The Hyperion chronograpgh is one of our fave Indie brand designs at NWC mag. It channels some of the spirit of the Tudor Heritage models, captures the yachting watch vibe with its segmented sub-dials, and offers good value too. It’s currently reduced to $880 on the Crafter Blue site and yeah, it has a Seiko auto movement inside, but the fit and finish of the … Continue reading Crafter Blue Hyperion, Clubman and Arctic Blue Editions
Another variation on the TAG Monaco? Why not? Some work better than others in terms of popularity, but it’s hard to go wrong with a dial that features some French blue, as seen on many a French racing car over the last 100 years or so. Nice shade, very close to a 1980s Yamaha RD125LC too. The latest TAG watch is pretty much the same … Continue reading Limited Edition TAG Monaco Channels French Blue Racing Chic
The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf has an extra colour option for this summer, which brightens things up a tad. The company says the new light blue and yellow pattern is inspired by the sun rising, but we think it echoes the Gulf Racing car colours. Which is a good thing, classic combo. It makes the Super Sea Wolf a perfect motorsport watch for the summer, … Continue reading Summer Watches: Zodiac Sea Wolf Gets Gulf Spirit
There is no doubt that China loves skeleton dial watches. If you check out Ali Express you’ll see tons of them there, in every case design, every segmented dial, tourbillon, open heart, twin balances etc. Then there are brands like Corum, ostensibly Swiss but very much a China owned brand these days, with a range of skeleton dial watches. So it’s good marketing from TAG/LVMH … Continue reading TAG Monaco Skeleton: Nice Colours, Bit Too China Focused?
Yes, you could buy a Swiss watch anytime. Your colleagues and friends might be impressed, or not. But there are alternatives and when you really want to go your own way, sometimes a UK brand with its own style is worth a look. Christopher Ward, Bremont, Marloe, Storm and more all have their merits but Vitae in London have a unique take and at £599 … Continue reading Open Heart Vitae Is An Alternative Choice
Baltic has added a blue gilt model to their Aquascaphe dive range and it makes an interesting alternative to something like the Christopher Ward C65. A stunning deep blue, sunray effect dial, 39mm case width and a domed sapphire crystal all combine with some bright lume to make this a decent spec watch for £580. It’s a leisure dive/swim watch with 200m of resistance and … Continue reading Baltic Aquascaphe Blue Gilt; Decent Spec Diver, Affrodable Price
The word from Seiko as they launch a new GMT Prospex, which offers dive functionality with a little dress watch appeal blended in there too. Ice blue or the green dial? Hard to choose really. The ice blue one is £1600 though, some 200 notes more than the other two dial colours. Cheeky bit of price-walking eh? Seiko introduces a new movement in the long-trusted … Continue reading Seiko Prospex GMT; Dive Meets Dress and It’s a Winning Formula
Do you like building your own MOD watches? Well if so this new Certiga movement from Crafter Blue makes an interesting alternative. It’s based on the Seiko NH34 which is a mainstay of many watch MOD projects. You can choose standard auto or GMT model by the way. The tweaking looks like blue screws and a bespoke decorated rotor, otherwise it’s pretty similar to the … Continue reading Hey Watch MODDERS, Fancy a Juzzed Up Seiko NH34 Movement?