How much would you pay for a watch with an STP1-11 movement inside the case? 500 quid, a grand, maybe more? Don’t get me wrong, your NWC editor rates the STP movements as being well made and as a bonus they are assembled in Switzerland. But the STP brand is owned by Fossil Group, owners of watch brands like Michael Kors, Armani AX, Skagen, Diesel … Continue reading Zodiac Super Seawolf Ceramic: Great Looks, Cheeky Price
Fashion brand MVMT has added a midnight blue colour option to its quartz powered chronograph. The watch sells at £269 and has old school pushers, minimalist hands and dial layout, plus a mineral crystal. It’s a big 45mm wide watch and the strap is ceramic material as well as the case, so you get that smooth, luxury feel that Rado fans know and love. Would … Continue reading MVMT Adds Midnight Blue Chrono
Making a dive watch from a ceramic material is interesting, because most dive watches with 300m of resistance are steel. In reality there is some metal within the High Tech Ceramic material that Rado use, which obviously reduces the natural brittleness that pure ceramics often have. You can learn more here btw; OK, more about the new dive models then; It features a 43mm case … Continue reading Rado Captain Cook Ceramic Diver Is Interesting
You know what? There’s something reassuringly old school, about a power reserve indicator on a watch dial. It goes all the way back to the 1940s bumper automatics from Omega and JLC we reckon, just knowing that your watch had some charge..or needed a shakedown. So this Rado Coupole, despite its slightly pretentious name, wins an upvote from us at NWC mag. It has that … Continue reading Rado Coupole: Classic Auto, With Reserve Indicator
OK, we are not sure how Rado are getting away with naming a watch after Captain Cook, that well known colonialist type explorer and general all-round white privilege guy. These are the times we live in, we don’t buy into cancel culture by the way. Anyway the popular Captain Cook watch now has a ceramic case edition, and although we just aren’t that keen on … Continue reading Rado Captain Cook: Monobloc Ceramic Edition
IWC have a strong reputation when it comes to pilots watches, in fact some might say they are the go-to choice. Others would perhaps choose a Breitling, or maybe a Bell & Ross. So a new variation – and a revival of a cult classic – of the familiar Pilot Chronograph is always interesting. Here’s the press release from IWC; With the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph … Continue reading Pottery Throwdown? No, This IWC is Tough Stuff
The word from Hublot, who have another variation on their successful Big Bang theme; This model has capitals in the press blurb, like many other watch brands insist on using, and we are going on strike today regarding using grammatically incorrect capitals. Stop shouting everyone, we love your watches OK? Following on from its black ceramic, Hublot has launched its BIG BANG INTEGRAL in three … Continue reading Dear Hublot, We Refuse To Do Capitals, OK?
The latest Ball Roadmaster Vanguard II now has a ceramic bezel for extra durability, taking this Swiss made watch up a notch. Ball are already producing handsome GMT models that feature striking gas-tube type lume on the hands and markers, bold dial designs and superb in-house, COSC level, movements. If you look at the polished steel cases and overall finish Ball are right up there … Continue reading Latest Ball Roadmaster Gets A Ceramic Finishing Touch