Casio’s new Edifice line connects to your phone, your soul

April 18, 2017 . by John Biggs

The future, they say, is here but just not evenly distributed. Luckily Casio’s new Edifice line is full of it. Their two new models, the $300 EQB501XDB-1A and EQB501XD-1A, have all of the standard Edifice tricks – 3D dials, lots of functions – but with a few new surprises. The watches use Casio’s Tough Solar…



The Hourtime boys go back in time

April 13, 2017 . by John Biggs

This week on the Hourtime Podcast we talk about Junghans, AVI-8, sweet rings, and Bremont. Plus John has a crisis of faith and is talked off the edge by Victor. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Oooh Porsche it monopush it real good

March 28, 2017 . by John Biggs

Porsche Design makes watches that you can either love or hate. This specific piece, the oddly inspiring new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Titanium Chronograph has won my heart. Obviously based on cars that go fast, the Monobloc has a titanium case and an eminently legible face. Further, it has an odd “mono block” actuator that tilts back…



The Arnold & Son DBG Skeleton is a double balance double timezone double big double fancy watch

March 14, 2017 . by John Biggs

Double your pleasure and double your fun with good old Arnold & Son! The DBG Skeleton is a beautiful double balance GMT piece with a skeletonized body and a pair of symmetrical balance wheels. It runs a manufacture A&S1309 that is designed and made in house and it’s really pretty striking. From the release: A…



MB&F introduces the Aquapod HM7 tourbillon diver, and it’s gorgeous

January 17, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Max Busser of MB&F has announced his take on what a dive watch could be, the HM7 Aquapod. It’s lovely and impractical, in the very best way. This is not a watch to strap on a wetsuit and seek out the depths, this is a watch inspired by the water, that dreams of the depths….



Researchers use watch movements to power internal pacemakers

January 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

Researchers at the University Hospital of Bern have used ETA watch movements embedded on the hearts of pigs to power a pacemaker, a move that could bring clockwork to our inner organs sooner than later. The researchers believed that the beating heart could move the oscillating weight if they reduced the radius and added higher…



Ringing in the New Year with Greubel Forsey’s Grande Sonnerie

January 11, 2017 . by Jim Manley

This watch costs CHF 1,150,000 or about $1,123,266. Only a handful will be released each year. But I have a working theory that a watch like this is not much different from any other mechanical watch: It does a very particular thing in a very interesting way. The particular thing this Grande Sonnerie does, as…