Has Bremont Finally Turned The Corner?

British brand Bremont has posted some financials and for the first time in seven years the UK watch manufacturer has NOT made a loss. That’s encouraging on its own, but they have also announced a new wealthy investor, on Bill Ackman, a US billionaire, who has taken a slice of the pie. All good stuff,…

Kickstarter Watches: Aerotec Ace AX GMT: Vivid Styling, Decent Spec

We just spotted this one on Kickstarter and as it’s already funded it’s going ahead. Say hello to the Aerotec Ace AX GMT diver. It’s an interesting dial finish too, with a sort of textured effect which looks like the surface of the moon. Seiko NH34 movement, 200m of resistance and a sapphire crystal. The…

Omologato Tifosi: Racing is All About Team Colours

Your NWC Editor tried racing motorcycles a few times about 25 years ago. It was comical, kinda humiliating to find out how slow I was, but after some tuition and two more race meetings, ultimately inspiring as I notched up a 14th place at Cadwell – on a Triumph T595. At that point, riding home…

Are Phillipp Plein a True Luxury Watch Brand?

We only ask after making a brief visit to Spain recently and seeing two shops stocking large displays of watches by Phillip Plein, which is a brand we hadn’t heard of before. Tourists from Germany, Ireland, the UK and Netherlands must like PP watches, or the shops in Fuengirola, Malaga and Torremolinos wouldn’t stock them….

Forge & Foster Nautic Automatic is Fair Value

Most automatic wristwatches strat at about £300. Yes, you can buy no end of automatics from Ali Express for under £100, but if you want a mainstream movement like a Seiko, Miyota or ETA/Sellita then you’ll know that you have to pay a bit more. Plus the watch that retails for about £300 or more…

Ball Roadmaster Archangel: COSC Craft For Under £1500

The latest Ball Roadmaster Archangel model has been released in time for Christmas orders and it’s the usual mix of stunning lume, COSC level Swiss precision and striking bezel/dial combos.  This one has an upgraded movement plus we love the fuel gauge style power reserve on the dial too. There are all black, all blue…

Soldat Promessa is Full Throttle Fun

Soldat are an Indie watch brand based in Singapore with a keen eye on motorsport chronographs. Using a Seiko NE88 movement, they have designed a retro style case, complete with 1970s style pushers and the classic two sub-dial layout. Add a perforated rally strap and you have something very cool, wearable and fun. If you…

Glashutte SeaQ is a Stunner, But Way Too Expensive

A new chrono from Glashutte, called the SeaQ, which is kinda catchy. Keeps things simple. Things we love? The big date window that’s easy to read, the bold numbers and the decorated movement, which you can view through the caseback crystal. Watching the promo video it’s clearly a tough adventure watch and 300m of resistance…