Mondaine Just Went Full Goldmember

Well not quite, because the new Evo 2 models are gold plated, not solid 18ct gold. But the Austin Powers super villain might well like these goldy looking watches from Swiss brand Mondaine, famous for their railway clock designs. On the upside, they have a tweaked crown, which is more grooved, bit easier to get…

CIGA Black Hole, Are They Cooking on Gas?

CIGA Designs is one of the most interesting Chiese watch brands out there. Famous for skelton watches, they have posted a trailer on Indiegogo showcasing their Black Hole model. The first thing that you notice, and I hate to say this, is that it looks like a gas cooker hob from the 1980s. With orange…

Sinn 717 Wins Design Excellence Award

Latest from Sinn in Germany, who have won a German design award. The jury honours the conceptual design of the 717 with the award Excellent Product Design 2022 for “combining the past with the future in the most stylish way and perfectly embodying the brand DNA of Sinn Spezialuhren down to the last detail.” “We…

Coke Themed Timex Editions On The Way

Timex have some Coca-Cola themed watches in the pipeline. The pics on the Timex site suggest that there’sa  classic 80s retro digital model, an automatic featuring a 70s Peace graphic, plus a basic quartz with an onion crown and pocket watch style case, in the range. All have Coke branding on the dials. Soon as…

MHD Streamliner Project – Which Dial/Hands Combo Is Your Fave?

MHD are continuing to crowdsource ideas for their retro, 1930s inspired Streamliner watch. Dubbed Project 2021, this one has striking Art Deco kind of case, and now MHD are looking for customer feedback on dial design, colours, chapter rings and second hands etc. There are pleny of choices and MHD welcome emails on the design…

Crowdfund Your Watch? Sure, But Crowd-Vote The Design Too

MHD Watches had a novel idea earlier this year, in that they asked their fanbase to help design their next watch project. Now the usual set-up is that a microbrand designs a watch, launches the prototype on Kickstarter and then crowdfunds production. Great. But this early stage involvement by MHD is going to get people…

Kickstarter: Militex Launches Duxford Motorsport Chronographs

UK based Militex Watches has launched their Duxford Spirit range on Kickstarter, looking to raise some 28K to produce motorsport themed meca-quartz watches. The handsome chronographs feature Seiko VK series movements, housed in 316 stainless steel case. They also have sapphire crystals, ceramic bezels and luxury leather straps. Each watch is numbered too by the…

Kickstarter Watches: Olto 8 Offers The Unique, Every Day

OK, you thought telling the time was basic stuff. But OLTO 8 watches have different ideas and their Infinity model, which starts at about £250, is a Miyota powered automatic that has the numbers stacked in a 120 degree stacked viewing area of the dial. It’s kinda like half a vintage Austin Mini dashboard from…