Alpina Alpiner. Does it Make Sense Sense?

A refreshed Alpina Alpiner Extreme makes an interesting alternative to a Swiss prestige brand adventure watch. That name though, sounds odd repeating it. But you have to admit the name is perfect for trekking, boarding and ski-ing fans of course. Plus that waffle dial and screwdown bezel gives this one an AP vibe. At 41mm…

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, Limited Edition Meteorite Dial

Fancy a limited edition of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf? There’s one on the blocks. The watch has a meteorite dial, which always add an extra bit of flavour, with that genuine space debris dial. This particular rock hit a part of Sweden by the way. We love the grey bezel, which obviously works perfectly…

Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Quartz, Now With Olive Green Dial

Hamilton have announced a new quartz chronograph, available on pre-order. The Khaki Aviation X Wind GMT has a military green dial colour, plus the usual multi time zone features. This is a big watch, at 46mm across, with three crowns and two chrono pushers. That might not suit some with smaller wrists, so worth thinking…

Ball Outlier Has That Black Bay Pro Vibe

Ball has just launched a super sharp, steel grey number that has the same vibe as the new Tudor Black Bay Pro. Stunning grey colours, 200m of water resistance and those famous gas tube lume highlights. Here’s the word; Our Manufacture GMT Caliber RRM7337-C beats with COSC precision and allows you to traverse and connect…

Frederique Constant Signs Cricket Sposnsorship Deal

Frederique Constant, which is part of the Citizen empire, has announced a sponsorship deal with European Cricket Championship. Here’s the word; As a new partner of the competition, Frederique Constant is delighted to announce its participation as Official Timekeeper of the European Cricket Championship (ECC) and all European Cricket Series (ECS) events for the year…

There’s Something About a Gold Watch

Even when it’s just a gold bezel, gold – especially 18K gold – adds a touch of class to any Swiss watch. So we have a lot of time for the Tissot Gentleman, Powermatic 80 Gold edition, which is a classic gents watch. We missed this one when it was launched back in June and…

Mido Offers Ocean Star GMT, Now With Extra Strap

Mido are upping their game with a bonus strap included in the price on their Mido Ocean Star GMT. The 200m dive watch has a chunky 44mm case, plus sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel. It’s a classic Swiss adventure watch and now as well as a steel bracelet, you also get a NATO strap included…

Alpina Alpiner Regulator. The Jury is Out

Alpina is a strange brand. On the one hand, it is Swiss, kinda old school in its outdoor lets-scale-the Matterhorn sort of way. But then, it’s part of the Citizen empire and we have a real hard job swallowing a £1900 price tag for a Citizen watch. The other things that bug us about the…