Pre-SIHH 2019: Montblanc Unveils New Star Legacy Automatic Date, Full Calendar and Nicolas Rieussec Chronographs

 |  November 28th, 2018

With SIHH 2019 just around the corner, certain brands are already unveiling sneak peeks at what is to come. Such is the case with Montblanc, which is extending its beloved Star Legacy collection this year to include several Automatic watches with dates, full calendar and a new Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph. Deftly bringing together its rich watchmaking roots that stem from the Minerva Manufacture (that dates back to 1858) with Montblanc’s state-of-the-art updated manufacturing capabilities out of its LeLocle…

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Introducing The Alexander Shorokhoff Kandy Avantgarde Watch

 |  November 21st, 2018

German-based watch brand Alexander Shorokhoff has a talent for creating innovative watches. Even better is the fact that most of the brand’s timepieces — typically with avant-garde dials — are incredibly affordable. Such is the case with the newest 100-piece limited edition Kandy Avantgarde watch, which is dedicated to the well-known artist Vassily Kandinsky. Russian-born designer Alexander Shorokov — founder of the brand — was inspired to create teh  Kandy Avantgarde by the multiple requests that he received from customers. It…

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Watch Review: Jekyll & Hyde Watches … Not Just For Halloween

 |  October 30th, 2018

With Halloween being today, it makes sense to take a look at some interesting watches that make the dark side lighter. Such is the case with Jekyll & Hyde watches, which we reviewed when they first were released to the market. Because this brand has a fresh take on the double personality, we like the watches for any day, not just Halloween. So we are re-visiting this brand today. “I doubt there is anyone who doesn’t know the story by…

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Will The Relaunched, Affordable Ikepod Watches Work?

 |  October 1st, 2018

Swiss watch brand IKEPOD is back, but it has an all-new direction than it did nearly 25 years ago when it first launched in 1994. That new direction: Affordable watches. For those who most likely won’t remember, but have heard of and maybe even collected, Ikepod was a brand designed originally by Marc Newson in collaboration with Oliver Ike. The pod-like designs were an immediate hit and, despite prices in the thousands and tens of thousands, sold like hot cakes…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

 |  September 21st, 2018

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall so many of his stories, adventures, and even misadventures incredibly clearly because Peter Speake-Marin has a way of communicating that borders on philosophizing. He is…

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Affordable Watches: Meet the Rado Captain Cook MKIII Automatic Divers Watch (price)

 |  September 14th, 2018

Globally recognized for its innovative designs and for creating some of the world’s most durable watches, Rado now unveils the new Captain Cook MKIII. The MKIII draws inspiration from the brand’s original 1962 Captain Cook divers timepiece. The Captain Cook collection is named after the 18th century British explorer Captain James Cook who charted thousands of miles of the unexplored Pacific Coastline. Captain Cook was a man with a vast knowledge of cartography, anthropology and astronomy – worldly pioneering studies…

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Hamilton Watches Unveils Vintage-Inspired Intra-Matic Collection (prices)

 |  September 6th, 2018

Founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but now made in Switzerland, Hamilton draws upon its rich history and the latest Swiss movements and technologies to create aesthetic and innovative designs. Combining American and Swiss spirit, the new Hamilton Intra-Matic blends genuine vintage style with sleek modern touches. A prime example is the new Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph, which pulls inspiration from the brand’s 1968 Chronograph A. Also impressive –thanks to their retro styling mixed with warm accents and smoked elements –…

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