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.



Diving into the darkness of the Gruppo Gamma Divemaster D-01N Black

January 18, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Gruppo Gamma is a Singapore-based watch company I have followed since they started out in 2013. Their first watch was the Genesis, which is a homage to the 1950’s Rolex Reference 6152 which was made for Panerai. Using a basic Seagull movement and mineral crystal, this was an OK place to start out. The Genesis was…



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….



Getting busy with the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours

January 17, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It was not all that long ago (see here) that I fell pretty hard for the Alpina Alpiner 4. It was my first time going hands-on with the brand, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw there. Well, if you know me, you know I like GMT complications. I’ve been starting to focus in a little more closely on those watches lately, and I saw Alpina had a few in the mix. Put two and two together, and you’ve got our review today of the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours.



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…



Zahnd & Kormann: Valjoux chronograph for the people

January 10, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Apparently, all it takes to start a watch company these days is to be a couple of thirty-something guys from Switzerland. Or Australia. Or anywhere in between. And that is fantastic. Zahnd & Kormann is just a couple of friends from Switzerland and their freshman effort is proof that the democratization of watchmaking is indeed…



Build a little lighthouse on your wrist with the Schofield Blacklamp Carbon

December 8, 2016 . by John Biggs

Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebrating these by releasing a watch that glows like a radioactive trash fire and is made almost entirely of carbon fiber.