Introducing the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon

Ok, ok – “introducing” is a bit of a stretch, as this is a watch that hit the streets all the way back in April. That said, it’s been on my list to write up because it’s just such a surprisingly cool, sleeper-style watch. Let’s have a peek at what the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon has hiding under the hood. Before I even took a close look at the specs on the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon (all listed below), the dial grabbed my eye. You’ve got those elongated…

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Just launched: The MAALS Giri Ventiquattro

Hey, do remember MAALS? We went hands on with their first model (right here) a little over two years ago, and now they’re back with their latest creation, just launched today on Kickstarter: the MAALS Giri Ventiquattro. While the MAALS Giri Ventiquattro is a wholly new watch, they’ve still kept touches that tie it to the first one – primarily, their silhouette logo (which is the two brothers) and the triangular accent (inspired by Alfa Romeo). Also, if you flip the watch over, you’ll see the astronaut reappearing, this time…

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The Giorgio Fedon 1919 Skywalker is so weird it just might work

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Hanging out on Massdrop I spotted something that is just weird enough – and cheap enough – to be worth a second look. It’s called the Giorgio Fedon 1919 Skywalker and it costs $179 for a 24-jewel SII Japan NH39 movement inside a case that owes allegiance to the Panerai brigade. The watch, which comes in multiple colors, features a standard face with open balance wheel and an odd little 24-hour dial at about 10 o’clock. There is no date window but it has a crown…

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Tom Ford is introducing interchangeable bracelets

I know what you’re thinking – because it’s the same thing I thought when I got the press release. That being that, well, changeable bracelets aren’t really an innovation. Sure, quick release spring bars are the newer hotness, but it’s been done. But what it seems Tom Ford has done here has taken the idea of a pass-through textile strap, and applied it to a bracelet. If you take a closer look, you can see that there’s a small black plate that the two sides of the bracelet attaches to.…

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Is the Rado True Thinline Anima the watch of 2020?

Well, not in the sense of representing the year, given that this year really isn’t in anybody’s top anything given all the problems. But, if you’re going to limit yourself to releasing 2020 pieces of a watch, well, the tie-in is there. This new Rado True Thinline Anima takes everything we like about the True Thinline and dials it up a notch. Now, we’ve talked about the True Thinline watches before and have even reviewed one (here). There are two major takeaways from this line, in general – they’re super-thin,…

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You can dive into travel with the Mido Ocean Star GMT

We first got to do a hands-on review with the Mido Ocean Star diver last year (which you can see here). I came away from that hands-on experience impressed, but Mido knew there was another way to up the game, and they have my number. By that, I mean they put my favorite complication into the new Mido Ocean Star GMT. The Mido Ocean Star GMT is very much a familiar watch, at least if you’ve been paying attention to the Mido Ocean Star lineup. And why not? If you’ve…

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Manero Flyback by Carl F. Bucherer is just plain nice

To hear Carl F. Bucherer talk about it, this watches designed for the “cosmopolitan man” who enjoys “being open-minded and exuding the confidence and style to succeed, wherever [he is.]” Instead, let’s focus on how nice this watch is. Bucherer is a smaller manufacture with a lot of good pieces and this one, in particular, has a great look and a flyback chrono – basically, a chronograph that pops back and restarts at the press of a button – is a nice complication. From the release: Both of the new…

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Closing soon: the Krons Stone Original S

Try as we might, sometimes we just can’t give you as much lead time with Kickstarter projects as you (and we) may like. One hidden benefit is – for some slower-moving projects – you can see if a project is funded prior to putting your pledge in. So, without further ado, the Krons Stone Original S. If you read through the Kickstarter page, you can see that the Krons Stone Original S is swinging for the fences, at least in terms of the watches they’re comparing themselves to. Don’t get…

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Yema Week Redux: The Yema Navygraf

A few weeks ago, we had something I called “Yema Week” which had us featuring two different watches (here and here), and then a third article where we had a hands on review (here). Well, while we aren’t going to have another week of coverage, I did have one more model I wanted to highlight – the Yema Navygraf. If you’ve read those prior articles, you know that Yema is doing a good job capitalizing on designs from earlier on in their catalog. In this case, the Yema Navygraf is…

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Wearing the oh so blue Phoibos Eagle Ray 300M

This is my sixth Phoibos watch review and – as with the previous five – I was not disappointed. The Eagle Ray is probably their most popular model and they comes in a few different styles. This is the new Phoibos Eagle Ray 300M Blue dial. They were kind enough to send one out for review and I like what I see. The Dial To me, the highlight of this Phoibos Eagle Ray is the dial. Instead of doing the whole dial in blue, they chose to transition from black…

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