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…

Stuck For Last Minute Gifts? This Racy Clock by Bucherer is Stunning

Spoiler alert, it retails at over 30 grand sterling. Yeah, fine clockmaking is like bespoke watchmaking, it’s handmade, intricate and so a bit expensive. But if you have won the lottery then this is just the thing for a man cave containing a Panigale, AC Cobra and an Ariel Atom for trackdays. The L’Epee company,…

Baltic Tricompax is On The Launchpad

One of the most intersting Indie watch brands around, Baltic has a new model coming soon. The Tricompax is your classic 70s style chrono, with three sub-dials and reverse panda option too. At just under 40mm across, it’s a balanced piece, with a steel bracelet coming as standard, plus sapphire crystal and a Sellita SW510…

Soldat Promessa is Full Throttle Fun

Soldat are an Indie watch brand based in Singapore with a keen eye on motorsport chronographs. Using a Seiko NE88 movement, they have designed a retro style case, complete with 1970s style pushers and the classic two sub-dial layout. Add a perforated rally strap and you have something very cool, wearable and fun. If you…

Vaer R1 Chronograph Is a Great Value Mecaquartz

Every biker knows and loves the Yamaha R1, arguably the best sportbike of the late 1990s beating the Fireblade in some respects. But how about the Vaer USA Racing R1, is that a game-changer too? Nope, it’s just a great value meca-quartz wristwatch, with sharp styling details, a Seiko movement and a range of sub-dial…

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…

Junghans 1972 Competition; Big, Bold & Bullhead

The Bullhead watch is an acquired taste. Yes, the chrono pushers don’t dig into the back of your hand due to the re-positioning, but some think the watch looks a little odd with all the winding and setting stopwatch style, at the 11-1 o’clock positions. Add in some glorious 1970s motorsport style plus a vivid…

Autodromo Revives The Vallelunga & It’s a Peach

Indie brand Autodromo have revived their launch model, the Vallelunga auto and it looks super sharp – plus it gets a Miyota automatic movement . Here’s the word; The original Vallelunga, which was a 42mm Quartz powered watch, quickly became one of our best sellers. Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch collection,…