The MB&F HM11 earns its name Architect by the inspiration for its case design. Its inspiration comes from 1960s architecture, and one could imagine seeing this shape, enlarged to life-size, as a comfortable home overseeing the Mediterranean.
In no particular order, here are 15 watches from 2023 that Ian Skellern would love to own (if somebody else was paying) and one that he hopes to buy for himself.
While the original L.U.C 1860, with caliber 1.96, was spot on for the era, the current L.U.C 1860 in Lucent steel is just that again. It shows once more that trends come and go, but circle.
Love them or hate them, one thing that most collectors know is that tourbillons are very expensive. That’s all changed with Patria’s Brigadier Tourbillon Subscription Edition costing ‘just’ CHF 18,000 for a beautifully hand finished Swiss Made tourbillon.
Many brands claim to have unique watches in their collection, but one that really owns this claim is Ulysse Nardin’s Freak. At Dubai Watch Week 2023, UN released the Freak One Ops.
The Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is a watch that quickly captures your heart. And that was no easy challenge, as Martin Green explains.
If there’s one thing (apart from snow) heralding the start of winter in Scandinavia, it’s frost. The dial of the GoS Sarak Frost recreates the scintillating appearance of icy frost.
Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva has just released a watch that helps you keep track of time no matter how light or dark it is outside: the Midnight Sun.
Martin Green has been a big fan of Chronoswiss since the 1990s and thought it tough to improve any of their models. However, the new Delphis, Chronoswiss has clearly taken things to the next level.
The 2023 Dubai Watch Week (DWW) has drawn to a close and what a fair it was: simply sensational. Here is Part 2 of Ian Skellern’s DWW 2023 photofest. Enjoy!