Inside the Cockpit of the AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Chronograph

April 12, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

AVI-8 makes some great aviation inspired watches, and this one is another great one. Many of their models take inspiration from either the cockpit or the plane itself. AVI-8 is releasing a new model to the Hawker Hunter line and this one is way cool. This new Hawker Hunter 4052 will be available for pre-order on April 13th….



Flying along with the Bremont Solo

April 10, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

While I – and many immersed in the watch world – tend to have our favorite sorts of complications (and complexities) for watches, there is no doubt that a well-sorted, time-and-date-only watch will certainly hold interest for most folks.  Well, today, we are dipping our toes into the waters of simple (again, in terms of…



Flying High with Panzera Flieger 47 Mechanica

March 31, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Panzera is an Australian watch brand that was established in 2009, with  models that cover land, sea, and air. They currently offer the Aquamarine 45 diver, the Breuer 44 and 47 dress, and the Flieger 47 pilot. After reaching out to them, they were kind enough to loan us a Panzera Flieger 47 Mechanica for review. So what is a…



Ultralight takes flight: Introducing the Breitling Colt Skyracer

February 23, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Breitling is bringing its Breitlight proprietary polymer case down-market with the new quartz Colt Skyracer pilot watch. The Breitlight case debuted last year on the Avenger Hurricane automatic chronograph, which rang in north of $8,000. Breitling is letting the Colt Skyracer’s price fly under the radar, but they promise it is “extremely reasonable.”



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…



Mühle-Glashütte lands a new Terrasport IV GMT

November 7, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The newest member of Mühle-Glashütte’s Terrasport family combines two quintessential pilot watch elements, one German and one Swiss, to create an elegant and useful tool watch: a classic B-uhr dial and a GMT hand. The Mühle-Glashütte Terrasport IV GMT is obviously German. The name of the town on the dial—the heart of German watchmaking—is your…



Introducing the Astor + Banks Pilomatic

August 22, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Checking out new watches is almost always a fun proposition. And when the maker of said watches is local? Well, all the better, because then you get to have a conversation with the guy behind the brand, as well as have a peek around the workshop, and maybe see something new that’s in the works. Well, it’s been awhile since I have been over to Astor+Banks, so I cannot say that I was privy to what was being cooked up. That’s ok, because we still have all the details for you on the recently announced Astor+Banks Pilomatic.