Mido Ocean Star: 200m, Ceramic Bezel & More Updates

The Mido brand is often overlooked but that’s harsh because this Swiss factory has a long history of making top quality watches. Fast forward to the 21st century, and they are trying to offer a mid-market, luxury product line. Little bit below Oris but above Tissot. OK, you’re thinking Hamilton, Certina, Seiko and others have…

The Batman Returns, Courtesy of Ball Watches

OK, the Batman never really went away, but the latest Ball Roadmaster Pilot GMT is a handsome alternative to famously hard-to-get Rolex Sub. Here’s the word; Roadmaster Pilot GMT series is equipped with two remarkable timekeeping functions that soar to new levels of convenience. When traveling, simply push the quick-set buttons to jump the local…

Bamford London Michelin: Actually DO Tread On Me

The word from Michelin who have done a co-lab thing with Bamford London; global tyre brand Michelin and Bamford London, have come together to create an exclusive 133-piece limited edition watch, one for each year since Michelin was founded in 1889. The MICHELIN x Bamford B347 Pilot Sport is an exciting blend of the two…

LIV Greener With a Valjoux 7750

The Valjoux 7750 remains one of our fave watch movements here at NWC mag. Why? Reliability that’s why. It just keeps going, for decades, which is what you want from a Swiss movement in our view. For although fancy complications are always interesting to brag about or look at via a caseback crystal, you can’t…

Seiko 5 Sports GMT: It’s the MOD Look, But Factory

It’s always a good day for watch fans when Seiko has news and yesterday they released info on the new Seiko 5 Sports range. They have many of the lements that Seiko MOD watch lovers know very well, and a hint of SKX about them, which is a very good thing. Price wise we are…

Yep, They’re Price Walking the King Seiko Range

The King Seiko range got some new editions last week, and due to livin la vida loca in Blackpool for the Jubilee, your NWC scribe missed the update. They are retro heaven, but expensive at nearly two grand. That is kinda cheeky we think. Here’s the press info; Two new hi-grade mechanical watches are added…

Braun Automatic Has That Wall Clock Simplicity

Braun has launched a new automatic and as you would expect, it’s as minimal as a kitchen worktop at IKEA. Available in white or black dial options, it has that bold yellow second hand, nice red flash by the date window and a very plain winding crown. It looks like a Honey-I-Shrunk-The-Wall-Clock design, but in…

Bremont C Type Jag Has a Classic Elegance

Bremont have carved out their own niche in UK watchmaking and classic car affinity watches are a big part of that. Same with Breitling for Bentley really, except we like the sharp, clean looks of this new C-Type better than the Cluedo library vibe the Bentley has. Here’s some inspirtation/history from Bremont; In 1948 Jaguar…

Looking For a Luxury Alarm Clock?

If you are then this new one from Mondaine should be just the ticket. In grey, green or blue dial colours, it has that Swiss railway vibe that Mondaine fans know and love. Plus it retails at $230. Yep. Not cheap. Just like a rail ticket in Switzerland in fact. For that sum you get…

Yema Superman Full Lume – Pre-Order Opens Today

You can order the latest Yema Superman dive watch, which now features a full lume dial, so everything is glowing at night, not just the hands and markers. It’s priced from 990 euros, plus UK customers have got extra import duty on top, plus VAT. The watch comes in 39mm or 41mm case widths, and…