Has Bremont Finally Turned The Corner?

British brand Bremont has posted some financials and for the first time in seven years the UK watch manufacturer has NOT made a loss. That’s encouraging on its own, but they have also announced a new wealthy investor, on Bill Ackman, a US billionaire, who has taken a slice of the pie. All good stuff,…

Omologato Tifosi: Racing is All About Team Colours

Your NWC Editor tried racing motorcycles a few times about 25 years ago. It was comical, kinda humiliating to find out how slow I was, but after some tuition and two more race meetings, ultimately inspiring as I notched up a 14th place at Cadwell – on a Triumph T595. At that point, riding home…

Duckworth Prestex Verimatic: Dare To Be Different

Yes, we know Tudor keep saying that dare to be different all the time, but in reality, it’s just an alternative to a Rolex Submariner, let’s be honest. No if you want to be really different try a Duckworth Prestex Verimatic. What the heck? You ask. Well DP are a UK brand based here in…

Bremont C Type Jag Has a Classic Elegance

Bremont have carved out their own niche in UK watchmaking and classic car affinity watches are a big part of that. Same with Breitling for Bentley really, except we like the sharp, clean looks of this new C-Type better than the Cluedo library vibe the Bentley has. Here’s some inspirtation/history from Bremont; In 1948 Jaguar…

Farer Three Hand: Modern Tech, Retro Style

Farer are one of those Brit watch brands that rarely feature on people’s radar, but they should, because they’re excellent value especially when compared to something like Bremont. Not every collector can afford three grand for a watch, and if you want to buy a British brand name, then Christoper Ward, Marloe, Duckworth Prestex and…

In Profile: Winton Watches Capture The Pioneer Spirit

Two guys from the NE of England had an idea about ten years ago and this year, Winton watches has launched. The brand name was inspired by Alexander Winton, who emigrated from Britain to the USA in the 1890s and built a car called the Bullet. He was recorded covering the mile at an average…

Britpop Genius: Richard Loftus & Old England Watches

Strange to think that way back in the late 1960s Accurist was arguably the dominant mid-market watch brand in the UK, with Timex, Smiths-Ingersoll taking much of the bread `n’ butter customers and the Swiss brands like Omega, Rolex, Garrard, Heuer and many more competing for the posher end. The genius that help give Accurist…

Covid-19 Cancellations Hit Watch Shows & Fairs – What’s On in 2020?

OK, Baselworld and Watches & Wonders have both been scratched from the calendar, with all the losses to manufacturers, stand builders, hotels, caterers, media outlets, security staff etc. Quite a lot of jobs are going to be lost this year in the luxury watch industry if the media panic over CoronaVirus continues. Yes it’s serious,…