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Ceri David
With 15 years as an editor and writer across fashion, lifestyle and celebrity, Ceri views watches the same way she does everything else, through a humanistic lens. When picking up a timepiece, Ceri sees the history that led to its creation; the skills of the designer; the hints it offers about the person wearing it, and the places it will go with them. Ultimately Ceri believes that in talking about watches, you can explore every part of life. If that life includes gin, cats and floating about in water, all the better.

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02.04.2017

HANDS-ON: Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture 


Even here in Australia – relatively under-populated and enormous as it is – you need to venture out to the country to get a proper look at the stars. There’s really no ignoring the stubborn corporate buildings and incessant traffic  that means our cities and towns are constantly bathed in urban glow. So how do we get our fix of the pure unadulterated night sky? Easy: regular camping trips out in the bush. And for those times of year when that’s not possible? Well, how about a spot of star gazing via the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture, which…

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08.03.2017

HANDS-ON: Hublot epitomises elegance with the Classic Fusion King Gold

Throw the word ‘Hublot’ into conversation, and all too often the topic can find itself steered down a path toward a couple of broad stereotypes. You know what we’re talking about. It’s the kind of statement that says “Hublot makes nothing but large, skeletonised statement pieces in unusual materials, for rappers,” for example. And you know what? Some of that is our fault. After all, we’re the ones who like to seize on an impressive technical breakthrough, or a brand-new case material, because that makes a good story. Well, not today. Put all of that out of your mind, and have a look at this: That…

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05.03.2017

HANDS-ON: the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Power Reserve – what a difference a grey makes

In the spectrum of colour, grey is quite the double agent. There it goes, trudging along amid notions of overcast skies, mind-numbing office cubicles, uncertainty. But just as we’re all stifling a yawn at its inherent dowdiness, what’s this we see? There goes grey playing its other hand in a realm populated by wolves and weimaraners, silver foxes with steely gazes, marble and moodiness. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the grey matter we’re interested in – executed perfectly, as it happens, in the anthracite hue of this Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Power Reserve. We’ve talked before about embracing colour at the…

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27.02.2017

LIST: 5 of the best watches from the 2017 Oscars, including an incredible $1.7 million Greubel Forsey

This, friends, is the big one. Sure, we’ve kept half an eye on the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the BAFTAs and the rest. But really, honestly, this is the only one we care about: the 89th Academy Awards, which took place tonight/yesterday/some time in the past few hours. (Seriously, we’re in Australia – Monday’s nearly over here. Try to keep up.) As ever, the purpose of the Oscars is two-fold. Firstly, it is to fill us with regret at the outstanding movies we missed at the cinema because they sounded rubbish, and which we’ll now have to watch on the…

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22.02.2017

HANDS-ON: Singing the blues with the ladies’ Ulysse Nardin Classico

We’re all taught the colours of the rainbow from pre-school, so it’s amazing how many of us grow up to wear only black. Anything brighter is definitely viewed as a risk, which is why smaller wardrobe items are a great starting point for that gamble. For guys, it might be a patterned pocket square or the flash of contrasting sock, while ladies can dabble with a broader palette through make-up and jewellery. Across the board, though, one place that’s perfect for introducing colour is the wrist. My first thoughts on seeing the Ulysse Nardin Classico Automatic Lady, fresh for 2017, was…

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18.02.2017

HANDS-ON: The updated Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold sits squarely between the sexes

When it comes to watches that are described as unisex, quite honestly, very few do a good job of straddling the gender divide equally. Sure, there are plenty of women who’ll happily wear hefty, so-called masculine watches, but it’s a rare Aussie bloke who’ll strap into anything involving diamonds and pastels, even if it’s marketed evenly at both the XX and XY camps. Sound the gender-neutral klaxon then, because today’s watch sits as squarely in the middle as we’ve ever seen – pun fully intended. The latest evolution of the Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold, which landed in Australian boutiques in…

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16.02.2017

LIST: 15 Instagram wristshots that are better than yours (and why)

