Yes, Montblanc The Pen Company Also Make Beautiful Watches

The Montblanc Geosphere is one of those mind-bending watches that is hard to understand until you see it up close. Your NWC mag editor saw it at a London show a few years back and looking at it sideways, to appreciate the tech brilliance of the two domes on the dial, is really the only…

Accurist Launches New Christmas Season Watches

Accurist has been digging deep into its rich archives to revamp their range of 76 watches for the vital Christmas selling season. We are fans of the brand here at NWC mag, as Accurist offers ace value on quartz fashion watches, decent build quality and durability too.  Great to see QR straps deployed across the…

MVMT Blacktop Range Launched

OK, we know that MVMT watches are a fashion brand and there’s lots of debate on You Tube regarding their quality. NWC mag hasn’t tested one, but if we did, then the new Blacktop range might be a good choice. The dial colours include two shades of blue, green, white and black. We like the…

Reviewed: Ailang Breguet Homage: Lost In Translation

Back in November 2021, your NWC mag Editor was tempted by this Ailang twin escapement tribute to the Breguet Tradition. OK, so it’s not a tourbillon, it’s a Seagull or other Chinese movement with some kind of clutch or ratchet mechanism that spins two escape wheels as the mainspring unwinds. But it had a certain…

Are You Really Living The Highlife With Frederique Constant?

Maybe so, but then again the Frederique Constant brand is one that struggles in the UK, even more so since becoming part of Citizen’s empire. Yes, FC has the Swiss factor, but like Davosa, Alpina, Montblanc, Ball and many others, it doesn’t have the same fanbase looking to pick up beautiful examples pre-owned at strong…

It’s a Seiko-Tudor Mash Up From Pagani

Every watch brand takes inspiration from others. You can only arrange hands, numbers, sub-dials and winding crowns so many times before you repeat the past. It’s kinda like the Ed Sheeran songbook, sounds eerily familiar in many places… But that remixing of established elements brings great watch design within the reach of mere mortals earning…

MVMT Offers Recycled Pacific Blue Watch

Lots of watch brands are now making use of recycled ocean waste, and that’s a good thing. Much as we detest the woke hypocrisy of celebs taking private jets to Davos and lecturing us on owning no petrol/diesel cars, taking no holidays and eating maggots, we can see that grabbing plastic waste from the seas…

Seestern Grand Seiko Homage, Worth a Look?

Chinese brand Seestern is one of the better choices on AliExpress. True, their dive models tend to cost a bit more than a `sterile’ dial, DG movement rival. But you get a bit more quality control with the brands like Pagani, Heimdallr, San Martin and others – including Seestern. So the latest model is a…