Ball has a new black dial variant of its Engineer II Moonphase model, which is available on pre-order for £1875. It’s a limited edition of 1000 pieces and you can get free engraving on the case too, plus each model is numbered. With the usual gas tube lume, plus 40mm case and day/month feature, this makes an inetresting dress watch choice. It has 100m of … Continue reading Ball Engineer II Moonphase, Now With Black Dial
Here’s a thing you may not know, many decades ago a `waterproof’ watch often only offered about 50m of resistance underwater. Fact is, materials and manufacturing processes in the 60s watch industry were designed to mass produce cheap watches. A few Swiss and luxury brands made 200-300m dive watches, which were assembled by hand and cost the same as a small car. Times change, and … Continue reading Is a 100m Dive Watch Good Enough For Today’s Market?
The Breitling Top Time Classic Car watches were launched back in 2021 and for this year have received a makeover, plus a new addition in the shape of the Thunderbird model. The tie-in between classic chronographs and motorsports is well established of course, you could say Heuer pioneered the watch and team/driver connection in the pitlane at Le Mans back in the 60s. In one … Continue reading Breitling Top Time: Cool Enough For Thunder Road?
Formex has a new model in its Essence range, with a unique motther-of-pearl dial. Inside the steel case there’s a chronometer spec Sellita SW200 movement, plus you get steel bracelet, sapphire crystal and lots of nice lume too. Here’s the word on the dial; Made from a single piece of the inner layer of a Pinctada maxima shell, the sky blue color of this new … Continue reading Formex Essence Thirty-Nine, With M-O-P Dial
This is a great little watch, sharp details, slim on the wrist and a reliable movement inside too. Unidirectional, 120 click, ceramic bezel and a nice bracelet too. Got a lot going for it at $415, so we say top work Island Watches. That multi coloured dial layout has the Ball Watches vibe for us and that’s a good look. Here’s the word; “The Islander … Continue reading Islander Watches Port Jeff is A Scuba-Doo
The latest dive chronograph from Doxa is a handsome 42mm wide model, with a Swiss Sellita movement inside, a unidirectional bezel and 200m of resistance. Pretty enough in blue dial format, there are five other colour options coming soon. Expect more info when Watches and Wonders officially gets going later this week, but yellow, orange and turquoise dials are all on the menu. Nice little … Continue reading Doxa Sub 200 C-Graph II: Steady As She Goes
Citizen have gone back to 1973 for inspiration for their new retro case Eco-Drive models, which some very impressive power saving tech inside them. Even if just exposed once to light for 12-40 hours, Citizen claims the new E365 series will stay charged for 365 days in complete darkness. This was one of the bugbears with older Eco-Drive watches in the past, you put them … Continue reading Citizen E365: Time Machines, With a Year’s Worth of Power
Nivada Grenchen has fresh stocks of its Super Antarctic retro automatic online. The 38mm wide three hand watch has a Swiss Soprod movement inside which is based on the ETA 2824 stalwart. Sapphire crystal, plus a range of dial colours and plenty of lume on the hands and markers all add up to decent spec for the money. Thos big 3, 6 and 9 numbers … Continue reading The Super Antarctic Is Back At Nivada Grenchen