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…

Luxury Tourbillons From Breitling Are Future Classics

These new Breitlings are never going to be mainstream choices. The classic lines, raised numerals on the dial, vintage chrono pushers and almost pocket watch styling mean that for many younger buyers these look old fashioned watches. Something your Dad would wear, bit like a Harley Heritage Softail. With leather tassles. Then there’s the prices….

Crafter Blue Bon Voyage; Classic Chrono Style for $299

This classic styled Bon Voyage model from Crafter Blue is a nice 70s style watch, with a Seiko meca-quartz VK series movement inside the 42mm case. It has the usual sapphire crystal, but the dial is enamelled, not just printed on, which is a beautiful old school touch. Most 19th century pocket watches had enamel…

New Farer Swann Chronograph is Edgy, Retro & Elegant

Farer has new chronograph on its site and love the purple dial Swann version. The classic style chrono has soft-edged button pushers, a 39mm case, plenty of lume, plus sapphire crystal and see-thru caseback. At £2095 this is a luxury priced Swiss movement wristwatch, albeit entry level when compared to some Oris, Hamilton’s Intra-Matic and…

Boldr Odyssey Freediver GMT: Solid Performer

Boldr has added another Freediver to its range and we are loving their work. The Odyssey Freediver 40 and 45mm models are a nice looking range, with a  great tech spec, but the latest GMT version is even better. Here’s why. The styling is sharper and has the fashionable two toned bezel, in brown, green…

New Brown Bezel Ball Roadmaster Pilot GMT

The latest Ball watches is the Roadmaster Pilot GMT and it actually pulls off a brown bezel pretty well, which is not easy. Sometimes a brown bezel can look a bit hot chocolate drinks cup, but this one catches the eye nicely we think. Same spec as the existing Pilot GMT, just a different bezel…

Bamford’s Mr A Graffiti Collab Splashes The Colour

Bamford London have another limited edition collab on their site and this one celebrates a French graffiti artist known as Mr A. The watch is a combo of modern logo graphics and a kinda vintage clock dial layout, with bright colours, old fashioned font, plus a retro style grey 40mm cushion case. It lets the…

Urban Explorer Or Gent-At-Large, Try a Rangemaster

The Urban Gentry is one of the best You Tube channels around, with pithy observations on watchmaking, heritage tales and lively opinions. The Island watch connection has been established for a couple of years and this Rangemaster is the first collab between the Island Watch store and the The Urban Gentry. Powered by a Miyota…