Tudor Black Bay, from Baselworld 2017, and product line bloat

March 23, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Tudor added four new models to the Black Bay line in the Heritage collection at Baselworld 2017. It’s hard to argue with the success of the existing models, so what could they have added?

Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is what happens when Breitling and Rolex have a weird love child

March 23, 2017 . by Victor Marks

At Baselworld 2017, Tudor has been laying out a number of new watches for fans to drool over, and one of them is Tudor’s newest chronograph addition to the lineup, the The Black Bay Chronograph Ref. 79350. Tudor has had a chronograph in the product line in the recent past, the Tudor Steel Heritage Chrono Blue, itself an…

The Controversial Ginault – on the wrist, and what’s really going on here

March 22, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Ginault came on the scene in 2011, making a decent, but not amazing, sterile dive watch. The Base Module 1 watch had a sterile dial, an engraved case back, and while the Ginault company logo had yet to evolve to what it is today, it wasn’t entirely dissimilar. This is the story of the Ginault…

Hager Aquamariner: Better down where it’s wetter

March 14, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Hager makes a small, but tight-knit assortment of diver-based watches. Whether it’s the Commando Professional, a milsub-homage, or the new GMT Traveler, you can be sure of one thing – the watches are well-made interpretations of the watches they pay homage to… like the Hager Aquamariner. Aquamariner is a pretty faithful interpretation of one recent…

Hourtime Presents: Deep Dives, Falconry, and re-examining our bucket list

March 9, 2017 . by Victor Marks

John and Victor talk about Prometheus and Poseidon deep divers, the Urwerk and Macallan collaboration on a flask with clockwork, the very nice Junghans Meister Driver, and Victor makes John uncomfortable by comparing Bell & Ross and Luminox. John thinks he can take on a falcon attack.   Welcome to the HourTime show, the best…

REVIEW: They call me the Meister Driver, and once upon a pair of Junghans wheels

March 7, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I give a lot of thought to what makes up the perfect daily-wear watch. It should be about comfort, legibility, the sort of watch that just becomes a part of you, and makes it the first watch you grab in the morning. I’ve found two of these recently, and want to tell you about the…

The Macallan x Urwerk Flask – clockwork and liquid gold

March 3, 2017 . by Victor Marks

What happens when you cross fine Scotch whisky with ultramodern wristwatches? THIS.