Breitling – the sky’s the limit, or is it?!

March 12, 2019

Not content with manufacturing watches that are out this world, Breitling are literally going out of this world! The Breitling Jet Team Yes, Breitling have their very own aerobatic display team. How cool is that? Not just any old aerobatic display team, though. Oh no! It is the largest civilian aerobatics team in Europe no less. And they fly with the winged B proudly displayed. In keeping wth the brand,…

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Take that, counterfeiters!!

March 3, 2019

Counterfeit luxury watches have historically been a problem, there’s no gettting way from that. If anything is worth a lot of money, somebody somewhere will try to con people out of their hard earned money by producing something that lookslike the real deal but is, basically, worthless. I have written an article about how to reduce your risk of getting scammed here. However, now technology is after the con artists and…

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Smart is good!

February 28, 2019

I have not exactly raved about smartwatches previously, I know. But, every now and then, something comes along and makes you sit up and take notice. The Swiss watch manufacturers Frederique Constant have managed to do just that with their upgraded Horological Smartwatch. Their original Horological Smartwatch, which was launched amidst much fanfare at Baselworld 2015, has been a success, but didn’t really float my boat, so to speak! Not…

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Breitling ups the ante!

February 10, 2019

Breitling have introduced three stunning new watches to their already impressive range. We will have in-depth reviews in due course but, in the mean time, here is a quick summary: Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon Chronograph watch, featuring the Breitling’s in-house Calibre B06 automatic movement, which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of over 70 hours. The 49mm black ion-plated steel case is fastened with a black rubber…

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New Gucci watches for women

February 7, 2019

Don’t say I don’t cater for women on this site! Yes, I know, it is mainly aimed at gents watches, but maybe that is because us gents get more attached to our wrists! Anyway, moving swiftly on! Those fine chaps at Gucci have produced a whole new range of rather stylish watches aimed at the fairer sex. Timeless classics The range is called G-Timeless and, who knows, in time maybe they will be…

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Celebrity Watch Watch: Will.i.am is getting Smart!

January 14, 2019

Musician Will.i.am and the technology Company he founded, i.am+, have launched a brand new smartwatch (or wearable smartphone!) called the Dial. The device has it’s own built-in personal assistant called AneedA, which works in a similar way to Siri or Cortana. It also offers FREE streaming of over 20 million music tracks and a FREE bluetooth headset. Users will be able to make calls and send text messages, thanks to the wi-fi…

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Stardust, or the new Rolex?!

January 10, 2019

Which is easier to come by, stardust or the 2016 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronograph Daytona? Oooh, aaah! When Rolex unveiled the long-awaited new Daytona at Baselword 2016, there were audible gasps and visible drooling from many watch collectors and aficionado’s. There is no doubting the beauty of this timepiece and it has become one of the most talked watches. It was the first update for the Daytona since 2000 and the…

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Going to Singapore?

December 4, 2018

If you are planning a trip to Singapore, why not stop off at the new Patek Philippe boutique?! Cortina, the watch retail chain, spent four months and around $3 million renovating the store in ION Orchard, a premium shopping mall. At around 265 square metres, it will be the largest Patek Philippe boutique in South-East Asia. It has a “private” door for customer discretion, plus an improved showpiece for the…

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…and the winner is…

November 12, 2018

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, a.k.a. GPHG. a.k.a. the watch ‘Oscars’ took place in Geneva last week and the winner of the coveted grand prize (Aiguille d’Or) was the Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon from Bovet. This amazing watch celebrates the three heavenly bodies: The Sun – represented by the flying tourbillon The Earth – rotating on its own axis and showing the hours on a 24-hour cycle The Moon – a…

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TAG gets connected!

November 10, 2018

The world’s first Swiss-made smartwatch is upon us. Yes, the Swiss have finally succombed to the modern age! TAG Heuer announced their new smartwatch, or ‘connected watch’ in TAG-speak, at Baselworld 2015. Although they did not have anything to show at the time, it is fair to say that the appetite of the masses was well and truly whetted! It was finally unveiled in 2016 in New York by LVMH president Jean-Claude…

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