It’s a cliche to say that Germany is famous for its pure pursuit of engineering but in some cases it is proven true. Take the single minded excellence of German sports cars from BMW, Porsche or Audi over the last 50 years. From Gutenberg’s printing press to Bauhaus architecture, the Germans have always pushed the limits of tech, yet made form follow function. Then there’s … Continue reading Heinrich Taucher 2: Retro Tool Watch With a German Twist
Yes, it’s almost spring again, time to service your motorcycle and dust off those leathers. Well, maybe wait until March. But for SINN there’s no time like now to release some new models, so let’s have a look at three dive models from the five they just announced. T50 GBDR This catchy name watch has a 41mm wide titanium case with a goldbronze 125 alloy … Continue reading SINN Release New Dive Watches for Spring
Sinn has received a Design award for their all black case on the 1800 GG model in Germany. “We are really pleased that the 1800 S GG DAMSZENER received this award – it confirms our principle of developing and designing watches in strict conformity with the relevant requirements”, comments Lothar Schmidt, qualified engineer, owner of Sinn Spezialuhren. The watch also features a steel dial which … Continue reading Sinn Wins Design Award For Its 1800 GG Model
Most Porsche Design watches leaves us a bit `meh’ here at NWC mag. Sure they have typically German minimalist/Bauhaus lines and decent movements, but like the interiors of many German cars they leave you rather underwhelmed with their emotionless black and grey landscapes. The latest watch from Porsche Design is available only to owners of the new Dakar 911 road car, which retails at £173,000. … Continue reading Porsche 911 Dakar Special: Bit Elitist, But Sharp Looking
Good question and one we had no clue about until today. Seems there was a mid-20th century lateral thinker called Curt who invented a pocket sized cylindrical calculator. Back in the 1930s that was groundbreaking stuff and although Curt was sent to a concentration camp during WWII, he survived and eventually persuaded a rich guy in Lichtenstein to fund factory production. So the Curta was … Continue reading What is A Curta Watch?
The Bullhead watch is an acquired taste. Yes, the chrono pushers don’t dig into the back of your hand due to the re-positioning, but some think the watch looks a little odd with all the winding and setting stopwatch style, at the 11-1 o’clock positions. Add in some glorious 1970s motorsport style plus a vivid orange dial and the Junghans 1972 Competition model, which made … Continue reading Junghans 1972 Competition; Big, Bold & Bullhead
A new chrono from Glashutte, called the SeaQ, which is kinda catchy. Keeps things simple. Things we love? The big date window that’s easy to read, the bold numbers and the decorated movement, which you can view through the caseback crystal. Watching the promo video it’s clearly a tough adventure watch and 300m of resistance underwater is great to have. The downside? Prices start at … Continue reading Glashutte SeaQ is a Stunner, But Way Too Expensive
Some news from Eza, who have their 1972 Diver available again on the website. You have a choice of blue of black dials, there’s a Sellita SW200 auto movement inside, plus tropic straps. The steel case is 39.6mm wide, so this is an everyday watch if you like the look. It has a sapphire crystal and is rated at 200m water resistance, so yeah, you … Continue reading Eza 1972 Diver Back in Stock