Kickstarter Watches: RZE Valour is a 38mm Field of Dreams

A new field watch? That’s always worth a look, especially when it’s an automatic and costs way less than a Rolex Explorer. Or even a Hmailton Khaki for that matter. Indie brand RZE have this new project on Kick right now and early bird deals start at £185, which is undeniably affordable. OK, spec-wise we…

Portahl Titanium Peacemaker Is Almost There

We spotted this project on IndieGoGo – it’s also on Kick – and although we loathe the way brands deliberately add capital letters to their name, it’s a good looking titanium watch with a Swiss STP movement. A 40mm case, sapphire crystal, 44 hour reserve and DLC coating all add up nicely to create a…

Weiss 42mm Field Watch Ltd Edition

The latest model from Weiss is a limited edition titanium case field watch, which is hand made, with just twenty pieces available. That’s pretty rare, and as you would expect from a handmade operation it’s expensive at $2500. Made in the USA too, which is a nice extra touch if you live there and want…

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…

Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium: Basic Tool, Touch of Cool

The military watch should always be basic; stripped down to the essentials, clear dial numbers, lume, decent winding crown so you can operate using gloves outdoors – those kinda touches, do we agree? Yeah, Seiko have been doing this right for decades and ther’s a range of mil-spec Indie models too. But if you want…

Bulgari Steve Aoki: Superlight Aluminium/Titanium Blend

Why do watch companies always seem to use steel for watch cases? Well, there are gold or bronze of course, but the fact is, stainless steel is super durable for decades and fairly scratch resistant too. But how about a watch made from aluminum, which is super light like titanium? Bulgari are all over it,…

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, Titanium Grey Ghost

Blancpain has a new variant on their legendary Fifty Fathoms dive watch, and this time it gets the titanium treatment. We aren’t sure about that grey dial and bezel combo – restrained elegance or a little bit ghostly night in November, what do you reckon? Here’s the word; Titanium is a reliable ally of diver’s…

BWC Apogee Channels Retro 70s Style, With Modern Tech

The Bangalore Watch Company in India is celebrating the journey being taken by this global superpower into space. India may still lag behind Elon Musk or China, but it is learning fast and plans manned flights within a few years. So BWC has a watch to mark the space program in the shape of the…

The Name’s Brand, James Brand

Timex has a partnership deal with The James Brand, which sees the Expedition North get an eco-friendly strap made from recycled plastic, plus a solar movement – so no battery changes. Well not for a decade most likely. Not to mention a titanium case. It retails in the US for $349 but is currently out…

Zelos Swordfish Titanium. With Salmon Dial. Tasty

Zelos are one of the hottest micro-brand dive watch specialists out there. Hotter than a fuel tanker of Unleaded driving around London with a Mad Max roadman crew following it. The Swordsfish 40mm model is a versatile model, not too big and it now features a titanium case. So yeah, lightweight on the wrist. Plus…