• Watch manufacturer Sinn loses its mind with a hybrid mechanical/Apple Watch band

    Watch manufacturer Sinn loses its mind with a hybrid mechanical/Apple Watch band

    As we approach the coming mechanical watch apocalypse strange things will begin happening. Dogs and cats shall live together. Beloved watch brands
    shall buy each other for no good reason. And storied and historical watchmakers will bow to the will of Cupertino. Behold, then the first horseman: it’s called the
    Sinn Dual Strap System and it consists of two strap halves. On one half you… Read More

  • Independent watch company Butler looks to an analog past and a digital future

    Independent watch company Butler looks to an analog past and a digital future

    Small watch companies are nimble. They can try lots of things including creating limited-edition pieces dedicated to archaic VOR skylanes and apps dedicated to making a pilot’s life a little easier. Take Butler, for example. The company has just released the J80, a quartz chronograph with just enough Speedmaster styling to be cool and enough uniqueness to be worth a second look. The… Read More

  • The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch

    The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch

    Breitling, maker of fine watches for people who fly airplanes (or would like to fly airplanes), has just released the Exospace B55, a smartwatch that can relay messages from your phone and includes a high-end quartz movement with advanced timing features. This isn’t a smart watch per se so I’m calling it a “notification” watch or notiwatch. Go ahead and laugh. Anyway… Read More

  • Hublot's Complicated F1 Tourbillon Chronograph Watch

    I am not always sure what Jean-Claude Biver is thinking. The machine-gun minded Swiss CEO covers so many bases when deciding what new Hublot watches are made that it can be almost impossible to predict what will come next. However, I do know one thing: Mr. Biver is watch lover. It might sound ironic, or silly, but when a watch lover runs a watch brand, it is a good thing. And trust me, not… Read More

  • Hands On With Seiko's New Sportura Alarm Chronograph Watch

    One of Seiko’s new “nicer” mainstream watches for 2011 is this really attractive Sportura Alarm Chronograph watches. The Sportura range has always captured my attention pleasantly – for offering attractive designs, logical functions, easy to read dials, as well as competitive pricing. This model is really a treat, coming in a few versions that borrow design cues from… Read More

  • Hublot Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon & Column Wheel Chronograph Watch Hands-On

    The horological highlight from Hublot this year was the long-named “Cathedral” Minute Repeater Tourbillon and Column Wheel Chronograph watch. In a King Power style case, this watch boasts a case formed out of carbon fiber and a very complex movement that has (Yup, you guessed it!) the time, a tourbillon, a minute repeater, and a chronograph. Read More

  • New Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Watch

    Wow, this is the Omega Speedmaster watch that I want… really want. For 2011 Omega has created the perfect Speedmaster for me. Did they have me in mind when making it? Not likely, but let me tell you what I personally like about it and why I think this is one of the most compelling new Omega sport watches to be released in a while. In short, you get size, function, and a great movement. Read More

  • Richard Mille RM032 Chronograph Dive Watch

    Among other things, Richard Mille gets an award for having some of the longest technical spec sheets out there. I wouldn’t normally do this, but below you can read the entire thing – it is like an RM 032 bible! Brand spanking new is this new RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Diver’s watch that sits between the RM 025 and the RM 028 Divers that share the round case style. From a… Read More

  • Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Automatic Watch Review

    I know there is a lot of talk on the “manufacture” movement. In fact, a recent panel discussion I had with fellow watch expert journalists allowed me to realize that there is no strict definition of “watch manufacture” or “manufacture movement.” This definitional ambiguity hurts my ability to explain things properly, but let it be said that Montblanc makes… Read More

  • Porsche Design P’6930 Chronograph Watch Review

    The recent designers of this Porsche Design P’6930 watch are quite lucky. Lucky in that they more or less didn’t have to do to much to make this timepiece look good. Being quite complex, this design was probably a pain to come up with properly when it was designed. The watch is based on the hard work of Porsche Design when they worked on the P’6910 Indicator Chronograph. Read More

  • Spyker Car Watches Hands-On

    Very close to production, I get some hands on time with the new Spyker watch collection made specially for Spyker by Expressions d’Artistes International. I first covered the Spyker watch collection here. What will change for production are the watch hands, that will end up being more legible. Otherwise, what you see is what Spyker car lover will end up getting for themselves. No viewing… Read More

  • Luminox Colormark Chrono Watch Review

    Amazing is the comfort level of the watch, as well as the refinement for the price. This isn’t a luxury timepiece, but is a great little workhorse. For people in the active duty world, these have always been popular pieces for being highly legible, durable, and light weight. Coming in a hard polycarbonate case (basically a fancy plastic), this watch is hard, but oh-so-light. Luminox says… Read More

  • Steel Cake chrono line, back in stock

    If you tried to order a Steel Cake chrono lately, you might have noticed a slight problem, they’ve been out of stock. The good news is that we got an email from them today, and they have them back in stock again. Read More

  • Video: Tag Heuer Caliper Chrono Ti2 is truly weird

    Another bit of news from Tag is the RS2 Caliper chrono Ti2 running the Caliber 36 movement for 1/10th of a second accuracy. The 36 isn’t new – it appeared in 2008 – but the “caliper” system is quite interesting. The dashboard is a stylish black 43mm dial designed for optimum readability and information. The spotlight feature is the exclusive Caliper Rotating Scale… Read More

  • Casio watch can time you, charge itself as you plummet to the earth

    The Casio Oceanus OCWM800TBA-1A purports to be the first “atomic solar powered” chronograph which really isn’t saying much. Most atomic watches are world timers dedicated to keeping you on schedule. Adding an analog chronograph, as opposed to a digital one that just shows numbers on a screen, to something like this is akin to adding leather seats to a dump truck — it… Read More

  • Breitling Seawolf Chrono: Truly waterproof

    Most watches are called waterproof but they’re really not waterproof. While most will keep water out if left untouched, if you try to engage the chronograph on most pieces the watch will become unstable and could let water in. Breitling has solved this problem by placing magnets on the pushers — the buttons, basically — and another magnet inside the movement. When you press… Read More