Bulgari Octo Finnissimo: The Grand Folly Of Invention

In watchmaking there is always a record that can be broken. Back in the 50s, there was a great rivalry between Swiss brands to make the world’s thinnest watch. That was no easy thing in the era of chunky mechanical movements and relatively primitive machine tools, cutting, alloys etc. Well Bulgari are tapping into that…

CIGA Blue Planet Now on Pre-Order

It’s one of the most striking watch dials around and the China based brand CIGADesign is really putting itself on the map in the watchmaking world right now. Priced at £980, the watch is different design in that it has an hour indicator, but the minutes are indicated by a chapter ring type track. The…

Titan Edge Is a Superslim Tour de Force

India makes great motorcycles, cars, even space rockets. The progress that Indian watch brands are making is impressive too, new brands like Bangalore offer excellent quality and this Titan Edge mechanical shows that India has the technical skill and design flair to rival European brands. Yep, even the Swiss. At just 6mm high, this is…

Oris Big Crown, With Bigger Date Too

Here’s a retro style Oris model we missed last month. It’s got a bigger date window than usual and we like the bronze case. Here’s the word from Oris; Oris has been experimenting with bronze in its diver’s watches for years – now, for the first time, the independent Swiss watch company has given its…

Yema Wristmaster: Smoother Than Simon Templar

The new Yema Wristmaster has arrived. Teased on Kickstarter, this watch has attracted plenty of interest with the launch target of £42,600 or so easily surpassed with £388,000 pledged. Yeah that’s more faith than season ticket holders at Man Utd. First off, let’s start with that name. Who really wants to be known as a…

Hoffman Racing 40 Limited Edition

If you love Indie brand watches then you’ll want to take a gander at the Hoffman Racing 40 mechanical, which is available in a limited edition. The only change is the addition of a see-thru caseback, but for many watch fans it’s nice to take a look at the movement. The Pre-Order price is $599…

Monsieur Ranoma Mechanical – Get 20% Off

Monsieur watches has a very handy 20% discount code available right now on its Ranomo mechanical. This features a Seagull movement, which is Chinese but generally considered one of the better made wind up movements. It has an Italian leather strap plus sapphire crystals on the front and the see-thru caseback, which is nice for…

Ming 17.09 Has a Unique Art Deco Glow

The latest from Ming watches; We begin the farewell to our popular 17-series with the 17.09: an evolved daily wearer, with new, extra functionality and overall design updates. We also aim to address the increase in demand with a new ordering system which should allow more collectors to experience a MingVersion 2.0 This one has…

Hamilton’s Intra-Matic Has a Petrolhead Edge

Some vintage style recreation watches look perfect, some less so, but the Hamilton Intra-Matic is one that we put in the first category. It has a 1960s vibe that pleases the eye, especially for petrolheads as this chrono looks pure motorsports. No date window, no gadgets, just a pure stopwatch lap-timer for the wrist. We…

Hamilton Intra-Matic Mechanical Chrono

Old school hand-winding? Hamilton can help you out there buddy, with their new Intra-Matic chronograph, which features no automatic rotor. The new H series edition retails at just under CHF2000, which is about £1500, making this an expensive retro styled watch. Not as expensive as the automatic version though, so that’s a bonus. You get…