Review: Roberto Bianci Black Ceramic 5843

February 23, 2011 . by John Biggs

I have to be honest here, I was somewhat dubious about a watch made from ceramic. Would it shatter if I dropped it? Is it really a good idea to make something like a wristwatch from ceramics? I’ve had bad experiences with ceramic knives, would a watch have the same problems? Well I’m here to…



Episode 55 – PHL from FPJ

February 22, 2011 . by John Biggs

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Episode 54 – 33 Minutes and 53 Seconds with Jake Ehrlich

February 18, 2011 . by John Biggs

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Obaku Releases The Thinnest Sports Watch In The Whole World

February 18, 2011 . by John Biggs

This watch, designed by Christian Mikkelsen and Lau Liengaard Ruge, is an ultrathin, fairly handsome sports watch with a thin quartz movement and PVD-coated case and band. I, personally, am not a fan but it does look better than the thin stuff Skagen has been selling for years now and it could make someone with…



Alpina Introduces the Startimer Pilot

February 18, 2011 . by John Biggs

I’ve been following Alpina for years now and I’ve always been fascinated if not a little off-put by their styling. Finally, howeover, we have a chrono that’s actually worth a second look. This is the Startimer Pilot running an in-house automatic movement, the AL-860. It will be on sale this year alongside the AL-950, the…



Hello, NAWCC Visitors

February 5, 2011 . by John Biggs

I just noticed that my profile has appeared in the NAWCC Bulletin and I thought I’d leave a note here. I’ve been busy writing a book on Breguet and so have had no time to update this blog but you can see who I am and what I do on this site, on my personal…



Hourtime Episode 53 – You wear it around your neck

February 5, 2011 . by John Biggs

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