TAG has released a Carrera Diamant chronograph model at this week’s Watches and Wonders with a plasma vibe. Nope, it isn’t some weird Twilight vampire kink, where human blood plasma is coated on the dial, but lashing of electrified carbon dust, or lab grown diamonds are applied all over, including the crown. Inset stones, bezel bling, dial diamante – it’s all there to assault your … Continue reading TAG Goes Harry Winston, But It’s Lab-Grown Bling
Rolex just produced a brightly coloured Oyster Perpetual, with a bubble design dial that really will divide opinion. It’s kinda 60s pop art, almost cartoonish. You either love it or loathe it, no doubt about that. The 41mm watch has a steel case, has a COSC level, Cal 3230 series movement inside, plus the trad Oyster foldover bracelet. The dial colours are a fusion of … Continue reading Watches and Wonders: Rolex Oyster Goes Bubblegum Pop
Retro is definitey the theme with the latest update to the TAG Carrera sports chronograph, with a glass, box type crystal being fitted. The box crystal is something familiar to collectors of 1960/70s watches, although it tended to be acrylic back in the day. Now manufactured in sapphire glass, you get the pleasing `pie dish’ effect, plus the scratch resistance of sapphire crystal. It’s all … Continue reading Watches & Wonders 2023: TAG Carrera, Now With 60s Style Box Crystal
How many variations on Stairway to Heaven can you create, without ever matching the power and majesty of the original? That’s the question watch designers must be asking at Zenith HQ, as another batch of El Primero watches make their debut, this time with some open heart skeleton novelties. Sure, the El Primero is a great looker, especially in blue, silver or the tropical brown … Continue reading Watches & Wonders: For Zenith, The Song Remains The Same
Tudor have been making some stunning designs for the last few years and raising the build quality too, as they phased out the old ETA engines. The hands got sharper edges, the bezels got cleaner and the power reserves reached repsectable levels. This new `Root Beer’ Black Bay GMT is spot-on for the modern market and frankly, makes the Watches & Wonders efforts from Rolex … Continue reading Tudor Just Made Rolex Look Asleep at The Wheel
The Gulf editions of the TAG Monaco are the most collectable. Yes, some rare brown or red dial models are hard to find, but almost every TAG fan wants a Gulf colours Monaco. It just looks the part. This year TAG has added a bold 60 number at the 12 o’clock position, plus sharpened the watch is subtle ways. It is still Steve McQueen retro, … Continue reading Watches and Wonders: TAG Monaco Gets A Sharper Look
OK, let’s start with the big guns at Watches & Wonders and when we say that we mean the big investment watches – not the ones you might actually wear. No, let’s get real, Rolex watches have become investments like NFTs, old masters, classic Ferraris or arable land. Let’s get into it, what’s new and what is ripe for scalping? That is the content you’re … Continue reading Watches & Wonders 2022: Which New Rolexes Are Flippers Delights?
Let’s not hold back, Jaeger LeCoultre has pulled off a bit of technical tour-de-force with this new four fasces – yep count `em – masterpiece of timekeeping. The Reverso is of course a legendary watch for the JLC brand, but they’ve definitely raised their game with this new model. You like complications right? Well this one has 11 complications, including a tiny pair of hammer … Continue reading Jaeger LeCoultre’s 21st Century Automaton