Introducing – Fortis Flieger F-43 Bicompax (Live Pics & Pricing)

Fortis is best-known for crafting rugged, functional watches and for its long-lasting connection with aviation and space exploration. The brand was founded in 1912 in Grenchen and since 1987, the brand’s Flieger collection has been a reference for pilot watches. A few months ago, Fortis was acquired by Jupp Philipp who shared his plans to […]

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Hands-on – Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, now with a Champagne Quartz Dial

Bovet introduces yet another variation on the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One theme. Housed in an inclined sapphire crystal case with a double face flying tourbillon, a 3D moon phase complication, a big date and a 10-day power reserve, the Chapter One is a transparent display cabinet inviting you to admire all the miniaturised components animating the spectacle. So far this year we have seen the Chapter One with a transparent red quartz dial – very appropriate for the brand’s Chinese aficionados – as well as green and blue quartz…

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Introducing – Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “James Bond” Platinum-Gold Numbered Edition

About a year ago, Omega revealed its first watch dedicated to the upcoming James Bond 007 movie No Time to Die. This model, inspired by the secret agent but not worn in the movie, has been followed by the actual film watch, a titanium Seamaster Diver 300M that we reviewed here. And even though the movie has been delayed for obvious reasons, the Biel-based brand still plays on the 007 theme and today introduces a luxurious, numbered edition of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “James Bond”. Visually, this new edition…

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Introducing – The 2020 Doxa SUB 300 Collection, in the 6 Iconic Colours (Live Pics & Price)

The Doxa SUB 300 is among the most important diver’s watches ever created. Since its introduction in the mid-1960s, it has become the definitive model in Doxa’s collection, a dive watch with a unique identity, a true instrument watch recognizable from miles away. A slightly underestimated icon, the SUB 300 is acclaimed and much appreciated by those in the know. After several limited editions paying tribute to the original 1967 model, Doxa brings back the SUB 300 this year as a full and permanent collection – and we were able…

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Hands-on – Breguet Marine Tourbillon Equation Marchante 5887

Breguet’s Marine Tourbillon Equation Marchante 5887 is an unabashedly complex and an unabashedly ornate timepiece. It is a massive gold vessel laden with history, complications and maritime flourishes that invites inquiry. One of Breguet’s most technically ambitious timepieces, the 5887 packs a perpetual calendar, a tourbillon and an ingenious running equation of time indicator on […]

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Hands-on – Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO Tenet Limited Edition

Hamilton is no stranger to film collaborations, even producing the Jazzmaster Regulator Cinema in 2018 to celebrate 86 years in movies. A Ventura on the wrist of Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii and custom pieces featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey highlight over 500 film appearances. Recent placements include several Men in Black movies and Interstellar, and the latest is a special edition of the Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, Tenet. The on-screen version differs a bit from the two Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO Tenet Limited Edition…

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Hands-on – Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion Trilogy

Perhaps not the best-known collection at Girard-Perregaux, eclipsed somewhat by the prominence given to its Laureato luxury sports watch family and its heritage Bridges collection, the 1966 is where you’ll find simple, elegant round dress watches with a touch of retro. The latest model to join the 1966 family is the Orion, a trilogy of slim, straightforward, automatic time-and-date models with sparkling aventurine dials. Introduced earlier in 2020, the 1966 Orion Trilogy is an attractive dress watch proposal with a discreet sparkle in rose gold, steel and DLC-coated black steel. …

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Introducing – Oris Hangang Limited Edition

Oris has an ongoing commitment to environmental conservation with a focus on cleaning the world’s waterways. Awareness and money have been raised over the years via partnerships with the Clean Water project, Reef Restoration Foundation, Coral Restoration Foundation and other non-profits, and limited edition Aquis dive watches complement these efforts. Previous models include the Clean Ocean Limited Edition, Lake Baikal Limited Edition and Carysfort Reef Limited Edition, and the latest Hangang Limited Edition takes us to the Hangang River in Seoul, South Korea. Oris is partnering with Seoul KFEM, part…

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The Collector's Series – @winewhiskywatches and his MB&F Legacy Machine No.1

I can remember clearly when MB&F’s Max Busser showed me the Legacy Machine 1 for the first time. It is simply one of those watches that immediately makes an everlasting impression. Mind you, this was a few years ago when such technicalities were simply absent from other brands, small or big. It was revolutionary and groundbreaking and paved the way for others. One of the collectors who already appeared in our Collector’s Series goes under the IG handle @winewhiskywatches and today we’re talking about his magnificent MB&F Legacy Machine 1…

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The Petrolhead Corner – Busted! Caught Cheating at Racing – Part 3

Here it is, the bonus chapter in this diptych-turned-tryptic Petrolhead Corner episode covering cheaters and frauds in racing. So far we’ve seen cheating with fuel capacity, illegal ballast in water-tanks, turbocharging, bribery and even espionage. For this final chapter, we once again uncover the facts of one the most infamous F1 scandals, and a story on Audi illegally swapping parts between cars during a World Rally Championship stage.  Sporting events and cheating often go hand-in-hand; the desire to win is so strong that it can blur ethical considerations. Doping scandals…

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