With Space X sending rockets into the skies, and then landing the boosters back on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship – yep, the videos are so cool – the time is right for some 60s/70s Spaceman type watches. So, Swatch Group has launched a new NASA inspired collection, plus it ticks the recycling box as they are using reclaimed plastic waste … Continue reading Swatch NASA Collection Has a Bioceramic Edge
Proof of ownership is crucial when it comes to luxury watches. If you’ve ever tried selling a Swiss watch without box & paperwork, then you’ll know that many UK dealers aren’t keen. They are rightly aware of replica Rolex, Breitling, TAG, AP and many other brands knocking about. Then there’s that thing where angry relatives appear in the shop, saying old Dave had no right … Continue reading Breitling’s Digital Passports Could Revolutionise Resale Market
The word from Rolex on the new Sky-Dweller. Do you want a synthetic bracelet on your Rolex, or prefer a stainless steel one? Just curious that’s all. Rolex is presenting a new 18 ct yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet. The watch is the first in the Classic category to include this innovative bracelet made of high-performance elastomer. … Continue reading Rolex Sky-Dweller: Synthetic Strap, Cal 9001 Movement
Can Accutron stand alone as a brand like say Lexus from Toyota, or Infiniti from Nissan, or even AMG from Mercedes come to that? It’s a brave move by Citizen/Bulova to give the Accutron its own website and range of models, all with the unique electrical dynamo type power movement inside. The original Accutron watches are going up in value now, as fewer of them … Continue reading New Bulova Accutron Combines Retro With Electrostatic Turbines
Would you pay Swiss luxury wristwatch prices for a smartwatch? Well Hublot think that you will, and they’ve launched their E Black Ceramic smartwatch, which retails for a tasty £4,800. It features a 42mm case width, with the case itself made from ceramic. Now we aren’t big fans of watches made from pottery here at The Northern Watch Co magazine because they are easy to … Continue reading Hublot Big Bang E Black Ceramic – Smart Move, or a Bit Pricey?
Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has given the old school pocket watch a modern twist, with a tourbillon movement inside a square case, attached to a keychain. It’s a high quality bespoke piece as you’d expect, with carbon fibre and titanium all over the shop. Inside is the RM20 movement and on the dial you’ll see a kind of gearbox indicator which lets you know when … Continue reading Richard Mille Re-Invents The Pocket Watch
We have a soft spot for Jaeger le Coultre watches here at the Northern Watch Co. It started with a 1940s bumper automatic that was discovered lurking in an antique shop in Ireland a few years back. A thorough clean-up and that watch was a runner again – the mark of quality engineering we say. Innovations like the Reverso and Powermatic, with its handy reserve … Continue reading New Watches: JLC Master Control is One For The Watchmakers