Hands-on – Biotic Formicidae

Hands-on – Biotic Formicidae

Review
During the last few days I had the chance to spend some time with the new BIOTIC Formicidae which is currently on Kickstarter. I'll be totally honest, at first I didn't understand why Ryan Lee (Founder of the brand) had chosen a name like this one. In France, we know the Biotic Phocea laboratories, which is known as the reference on the French market for pigments for medical dermo-pigmentation and permanent make-up. Suffice to say it has nothing to do with it… Biotic means “pertaining to life”. A biotic factor is any living thing that has an effect on an ecosystem. Biotic Watches has been co-founded by Stitches & Buckles in 2021, and is based in Singapore. There vision : Biotic Watches aims to study Nature and bring the beauty…
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Interview Jamie Armstrong – Founder of Luxury Watch Rolls

Interview Jamie Armstrong – Founder of Luxury Watch Rolls

Interview
Today I present to you Jamie Armstrong who is the founder of Luxury Watch Rolls. As a watchmaking and travel enthusiast, I often look for this kind of products, which I must admit is very practical. Unfortunately, in this jungle of accessories, there is everything and at all prices.Luxury Watch Rolls seems to be a good alternative because the products are of high quality and the prices are well placed. And here we go, Jamie will tell us more about his project in this interview. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? Of course! My name is Jamie, I'm 30 years old and from the U.K. where I have lived for all of my life. I have a master’s degree in engineering and…
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Interview of Christian Moriggi Creations’ founder

Interview of Christian Moriggi Creations’ founder

Interview
In recent days I had the chance to chat with Christian Moriggi, founder of the watch brand of the same name. Today I'm happy to share this interview with you and to introduce you to his watches. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. I discovered my passion for design and watches during my architectural studies at the Haute École d'Architecture de Genève. After graduating, I decided to continue my studies by attending a design school in Milan, Italy. On my return to Switzerland, I opened my own practice. I also founded Christian Moriggi Creations, where I design many watches and furniture. Watches have always been a passion, I enjoy looking at them. It is a beautiful…
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Hands-on – The Powerfull Feynman Fjord

Hands-on – The Powerfull Feynman Fjord

Review
It's no secret I'm a fan of Feynman Timekeepers. You can read or reread my article of the One Eclipse, the Cove, and of course my interview with the creator of the brand right here. In 2021, I can't remember exactly when, Yong Keong Lim told me he was going to release a new collection. I'm honest with you, I was directly excited to be able to try this new creation. I was able to spend several weeks with the Fjord Magma and obviously this piece is a great success. The Case For the Feynman Fjord collection, the brand decided to use again the unique aesthetic of the Feynman Cove. This is a compressor styled case that honestly I really like. In terms of size, I think that every kind…
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Interview Arnaud Pézeron – Founder of SYE Watches

Interview Arnaud Pézeron – Founder of SYE Watches

Interview
We love to see new projects and new brands emerge. And that's why we wanted to know more about SYE (Start Your Engine) Watches. You will find all the details of this project in this interview with Mr. Arnaud Pézeron who is the Co-Founder of this new brand. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? It’s a long story ;) but to make it short let’s say I’ve always been fascinated by the beautiful object on the wrist. And for me things became serious 20 years ago when visiting a flea market I found myself at a sudden stand still in front of the Spaceman watch from Andre Le Marquand. In a few words this watch changed my life because everything snowballed from…
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Feynman Timekeepers – One Eclipse

Feynman Timekeepers – One Eclipse

News
To start the year I had the pleasure to try the new Feynman One Eclipse, and guys, this is something you should add in your collection.Oh yes, this is not a sponsored post, but just my own thoughts. For the recall, Feynman Timekeepers was founded in Singapore by Yong Keong Lim who decided to name his brand after his son name, Feynman Lin, who was himself named like this as a homage to Richard Feynman, the father of Theoretical Physics. I saw their first release several times on the social networks and of course on their Kickstarter campaign launched in the end of 2018, and I always wondered about the quality of it. Now that I have it on my wrist I can say YES, this is a great timepiece…
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In talk with Jacob Andra – SOMA Horology Marketplace

In talk with Jacob Andra – SOMA Horology Marketplace

Interview
SOMA Horology Marketplace is the new exciting thing in the watch industry. For some people and some brands it was obvious to join this platform directly while some others are still thinking about it with the questions in the corner of their heads : “How does it work ? Have I to jump on it ?“… And at the end they say : “Why the hell I’m not already on it ?“ Today at Watchisthis we are glad to share with you an interview of Jacob Andra, one of the co-founders of this new platform. It’s quite long but believe me it’s worth the reading time ;-) [caption id="attachment_3676" align="aligncenter" width="632"] Left : Jacob Andra from SOMA - Right : Armand Billard from Sartory Billard Watches[/caption]   Watchisthis : As…
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Venneman Watches – Pure Belgian Design

Venneman Watches – Pure Belgian Design

News
Pure Belgian design from high-quality Swiss components. Belgium is not only known for its chocolate, cycling and famous players in their national football team. There are also some very skilled and passionate independent watchmakers hidden in that small country. One of them is Thomas Venneman the founder of Venneman Watches. Thomas Venneman wants to create unique timepieces in limited editions. 300 copies, more will not be made. Unique and numbered! Thomas received a solid training as a watchmaker and learned the craft from the masters themselves in Switzerland. He completed a number of traineeships with the big brands and at smaller workshops The pursuit of perfection is the guiding principle of his brand. We met in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Ghent where he showed me his timepiece…
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Jubileon is back with the Superellipse Chrono

Jubileon is back with the Superellipse Chrono

News
In september 2017 Jubileon launched their first Kickstarter campaign with the really cool Superellipse. This piece was really classic but with a nice design. You can find it HERE . Now the independent brand from Singapore is back with an evolution of their first watch. This one, that they just launched on Kickstarter (5 April), is a pretty cool chrono. To be honest I’m quite astonished by the level of quality of this piece. Not just by the design, which is really strong, but also by the whole… Including the movement. Because Yes, powering the Superellipse Chrono is the well known ETA 7750 Valjoux movement. You can find this movement in almost every chrono in the market, but rarely at the price of 799$. Well thanks to Kickstarter you will…
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Armand Nicolet presents the M02 collection

Armand Nicolet presents the M02 collection

News
Swiss brand Armand Nicolet just launched a new collection under the name of M02. This collection is separate in 3 lines : Date, Chronograph & Date and GMT. The original concept that years ago inspired the first version of this family hasn’t changed, but the Maison this time has focused particularly on comfort and ergonomics. In order to make the watch as comfortable as possible on a man’s wrist the diameter of the case has been reduced a little and time-telling is now easier thanks to a revisited dial where Arabic numbers are displayed alternatively to indexes. The date model is something really classical. It uses the SW-200 movement from Sellita and is priced around 1400 CHF. The most interesting thing about it is the guilloche dial that I find…
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