Anonimo Adventure Watch: Freeride Spirit, Swiss Quality

Anonimo has just announced its latest model, the NAUTILO Nendaz Freeride. The event is a biggie on the winter sports calendar, with downhill ski and board events taking place in the French Alps right now, weather permitting of course. The watch has a kind of tyre tread pattern on the strap, a Swiss Sellita SW series auto movement inside the 42mm case and sapphire crystal, … Continue reading Anonimo Adventure Watch: Freeride Spirit, Swiss Quality

The Greenest Watches Aren’t Swiss, They’re Indian

NWC magazine is a big fan of Royal Enfield and Jawa motorcycles. Great designs that mix vintage and modern technology, affordable too. In the world of watches you see lots of PR from the big Swiss brands about Net Zero, recycled watch parts like ocean waste straps, reclaimed steel used in cases and some use of old school movements like the benchmark ETA 2428 or … Continue reading The Greenest Watches Aren’t Swiss, They’re Indian

Hoffman Adds Sky Blue Dial Options

Hoffman has two new variations on the Racing 40 model coming soon. The SB01 and 02 models feature light blue dials, with a polished steel bezel or a black bezel and chapter ring option. Same two sub-dials, plus vintage style pushers. Inside you find the Seiko VK64 series meca-quartz movement and each model has a limited “first edition” run, numbered up to 99 pieces. Price … Continue reading Hoffman Adds Sky Blue Dial Options

Oris Big Crown, With New In-House Calibre 473

It’s a rare thing when a Swiss brand launches a new Calibre of movement. Mostly the entire Swiss watch industry tends to update and tweak their movements, which largely resemble the same mechanical and auto movements – as regards the fundamental engineering – from say 25 or even 55 years ago. There is a good reason for this approach; one, it keeps R&D costs down … Continue reading Oris Big Crown, With New In-House Calibre 473

Zelos Starfighter Is About To Launch

Just a couple of days until the new Zelos Starfighter becomes available to buy and this watch will appeal to science fiction, astronomy and physics fans alike. With a relatively modest 41mm case it’s not too in-your-face, but the two dial finishes of Aventurine and Meteorite both catch the eye. At night you have lots of lume on the hands, bezel and chapter ring markers. … Continue reading Zelos Starfighter Is About To Launch

Have You Ever Considered The Leftfield Choice?

Yes, the big Swiss brands make great watches. Plus, they usually hold their value pretty well long term, which is a bonus. If you are on a tight budget, there are always entry level Indie brands too, often using Swiss movements, even at below £500. But what if you have got some spare cash and just want to be different? You know, like a biker … Continue reading Have You Ever Considered The Leftfield Choice?

Eza Launches 50th Anniversary Automatic in Green

The 1972 Automatic 50th Anniversary watch broke cover last year at Eza, but the Indie brand has just announced that a new green dial variant has been added to the range. Sellita SW200 movement inside, tropic leather strap, sapphire crystal, 200m of resistance and a 39.6mm wide case. There’s superluminova on the hands, markers and bezel numbers too. Numbered edition, with just 100 pieces being … Continue reading Eza Launches 50th Anniversary Automatic in Green

Christopher Ward C65 Dune: Versatile Auto With Field Watch Vibe

Christopher Ward has just launched its new C65 Dune model range and it’s another winner. The concept is VIP Field watch and we interpret that bit of marketing speak as being an everyday watch that has the trad elements of easily read dial, date feature, plus a modest case width so it can be worn under some serious Bear Grylls type anorak. Three models in … Continue reading Christopher Ward C65 Dune: Versatile Auto With Field Watch Vibe