Jaquet Droz announces three new timepieces

July 29, 2009 . by John Biggs

Jaquet Droz’s three latest flagship timepieces (announced at BaselWorld 09) are scheduled to finally be released this coming September. All three watches feature the Grand Feu enamelled dial, black matte rubber wristbands, and a rather distinctive red gold case. The Grand Seconde SW Rouge will be selling for $27,000, the Les Douze Villes will be…



Praesto Fliegeruhr: Horrible name, beautiful watch

July 29, 2009 . by John Biggs

And you said the recession was making it hard to find a good watch. Well fear not, friends. The Praesto Fliegeruhr (Whatever. Just call it the “flying hour” or something) will cost $360 for a pre-order and will be shipped around November when the custom watches are shipped to the manufacturer. Plus you get a…



Star Wars watch collection from Mark Ecko coming soon

July 23, 2009 . by John Biggs

Here comes yet another product from the unholy union between design Marc Ecko, and Star Wars. I have to be honest however, and admit that I think these watches look pretty cool and.. I might actually have to buy one. At least one. At least the Boba Fett one. Details are extremely sketchy at this…



Swatch to release $8,000 Turn to Him and Turn to Her tourbillons

July 21, 2009 . by John Biggs

A little bird sent us these images Swatch’s upcoming Tourbillon collection, the Turn to Her and Turn to Him. I don’t have much information but I do know that Swatch used to make automatic mechanical movements but stopped some time in this decade. This new movement appears to use a rotating cage to move the…



Hunting For A Tide Watch Pt II; the Analog Solution

July 20, 2009 . by John Biggs

And Success! An analog tide watch that meets the need. The Rip Curl Tidemaster watches have what a body needs on the beach. When you’re carrying your fins, mask, and snorkel or your surfboard out the the jeep, you don’t want to have to run back to check the tide charts. Rather than bother with…



Review: Morpheus Culinary Watch

July 10, 2009 . by John Biggs

I’ll admit I was a little skeptical when the Morpheus Culinary watch first slipped out of its little leather pouch and onto my table. It looked as garish as an overweight, open shirted tourist wearing cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. But then, to continue the metaphor, the watch seemed to get give me a…



Serket’s classy new Telson

July 9, 2009 . by John Biggs

Serket, formerly Scorpion, is one of my favorite US-based boutique manufacturers and I’m quite impressed by their latest, the Telson. it’s a 48mm watch with ETA 6497 manual wind movement and exhibition back showing off Cotes D’ Geneve engraving with a scorpion. The movement is a workhorse – I believe Glycine uses it in their…