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…



Vroom Vroom! The Bell&Ross BR 03-94 RS17 will put you into the slightly faster lane

February 28, 2017 . by John Biggs

Do you like cars? Do you like it when they go fast? Buddy, have we got a watch for you. The Bell&Ross BR 03-94 RS17 was made for the folks at the Renault Sport Formula One Team in honor of their RS17 racer, a vehicle so powerful that I believe it can rend space and…



Breguet is all like “Wanna buy a new Type XXI because now you can”

October 13, 2016 . by John Biggs

Breguet, one of the original aerospace watch brands and one of the coolest manufacturers on the planet, has announced the availability of the Type XXI 3817, a new flyback chrono with slate-grey dial and a beautifully finished case.



Manchester Watch Works launches the Morgan, a racing chrono for time-travelers

June 3, 2016 . by John Biggs

Have you ever sat down on a park bench, drinking in the afternoon sun, and thought “The world needs now is another crowdfunded racing-styled quartz chronograph?” Well you’re in luck. Manchester Watch Works comes to us from Manchester, Vermont and their latest piece, the Morgan, is handsome and actually quite nicely designed. Based on 1960s…



The Mercer Watch Brigadier Chrono Is Like Reveille For Your Wrist

March 1, 2016 . by John Biggs

When it comes to chronographs there are two schools of thought. One school focuses on the platonic ideal, the watch the catapults you to the moon, dark-faced and simple. The other school loves the idea of the chronograph as robot, full of odd dials, weird movements, and four more buttons than needed. The Mercer Brigadier Chrono sits firmly and handsomely in the first camp.



REVIEW: Bomberg 1968

May 16, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Today, we’re continuing our tour through the Bomberg catalog.  While yesterday we saw the more conventially-styled Maven, today brings us to the boldest piece, the bullhead 1968 chronograph.



REVIEW: Skywatch Chrono

March 29, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  So, the other day (see here) when I brought up the Touch of Modern sale on Skywatch, I said a review was forthcoming.  That day is finally here.