Islander Hemel Hawkeye, Compact Collab With Great Lume

We have lots of time for Islander watch collabs, especially when they look as sharp as this Hemel Hawkeye Flieger. All the classic elements of aviation themed watchmaking are in the mix, plus great modern lume too. Nice size at 39mm across, Seiko automatic movement and 100m of resistance, what’s not to like? Here’s the…

Latest Aviation Themed Watches From Sekonda

Yes, the Omega Speedmaster is a classic dial design. The Moonswatch collabs by Swatch are also beautiful. But even though they are cheaper than an original Speedmaster, you’re still talking £400 plus from one of the many resellers online. Then you have the possibility that the Moonswatch you just bought is a fake… So assuming…

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…

Torgoen Mustang T51, Genuinely Collectable

The latest watch from Torgoen celebrates the achievements of the great P51 Mustang fighter plane of WWII. Plus it’s a true collectors item as a piece of scrapped P51 Mustang wing is used for the dial plate. Here’s the word; “Pacific Fighters provided reclaimed aluminum from the right wing of a vintage P-51 Mustang, which…

Bell+Ross BR-05 Skeleton Ltd Edition

The word from Bell+Ross, who have a new skeleton addition to their range. It has a 40mm steel case, comes with a green strap option, or steel bracelet, and is limited to 500 pieces. Here’s the word; Traditionally used in fine watchmaking, the technique of skeleton work magnifies the mechanism by cutting out the maximum material to reveal the essential. …

Hamilton Khaki With a Slide Rule Side Order

We aren’t sure about the whole slide rule bezel thing because, well, there’s Google Maps, flight tracker apps and a whole lot more progress since the days when a frequent flyer needed to work out time and distance in detail. But it does add visual appeal to the Khaki Aviation Converter Auto, which starts at…

Let’s Fly; New Torgoen T21 GMT Watches

Torgoen have a cool GMT quartz model in their line up for 2022. The T21 Flight has a deep dished dial and that complex slide rule bzel and inner bezel number track business. Nope, we don’t understand how to calculate fuel rate used by time or distance using a watch, which is why we would…

Doolittle Raiders From Ball Watches, With a B25 Model Too

Anyone who has watched Pearl Harbor or the Midway movie will know about the Doolittle raid of 1942. Incredible bravery and flying skills that nobody thought possible at the time. Now Ball Watches have released a tribute to this carrier-borne B25 raid, here’s the word; Eighty years ago, in one of the darkest moments of…