German brand SINN has three variations on a classic aviator watch, with the 60s style bicompax dial layout, on the books for Autumn 2023. Our fave is the gradient grey dial 356 Pilot Classic model, which has a subtle blend of old school styling and tool watch utility. Those beefy chrono pushers look built to last, the quarter second markers on the chapter ring are … Continue reading SINN 356 Pilot Classic Trio: Beautifully Finished, But Pricey
At just under £10,000 for the latest ZM watch, or £13, 300 for the GMT model, the latest timepieces from camera brand Leica are exactly what you would expect. More minimalist than a Bauhaus kitchen appliance, coming in either moody monochrome black, or a polished steel case variant. But either way, you have a segmented dial plate with a small date window and whatever that … Continue reading Leica ZM Series: Reassuringly Expensive and Granite Hob Black
Two new dive watches from Eza in Germany in green or black dial options. Both retail at £1100 and for that you get a Swiss SW200 auto movement, domed sapphire crystal, 200m of resistance, steel case and lots of superluminova. It’s a smidge under 40mm wide by the way. We like the overall retro feel of this one, with the 70s case style, plus the … Continue reading Eza Diver: Spirit of 1972 in Black or Green
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?