The TAG Heuer Monaco is one of those iconic timepieces that even casual fans of horology immediately recognise, the design was first introduced in 1969 to honour the Monaco Grand Prix but it wasn’t until 2 years later when Steve McQueen used one during the filming of the 1971 film “Le Mans” that the popularity of the watch began to take off.
Bremont is British watchmaker famous for creating timepieces that can handle staggering extremes in temperature, air pressure and water pressure, one of the models can even handle being ejected out of a U-2 spy plane at 100,000 feet into -40C at 600+mph. This capability becomes immediately useful the next time the mother-in-law comes to visit.
The Max Bill Chronoscope by Junghans is one of those slightly unusual watches that would look perfectly at home being worn with a suit as it would being worn with Nomex racing overalls.
The Worn & Wound Watch Roll is the answer to that dilemma you face when travelling with 2 or more wrist watches. Made from 10oz Army Duck Canvas with all pockets and trim constructed from premium brown American leather the watch rolls are each made by hand in New York City.
The Panerai Luminor 1950 Ceramica is a watch that does a great job of integrating all of the classic Panerai design elements in a single timepiece.
Worn & Wound is a New York based company that produces truly unique straps for classic watches. This is their NATO strap, it’s made of golden nubuck leather and is available in either 20mm or 22mm widths.
The Autodromo Monoposto is a watch designed in the spirit of the gauges used in ’60s era Formula 1 cars, in fact, “Monoposto” actually means “single seat” in Italian.
The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 has an eye-catching black dial offset 50 degrees to make reading it easier in the cockpit of your Ferrari Dino, Spitfire MKV or hydrogen filled, propeller powered Zeppelin.
TRIWA is a Swedish watch company based in Stockholm, the name is an acronym for Transforming the Industry of Watches and their goal is to create unique watches at prices that can be afforded by regular people.
The design of the Ressence 1001 is an unusual amalgamation of vintage and modern design, the watch uses a triple bi-axial off-centered movement with integrated…
The Suunto Core Yellow Crush is a bit of a marvel, it has an altimeter, barometer, depth gauge, digital compass, a digital thermometer and if you get bored of all that, it also tells the time.
This watch, the Braun BN0035 Stainless Steel Chronograph, is pretty close to what I imagine Ive would design if Apple made watches and although they almost certainly never will, it’s interesting to think about.