine chronometer line first unveiled by the brand in 2009. It is slimmer and  more elegant. Crafted in 18-karat white gold with a stunning finely grained blue dial, the watch is mesmerizing from across a room. The extraordinary blue of the granular…

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Time Travel, Kickstarter and My Klokers KLOK-01 Watch

 |  October 17th, 2016

By Simon Cudd I discovered the Klokers brand earlier this year, after noticing their kickstarter campaign and having a chat with Richard Piras, CEO and Co-founder, on messenger. I have known Richard a few years, and he brought it to my attention. The kickstarter campaign went viral on 15th September 2015 and reached 100% goal in 8 minutes. Exactly 1,563 backers pledged €605,898 to help bring this project to life. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowd-funding platform where individuals pledge an amount of money to a brand so they can create their product. In return, the individual has the right to own that product at an early stage for a special price, before it goes mainstream to the public consumer. (Other forms of…

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Watch Review: How the Luminox Black Ops Carbon Holds Up Under Fire

 |  October 14th, 2016

Six months of police academy training can be rigorous. The time frames are grueling in and of themselves, with 12-hour days often in 100+-degree weather. Training includes physical combat, high-intensity driving, marksmanship, more marksmanship and a lot of other facets. We are pepper sprayed, tazered and otherwise subjected to all things we can encounter every day on the job. That’s why the watch I wear has to be able to go the distance with me. For the past month of training, I have been wearing the Luminox Black Ops Carbon 8815 (part of the 8800) watch. Luminox released the watch in 2009 as part of the brand’s 20th anniversary series. Today, it bears the name Black Ops Carbon, and it…

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Watch Review: Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition Watch on the Wrist

 |  September 16th, 2016

Recently, we borrowed the Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition watch to wear and review. The thing about this watch is – to be honest – I am not really sure that I want a watch that celebrates Boeing’s 100th anniversary. I mean, I fly a lot on business and so I appreciate everything Boeing has done to advance jet speed, safety and travel; but this doesn’t mean I would run right out and buy an almost $8,000 watch in its honor. That said, I also recognized that many watch lovers have that keen affinity for the aviation field, with many being pilots who may have a more burning desire for a Boeing celebration than me. And, of course, it is…

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On the Wrist Review: IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery

 |  September 8th, 2016

Can you see that? The smile on my face? Ear to ear baby! Such is the excitement I felt after having spent a little over a week of quality time  with the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition ‘Antoine De Saint Exupery’ watch on my wrist. The pictures do not quite capture the intricacies of this piece, but wearing it was an absolute blast, and in this watch review, I will tell you why. First, a little bit of background on the limited edition Big Pilot from IWC. As stated in the title, the piece is a tribute to the poet, writer, humanitarian, and pioneering aviator Antoine De Saint Exupery. He is best known for his literary works, including writing the famed Le…

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