I firmly believe that the world needs more elegant dive watches… today we have a full review from a month on the wrist with the reference H2979 Chanel J12 Chromatic. Available in 33mm quartz, and 38 and 41mm automatic, the J12 Chromatic uses the famous Chanel ceramic expertise to create a watch with the look and feel of metal…
Topic | Ceramic Watches
The Ulysse Nardin Sonata is not a new watch, but these two models are the newest iteration thereof and referred to by Ulysse Nardin as the Sonata Streamline watches. Among high-end timepieces in the brand’s even most avant garde collections the Sonata is perhaps the least understood.
Hands-on look at the Rolex Daytona 116506 platinum watch with brown ceramic bezel and ice blue dial.
A simple evolution, the Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Dark Side Of the Moon (debuted here) proves remarkably lovable on the wrist. In a glossy black ceramic case with matching black ceramic dial, the “Moonwatch” naturally borrowed the name “Dark Side Of The Moon” from such things as the actual dark side of earth’s moon, and Pink Floyd’s famous album.
Tudor has announced a new chronograph model at BaselWorld and it is called the Fastrider Black Shield. This new model expands the Fastrider line and features a matte black ceramic case and is part of the continuing relationship between Tudor and the motorcycle brand Ducati. With a brash red-on-matte-black style, the handsome Fastrider Black Shield certainly looks like a fitting companion for any modern Ducati sport bike.
We recently featured an exclusive hands-on look at the new for 2013 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual calendar watch. We were excited both by the price and aesthetics of that sexy and slim perpetual calendar with its classic design. That watch represented one of the three pillars which we consider to be the strengths of Jaeger-LeCoultre as a brand.
Perhaps IWC’s new 40mm wide Ingenieur dress watch was the most talked about new Ingenieur piece for 2013, but for those who like larger sport watches these more simple-dialed Ingenieur pieces will fit the bill. Whether it is a phase or just because I like loud watches, I fully appreciate smaller dress watches, but simply have so little time in my life to wear them.
Last year we were the first to bring you coverage of the new Big Bang Ferrari watches from Hublot (here). The Ferrari/Hublot relationship was a big deal and over the last year I’ve learned just how big of a deal it is for Hublot.
This is the Hublot watch for people who don’t traditionally like Hublot. It is in the Classic Fusion collection and has a skeletonized tourbillon movement. To be honest, I sort of get a sense of glee when I post a picture of an Hublot watch on my wrist, share it on Instagram (aBlogtoWatch), and people battle on whether it is wonderful or hideous in the comments.
Hands-on review of the highly-regarded Tudor Pelagos dive watch.
With Valentine’s Day coming up it is good for us to have a few decent watch options to buy for those watch loving ladies in our lives. If you don’t have any of those around you certainly haven’t been spreading your enthusiasm for timepieces effectively
We get a lot of requests to write about “more affordable” watches – which is tough as we are such high-brow snobs. Having said that, aBlogtoWatch is produced by regular people whose budgets are probably closer to beer than champagne much of the time.
Rado has a long history of materials innovation in their watches, most famously with super-hard ceramics that hold a mirror finish. Here for review is something entirely new to me, a plasma-infused ceramic watch that looks like stainless steel. Let’s take a look.
In the slow warm Swiss summer, Cartier wrapped up its announcement of their latest concept watch called the ID Two (ID2). It is a follow-up to the ID One watch from a few years ago and while something totally different, is a serious step forward in the progress the ID One attempted to make (the […]
Few brands have given me as much to discuss as Graham. Over the years I have used Graham watches as a springboard to discuss a range of topics from my love of large watches to my disapproval of the term “Oversize” – as applied to most things that use the term “Oversize.” I’ve found myself […]
I recall the first time that I saw the Executive Dual Time watch. I was visiting Ulysse Nardin at a watch trade show and saw some models I hadn’t yet familiarized myself with being displayed…
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