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One for the road?

The fast paced worlds of car racing and luxury watches have been linked for decades with the sport – and the cars – providing a constant source of inspiration for many watches, such as the Rolex Daytona, and Tag Heuer Carrera. Take a look at our pick of Racing watches – No doubt the most famous of motor racing watches is the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Marketed with the tag line ‘The Drivers Watch’, the Daytona takes its name, of course, from the world famous racetrack.  Rolex introduced it to the world in 1963... Read More

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Breitling and Ironman

Joining the likes of timex, Casio and Garmin might not seen a likely move for classic luxury brand Breitling but thats just what they have done. Joined in with their latest and most fabulous Ironman watch. Move over digital plastic ironman watches and make way for the new forerunner – if you’ll pardon the pun – Breitling Superocean 44 automatic Ironman Limited Edition. Created in the style of the Ocean pilot superocean series, this watch has 44mm stainless tell case, and unidirectional black ceramic bezel. The ironman logo features on... Read More

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Watches worn in top tv shows…

  Its a habit you just can’t help, if you’re into your watches you will be able to recognise and pick out a good watch at a hundred paces. You’ll forget about the plot and spend the entire time watching your favourite shows trying to get a glimpse to see of you’re right about that watch on screen … Gabriel Macht, the Miami-based actor whose life changed drastically due to the fame his character Harvey Spectre brought him in the hit show Suits, wears a Breitling Superocean in real life.... Read More

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Of Watches and Motorbikes

A closer look at the ever-growing connection between motorbikes and watches -those that appreciate the detail and skill of intricate engineering are likely to be into both their watches and their bikes. It’s a trend that’s attracting the attention of luxury watchmakers, with several of the bigger watch companies having made at least one timepiece that gives a nod in the direction – or in some case a very big shout in the direction – of the world of motorbikes.  Take a look at our round up here –   Breitling... Read More

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Luxury High Street Watch Brands Sales Rise. 

  The news is full of the giant leaps the high street designer watch brands are making. Tommy Hilfiger uk sales increased 400% in just one week with the new placement of shop in shop sales at stores like H. Samuel.  It is not just the top end of the high street Swiss watch market that is adopting this tactic, the same method is being increasingly used by the likes of Citizen Watch UK, Hugo Boss Seiko, Casio, Fossil and Movado. Spaces in stores are being made for each brand... Read More

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Bond 25?

A teaser photograph for the latest Bond film released this week does appear to show Mr Bond strutting through a London street with his timekeeper very much on show. Bond movies are usually a big deal for the Omega watch calendar with new watch releases and a large rise in sales immediately following a Bond movie.  Omega have not released any details of exactly what watch could be in Bond 25 but media have taking guesses the watch in shot is a £3,970 Railmaster Co-Axial Master. If its not, its... Read More

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The future is bright at IWC.

IWC is well known innovative approach to engineering watches. And last year IWC christened its new manufacturing centre – the Manufakturzentrum – outside of Schaffhausen in Switzerland and showed the world it likes to think outside the box with its buildings too. The building was designed from the ground up to do three things: combine all manufacturing processes under one roof; mirror the IWC aesthetic; and continue Jones’s innovative approach to watchmaking. The centre represents a £31.7m investment by IWC and they firmly believe an environment that directly improves and... Read More

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Business is booming at Breitling

Business is always booming in the Breitling world. Breitling has always been a luxury watch brand, but when it comes to their style, and the sports the brand now supports, it is, as they like to say, truly inclusive. Recently launching a new watch  -Breitling Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited-Edition Watch – at the Waves and Wheels festival  {that’s a motorcycle, surfing, and skateboarding festival} in Bali of all places, with a huge beach and ocean clean up resulting in the removal of hundreds of tonnes of trash from the beach. We love... Read More

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All about the new Omega

The iconic Seamaster  has long been the firm favourite of the Omega fans. Beginning its journey in 1948 and taking on a fair few new looks and updates along the way. Including of course the James Bond watch, the special edition Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial for the London 2012 Olympics,  Omega Seamaster 300 60th anniversary edition, the new 70th anniversary edition, and the Seamaster Diver 300M new collection launched in Basel 2018, 25 years after the first Seamaster Diver 300M.   OMEGA’s Seamaster Aqua Terra World Timer continues in a... Read More

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Christmas Watch Quiz!

So you think you know your watches? Test your luxury watch brand knowledge with our  super tough annual quiz!   Which famous watch brand has a name that translate to mean the word ‘Porthole’? The Rado HyperChrome Automatic 1616 watch features the date where on the dial? Which company released the Pilots Timezoner watch in 2017? An amazing watch that adjusts the date, and time to whichever city name you turn the bezel to? Astronaut Scott Carpenter wore this brand aboard the Aurora 7 space capsule – perhaps not the brand... Read More