Lots to Crowe about!

February 20, 2018

Mark the date in your calendars,Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe is auctioning film props, costumes, memorabilia and “stuff” (quote). It is the “stuff” that I am particularly interested in, as this includes 29 luxury watches, apparently half of the lucky man’s collection! When and where? 7th April 2018, Sydney Sydney? Well, he is Australian. Anyway, if you can afford to bid for one of his watches, you can certainly afford a flight…

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

July 26, 2016

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!!

July 8, 2016

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!

June 30, 2016

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!

June 13, 2016

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

June 8, 2016

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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TAG gets connected!

May 25, 2016

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 late last year in New York by LVMH president…

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Futuristic Fossil!

May 12, 2016

Fossil, manufacturers of Michael Kors watches (see article here), have announced two new smartwatches for the brand. The watch will be called the Access and available in a gold-plated version for the ladies and with a silver and back case for gents. It has an ambient light sensor at the bottom of the face (which, incidentally, is not quite round). This will reduce battery consumption on the 400mAh battery by automatically…

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

May 10, 2016

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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