If you’re feeling brave, type ‘wristies’ into the Google machine, and you’ll be rewarded with an eye-opening array of results. Who knew, for example, that they were a type of fingerless gloves? Fascinating stuff. Those are not the wristies we’re focusing on today – nor will we be broaching any other varieties, thank you very much. Instead, we’re here to talk about the humble watch wristshot. Many take them, but ever fewer succeed at pulling a like, heart or share, because, well, it’s been years now, and the game is a whole lot harder. So in an effort to make…

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11.02.2017

MY WATCH STORY: Ben’s Seiko Sea Urchin

Recently, Ben Gunsberger – friend of T+T, visual effects artist, photographer and co-founder of Babyology.com.au – posted this image on his Facebook feed without a caption. In watch circles, it doesn’t get much more intriguing than that, so we pestered him (over and over) until he agreed to fill us in on his Seiko. What’s the story of this watch? It’s the Seiko SNZF17K1 “Sea Urchin” on a Clockwork Synergy NATO strap. Ever since I became interested in mechanical watches, I’ve loved the Rolex Submariner, and I was toying with the idea of buying a 1976 model for my 40th birthday, in 2016. After lots…

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09.02.2017

HOW TO: Get the watch you want on Valentine’s Day

Hoping to unwrap a small box next Tuesday and hear yourself saying ‘Wow!’ with genuine delight and awe and exclamation marks? How did he/she know this was exactly the watch you wanted! Then follow our step-by-step guide to avoid the tears and inevitable relationship breakdown that will result from your significant other choosing the wrong present for your wrist. 1) Harness the power of Instagram Forget the eyes – Instagram is the real window to your soul, so make sure the right people are peering through it, noses pressed to the glass. Unless you’re weirdly devious, your partner will already be aware you’re obsessed with the ‘Gram, but now’s the…

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03.02.2017

OPINION: Why the Oris Artelier Skeleton Diamonds is a modern feminist watch

For much of the industry, the motto when it comes to designing watches for women appears to be: “Make it sparkle so brightly they won’t notice there’s a battery inside.” Happily, that’s not the case here, because the Oris Artelier Skeleton Diamonds is one of an all-too-rare breed: a ladies’ watch that’s impressive both as a timepiece and as a piece of jewellery. Take a good look. Yes, there are diamonds – 72 of the little fellas doing their thing on the bezel, and another 12 acting as indices on the dial ring. There’s also some lovely texture thanks to the…

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01.02.2017

WATCHSPOTTING: Forget Roger Federer’s Rolex Batman – his wife Mirka’s Day-Date is the real champion

While most eyes were on Roger Federer and the Rolex GMT Master-II BLNR he strapped on to hoist his 18th grand slam trophy at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Sunday night, there were other watches nearby worth noticing. Yes, there was the Richard Mille RM 27-02 tourbillon worn by Nadal throughout all five sets – but that’s not what we’re talking about. Our attention was grabbed by the exceptional piece worn by Mirka Federer, with its emerald bezel and diamond pavé dial. Now, this isn’t your regular stone-strewn Rolex. This watch is special – so special it doesn’t even show up…

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28.01.2017

INTRODUCING: The Dior VIII Grand Bal Plume 2017 Chinese New Year Edition

Ready to shake your tail feather? Let’s hope so, seeing as today kicks off the Chinese year of the rooster. Luckily, there’s a way to get into the spirit of things without having to hire a head-to-toe cockerel costume, and for that, we have Dior to thank. A vision in red, the Dior VIII Grand Bal Plume 2017 Chinese New Year Limited Edition is the perfect marriage of haute couture and horlogerie. Think of all the Dior gowns in luxuriant fabrics and cunning construction you’ve seen on A-listers at awards ceremonies over the years. They’re showstoppers – and this is…

