New Breitling Chronomat 40mm Is Super Sharp

Breitling are getting very good at re-inventing their trad model range and the latest two Chronomat watches offer modern styling in both 38mm and 40mm case variants.  The 40mm GMT is arguably a valid alternative to waiting years for a Rolex GMT II and paying a huge price premium. Let’s be honest here, hardly anyone…

TAG Mario Kart: Everything That Is Wrong With Collabs in One Watch

Collabs are great. They offer watch brands a chance to team up with an avant garde design house, artist, musician or fashion brand. So look at the Vivienne Westwood Swatchs of the early 1990s, which captured that baggy, mad for it Happy Mondays, house music era perfectly. Affordable for ordinary people too. Or the tie-up…

MVMT Blacktop Range Launched

OK, we know that MVMT watches are a fashion brand and there’s lots of debate on You Tube regarding their quality. NWC mag hasn’t tested one, but if we did, then the new Blacktop range might be a good choice. The dial colours include two shades of blue, green, white and black. We like the…

Breitling Superocean 42 is On Pre-Order

You know lots of Breitling watches suffer from Range Rover Vogue syndrome. They’re well made, prestige image, loads of heritage too. But they attract a certain wannabe gangsta/dealer element and I really think it has hurt the Breitling name in the UK market. Breitling also stuck to making enormous 45mm plus sized watches for far…

Super Collectable: Kawamura Seiko Collab Breaks Cover

These two special Kawamura collab Seiko 5 models look set to be collectors items. According to the press info they will be on sale in September in Japan’s Seiko watch boutiques. It looks like overseas buyers won’t be able to buy them online. The bright, colourful models are the work of Kawamura, a graphic artist…

Mondaine Just Added a Backlight, And We Kinda Like It

The Mondaine watch is a classic. Swiss railway clock design, clear dial and markers, plain straps – you know what you are getting. Well the  latest model called the Giant – actually there is a 35mm ladies size too – is a 42mm wide gents watch with a Ronda quartz movement inside and a red/black…

Spinnaker Spence 300: Real Slim Diver

Let’s be honest, 10.9mm high on the wrist is super slim for a 300m dive watch. Just think back to the heady days of freedom before the Plandemic, when a typical 45mm wide, bronze case dive watch looked like a Ninja throwing star – and weighed about the same. Big AR sapphire crystals, beefy 14mm…

New Watches From Timex, G-Shock & Heimdallr

We have a flurry of new watch releases to start the week, first up is Timex. The Waterbury GMT is a classic 39mm all-rounder watch, with a quartz movement and mineral crystal. It now gains a grey dial option, alongside the blue and white dial variants. Same price at $199. CASIO G-SHOCK There are endless…