Tissot leverages their NBA sponsorship into a championship chronograph

December 8, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

In case you were not aware of it, Tissot was the official watch of the NBA this past year (and for the foreseeable future).  This took the form of new shot clocks, and a handful of team-specific watches.  Now, in conjunction with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the championship, they’ve got a new watch available for…

The Benarus Megalodon (in bronze) is now up for pre-order

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the Benarus watches, and have a first-gen Sea Snake in my personal collection.  In fact, since I started working with the brand, I think John has only managed to go hands-on with an earlier Megalodon, so great has my affinity been for the brand.  I can’t say that…

Loomes Made in England watches – with every part made in England

December 5, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Loomes has done watchmaking and their countrymen proud – they’ve produced a watch made entirely in Britain. Near the very top of their website, they proclaim, “Loomes & Co are traditional English watchmakers. Every single component in our Robin range is made in Britain. The watches are hand-built, to order, in Stamford.”

New Sablier Grand Cru 2: The watch you can drink wine from

December 5, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The Sablier Grand Cru 2 makes subtle updates to the microbrand’s first watch, with a scaled-down case, applied indices, and an upgraded movement. Untouched are the Princeton, New Jersey-based company’s patented concave sapphire crystal and matching bowl-shaped dial. The concave crystal—the opposite of your average domed crystal—reduces distortion at high viewing angles and protects the…

Vertical lift-off with the AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II Pegasus Concept AV4047

December 2, 2016 . by Victor Marks

  AVI-8 makes watches that are aviation inspired, and has for some time. They’re almost always tasteful, easy to read, and a great way to wear a distinctive automatic watch subtly. Until now.

Everwrist aims for Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex

November 30, 2016 . by Jim Manley

Everwrist is jumping into the watch business to help the people of Nepal. The Alpine is their value-priced Miyota quartz three-hander, named after Mt. Everest and “created to reflect the vintage designs worn by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.” The case certainly looks inspired by Hillary’s pre-Explorer Rolex. Although the £60–£70 (~$74–$86) price is…

Deep Blue marks off their 10 year anniversary

November 30, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

While I might hesitate to use the label “indie diver” for Deep Blue, I think it’s safe to say that is the category in which they belong. Compared to most of the brands you might lump in there, they are relatively long in the tooth, but I think that staying power says something about the…