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The Collector’s Series – Up Close and Personal with the URWERK UR-103

Readers of The Collector’s Series and the Collector’s Corner know that I sometimes contribute to the column – writing articles for the series is just one more way for me to get excited about vintage watches. I read a little about a specific watch, go deeper down the rabbit hole, and before I know it, […]

Introducing – The Colourful and Graphic Awake Summetria Collection

Awake Watches, a young French brand that looks at watchmaking a bit differently from the crowd, has focused its creations since day-1 on sustainability and raising awareness of the limited resources Planet Earth has to offer (hence the name of the brand…) Mostly known for its collaborations with NASA or French special forces, the brand […]

Introducing – The Vulcain Monopusher 39mm, a Cool 1950s Chronograph Reissue

Vulcain is a known player in the world of watches, and its Cricket series holds a special place in the brand’s history, earning titles such as “The Watch of Presidents” and the “World’s Best Watch for Busy People.” While these designations may have originated in the 1950s, they remain accurate even today. However, for the […]

Introducing – Indie Watchmaker Havid Nagan Unveils The HN01 Lucine Moon Phase

Havid Nagan is a fresh brand name in watchmaking, derived from the Armenian word “havidenagan,” signifying eternal. The man behind this venture is Aren Bazerkanian, a California-based real estate agent whose passion for horology, combined with a fortuitous encounter with Pierre Halimi, the General Manager for F.P. Journe in the Americas, landed him a manager […]

Introducing – The New Nivada Grenchen Antarctic 35mm, For All Of You Old-School Fans

In the 1950s, Nivada Grenchen played a role by crafting timepieces engineered explicitly for the harsh conditions to be faced by members of the US Antarctic expedition, Operation Deep Freeze. These watches needed to be waterproof, anti-magnetic, and automatic, giving rise to the Nivada Antarctic – a descendant of the brand’s earlier Aquamatic line. The […]

First Look – The Golden Aura of the Rado DiaStar Original Skeleton

Rado is synonymous with innovative materials, and the DiaStar, introduced in 1962, paved the way as the world’s first scratchproof watch made from an ultra-resilient hard metal in a futuristic oval case. Renowned as the ‘Master of Materials’, Rado’s competency today lies in high-tech ceramic cases and bracelets. To celebrate the DiaStar’s grand 60th birthday, […]

Introducing – The Handsome Union Glashütte Belisar Chronograph Speedster Limited Edition

Perhaps not the first name to pop into your head when the word Glashütte is mentioned, Union Glashütte’s history is closely intertwined with the small Saxon town where it set up shop in 1893. Owned by Swatch Group since 2000, Glashütte Union has an eclectic lineup of watches ranging from classical Saxon-inspired models under the […]

Review – The Longines HydroConquest GMT, an (Almost) Perfect Traveller’s Dive Watch

The long-standing HydroConquest collection of diving watches by Longines has been a fan favourite for years. Since its introduction in 2007, it gained significant traction with enthusiasts and collectors. It was presented as a more modern diving tool to offset the retro-styled Legend Diver, also (re)launched in 2007. During the course of its life so […]

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