Bamford GMT – A Sub-£1,000 Watch With An Automatic Swiss Movement

Bamford GMT

The Bamford GMT is an in-house design from the British company that is probably best described as the AMG of the watch world. Since being founded by George Bamford the company has gone from strength to strength, welcoming clients into their townhouse headquarters called The Hive in the high-end London neighbourhood of Mayfair. Bamford made…

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Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is a new timepiece from the storied Swiss watchmaker created in collaboration with the great British motorcycle marque Norton. Breitling and Norton were founded just 14 years apart, in 1884 and 1898 respectively in the vastly different towns of Saint-Imier, Switzerland and Birmingham, England. Despite their differences…

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MWC Watches British Army General Service Watch

MWC Watches British Army General Service Watch

The Military Watch Company or “MWC” for short makes timepieces for a number of militaries around the world as well as police forces, anti-terrorist units, specialist marine security units, shipping and salvage organisations, and a diverse array of government agencies and departments. Fortunately they also sell watches to regular folks like you and I. The…

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The Omologato Zandvoort Automatic Wristwatch – £550

Omologato Zandvoort Automatic Wristwatch

The new Omologato Zandvoort automatic wristwatch is dedicated to the famous Zandvoort circuit on the west coast of the Netherlands, near the town of the same name. The track was originally built after WW2, partially using communications roads built by the occupying German military. Over the course of its life the Circuit Park Zandvoort has…

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Short Film: Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

This short film by the team at Wired gives a remarkably detailed look at the disassembly process of two automatic mechanical watches, one by a Japanese manufacturer and one by a Swiss manufacturer. The film is hosted by appropriately named professional watchmaker Ryan Jewell, he does an excellent job of explaining how the watches work,…

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The Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Kara Automatic Dive Watch

Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Kara Automatic Dive Watch 6

The Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Kara dive watch is a New Zealand-built timepiece with a Swiss caliber STP1-11 automatic movement and a brushed grade 5 titanium case, it’s water resistant down to an impressive 1,650 feet and it’s strictly limited to 1010 units. Magrette was founded by Dion McAsey, a New Zealand-born designer and lifelong…

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The Roue CHR Chronograph – $260 USD

Roue CHR Chronograph Watch

The Roue CHR Chronograph was designed as a daily-wearable wristwatch that won’t break the bank, with an MSRP of just $260 USD. The team at Roue developed the watch in the style of the timepieces worn by racing drivers in the 1970s, men like Hunt, Lauda, and Fittipaldi. Other design influences include German Braun designs, and…

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The New Bottpower Chronograph

Bottpower Watch

The new Bottpower Chronograph is the first watch released by Bottpower, the legendary Spanish company known for their astonishingly fast and advanced V-twin performance bikes that are, somewhat unusually, based on the Buell XB series of engines.

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