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DTZ (Dual Time Zone)

Unique central 24-hour second time zone
Fully integrated movement
Elements of surprise

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Limited edition of 30 pieces

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Matching yellow Converse shoes and yellow Converse watch strap on Schofield Signalman DLC

Bespoke Watch Straps That Must Be Seen To Be Believed: Cuddsville x Schofield Watch Company

While having a chat over coffee one day with Giles Ellis, CEO, designer, and owner of Schofield Watch Company, we began discussing materials and colors for future straps. I suggested making a strap from an old pair of yellow Converse hightops that I had outgrown . . . and the idea went down well. Here’s how it looks.

AgenGraphe automatic chronograph movement by Agenhor
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The AgenGraphe By Agenhor: The Most Significant Chronograph Since . . . Since The Invention Of The Chronograph

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The initial key concepts for the AgenGraphe chronograph included having the elapsed time indicators displaying around the center hole so that the indications were large and highly legible, and that the minute and hour displays jumped instantaneously so that there could be no confusion when reading elapsed time. But the new chronograph ended up offering much more than that. Much more!
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt
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When Powder Is Harder Than Steel: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt

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The mere existence of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor is incredible, and the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt reignites earlier amazement over such a complicated piece with a new process and material for the case that would make a nerdy metallurgist stand up and take notice.
Dial side of the Patek Philippe Reference 5370P
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Why I Bought It: Patek Philippe Reference 5370P

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The first weekend of November 2016 was a big one for me: in addition to attending the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, I collected not one, not two, but three spectacular watches. The watch I left home certain to bring back was one that I had been waiting patiently for since January 2016: the split-seconds chronograph Reference 5370P from Patek Philippe. Here's why I bought it.
Beautiful tremblage engraving on the Lange Zeitwerk Decimal Strike
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Give Me Five! 5 Chiming Watches At SIHH 2017

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I counted no less than nine new striking timepieces at the 2017 SIHH. This has to be some sort of record! And of these, two brands – Vacheron Constantin and Ulysse Nardin – presented two new chiming watches each. Here are five of these delightful new striking timepieces.
Yard-O-Led mechanical pencils
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Yard-O-Led: The Most Traditional Writing Instruments You’ve Never Heard Of

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Yard-O-Led is not exactly your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill brand name. And it's especially not an everyday, run-of-the-mill luxury brand name. However, although Yard-O-Led is an unusual name, it also happens to be a very practical one as it states right up front precisely what made it famous.
Vostok Europe Mrija chronograph with NE88 movement
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The Seiko SII NE88 Automatic Chronograph Movement: A Change In The Wind? (Archive)

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Swatch Group will soon be limiting availability of the Valjoux 7750 chronograph, which powers a significant percentage of the chronographs available today. Seiko's SII NE88 automatic chronograph enters the fray, but is it up to the challenge?
Piaget Altiplano natural turquoise
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Give Me 5! Five Fabulous Ladies Watches From SIHH 2017 From Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Cartier, And Van Cleef & Arpels

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SIHH 2017 truly bestowed watch lovers with a long list of most impressive watches. After digesting a multitude of wristshots and cappuccinos, I now present five fabulous watches just for the female wrist.
Garrick Portsmouth
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Give Me Five! 5 British Watches From SalonQP 2016 From Bremont, Garrick, Schofield, Robert Loomes, And A Ring-In

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If you’re ever going to find five great British watches anywhere, it most certainly would be at SalonQP, the UK's premier watch event. So without further ado, I present you five British watches on show at the 2016 SalonQP in London.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Geographic
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Master Of Control: The New For 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date, Master Control Chronograph, And Master Control Geographic

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The Master Control line of watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre, within the Master Collection, is a series of relatively straightforward timepieces featuring the most useful complications such as date, chronograph, and second time zone. Joshua Munchow looks at what they offer and explains why the new Master Control Geographic is his favorite.
Hall 3 was added to the Basel fair in 1964 (photo courtesy MCH Messe Basel)
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1917-2017: A Brief Retrospective Of 100 Years Of Baselworld

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A century of history of the world’s biggest and most comprehensive watch fair is impossible to sum up in just a few lines. However, that is exactly what I am attempting to do here as the centenary edition of Baselworld approaches in 2017.
Pierre Arpels by Van Cleef & Arpels on the wrist
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Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels: An Intertwined History

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Many of the great marques in the history of watchmaking were driven by prominent figures who ended up with a watch named after them. Such was the case for both Louis Cartier and Pierre Arpels. Both were born into jewelry and watch dynasties and both made prominent marks on the histories of their respective houses. How else are they intertwined?
All of the Nomos Glashütte Neomatik have a splash of bright orange
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How Does Nomos Glashütte Make A Beautiful Watch With Manufacture Movement For Under $3,000? (Archive)

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How can Nomos Glashütte make a watch with a manufacture movement for about €1,000 when most Swiss brands can't? To get the details, I asked managing director and partner in the Saxon brand, Uwe Ahrendt, to explain some of the elements that go into such calculations. You might be surprised at his logical answers.
Speake-Marin wristshots featuring clockwise from top: Pierce Brosnan/Resilience, Peter Speake-Marin/Resilience, Ian Skellern/Thalassa, Elizabeth Doerr/Serpent Calendar
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Pierce Brosnan And Peter Speake-Marin Talk About Resilience, ‘Survivor,’ Gratitude, And James Bond

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After following the story of former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin for the past two years, I was itching to get the two together and hear a few of the behind-the-scenes stories on how they got together and what they "bond" over (see what I did there?).
Döttling’s Morosini safe open
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Are Watch Winders Good For Anything?

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A client recently asked me if there are any benefits to using automatic watch winders. The short answer is that I have two viewpoints on watch winders. Click to learn the pros and cons as I see them.
Swatch Touch Zero One
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Swatch Group Gets Serious About Connected Watches, Plans Launch Of New Products Late 2018

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Swatch Group and CSEM (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology) announced on February 5, 2017 that the two entities have collaborated to develop a Swiss made “ecosystem” for “connected objects.”
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