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Cartier and the Duchess

Sounds just like a fairy story, and it is really – for all the paid ambassadors of a brand there are out there, you cannot beat an endorsement of members of the Royal family themselves picking to wear your band. Marketing money just cant buy! It seems our most recent Duchesses are rather fond of the Cartier timepieces they own.  The Duchess of Sussex  owns, and still wears, her two tone Cartier Tank Française watch, {which retails from £4,800 for the small face model} She tells the media she treated herself... Read More

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Take a look at Tudor

Launched this year and stealing the scene is the already mighty famous Pepsi Cola Black bay GMT. You’ve no doubt seen it everywhere with a its riveted steel braclet, but did you know it comes in brown leather strap with folding clasp and  a striped black fabric strap with buckle? Completely changing how the watch looks, whilst losing none of its features. Waterproof to 660 ft, and self winding with approximately 70 hours power reserve.  Several new Black Bays were also launched this year, including the fifty-eight with its slim profile... Read More

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The greatest watches of 2018?

So what has 2018 shown us watch wise? According to the media – and depending on which particular media you read – there is a very definite list of whats made the cut to be considered the best watches of 2018. We took a look at what the papers and magazines say – and put together our own list!  Rolex GMT Master II Of course Rolex is featured on every single list. And causing a stir is the new two shades of brown bi-colour bezel on the new ‘Everose gold’... Read More

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Is bigger really better?

Not that long ago as technology took off and the whole world got into super smart phones that did – and still do, everything, men got really into watches. A huge revival, and a brilliant unexpected market boost, as despite your phone being able to tell you the precise time in over 500 countries we showed we like tradition, we like classy and we love our luxury real watches.  For awhile the bigger your watch dial the better. Your wrist had to shout about it. Now however we see a swing... Read More

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Hollywood Watches…

What timepieces are the great and good of Hollywood putting on their wrist?  21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch caused a stir last year when seen in the unconventional timepiece Ressence’s Type 3. The upper half of the watch is filled with an oil, giving enhanced legibility to the numerals, which themselves are on discs rotated via magnets located in the bottom half of the watch. Being that bit more ‘out there’ Ressence has quite the following in Silicon Valley as well as in Hollywood.  British Hollywood star James Corden... Read More

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Watches and water…?

Has this heatwave got you rushing to cool off in the water? First of all, its important to know the difference between water- resistant and waterproof – Water–resistant: able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely. Water-repellent: not easily penetrated by water, especially as a result of being treated for such a purpose with a surface coating. Waterproof: impervious to water. If in doubt- remove your watch!  Need a timepiece that can come along for the dive? Then we’ve got the timepiece that can get... Read More

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Current Strap fashion

Switch to leather or canvas? According to the world of fashion  the only way to be seen wearing your watch right now is with a leather strap or a super cool canvas strap.  What do you think? Does a leather strap stand the test of time in the same way as metal? Can a canvas strap really look smart enough for all day everyday? Or is it a case of different strap for different occasions?  NATO Straps the best feature of a NATO strap is its single-piece construction; most other... Read More

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Rado Bronze

With colours and tones of copper and bronze enjoying a revival in the house and homewares world, and then in the fashion world, it is no surprise to see it appearing in the watch world too. Take a look at Rado, combining bronze and ceramic in their new HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Limited Edited.  Clever to combine the worlds oldest alloy, bronze, with Rados very current-day ceramic. Creating a watch that looks fabulously modern, and not like anything else in the market.  The dial features vertical brush marks, rose coloured gold... Read More

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Still singing the blues.

We’ve said it before {here} and we say it again – Blue is the new black. Not that new now – blue dials, blue straps and blue details have swept across the watch world in recent years.  This year’s Baselworld Watch fair showed us the trend is set to carry on with the release of some striking new blue timepieces.  Causing a big scene is the newest models from Raymond Weil, called Maestro Blues. The dials, are striking blue with white Roman numeral hour markers. They differ in their layout, the... Read More

The future is smart?

At first the luxury watch market pretended it wasn’t happening, and then, once Apple’s smart watch really took off, the high end market simply turned their noses up at it. Now however, its a market that has really evolved and is obviously here to stay, so the watch world really have to step up and embrace it. First  Montblanc Summit ($890) from 2017 has certainly helped to get buyers acquainted with more expensive and prestigious smartwatches. Then we saw Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon, a 42-mm Android Wear-powered smartwatch that starts... Read More