Reviewed: Ailang Breguet Homage: Lost In Translation

Back in November 2021, your NWC mag Editor was tempted by this Ailang twin escapement tribute to the Breguet Tradition. OK, so it’s not a tourbillon, it’s a Seagull or other Chinese movement with some kind of clutch or ratchet mechanism that spins two escape wheels as the mainspring unwinds. But it had a certain…

It’s a Seiko-Tudor Mash Up From Pagani

Every watch brand takes inspiration from others. You can only arrange hands, numbers, sub-dials and winding crowns so many times before you repeat the past. It’s kinda like the Ed Sheeran songbook, sounds eerily familiar in many places… But that remixing of established elements brings great watch design within the reach of mere mortals earning…

Farer Stanhope II Has That 70s Vibe

The cushion shaped case was a big trend in the late 60s/early 70s era of watchmaking.  With its slightly rounded  off corners and edges it had a natural fit on most wrists and yet made a change from the traditional round case with slim bezel, that was typical of 50s and 60s watches. Lately the…

Nodus Avalon II Offers 300m Resistance

An L.A. based watch company, Nodus are offering good value dive and dress watches. They have an updated Avalon model. Here’s the word from them, via Watch Gecko; Nodus is Latin for Node, an intersection of paths that blend the classic with the contemporary. The company was founded in 2017 by two watch enthusiasts, with…

Purple Rain? Always Got Time For Purple Rain

Deep Blue watches sent us a heads up on the return of their purple dial Juggernaut dive watch, which has 300m resistance. Here’s the tech spec highlights; 44mm width, 51mm Lug to Lug, 15mm thick, Sellita Sw-200 Swiss Made Automatic Movement, 28,800 VPH , 26 Jewels, Incabloc with Date 316L Stainless Steel Case, 1000FT/330M Water…

Kickstarter: Audric Strider On The Way

The Audric Strider is a watch with a name straight outta The Shire, and there are no further refeences to LOTR in this brief update. Moving on, the Audric brand is Singapore based and they make great value timepieces. The new Strider features an ETA movement, or a Sellita SW200, depending on your preference and…

LIV Gamma Green 300m Dive Watch Is Back

One of the most popular dive watches in the LIV range is back. The Gamma Green has a Sellita SW auto movement, sapphire crystal and a 44mm wide steel case. Plus it’s extremely very green. Geniuses choose green, that’s the key takeaway from Meet The Parents and we are sticking with it. Priced at £590…

Delma Can Go Deep. Like James Cameron Deep

If you like diving then you will know that it can get you hooked. You start with a bit of scuba off the coast of Cyprus and it leads to a proper deep dive off the Atlantic shelf. Well, rather you than us, but we get your need for adventure. So if you want a…

Our Top Five Watches of 2021 Under £500

Everyone would like a Rolex Sub, Daytona, or a Sea Dweller – better than money in the bank and a great watch to wear on special occasions. But in the real world, lots of people cannot afford to splash over 10K on a nice Rolex. So if you like beautifully made watches and have a…

Formex Essence 39mm is A Rule Breaker, Which is Ace

There are mens watches and ladies watches right? Well, yes and no. Because we live in a woke world where gender is just an idea, a kind of self expression for many, and anyway, who really cares what watch you like? Your choice…you know, like taking a va**ine. Lol. That’s why we salute Formex for…