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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We have some new team members we’d like you to meet, our US Editor and Independents Editor

26/02/2021 12:00 pm We have some new team members we’d like you to meet, our US Editor and Independents Editor One of the upsides of a pretty challenging 2020 was that while it reinforced the tyranny of distance we feel from the industry we’re a part of (international flights, cancelled), oddly enough it also brought us closer than we’ve ever been to overseas friends, industry leaders and freelancers. Personally, I’ve never spoken to more CEOs in one year. We zoomed in to boardrooms, bedrooms, and even Jean-Claude Biver’s atrium to…

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FEMALE WIND DOWN: That is not a typo, this is not a test. 5 new ways women can get into watches

26/02/2021 8:38 am FEMALE WIND DOWN: That is not a typo, this is not a test. 5 new ways women can get into watches It’s a fitting time to publish our first ever Female Wind Down, in place of the usual Friday Wind Down. New websites are launching, collectives are forming and congregating on Instagram and Clubhouse, and the noise level questioning many of the fundamental tenets of the watch industry – stemming from the one that designates it primarily a playground for men – is reaching quite a pitch.…

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Women do not need permission to buy men’s watches, so who cares about the category?

26/02/2021 4:00 am Women do not need permission to buy men’s watches, so who cares about the category? The watch industry’s persistent categorising of watches by gender is back on the agenda. And well and truly in frame is the pointlessness of the “women’s watch” category.  But, speaking personally here, I’m not one to let a category push me around. I really don’t count labelling for men and women as being told what to do. For me, those labels are simply a shortcut to getting some idea of what the…

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INTRODUCING: A duo of disruptors mount up in the King Nerd x G-Shock GM-6900GKING-9ER

25/02/2021 8:34 pm INTRODUCING: A duo of disruptors mount up in the King Nerd x G-Shock GM-6900GKING-9ER Johnny Dowell, a.k.a King Nerd – who was one of our Londoners featured recently in a series by European Editor Mike Christensen – is a watch customizer with a very sharp point of difference. He is an engraver, and applies his craft to watches, among other things – it’s a world of traditional craftsmanship you wouldn’t necessarily associate with street cool wristwear. Today I’m knocked out by his flamboyant collaboration with on-the-march G-Shock in…

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1 Watch 5 Ways: The Rolex Submariner on rubber, leather and NATO straps

25/02/2021 3:30 pm 1 Watch 5 Ways: The Rolex Submariner on rubber, leather and NATO straps Rolex bracelets are some of the best in the business and the Oyster bracelet with Glidelock on the ref. 114060 Rolex Submariner (featured below in other guises) is a prime example of their incredible construction and fit. But sometimes it is nice to switch things up, especially if you do not have a box full of watches to swap between. Swapping straps is a great way to rejuvenate a watch in your collection and…

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INTRODUCING: The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705”

25/02/2021 9:00 am INTRODUCING: The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705” Heritage is the key buzzword when it comes to watches right now. With many consumers enamored with timepieces of the past, it’s a no-brainer for manufacturers to revive coveted designs and give buyers a chance to acquire new watches inspired by the references of yesteryear. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705” is a classic example of this trend, with the brand faithfully reviving a cult watch from 1994. The IWC Ceramic Fliegerchronograph (ref. 3705) …

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INTRODUCING: The Grand Seiko GMT Seasons Collection goes global

25/02/2021 8:00 am INTRODUCING: The Grand Seiko GMT Seasons Collection goes global One of the biggest complaints about the Grand Seiko ‘Four Seasons’ collection had nothing to do with the watches themselves, but the fact that they were only available to the US market. Their nature-inspired dials were lauded for their colour and texture, making the international market envious of what was available in the States. Today a new set of sekki (seasonal phase) inspired dials have been released in the new Grand Seiko GMT Seasons Collection – a line-up…

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HANDS-ON: The Grand Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition SLGH007 with “Annual Growth Tree Rings” dial in platinum

25/02/2021 6:00 am HANDS-ON: The Grand Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition SLGH007 with “Annual Growth Tree Rings” dial in platinum The Grand Seiko brand and the Seiko Corporation have a lot to celebrate this year. Across Seiko brands, the collections have seen growth all around the globe with more and more people gaining respect and admiration for the Japanese manufacturer, even in the most inclement of market conditions. Last evening, at the global Seiko summit, we learned that the standout performers in 2020 were Grand Seiko and Prospex. A major…

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