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26.01.2017

EDITOR’S PICK: 3 Aussie watches to celebrate Australia Day

January 26 marks Australia Day – a public holiday to celebrate the melting pot that is our nation. For many, that will involve a barbecue, a slip-n-slide and an esky full of cold ones. For us at T+T, as well as all that, it will involve raising a glass to the Australian watch industry. Granted, it may be small, but that doesn’t stop it punching above its weight. Here are just three of those homegrown brands. Aegir Instruments This Perth-based brand began in 2007 as a one-off project by Todd Caldwell, a commercial diver who couldn’t find quite what he needed.…

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21.01.2017

INTRODUCING: The new Panthère de Cartier – an ’80s icon back on the prowl

No one was quite sure what to expect at SIHH this year, so it was a thrill to see Cartier getting on the front foot with a female-focused re-release of the Panthère de Cartier. First launched in the 1980s, it sat well with the cultural cues of the time: big hair, shoulder pads, Dynasty. Charlie Sheen’s character, Bud Fox, wore one in Wall Street. And one of our favourite photographs shows the Panthère on the wrist of a fresh-faced, blow-dried Pierce Brosnan, accessorised with a pinky ring and a luxuriant pectoral thatch, his top four buttons left undone, as was standard in the era.…

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18.01.2017

LOOKBOOK: Dude, Where’s Your Watch? Summer Edition

  While the watch world’s glitterati (including a fair chunk of Team T+T) shiver in Geneva, warming their frost-bitten hands over pots of fondue, those of us left here in Australia are enjoying a lovely summer. Conjure the usual stereotypes: prawns, barbecues etc. You get the picture. Of course, an overall coating of perspiration and seafood sauce is no excuse for not looking good – so do please factor into that mental picture the latest trends from the Spring/Summer 17 runaway shows, which we assure you are currently being sported Down Under. To help with the visualisation process, here are a few…

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14.01.2017

HANDS ON: Chanel vs Chanel – 2 Boy.Friends fight it out for a place in your heart

Tune in to any period drama and at some point there’ll be a plot line where two eligible young bachelors vie for the attentions of a damsel; a situation which typically ends in fisticuffs, name-calling (“You blasted cad!”) and the woman not having a say in anything. Happily, our version of events – in which the original Chanel Boy.Friend is pitted against the new kid on the block, the Chanel Boy.Friend Tweed – takes place in far more enlightened times. Our lady of the manor gets to choose however she likes. One. Both. Neither. That’s the way it works, folks.…

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09.01.2017

WATCHSPOTTING: The 5 hottest wrists of the Golden Globes 2017 – feat. Jonah Hill and Richard Mille

While we mortals take our time recovering from NYE, happy to simply roll our eyes at returning to work in clothes that are a little more snug than before all the mince pies, our thoughts should go out to the poor celebs. There’s no waddling around in stretchy pants for them, while finishing off the last few Ferrero Rocher. Instead, this is the time of year when they need to look as sleek and velvety as glistening otters, as awards season kicks off with the 74th Golden Globes, which took place just hours ago in Beverly Hills. It’s a circus of the highest order,…

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03.01.2017

TEAM PICK: Ceri David’s favourite stories of 2016

The third in our series of Team Picks, today it’s Ceri’s turn to reveal the three stories she most enjoyed on Time+Tide this year. VIDEO: ABOUT TIME with Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs BY: Felix Scholz PUBLISHED: July “Basketball is a fast-paced, frenetic game, but this beautifully-shot black-and-white video shows another side to it through Patty Mills, Australian point guard for the San Antonio Spurs. I love the contrast between the dramatic music and his calm demeanour as he talks about the pressure of time, both in terms of his training and during high-stakes NBA games.” VIDEO: The…

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15.12.2016

HOW TO: Impress a woman with your watch

Firstly, let’s not delude ourselves: your timepiece is going to impress more men than women. That’s a given. Unless of course it’s awful. If that’s the case, you’ll be slaying precisely no one – and also, how did you find your way to Time+Tide? However, there are a few ways you can maximise your chances of making an impression on the fairer sex with your choice of wristwear, at least a little. Listen carefully. Step 1: Choose something less obvious Less obvious than what? Less obvious than the one you’re most likely to choose, obviously. Because even though that un-aerodynamic chunk…

