NEWS
Hublot 40th Birthday, Samuel Ross

In a world where many watch brands boast centuries of history, the highly successful Swiss watch brand Hublot is relatively a baby. Founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco, the brand was the first to use a rubber strap on a luxury 18-karat gold watch. It was revolutionary for the era, especially because the strap was…

Kross Studio, Warner Bros. Consumer Products Unveil 1989 Batmobile Desk Clock

Batmobile clock

By Gordon Henderson I’m Batman! Who hasn’t uttered the hero’s famous gravelly voiced introduction? Well, now independent design studio and manufacture Kross Studio brings us a little closer to making that greeting a reality with the introduction of the 1989 Batmobile X Kross desk clock that pays homage to what is most likely the most…

Read More →

Armin Strom Opens First-Ever Pop-Up Store

Armin Strom pop-up store

  Swiss watch brand Armin Strom — a leading independent brand that specializes in skeletonization and constant force, has opened its first-ever pop-up store that will remain open through June of 2021. Located in the middle of Zurich’s Old Town, the bright airy space is chocked with some of the finest Armin Strom timepieces, including…

Read More →

Watch Review: William Wood Watch With Recycled Fire Hose Straps

William Wood Valiant Blue Watch

It’s not surprising these days to hear that certain watch brands are turning to recycled materials such as plastic and PET bottles for watch straps. However, when a watch brand says it is using upcycled fire hoses — you pay attention — especially if you have a first-responder in your family. In fact, British watch…

Read More →

To Die For: Linde Werdelin And Black Badger Oktopus Blue Sea

Linde Werdelin x Black Badger Oktopus Blue Sea watch

There is just no other way to put it: if you are into lime on a watch — you are going to love the newest collaboration between Linde Werdelin and James Thompson of Black Badger: the Oktopus Blue Sea. This watch pushes all the boundaries when it comes to luminescence — going through five full…

Read More →

Four Reasons Why The New Patek Philippe Ref. 6301P Chiming Watch Will Be Legendary

Patek Philippe Ref. 6301P

There’s no getting around it. If you are a watch collector, you already own, or aspire to own, at least one Patek Philippe watch in your wardrobe. I know collectors who own upwards of 20 – some that have been custom-made for them. This legendary brand is a “holy grail” watch thanks to its incredible…

Read More →

Watch Collecting Tips: Five Of The Most Iconic Watches In History

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

One of the biggest trends in watches today is the return to roots. More and more watch brands are revisiting their archives and re-inventing iconic watches that made history for them once before. Most of these watches have already enjoyed numerous evolutions over the decades. True collectors, though, will want to have at least one,…

Read More →

A Close-Up Look At Longines Spirit Collection

Longines Spirit Collection Chronograph

By Gordon Henderson The Longines Spirit collection looks to tap into the shared history of the manufacture and the many adventurers that have used the brand’s timepieces to navigate land, sea and air.  Celebrity pioneers include Charles Lindberg, Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes, to name a few. The pilots watches and chronographs…

Read More →

Hands On: Waldan American-Made Heritage Watches

Waldan Heritage watch

Those who are really familiar with the watch industry for multiple decades have likely heard of Waldan watches. The brand, founded by Oscar Waldan in 1979, was all about creating classically elegant timepieces with mechanical watches —  something almost no one believed in during the blaring quartz era. But Oscar Waldan, who had spent decades…

Read More →

Meet The Winners Of The Watch World’s Grand Prix Awards, GPHG 2020

GPHG Awards 2020

This year marks the first time I could not attend the GPHG awards ceremony in person in a while — thanks to COVID-19. As a member of the Academic jury, I was bummed. But then, as it turned out, the entire event had to be held virtually because of the pandemic. I was even more…

Read More →