The AVi Co-Pilot models from Breitling has a classic feel, with a 42mm case width, chrono functions, plus the three sub-dial and big number layout that ticks the traditional box. It’s a conventional watch, available with a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. No messing about, no trick segmented dials, skeletons, open hearts or blending of digital tech with mechanical movements. All the better for … Continue reading Breitling’s Refreshed Classic AVI Aviators Hit The Target
There is no doubt that China loves skeleton dial watches. If you check out Ali Express you’ll see tons of them there, in every case design, every segmented dial, tourbillon, open heart, twin balances etc. Then there are brands like Corum, ostensibly Swiss but very much a China owned brand these days, with a range of skeleton dial watches. So it’s good marketing from TAG/LVMH … Continue reading TAG Monaco Skeleton: Nice Colours, Bit Too China Focused?
The worldtimer watch is one of those 1950s jet age fashions that defined people as being modernists of their era. They needed to know what the time was in Rekjavik or Singapore, but you Bert Higginbottom, slaving in a factory in Rochdale, did not. It was for pilots and global trade merchants, oil explorers and margarine salesmen – the worldtimer was a tool watch before … Continue reading Omega’s WorldTimers Are Heavenly Bodies
We have a lot of time for Swiss brand Formex at NWC magazine. Why? Simple really, they love creating beautiful watches, packed with features, that are Swiss made and yet affordable for mere mortals. Yes, a Vacheron Constantin Overseas, Hublot Big Bang or a Richard Mille is a superb thing, but it costs the same as a small house in the wilds of Grimsby. Formex … Continue reading Formex Reef Collective: Bespoke Bronze Beauty
Armin Strom has added a green dial option to its Resonance model, here’s the word; Armin Strom’s Manufacture Edition of the Mirrored Force Resonance is now available with a green grenage dial and grey Alcantara strap. With a limited edition of 50 pieces for this watch, Armin Strom continues the design evolution of the horological revolution that is only fully achieved by the independent Biel/Bienne … Continue reading Armin Strom Resonance Gets Subtle Green Dial Option
Those who grew up in the 70s and 80s will know it’s a gender fluid world, as Bowie, Boy George, Marilyn and others blazed a trail for diversity. Gone are the days when straight guys would hesitate before wearing a pink shirt, or suit for a day at the races. In that spirit, consider the latest TAG H Carrera model, 36mm case, vivid pink dial, … Continue reading TAG Carrera In The Pink, Why Not?
If you have lots of money then maybe a Jacob & Co blinged up Rolex is the ideal way to show it off? There again, there are several thousand armed bandits, warlords, drugs mules, rapey and stabby types on the streets of Britain, especially in London town, so maybe the more understated watch is the way to go. Especially a Zenith, as very few people … Continue reading Zenith Defy Shadow: Understated Luxury Life
There is something enduring about the green Hulk watch design. Rolex made it popular and you can choose a green automatic, with green bezel from almost every leading manufacturer now. Add a GMT hand and you have a real international business kinda watch. They say geniuses choose green, although it’s also true that turning up for a job interview in a green suit will often … Continue reading Got Time For a GMT Hulk? Always Got Time