The Latest Bamford Collab Has The Snob Factor

Bamford London are renowned for doing handsome remixes of Swiss watches and their recent foray into fashion watches with Casio’s G-Shock was another winner for us at NWC mag. The latest TAG collab has the moniker Highsnobiety and it’s very much a yellow and green, youth squad, fashion brand tie-in. Interestingly, the Snobiety website advertises…

Is The Mid-Market Watch Making a Comeback?

The latest global sales stats were released late July by the Swiss watch industry and sales of watches retailing at 500-3000CHF (approx £430-£2500) were up by 6%. Might not sound much but it reverses a long term downward trend for mid-market Swiss watches. Maybe the collapse of crypto has soured the tastebuds of luxury watch…

TAG’S Red Devil Will Spark A Revival This Autumn

TAG Heuer has released a red version of its famed Carrera model and for those with a liking for bold colours, this will be a real collectors item. The most popular dial colour for gents watches is blue, by a long way, with perhaps black and champagne/silver being close runners up when it comes to…

TAG Monaco Purple Edition: Collectors & Investors Special

This is destined to be a real collectors item – think about it, how many people are going to buy and wear a purple dial TAG Monaco? Like the matte black dial French edition, or the brown dial models, this purple one is bound to be a rare sight in the future. If you’re a…

Petrolhead Watches, From Budget to Luxury

There’s something magic about watches that tie in with motorsport, classic cars or motorcycles. It’s the gear cogs I reckon, the dials and needles etc. All engineering is fascinating, whether it’s a Honda NSR400 with ceramic liners and two stroke soundtrack, or a Breitling Avenger…which is better than any Chrysler Avenger for sure, even the…

TAG’s NFT Angle Is Slightly Interesting

TAG are targeting a younger market than many Swiss watch brands and one way to sell your connected or smart watches is to big up the NFT angle. NFTs are like watches in some ways, very collectable and often designed by creative people. But a digital piece of art can also be a kind of…

TAG Monaco Gulf X Has That Historic Element

The TAG Monaco remains an enduring watch design for collectors, especially the Gulf colours editions. Ithas that classic 60s motorsport vibe, the Steve McQueen connection still addds a touch of cool, and its square case means it stands out in an ocean of round case Swiss watches. There is a special version from TAG to…

TAG Monaco Special: DLC Black, Rose Gold Hands

The latest TAG Monaco is a cool black edition, which doesn’t really do it for us at NWC mag, as we are diehard Gulf colours and blue dial fans, but for you carbon fibre lovers, here’s the word; Racing enthusiasts and lovers of bold, innovative watches will be thrilled with a new special edition of…

Watches and Wonders: TAG Monaco Gets A Sharper Look

The Gulf editions of the TAG Monaco are the most collectable. Yes, some rare brown or red dial models are hard to find, but almost every TAG fan wants a Gulf colours Monaco. It just looks the part. This year TAG has added a bold 60 number at the 12 o’clock position, plus sharpened the…

Meia Lua Watches Supports Ukraine Charities

Portugal based watch brand Meia Lua is donating 20% of the retail price on all watches to various charities who are helping refugees from Ukraine. After suspension of sales to Russia by Swatch Group and Hermes, the Indie brand is one of the first in Europe to take a stand in the conflict. WHEN WILL…