New Debaufre Aircraft-8 Chronograph

April 30, 2009 . by John Biggs

Debaufre just announced their new Aircraft-8 Chronograph, and I have to admit. I want one. Vaguely B&R inspired, the square black case with the red hands on the sub dials just speaks to me. Add to that the 44mm case, sapphire glass, and the fact it’s available in either PVD black or stainless, and I’m…

Bell&Ross iPhone App: Hrm?

April 29, 2009 . by John Biggs

What the heck? Seriously? Durr?

Bell&Ross BR 01-93 24H GMT: Noice

April 24, 2009 . by John Biggs

Finally, a B&R I can stand behind. I love B&R. I love GMTs. This is like two great tastes that taste great together. This new model is a bog standard GMT with a stationary central bezel – which means you can’t change the 24-hour markings – and a movement that will move the hour hand…

Candino Swiss Watches: Where Quality Is Job 8

April 24, 2009 . by John Biggs

Reader Arman bought a Candino C4372_5, a “Swiss-Made” quartz with a bit of a problem. Can you spot it? The model seems to be a few years old which clearly gives the company a bit of leeway in what kind of garbage it can sell its customers. Arman hasn’t heard back from Candino and I…

Dievas releases a sweet limited edition

April 23, 2009 . by John Biggs

Anders Tan at Gnomon Watches rolled out a new model that has it going on. Start with a first rate movement, like the ETA 2452 automatic, put it in a watch styled after World War II German pilots’ watches, and jazz it up with some color. This is a complete winner. Big, but not too…

Traser Ladyline with pink Tritium: You know, for ladies

April 23, 2009 . by John Biggs

Pink tritium illumination; now there’s something you don’t see every day A 44mm lady’s watch, water resistant to 100m, with tritium illumination. Pink tritium illumination. Words fail me. And in a brilliant (one might say ‘glowing’) example of things that can be done whether or not they should be done, Traser is attempting to enter…

Machine à Ecrire le Temps: French for “You have too much money”

April 23, 2009 . by John Biggs

Every year at Basel, the big watch show in Switzerland, companies trot out their latest R&D projects along with a plethora of new watches. The watches are what sell but the R&D products are what get the press. Take this lump of gears from Jaquet Droz, for example. At its core, this is a minute…