Reviewed: Ailang Breguet Homage: Lost In Translation

Back in November 2021, your NWC mag Editor was tempted by this Ailang twin escapement tribute to the Breguet Tradition. OK, so it’s not a tourbillon, it’s a Seagull or other Chinese movement with some kind of clutch or ratchet mechanism that spins two escape wheels as the mainspring unwinds. But it had a certain…

Can Montblanc Break Free of The Pen?

Yeah, we know what you are thinking; Montblanc, that’s the pen brand isn’t it? Well it is, but they are getting a reputation for creating some superb watches too and the latest 1858 Geosphere  Oxygen chrono shows that they can produce something that looks stunning, and delivers on tech features too. It made its debut…

Breitling Top Time; X2 Triumph Speed Twin Editions

Triumph has partnered with Breitling to offer two Triumph themed edition watches. One is only available to those who buy the Breitling Edition Speed Twin motorcycle itself for 16K. It is a stunner of a watch, with that Shell blue colour on the dial, which harks back to the glory days of Bonnevilles, Tigers and…

Baltic Twin Crown is a Win-Win

Baltic’s Aquascaphe twin crown is on pre-order right now and it’s a wel equipped tool watch that’s built to dive. With a serious 200m depth rating, sapphire crystal, 316 steel compressor case and dive time crown at the 2pm position, this model will do the job. The top crown moves the internal bezel, so you…

Armin Strom Pure Resonance, Art For Art’s Sake

The latest from Armin Strom who have launched the Pure Resonance Sky Blue recently. Yep, they are only making three examples. Pretty rare. Clear Design In general, Armin Strom carefully maintains a pared-down approach that keeps the brand’s style of watchmaking focused on its essence. How concentrated that style may be, this special-edition head further…

New Omega Constellation Manhattan Range Capture the MadMen Vibe

Latest from Omega, who have a new range of Constellation models. The new models have the office style, dress watch looks that hold a timeless appeal. Not too flashy, touch of gold-plated bling, and that amazing twin barrel movement inside. Love the jewel work by the way, great to see larger jewels and that fan-cut…