Marloe Are On a Mission With The New Astro

The new Astro watches are a real step forward for UK brand Marloe. NWC mag has said it before, but the way for any Indie watch brand to survive long term is to define themselves through brand details. What are we waffling about? Well think Yema chronographs, LIV dive watches, or imagine a Bell +…

Indie Brands: Advisor Tribute to Genta Design

Advisor watches in Singapore has a new project on pre-order, which channels that old school Genta magic. You will have to be patient if you like this one, six months wait time or more. But it isn’t too pricey. Here’s the word; The full steel Protégé timepiece pays tribute to one of the greatest designer…

LIV Revives The Rebel MC, Sorry The DDC

LIV have another batch of their green dial Rebel model in stock. The Ronda  quartz watch has a sapphire crystal, 40mm steel case a natty sandwich style dial, for that layered look. It’s chunky n pretty funky we reckon, retails at £321. More here. 

March AM2 Calendar is Huey Lewis Hip

That Huey Lewis guy was onto something when he sang `It’s Hip To Be Square.’ For one thing, there’s the TAG Monaco to consider, which is the King of Cool even today, after half a century in production. Let’s not disresepct the Certina DS either, which is a dark, elegant, square delight. Then there’s the…

Watch Shopping: St Anns Square Manchester

St Anns Square in Manchester is one of the best places that watch fans can shop this Christmas. Within a few hundred metres you have nearly all the authorised big name Swiss dealers, plus independent watch shops and pawnbrokers. Bremont has just set up a shop-within-a-shop franchise with Signet, better known as H Samuel and…

Union Averin Chrono: TAG Monaco Alternative?

This square case Averin chronograph from Union Glashutte – one of the many Swtch Group brands – channels the spirit of the TAG Monaco, but minus the 5K price ticket for the much admired Gulf Racing edition. The Averin features a 41 x 41 mm pillow-shaped stainless steel case, which is arguably the perfect size…

NOMOS Tetra Symphony Hits a Few Duff Notes

The latest from NOMOS is called the Tetra Symphony series and we have mixed feelings. Tetra Divine Spark is one of a quartet of mechanical timepieces for women—together, an ensemble known as the Symphony series. With these watches NOMOS Glashütte is celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. This NOMOS model comes in four dial…

New Watches: NOMOS Tetra Fidelio Symphony Edition

Latest blue dial watch from NOMOS Glashutte; Dyers used to work with plant extracts to create the color blue. After the dye bath the fabrics had to be left in the sun to dry: allowing time for the dyers to relax. Whether or not the term “blue Monday” finds its roots in the textile industry…