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  • Classico Hourstriker Phantom

    Hand in hand, Devialet engineers, experts in distortion phenomena, collaborated with Ulysse Nardin’s watchmakers specialized in sound to redefine each step in the audio signal chain sent from Ulysse Nardin’s striking mechanisms to deliver the best performance ever recorded on… Read More ›

  • Why I Will Never Want a Smartwatch

    Basically, a smartwatch, even a great one (which does not exist) is like NFC—the “futuristic” technology that lets you pay for things by tapping your phone against something instead of swiping your credit card, and which has never really caught… Read More ›

  • Is the Oysterquartz a sleeping giant?

    I keep looking at the Rolex Oysterquartz and can’t help wondering if it will become much more valuable that it is currently. It was produced for a limited time in comparison to other Rolex models and actually holds a few… Read More ›

  • Longines Heritage Classic L2.828.4.73.2

    Today, Longines revisits a model typical of the 1930s – characterised by the aesthetic of its sector dial – to bring forth The Longines Heritage Classic. The long and rich history of Longines is written into each of the brand’s… Read More ›

  • Apple Watch series 5 thoughts

    I linked to Marques’ review of the series 5 Apple Watch recently and I have to start by agreeing about the battery life. It is excellent when the display is set to not be always on, but noticeably shorter than… Read More ›

  • ORIS MOVEMBER EDITION 2019

    Oris’s mission to bring change for the better turns to men’s health with the stylish Oris Movember Edition. It’s based on the iconic Chronoris and made in support of the leading men’s health charity Movember, which supports men with physical… Read More ›

  • The Bulova Computron

    The modern incarnation of the Computron pays tribute to the classics from the ’70s and ’80s while adding just enough new watchmaking tech to appeal to a new generation. The case is still the unusual trapezoid, and the screen is… Read More ›

  • Artelier Date 40mm Blue Dial

    The dial is further complemented by applied hour markers, a color-matched date window at six o’clock, and a curved sapphire crystal. At 40mm in stainless steel, the case and dark brown leather strap provide a snug fit on the wrist…. Read More ›

  • TapStrap

    TapStrap is a contactless payment enabled aftermarket watch strap. TapStrap allows you to transform your loved timepiece into an ultra modern watch. Whether you are buying your morning coffee, a quick bite to eat or travelling on the underground, you… Read More ›

  • The Seiko Chronograph is back!

    The watch is based on a much loved design from that era that became known among Seiko’s fans as the ‘Panda’ thanks to the two black sub-dials set against the white dial. It has the same hairline finish on the… Read More ›