Are You Really Living The Highlife With Frederique Constant?

Maybe so, but then again the Frederique Constant brand is one that struggles in the UK, even more so since becoming part of Citizen’s empire. Yes, FC has the Swiss factor, but like Davosa, Alpina, Montblanc, Ball and many others, it doesn’t have the same fanbase looking to pick up beautiful examples pre-owned at strong…

Can JLC Ever Rival the Big Swiss Cheeses?

You know Jaeger le Coultre is a bit like Jeff Bridges; been in a few hit movies a long time ago, did the Dude cult character thing very well, but ultimately never got mega big like Clint Eastwood, Sly Stallone or Tom Cruise. JLC struggles to be really big time and in all honesty I…

We Need To Talk About The Rolex Yachtmaster 40

There is a place in the world of watches for statement pieces, crazy-ass blingy timepieces that scream to the populace, `Hey dudes, I’m so rich I have no idea what to spend all this cash on, so check this out.’ It could be a Roger Dubois Excalibur complete with Knights of Ye Rounde Table. Maybe…

The 36mm Grand Seiko Sakura Blossoms

The latest from Grand Seiko; The 1967 44GS was the watch that first embodied the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”, the set of nine principles which gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and which still inspires every new creation. Now, 55 years on from its first appearance, the 44GS design is commemorated…

Omega’s Aventurine Adventure For Ladies

Omega has been mixing jewelley with watches for decades and the new ladies Constellation models feature avenrutine semi-precious dials. Quite trick, not easy to slice stone ultra thin and polish it 100% flush to make a watch dial. Here’s the word; Aventurine is the name given to an authentic quartz mineral created by natural forces…

Watch Dials: Is Purple The New Green?

Czapek has a new Purple Panda available as a limited edition, well actually it is sold out, even at 29,000 CHF. But that sparked a question; is purple the new green dial? You see last year green dials were popping up all over the place, from plam frond Rolex Oysters to a Panerai Luminor Marina….

New Longines Diver: 36mm or 42mm, Choice is Yours

Longines has a new dive model, here’s the press info; Since it was launched in 2007, The Longines Legend Diver Watch has attracted an impressive legion of fans who are drawn to its dynamic, clean expression of the brand’s rich dive watch heritage. The story continues with colourful new models featuring sand beige, ash grey,…

BA111OD. Sounds Like a Barcode, Actually a Luxury Watch Brand

And not just any luxury watch, but one that mere mortals can aspire to own because the prices are kinda Omega/TAG level at about £3500 plus VAT. That’s still over 4200 quid, so let’s not get carried away and start calling watches like these `inclusive.’ No, inclusive would be a basic bitch Casio from Argos,…

Bulgari Steve Aoki: Superlight Aluminium/Titanium Blend

Why do watch companies always seem to use steel for watch cases? Well, there are gold or bronze of course, but the fact is, stainless steel is super durable for decades and fairly scratch resistant too. But how about a watch made from aluminum, which is super light like titanium? Bulgari are all over it,…

Digital Watch Twin NFTs. It’s the Future, Possibly

Would you buy a watch NFT? Your NWC writer would always choose to own a real watch, rather than a cartoon of a gorilla smoking a wristwatch shaped crack bowl, but there’s no denying that NFTs are all the rage right now. Basically you buy a token online, that is encrypted, kinda like a DNA…