Can a Swiss watch be made from recycled ocean plastic and still be a prestige item? Tricky question. The camo themed Aikon Tide quartz, in blue, beige, traditional green, or pink, all have the correct green n sustainable credentials. Plus the Swatch Omega collab proved that with the right marketing push a plastic watch can change hands on the grey market for over a grand…for … Continue reading Maurice Lacroix Camo Theme Quartz: Upcycled Prestige?
The Accurist Origin model comes in various dial colours and the Seiko powered automatic makes a decent choice if you’re on a budget. It’s in the Sale now at £251 on the UK site, which is more appealing than the RRP of about £100 more. In the end, there are lots of Seiko NH70 power automatics out there, with many of those Indie brand watches … Continue reading Accurist Origin Skeleton: Respectable Tissot PRX Rival?
There is something about aventurine dials. That’s a process where little bits of copper are sort of baked into glass, so it’s best described as sparkling blue enamel. Maybe. It does catch the eye form all angles, especially when you add something like a domed crystal. The effect on this dress watch from Christopher Ward is very 2001 – A Space Odyssey, it really glows, … Continue reading Christopher Ward Moonphase is Kinda Hypnotic
Why? Not because it does anything really different from the usual square cased BR models, but it’s the quirky all-over green lume. You have to admit it stands out. It’s in-your-face and OK yes, a bit gimmicky perhaps, but watch brands need to stand out from the pack in today’s crowded – and declining – market. It’s called the Green Lum too, which is kinda … Continue reading Bell & Ross Green Lum is Crazy Genius
Latest from Certina; two DS dive models with the limited edition looking the most collectable. We love an orange dial dive watch at NWC mag, it always shouts action, drama and a bit of danger too. Maybe we rode the KTM Super Duke too many times back in the day? But hold on a minute – we just checked the Certina website and both the … Continue reading Certina DS PH1000 – Go Deep, Go Swiss, For Under a Grand
The Chinese consumer market remains a very important one for Swiss watch brands and we can expect plenty of New Year themed watches, most limited editions with `lucky’ numbers or dragons on them, over the next few weeks. Say hello to two limited edition Carrera models. There’s a dragon character on the dial, with plenty of red being used in both the steel and 19K … Continue reading TAG Carrera: Year of The Dragon Ltd Editions
Motorsport themed watches are pretty high on our wish list at NWC. So this new Group B Night Stage model from Autodromo ticks the right boxes for us. Available with a blue or green dial, the watch has the look of dashboard clocks, with clear, bold markers between the 5 min points. The case is a mix of titanium and steel, with a chamfered link … Continue reading Autodromo Group B, Now in Night Stage Colours
I’ve never been a fan of the Baume & Mercier brand. For me, their watches always seem quite expensive when compared to say Tudor, Formex, Tissot or TAG, to name but a few Swiss brands. I mean a limited edition Baume perpetual calendar is very nice indeed, but £17,000? Come on, that’s proper Rolex money. So a trio of revamped Riviera models from Baume didn’t … Continue reading Baume Riviera Trio: Fade To Grey