Roland Iten wearing his mechanical cuff links and a Bugatti belt buckle while holing a full-pavé R822 calibre "Predator" buckle. Note the circular adjustable clasp on the watch strap that Roland developed for F.P. Journe

A Tale Of Belt Buckles Starring Sylvester Stallone, Roland Iten . . . And Me (Archive)

For those of you not aware of who, or what, Roland Iten is then the two words − though not the only two − you need to know are “belt buckles.” High-end belt buckles. Belt buckles crafted like high-end watches. Crafted so well that both Sylvester Stallone and Ian Skellern are big fans.

Guests enjoying the garden at Grovely House

Luxurious Wining, Dining, And Sleeping — Glamping, Anyone? — In Southeast Queensland, Australia

Queensland is a mecca for tourists from around the world. The Great Barrier Reef and its islands, the Gold Coast, northern rainforests, endless beaches, and outback all draw millions of visitors each year. Queensland also makes wine, and although production is small there are some tasty bottles and luxurious places to stay, including a round of glamping like you’ve never seen.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph High Jewellery in white gold

Hublot’s Dashing Diamonds: Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph High Jewellery

At Baselworld 2018, Martin Green unexpectedly came face to face with the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph High Jewellery: this was a timepiece he had been totally unaware of at the time, but one he will never forget. Find out why!

Matrix Powerwatch

Watches Powered By Body Heat: Did The Bulova Thermatron Foretell A Matrix PowerWatch Heat-Driven Future?

As we all know quartz became a Greek tragedy, but fortunately one with an eventual happy end for most brands. Well, happy for the Swiss brands but not so much for the American brands, in particular Bulova. Martin Green thinks heat may have played a role here and may well again with the technology showcased by the new Matrix PowerWatch.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

The Sense And Non-Sense Of Watches In Movies Starring Cartier, Seiko, Bremont, Omega, And More (Archive)

There was a time when viewers didn’t consciously pay that much attention to what kind of wristwatches movie characters wore. This often meant that actors wore their personal watches on set, sometimes even when it didn’t suit the movie. Today placing a wristwatch in a big film is big business, which also changes the types of timepieces characters now wear.

Penfolds Lot 1990 Pot Distilled Single Batch Brandy neat

Penfolds Special Bottlings: Spirited Wines, Distilled Single Batch Brandy, And A Fortified

The invitation to a “secret tasting” with James Godfrey was not one Ken Gargett would ever decline. What Godfrey doesn’t know about fortifieds is not worth knowing, and those he has not tasted are probably not worth tasting. Here’s what Ken learned . . .

Daniel Craig as James Bond wearing an Omega Seamaster in Casino Royale

Commemorating 56 Years Of Bond, James Bond: A Complete Rundown Of Watches Worn On Screen By The World’s Most Famous Fictional Spy

The ultra-successful James Bond film franchise celebrated 55 years of existence in 2017 – ‘Dr. No’ appeared in theaters in 1962 – and with it a host of luxury items used in the world-famous film series, including wristwatches. Bond’s love affair with timepieces began with Sean Connery, who wore a Q-modified, gadget-containing Rolex Submariner in ‘Dr. No’ even though his creator, author Ian Fleming, personally wore the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer. A multitude of watch models have come since . . . find out what they are right here!

Slim d’Hermès Marché du Zambèze

Slim d’Hermès Marche du Zambèze: Celebrating Exotic Arts With African Vibes In Every Detail

La Montre Hermès belongs to the elite circle of watch manufacturers offering a profoundly poetic expression of timekeeping through its métiers d’art watches. One recent example is the Slim d’Hermès Marche du Zambèze, a vibrant and colorful celebration of African wildlife en miniature.

El Dorado 21-Year-Old Special Reserve Rum

El Dorado 21-Year-Old Special Reserve Rum: Searching Out Guyana’s Rich, Liquid Gold

At the highly respected Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute, the El Dorado 21-Year-Old caught the world’s attention when it was awarded 98/100, the highest score ever achieved by any rum. It was described as “one of the world’s greatest rum drinking experiences.” Does Ken Gargett agree?

Van Cleef & Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs on the wrist

The Retrograde: One Of My Favorite Complications (Archive)

The retrograde indication is one of Joshua Munchow’s favorite “Because We Can” (BWC) complications: gears are an amazing invention and have allowed watchmakers to make incredible creations, leaving a multitude of openings for creativity. Joshua looks at some great retrogrades here and explains why he likes this display.