Presenting the Hotblack Calibre watch created by Richard Hoptroff

Presenting the Hotblack Calibre watch created by Richard Hoptroff

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Richard Hoptroff is the kind of guy that you can easily put in the category « crazy genius ». You have probably already heard about his atomic watch – the N°10, but now you have to know that he also creates really cool and affordable watches.   The British Watchmaker based in London is doing interesting and smart complications with electronic watches that are linked directly to your smart phone. Instead of trying to do everything, like other smart watches, and losing the look and the utility of a conventional watch, these timepieces present only one specific function, and use the hands and subdials of the watch to convey the information of this smart function. Hotblack timepieces are tough on the outside with a very sporty look and really smart…
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The new Movado Edge; Museum quality design

The new Movado Edge; Museum quality design

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How many varieties of the Movado Museum watch can you make? Well, when it is up to Movado's power of creativity; many! Their latest addition is the Movado Edge, which shows a whole new take on the Museum's watch design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=0JkssUdfq84 For the Edge, Movado teamed up with Yves Béhar, the famous designer who is especially known for his work of the Ouya game consul, Jawbone and "One Laptop per Child". Where the Movado 1881 automatic fullfilled our wishes of having that classic Museum watch design but with an automatic movement, the Edge takes us in a whole different direction.   The Edge is the Movado Museum watch from the future. It still looks like original design of Nathan George Horwitt but right now it looks like a moon landscape, with…
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The Collector’s Experience : Enzo Mechana V001 by Timothy J

The Collector’s Experience : Enzo Mechana V001 by Timothy J

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When a watch is more than just a watch. Like many things in life, I have found that some of my best-loved watches are not the most expensive, or prestigious, in fact more often than not they are the exact opposite, usually lesser known brands that do not command high prices. Why? Well, it is because of their journey, their story and the place they hold in my heart. One such piece is my ENZO MECHANA V001. It’s story began back in 2009 when I bought a copy of an international watch magazine, you know the type we all love, those glossy seductive tomes that lure us to spend money on the objects of our desire, yes…that’s right folks… Watch Porn! Well, as I say, back in 2009, in one…
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D.M. 1936 Air Force Regulateur; Flying High on a Feeling!

D.M. 1936 Air Force Regulateur; Flying High on a Feeling!

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Regulateur's have an undeniable appeal; three hands divided over three (sub)dials bring a certain kind of magic to a watch. Not only in terms of looks, but also in how surprisingly convenient it is to check the time. D.M. 1936 takes that appeal to new heights with their manual wind Air Force Regulateur! D.M. stands for Deutsche Master, a brand founded in 2013 and offering vintage inspired watches that resemble the instruments that can be found in military planes, tanks, submarines and boats. The Regulateur is part of their Air Force collection which becomes clear by the highly legible dial of the watch. They offer different colored versions of this watch, from a very modern looking blue dialed version with silver sub-dials, to a vintage looking black dial Regulateur with…
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Presenting the New Defakto Kinetik!

Presenting the New Defakto Kinetik!

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How smart can you be as a brand? Defakto is one of the top nominees to be awarded the German Design Award 2016, but in the unlikely case that they don't win, they already have a plan B to get the German Design Award 2017! Meet the new Defakto Kinetik. Yet another watch from Defakto that shows that you can create magic with a minimalistic design. Straight lines and dashes; the magic of the Kinetik is based on nothing more. Not only does this result in a very readable dial, the interaction between the hands and the hour and minute indexes is so superb it is nothing short of art. Because of the way they align in relation to each other, the dial is always interesting to look at, like…
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Emile Chouriet Nuit des Temps; Cherish the Day

Emile Chouriet Nuit des Temps; Cherish the Day

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Emile Chouriet is not your average brand. Founded in 1998, their Swiss roots have resulted in a global presence, especially in Asia. You can also see this in their watches which breath a cosmopolitan lifestyle. In their collection is also a unique complication that is rarely seen in these days. The dial of this Emil Chouriet shows the hours in both Roman numerals, as well as Arabic numerals and its design is based on the Temple de la Fusterie clock in Geneva. When noon has passed the display for the Arabic numerals moves forward, showing the mid-day and evening hours up to midnight, when it jumps again. This charming complication has never been made by many brands, which is a true pity because it really gives the watch something unique.…
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The Collector’s Experience : Oris Air Racing Edition III  by Guillaume J.

The Collector’s Experience : Oris Air Racing Edition III by Guillaume J.

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Happy owner of a Bell and Ross model BR03-92 (which ruined my bank account when I bought it), it was five years ago my first purchase in terms of an automatic Swiss watch. I told to myself that for my 30th birthday, I wanted a second automatic watch, but not necessarily a model so expensive than the BR03. One of the important criteria for my future acquisition was that the watch must have something to do with the aeronautics and feature a pilot style. I did some research on the Internet and my choice was at moment pointed towards a Hamilton Khaki Aviation. But (because there is always a but) when I went to the watch store where I had bought the B&R, which is also a Hamilton distributor, I…
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Rotary introduces the Avenger Chrono Sport to mark 120th anniversary

Rotary introduces the Avenger Chrono Sport to mark 120th anniversary

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The brand founded in 1895 in La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland) by Moise Dreyfuss, has introduced some days ago a new Avenger Chrono Sport model to mark its 120th anniversary this year. Historically, the founder, Moise Dreyfuss was dedicated to creating beautiful watches with timeless elegance. His attention to detail and insistence on first class personal service ensured the business grew quickly. Today, Rotary timepieces are sold in over 35 countries throughout the world. The brand specializes in designing affordable stylish timepieces, blending the ‘old with the new’ and the ‘contemporary with the classic’ to achieve a distinctive range of watches. The original Avenger was first introduced by Rotary in the 60s. This modern reinterpretation conveys the same sophistication than the original, in a sporty way. Part of « Les…
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Don Kylne; A New Kind of Vintage

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At a first glance the premiere watch by Don Kylne does definitely not look like a watch from a watch startup. In fact, people might even mistaken it for a Vacheron Constantin or perhaps even a Patek Philippe from the 1920's or 30's. Not that a Don Kylne is an exact copy, or even close to it, but more in the sense that it breathes the same sense of elegance and style. This is created by a clever combination of timeless style elements. First there is the cushion case. If there is one style of watch case that offers that Boardwalk Empire swagger, it is the cushion shape. It gives watches a confident kind of elegance. Most modern cushion shaped watches are fitted with thick lugs, making them kind of…
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Movado’s new 1881 automatic!

Movado’s new 1881 automatic!

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The Movado Museum watch is one of the icon's of the watch industry. It's simple, yet timeless design has not lost any of its power since Nathan George Horwitt penned it down in 1947. One wish that many watch enthusiast still has been an automatic version of this design icon. A wish that Movado has granted with the new 1881 Automatic. https://www.youtube.com/embed/xq5fiCX43ic 1881 refers of course to Movado's founding year, which is a fitting tribute to a watch many have waited for. Available in steel or gold-plated steel, does the 1881 Automatic show the classical Movado Museum watch dial, yet combined with a more detailed outer ring, which is slightly elevated in relation to the center of the dial. Very subtle, did Movado also integrated the minute and hour indicators…
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