New Vintage Design by Björn Hendal with Early Bird special

Inspired by watches from the 1940’s, Björn Hendal’s watches have that timeless look, that seems to suit any occasion at all times. They refer to this themselves as “New Vintage Design”, inspired by the classics, with a dash of Swedish design to make it a bit more contemporary. But it is not only its design that makes Björn Hendal special. …

Antoine Tavan 1805 – Exceptional yet affordable

In 2008 Roger Zarzoso revived the name of the legendary 19th Century Swiss watchmaker Antoine Tavan and now he tries to honor the work of this incredible craftsman by producing his own range of fine timepieces. The brand creates different kind of watches, from high-end tourbillion to handmade skeleton watches. And that’s exactly their last offer, a pure beauty that …

Mühle-Glashütte; Beauties in Blue

Glashütte is home to many impressive brands, and amongst them is Mühle-Glashütte. This brand is a bit different from the usual suspects in this German town, because the brand is neither extremely classical in it’s design, nor does its designs go into Bauhaus direction. They offer more a contemporary understatement, and stuff their watches with small details that make the …

Defakto nominee for German Design Award!

Defakto has been nominated for the prestigious German Design Award 2016. This can not come as a complete surprise because with their “less-is-more”-design philosophy this was bound to happen. The nominee is the Akkord Modular Bronze, a watch that combines a black pvd coated bezel, with a bronze center part of the case. This contrast of colors is amazing by …

We live in a “Dog eat watch” world?!

We are used to live in a dog-eat-dog world, but a dog eat watch? Meet Mocha, a dog with an appitite because a few months ago she ate three wristwatches, stap and all. Shocked owners took her immidiately to the vetrenarian, where they made X-ray’s from here stomach, revealing the remains of the watches. She was actually able to chew …

Kickstarter keeps kicking @$$; Nezumi Voiture

We said it before, and we say it again; Kickstarter keep kicking @$$ when it comes to affordable watches that offer a great bang for your buck. Calvin Jr. recently completed a succesful campaign on Kickstarter and also Straton and Stuckx will be heading that way, since they already have reached their goals for succesful funding, several times over. Why …

Pick a Mido, Win a Mido

Three top watch designers going head-to-head in a contest about what should be the design for the new Mido limited edition, with the public picking the winner! Eric Giroud, Sebastien Perret and Lorenzo Vallone, made each a design inspired by the Big Ben in London. All designers took a radically different approach, with Perret combining elements from the Big Ben …

Certina DS Podium Big Size; Does size matters?

Not too long ago watches seemed never to be big enough. Monstrous diameters were strapped around the wrists of men and women all around the world, yet the last few years people seem to have come to their senses and favor smaller, more sensible watch diameters, but does that mean the death of large diameter watches? Certina offers their DS …

Tissot celebrates its connection to sports

While many brands don’t know how loud to shout their connection to sports and athlete’s, Tissot is rather modest with its connection to sport. Especially when you think that they are the Official timekeeper and partner of MotoGPTM, FIM World Superbike, basketball with FIBA, the Australian Football League AFL, RBS 6 Nations Rugby and the World Championships of cycling, fencing …

Swatch goes into Tech-mode

32 years after the launch of the very first Swatch, the brand is still an innovative force not to reckon with. Their latest addition is called “Tech-mode” and is highly influenced by hard core industrial design. However the result is quite subtle, and the more extrovert Swatches in the new collection are that only due to their use of color. …