How Richard Mille’s new partnership with Ferrari is shaking up Formula One sponsorship

01/03/2021 12:00 pm How Richard Mille’s new partnership with Ferrari is shaking up Formula One sponsorship As the 2021 season of Formula 1 revs up to get started, the drama and speculation around the 10 teams continues to grow with each passing day. With a newly introduced cost cap regulation, the way in which F1 teams spend their fat stacks of cash is under a harsh spotlight. But the way they earn their money has always been a backdoor affair. Sponsorship is perhaps the greatest guessing game of all and…

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MICRO MONDAYS: The William Wood Triumph collection is a set of chronographs ready to catch fire

01/03/2021 7:00 am MICRO MONDAYS: The William Wood Triumph collection is a set of chronographs ready to catch fire William Wood is known for their well built and accessibly priced timepieces, all of which are inspired by fire rescue and the brave people who put their lives on the line every day. We’ve covered the full backstory of the brand and its name before, but just to recap: William Wood was the name of brand founder Jonny Garrett’s late grandfather. For more than 25 years, William Wood served in the…

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VIDEO: Why I bought a quartz Grand Seiko SBGN007 as my first “good watch”

28/02/2021 12:00 pm VIDEO: Why I bought a quartz Grand Seiko SBGN007 as my first “good watch” Your first good watch is an important step in your watch collecting journey. It represents your first serious commitment to the hobby and probably the first time you spend an amount of money that most people would consider completely preposterous on a wristwatch. But because of that commitment, inevitably your first good watch will always be a memorable one in your collecting journey and represents the beginning of what is likely to be…

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HANDS ON: Is the Rolex Explorer II enough of a value proposition to be the Crown’s ultimate tool watch?

28/02/2021 7:00 am HANDS ON: Is the Rolex Explorer II enough of a value proposition to be the Crown’s ultimate tool watch? You’ll notice I wrote “tool watch” in the headline and will undoubtedly be challenged on this on two counts, so I’ll address them before the temperature rises. Because the Rolex Professional range does indeed consist of archetypal tool watches, no matter their value and luxurious status. We all know the other two greats, but both the Submariner and Sea-Dweller’s impressive tool-stats are often forgotten due to the brand’s…

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VIDEO: Is the Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR “Rootbeer” the best two-tone watch on the market today?

28/02/2021 1:00 am VIDEO: Is the Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR “Rootbeer” the best two-tone watch on the market today? Two-tone watches were all the rage in the 90s, but today many collectors have shunned the configuration out of fear they will look like Jordan Belfort. But not all two-tone is created equal, and Rolex has came up with a more youthful interpretation. The Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR Rootbeer is a modern take on two-tone, blending Everose gold and 904L stainless steel to create something you would have never…

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VIDEO: The T+T interview with Hollywood legend Russell Crowe just hit 1M views, and these are our favourite watches in the video

27/02/2021 3:30 pm VIDEO: The T+T interview with Hollywood legend Russell Crowe just hit 1M views, and these are our favourite watches in the video A few years ago Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe caught the attention of the watch world. Why? He was selling most of his impressive watch collection in a sale titled, Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce, through Sotheby’s Australia. While the circumstances of the sale were unfortunate, it was an interesting opportunity to hear straight from Crowe about the watches that he owned and the stories…

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The One I Got Away From – The 1971 King Seiko 5626-7000

27/02/2021 12:00 pm The One I Got Away From – The 1971 King Seiko 5626-7000 As a hobby, watch collecting is often full of little surprises. When it comes to the resale value of a watch, I can get a little obsessed. Part of the fun for me is chasing down the best bargain, trying to figure out what it’s worth, and wondering whether or not I’d be able to make my money back if I end up selling something down the line. While most people, correctly, say that watch…

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Britain runs the risk of losing another of its crown jewels – King George’s Breguet pocket watch

27/02/2021 7:00 am Britain runs the risk of losing another of its crown jewels – King George’s Breguet pocket watch Monarchists in Britain have endured a tough time of late.  Just before coronavirus went literally viral, there was a right royal rumble as Prince Harry and Meghan quit the royal family. As if that wasn’t bad enough, 2021 now sees the royal family in danger of losing another of its crown jewels, the King George pocket watch. It may not be as princely as Harry, but it’s arguably of far…

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VIDEO: The H.Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph refuses to play by the rules

27/02/2021 1:00 am VIDEO: The H.Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph refuses to play by the rules Just when we had finally sussed out the design language of Moser they have another ace up their sleeve and it seems to be a very big sleeve indeed. The H.Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph still feels new, even after being out for almost a year and, with its timeless vibe, I suspect that’ll still be the case after many years, especially with this new and alluring dial. While the holy trinity…

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6 watches Daft Punk might have been wearing when they self destructed this week (SOB)

26/02/2021 3:30 pm 6 watches Daft Punk might have been wearing when they self destructed this week (SOB) Initially, the idea of robots taking over the earth doesn’t sound too promising. But if the aforementioned robots happened to be Daft Punk it probably would be quite agreeable with lots of euphoric melodies and filter disco sounds yoked together with a sci-fi aesthetic. But that’s not going to happen now. This week Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced they were pulling the plug on Daft Punk. The news is particularly…

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