Islander Orange Dive Watch, So Good They Brought It Back

Why fight it, an orange dial dive watch is something you want in your watch box. Even if you don’t own a KTM motorcycle or support the Netherlands footie team, an orange dive watch with big markers and 200m of resistance does the job, every time. Inside you have the trusty Seiko NH auto movement,…

Collabs: Snow White TAG Carrera is a Festive Winner

The TAG Carrera is a classic chrono design and it’s nice to see different dial colours apart from the usual black or blue. Why not make a white one for Christmas? That’s what the collab gurus at Watches of Switzerland thought and we agree, it looks sharp. That bold white dial, with black sub-dials and…

Stuhrling Imperia Skeleton: Black & White Contrast

The new Stuhrling Imperia skeleton comes in black or white dial choises, plus there’s a gold coloured bezel option for some extra bling. It’s a bit like black and white photographs for us at NWC mag, looks cool in some places, but it depends on the imagery and the context. The watch is big at…

Two Kabuki Edition Seiko Presage Models Strike a Pose

Two new variants on the Seiko Presage theme, with patterned dials and a rich, autumn shade of russet/tobacco brown to tempt you. They pay tribute to Kabuki theatre, that highly ritualistic, almost medieval mummers play performance style. Not really our thing, but as regards collector values these are limited to 2000 pieces world wide for…

Collabs: Bamford Are Down in Green Park Tube Station After Midnight

The latest collab from Bamford is a green dial job, which conventionally indicates a touch of genius. But it’s green watch retailers who say that.. OK, we like a green watch sometimes and this is a handsome devil. The seconde/seconde collab brings together the rebel viv of Romaric Andre and the classic punk rock “up…

Zenith Chronomaster Original: Breast Cancer Foundation Edition

Hats off to Zenith who have produced a special pink dial El Primero model, in a 38mm case, to support a breast cancer foundation. It’s an illness that affects men too of course, but the pink ribbon has become a symbol around the world, worn by women who want more research and treatments to be…

Timex Marlin Gets a 60s Makeover

Timex has delved into its back catalogue and found the handsome Viscount model. That’s the inspiration behind the latest Marlin automatic watch, which has the distinctive, bookend shaped tabs at the quarter hour markers, plus a green or blue dial and now a champagne silver option too. The silver dial arguably captures the spirit of…

Weiss Launches Dive Watch

Indie brand Weiss has launched their first dive watch. Featuring a 300m rated, 42mm steel case it has an in-house movement based on the Soprod M100 Calibre. The dial is quite plain, functional, with big bold numbers set on a white, black or yellow dial plate colour. Plenty of lume all round and it’s a…