Hands-On – Obelus Retro Chronoscope Pink Robin

Hands-On – Obelus Retro Chronoscope Pink Robin

Review
In October I shared with you my interview with Thomas Lardière - CEO & Founder of the French brand Obelus Watches. You can read the interview by clicking HERE. After that I really wanted to try a Chronoscope. Unfortunately for me they were sold out. I say unfortunately because it is clearly a piece that I would have liked to add to my collection. Anyway, after discussion with Thomas he found me a solution to do this review. So he kindly sent me a piece and I enjoyed wearing it for a while (little secret but it's his wife's personal piece). I will now share my opinion about the Obelus Retro Chronoscope Pink Robin. The Case In hand you have directly the feeling of having a neo-retro watch that stay…
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Interview Loren Sciurba – Co-Founder of District Time Washington

Interview Loren Sciurba – Co-Founder of District Time Washington

Interview
We are just days away from the District Time Washington event. Watchisthis Magazine is proud to be a media partner of this event. District Time will take place at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW. Located in D.C.'s bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood, on March 4th and 5th. In the meantime, here is an interview with Loren Sciurba - Co-Founder of the event ;-) Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? My wife may disagree, but I’d say she started it. I’d always liked the idea of watches as an accessory but didn’t know much about them. I got my first nice one, a Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Moonphase, when we were married, then, years later, she bought me a TAG Heuer Monaco.…
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Interview Hakim El Kadiri – Founder of Elka Watches

Interview Hakim El Kadiri – Founder of Elka Watches

Interview
It's been a long time, so let me first of all wish you a very happy new year 2023. I was in the middle of work and moving so it's true that I haven't shared many articles with you lately. And that's why we start January with an interview with Hakim El Kadiri, CEO and Founder of Elka Watch. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your history with watches? I received my first watch from my grandfather when I was around 5. It is a souvenir that I have anchored somewhere in my spirit. Having said this I have no memory of the brand nor anything more than this vision, of wearing a watch. In early 80’s I dreamt of getting a Casio with a calculating…
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Interview Julien Caradant – Founder of Atelier Caradant

Interview Julien Caradant – Founder of Atelier Caradant

Interview
In recent days I had the chance to chat with Julien Caradant, founder of the watch brand Atelier Caradant. Today I'm happy to share this interview with you and to introduce you to his watches. The watches coming out of this workshop are very special, and that's why I wanted to know more about them. The dials are made of paper… Yes you read that right, they are made of paper.Julien, a young Frenchman from Saumur (a city in Maine-et-Loire, western France) explains his original concept to us in this interview. Here we go ! Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I have always been passionate about mechanics and how things work (I dismantled a lot of things when I was young!).…
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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 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 Pierre Bernheim – Founder of 26 Spirits of Switzerland

Interview Pierre Bernheim – Founder of 26 Spirits of Switzerland

Interview
A few weeks ago we had the chance to sit down and speak with Pierre Bernheim, Founder of 26 Spirits of Switzerland. Now, let's jump into the story of this young brand... Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I’m 38 years old, married to a beautiful woman and father of 3 wonderful kids. Besides, I’m the grandson of Mr Raymond Weil who transmitted me his passion for watches and flying. After working in the family brand for 6 years, I launched my own watch brand 88 RUE DU RHONE in 2012. 10 years later, with 36 national markets opened, and more than 150’000 watches sold worldwide, the brand was acquired by a leading Chinese business group. Being a born entrepreneur, I could…
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Interview Mael Oberkampf – Founder of Timeless Swiss Watch

Interview Mael Oberkampf – Founder of Timeless Swiss Watch

Interview
These last days I had the chance to speak with Mael Oberkampf, Founder of Timeless Swiss Watch. You know that I really really like his job so I wanted to know more about him and about his brand. Oh yes I already reviewed the HMS Collection early this year …. So click to read. Let’s go ;-) Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I grew up in Switzerland not far from Geneva and have always had an interest in industrial design and architecture. After training as a graphic designer, I set up on my own to embark on 3D architectural illustration, and ended up also working for some watchmakers like Richard Mille or Ladoire. It's the founder of this last brand who transmitted me the watchmaking…
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Hands-on : Isotope GMT 0°

Hands-on : Isotope GMT 0°

Review
British-based microbrand Isotope is back with the pretty cool GMT 0º watch. This piece is the brand’s third offering. I quite like the idea behind the brand and of course we have already presented the Rider Jumping Hour and the Goutte d’Eau. I had the chance to put my hands-on this new piece and honestly it’s really nice. The reason for the Isotope GMT 0º’s name is that Isotope is a brand based in Britain: on the same meridian as Greenwich, from which the term GMT is derived. This is different The really interesting thing about this watch is that it doesn’t use normal hand as many other GMT watches on the market, but it features a clever Lacrima shaped cut out center dial which is actualy where is display the…
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