Patria: Historical Name, Vintage Look, New Technology, And Column Wheel Chronograph

The modern story of the reborn Patria watch brand begins with Jolyon Lambert, a 31-year-old British industrial designer. Having spoken to Lambert at length and handled the reborn brand’s first new watch, Elizabeth Doerr reports on the Brigadier column-wheel flyback chronograph.

Reservoir Watch Supercharged Classic: (Relatively) Affordable Swiss Quality

Absent any history or gambit to appropriate a dead brand name, Reservoir has been able to channel its energies into inventive design, high value for money, and a well-rounded model line, which is evident in this Supercharged Classic model.

On the wrist: Ming Model 19.02

Musing On The Ming Model 19.02: Micro Brand To Mega Brand?

It was with great interest (as a watch enthusiast) and some trepidation (as a humble photography student of polymath Ming Thein) that GaryG took on the task of photographing a pre-production example of Ming’s latest, Model 19.02 GMT.

Tudor Black Bay P01

The Tudor Black Bay P01 And The Story Of The 1967 Prototype That Inspired It

At Baselworld 2019, when the curtains were finally opened at the Tudor booth, a watch that had widely been considered a myth by many was revealed to be 100 percent real! The Tudor Black Bay P01 has now arrived.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Automatic bronze

Top 5 Value-For-Money Watches At SIHH 2019 From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Montblanc, And IWC

Łukasz Doskocz’s story “Top 5 Value-For-Money Watches At SIHH 2018” landed in the top ten most read posts of 2018, so he thought it a good idea to pick these watches out at SIHH again – and happily the 2019 edition of the fair did not disappoint with some great new relatively affordable timepieces.

Eauk Barreur bottle

Pacing Through Paris With Eauk Barreur, A Boldly Masculine Scent

Paris is home to many things, including crazy, innovative, and traditional perfume brands. And it was in Paris that Martin Green decided to try out the very masculine Eauk Barreur eau de parfum from the Netherlands.

Lundis Bleus Ref. 1110 with blue enamel over radially- lined dial

Lundis Bleus: Relatively Affordable Swiss Independent With Eye-Catching Enamel And Engraved Dials

Joshua Munchow likes brands that blur the lines and stir up discussion. One such brand that has been building steam over the last few years is Lundis Bleus, an independent Swiss marque out of La Chaux-de-Fonds producing some really cool timepieces with a mixture of sourced components and in-house production with clear disclosures about both.

Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38

Naughty Or Nice? A Down-To-Earth (Under $5,000) Wish List Including Breitling, Baume & Mercier, Tutima, Nomos Glashütte, and Seiko Presage

Makin’ a list, checking it twice . . . The holiday season is almost upon us, and while “’tis the season to be jolly,” it is often also a time to hustle to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. In case you needed another reason for watch shopping (and Sabine doesn’t) – a watch certainly would help navigate through stores to find everything on time. Here are five wallet-friendly suggestions that might just be the ultimate “tra la la la.”

Swatch Tresor Magique on the wrist

Swatch Tresor Magique: The Watch Harry Potter Would Have Worn

The Swatch Tresor Magique might have a platinum case, but it looks like something Harry Potter would have appreciated wearing while attending classes at Hogwarts. However, there is more that is even notable about this watch, which Martin Green divulges here.

anOrdain Model 1 with blue oven-fired enamel dial

anOrdain Offers Affordable Enamel Dials Made In Scotland Powered By Swiss Mechanical Movements: Results Of Long-Term Test

Affordable enamel dials made in Scotland and powered by Swiss mechanical movements? Elizabeth Doerr investigated anOrdain further to see for herself what this was all about and shares what she learned here.