Introducing the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour

April 20, 2017 . by Jim Manley

The Malvern Massacre continues, and this time it’s personal. No watch will be spared in Christopher Ward’s march to modernity; their jumping hour timepiece is the next to undergo a makeover inspired by the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve. The old C9 Jumping Hour MKIII is one of my personal favorites (which I’m coincidentally wearing…



Hands-on with the new Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Automatic MK III

March 30, 2017 . by Jim Manley

When we previewed the new Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Automatic MK III there were obvious design inspirations from the flagship C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve. Hands-on, that inspiration is still evident, but it’s faint. Everything that made the C1’s design special is here, but more muted. Still, this is a far cry from the stuffy old…



His and Hers Hands-on with MJW Colour Venn and Cyclops

March 23, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Precision is overrated. You obviously agree, or you wouldn’t be here reading about inherently inaccurate mechanical watches. You and I appreciate the fact that craftsmanship and style are usually more important than down-to-the-second accuracy. Mr. Jones Watches takes that appreciation to the extreme with two of its more colorful watches: Colour Venn and Cyclops. My…



Anicorn Watches’ “Hidden Time” collaborative chameleon

March 22, 2017 . by Jim Manley

The third Kickstarter from Anicorn Watches marks the start of an ambitious new around-the-world collaborative journey. The “Trio of Time” campaign will take Anicorn co-founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan to cities chosen by Kickstarter backers where the pair will collaborate with a local artist on a new timepiece. First stop: Seoul, South Korea.



Mühle Glashütte Teutonia Chronograph goes racing

March 9, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Their current focus may be “nautische instrumente,” but the first dials Mühle Glashütte produced were for speedometers and rev counters. That means it’s fitting they’ve returned to the racetrack with this facelift of the Teutonia chronograph. The Teutonia Sport I is a redesign of the German firm’s Teutonia II dress chronograph. The family resemblance is obvious: applied stick hour markers; ~42 mm…



The one-of-a-kind Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon

March 8, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Reading through the press materials on this one-of-a-kind piece, I couldn’t figure out why Arnold & Son was producing this mother-of-pearl/falcon dial. Aside from Arnold & Son’s long history of royal clockmaking, there isn’t any strong connection between the watchmaker and the noble pastime of falconry. They have made other hand-painted Métiers d’Art pieces over the years…



Ultralight takes flight: Introducing the Breitling Colt Skyracer

February 23, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Breitling is bringing its Breitlight proprietary polymer case down-market with the new quartz Colt Skyracer pilot watch. The Breitlight case debuted last year on the Avenger Hurricane automatic chronograph, which rang in north of $8,000. Breitling is letting the Colt Skyracer’s price fly under the radar, but they promise it is “extremely reasonable.”