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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


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


The most expensive jewellery ever worn to the Oscars

Everyone likes to check out the dresses and the diamonds at the Academy Awards! So seriously breath taking pieces of jewellery have ben lent, created or requested for theNaomi Watts was wearing a Bulgari “Four Seasons” necklace, made with nine round cut diamonds and smaller round cut diamonds and pavé diamonds altogether  totalling 32 carats at the 2016 Oscars. At the same Oscars – 2016- Saoirse Ronan was wearing 18.28-carats of Chopard emeralds. The actress also sported 5.74-carats of jadeites and 3.25-carats of diamonds set in 18kt white gold.  Not wishing to... Read More


At the Movies – Timepieces that made their appliance on the big screen

IN honour of the recent Oscars, we’ve gathered up a few of our favourite ‘Big Screen Watches’, watches that showed up and were certainly noticed  in the movies. The reverso Grande Taille, by Jaeger LeCoultre, first appeared on Batman’s wrist when played by Val Kilmer, and then again on Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Trilogy. For teh Dark Knight Rises the watch maker created a very special edition, complete with Batman symbol, of the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin. Just like Batman himself all Jaeger LeCoulter timepieces have two very... Read More

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Winter blues

Embracing the chill and showcasing all timepieces blue this winter – spring is just around the corner!   IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar, currently in stock. This stunning IWC has a 44mm stainless steel case and a blue dial with steel hands and Arabic hour markers. The watch has an annual calendar function displaying the month, date and day at 12 o’clock. There is also a power reserve indicator on the right hand side. The watch is on a matching blue leather strap with a folding deployment clasp fastening. An official IWC black... Read More


Quiz answers!

Did you take part in our festive quiz? If so you might be looking to check up on your answers – here they all are!   Which famous watch brand has a name that translate to mean the word ‘Porthole’  Hublot  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? – IWC What’s the name of the famously bulletproof watch by Rolex, who changed the always so easily scratched steel bezel this... Read More