Ferro Race Master in Auto, Or Meca-Quartz

Motorsport fans will want to check out this latest Kickstarter project from Ferro & Co watches. The car racing inspired Race Master series has bold dial designs, plenty of distinctive lume, plus a see-thru caseback on the automatic versions, with decorated rotor. The super early bird deals have been snapped up, but at $560 this…

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…

Revamped TAG F1 Trio is Pitlane Ready

Always good to see TAG refresh the F1 quartz range, which are arguably the best value entry level Swiss watches on the market.  Yes £1550 is a huge chunk of cash for a quartz model, but the sharp looks and high build quality mean the TAG F1 watches tend to last decades. That translates into…

Breitling Superocean 42 is On Pre-Order

You know lots of Breitling watches suffer from Range Rover Vogue syndrome. They’re well made, prestige image, loads of heritage too. But they attract a certain wannabe gangsta/dealer element and I really think it has hurt the Breitling name in the UK market. Breitling also stuck to making enormous 45mm plus sized watches for far…

The Latest Bamford Collab Has The Snob Factor

Bamford London are renowned for doing handsome remixes of Swiss watches and their recent foray into fashion watches with Casio’s G-Shock was another winner for us at NWC mag. The latest TAG collab has the moniker Highsnobiety and it’s very much a yellow and green, youth squad, fashion brand tie-in. Interestingly, the Snobiety website advertises…

The Return of The 36mm Case? Christopher Ward Says Yes

For decades most gents watches were a tiny 33mm across. That was back when men worked with heavy machinery so it was good to have a slim little watch that could be tucked under a protective glove, or a cuff if you were an office wallah. Then in the 60s it kinda went larger to…

Is The JLC Polaris a Green Dream?

Have to admit, I like Jaeger LeCoultre because they go their own way, and they have a thing about engineering, which really, every watch brand should embrace. Even fashion brands. But I’m not that keen on green dials. Maybe I’m not a genius, perhaps I just find it less jazzy than purple, or pleasing as…

Orient Star 1964 Second Edition. Yep, Green is Cool

Always got time for a retro dive watch from Orient, which is of course part of the Seiko group. Love the power reserve indicator and that green fume dial colour too. Here’s the word; Orient Star will introduce two new Diver 1964 2nd edition models to its Sports Collection. Created in 1951, Orient Star has…