Rethinking Swiss Made: Hands-on with the Lundis Bleus

February 16, 2017 . by Jim Manley

It’s a story as old as Kickstarter: Two friends get together to start a watch brand, sourcing the parts from Asia to make a three-hand watch. But with Lundis Bleus, there’s a rare twist: These two guys are legitimate watchmakers from La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the heart of the Swiss watch valley, and they are using…



Vortic Watch Company Prints 3D Cases in Titanium

February 9, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Vortic Watch Company uses refurbished pocket watches and 3D printed cases.



Travelling around with the Ball Pilot GMT

February 6, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past few years, I’ve dipped into the Ball catalog more than a few times, and have sampled quite a variety of their offerings.  With my renewed focus on models with GMT complications, it was only natural I would return to that well.  Surprisingly (for me), the watch I was looking for is part…



Flying High with the Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT

February 2, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

As you may have noticed, I have been working specifically to focus in on reviewing GMT watches lately.  This has been my favorite complication for some time now, and I am of course aware of some of the “big” models that are out there, the ones everyone thinks of from Switzerland.  That said, there are…



GoS is celebrating an anniversary

January 27, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It seems hard to believe it, but GoS (aka Gustafsson and Sjögren) have hit a milestone. They have now been creating their watches with the Damascus steel dials and accents for a decade. As part of hitting that 10-year mark, they have a few new things in the works.



Doxa SUB 300 50th Anniversary Edition – the 300 is back!

January 23, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Doxa has been in the watch making business since the company was founded by Georges Ducommun in 1889. Doxa had patented its 8 day watch movement back in 1908 and this movement was so good that Bugatti used Doxa instruments in their racing cars. There’s a long and storied history leading up to today’s 50th…



Introducing the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT

January 20, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Like so many things horological, Graham’s trigger-fired Chronofighter is no longer a functional necessity. Unless you’re a bomber pilot flying high above Europe, you don’t need the added grip that the trigger gives you for starting your chronograph with freezing fingers. But it’s still damn cool.