Brew Metric: Solid Gold Easy Action Baby

That was a big hit for T.Rex back in the 1970s and this watch captures that era perfectly, from its compact 36mm wide case, retro pushers and all-over gold tone paintwork. Just the timepiece for a trip ona  candy gold Kawasaki triple or Honda CB750 four we think. Inside you find the Seiko VK68 meca-quartz…

JLC Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, With Extra Gold Bling

It’s Chinese New Year soon and most Swiss watch brands still have a strong focus on China, which is a country where communist theories of equality only apply in certain bizarre cases. Fact is, since dominating the global economy about 15 years ago, the wealthy Chinese love to own stuff; cars, houses, clothes, power companies,…

TAG Tribute To GP Driver Watches Misses The Point

Once Heuer used to pay GP drivers on commission for selling their watches in the paddocks of Europe. Some drivers also received special gold watches from Jack H in honour of their sterling efforts on track. It’s great to celebrate that glorious Grands Prix racing era, but this blingy pastiche isn’t hitting the spot for…

TAG Rabbit Celebrates Chinese New Year Early

It isn’t Chinese New Year until Feb 2023, but TAG are ahead of the game with this rabbit themed variant of their Carrera model. The 44mm chronograph has a rabbit logo on the see-thru caseback, plus a limited edition box. Priced at £5800 it’s obviously aimed at the Chinese market, plus expats working in the…

Bling! Limited Edition Hamilton Ventura in 14K Gold

The Hamilton Ventura is one of those unique designs which stands out, although for us, it isn’t a practical watch. Case width is generally too small. Not surprising, as it is from an era when gents watches were about 33mm across – even if you were Elvis. If you are reasonably well off you can…

Omega’s Chrono Chime Is Billionaire Watchmaking, But Interesting

It’s easy to rest on your laurels and keep making the same watches indefinitely, just vary the dial colours each year, maybe add a limited edition or two. So it’s refreshing to see Omega try something different with two stunningly engineered chiming chronographs. One taps into its Olympic timing heritage, with a 1930s design that’s…

Armin Strom Tribute 1 Rose Gold: 100 Hour Reserve, 18K Case

Armin Strom has released a new dress watch called the Tribute 1 Rose Gold Edition. It’s limited to just 100 pieces and with a case width of just 38mm looks wearable for most special occasions. Made from 18K rose gold the case gives owners that luxury feel of course, while inside there is a bespoke…

There’s Something About a Gold Watch

Even when it’s just a gold bezel, gold – especially 18K gold – adds a touch of class to any Swiss watch. So we have a lot of time for the Tissot Gentleman, Powermatic 80 Gold edition, which is a classic gents watch. We missed this one when it was launched back in June and…