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13.12.2016

LIST: 4 pens that are considerably mightier than the sword

We often wax lyrical about our love affair with Montblanc’s watches, but we’ve also got a soft spot for their famous writing instruments. We were lucky enough to come face-to-face with a selection of their absolute finest recently.  It’s not often these golden, gem-encrusted rockstars of the written word, in their lavish presentation boxes even make it to our fair shores, but when they do, it’s almost (we said almost) enough to make you throw your iPhone, tablet and computer out the window and go back to pen and ink. Here’s a glimpse at our favourites. Limited Edition F.D. Roosevelt America’s Signatures…

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09.12.2016

HANDS-ON: Everything’s all white – we test the brightest Omega, Bulgari and Rado watches on one Sydney summer day

A heavenly trio descended from the skies to T+T’s Sydney outpost this week, sparkling like little angels escaped from the tops of nearby Christmas trees. Translation: we’ve got three awesomely white watches to show you. But while they clearly share the same colour and a healthy love of ceramic, beyond that they couldn’t be more different. Here’s how we managed to work them seamlessly into just one day in Sydney, and everything that throws at you. NB: before our readers in colder climes go off and sulk, we’d like to point out that although these three white watches are perfect against a tan,…

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08.12.2016

ADVENT CALENDAR 2016: December 8 – The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

How’s your Christmas shopping going, folks? Whaddaya mean you haven’t started yet? Chop chop. Unless you’re waiting for inspiration to hit, in which case, maybe this is it. Because talk about causing a stir. The new Rolex Air-King has had people talking ever since it raised its first gasp at Baselworld earlier this year. Why not unleash one on an unsuspecting family member, and watch the debate heat up again over mince pies and sherry. Who should you buy this for? With a lot more heft than ever before, at 40mm, this one definitely needs to go to someone with a big enough stocking.…

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05.12.2016

HANDS ON: The Piaget Limelight Gala – winner of the GPHG ladies’ watch prize lands in Sydney

Coming face-to-face with an award-winner can be nerve-wracking. When you’ve watched from afar, seen photographs, read reviews, you’re always curious to know whether things will live up to the hype. These days, after all, it’s spin that makes the world go round. So, yes, the preamble to meeting Piaget’s pink gold Limelight Gala, complete with Milanese bracelet, was understandably tense. This was just a couple of weeks after it had won the ladies’ watch prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) – what if, away from her wintry hemisphere of choice, she wilted under the harsh Australian sun? What…

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04.12.2016

EDITOR’S PICK: Stripped back sexiness – the Bulgari Octo Ultranero Skeleton

Editor’s Note: It’s the time of year when we start thinking about gifts we might find under the Christmas tree in three (three?!) Sundays’ time, and while there’s definitely more than one watch on our wishlist, this slender, technical take on the Octo is right up there. Can you blame us, given how shapely, sheer and utterly luxurious it is? Anyway, we’re just crossing our fingers everyone’s noticed how nice we’ve been this year. Our love of the Octo is well documented – and real. You wouldn’t expect such an unconventional, octagonal case shape to be so stylistically flexible, but…

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02.12.2016

THE RULES: No Submariners with black tie – 5 tips for tuxedo-appropriate timepieces

Welcome to the party season, aka an obstacle course of events that, between now and February, will test the limits of your wardrobe. All manner of creative/edgy/infuriating dress codes will be thrown your way, but if there’s one thing we’re sure of, it is this: whether it’s for New Year’s Eve or The Oscars, at some point you will be wearing a tuxedo. And that has implications for your wrist, which you may or may not be ready to hear… First up, although we’re not here to get all pedantic on your suit, it would be negligent of us not…

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27.11.2016

LIST: Six men’s watches that look incredible on women (and why)

Ever since the female of the species began wearing trousers circa the 1920s, they’ve been gradually but persistently encroaching into the territory of men. Never has the saying ‘give them an inch’ been more relevant. Next minute, they had the right to follow whatever career path they fancied and the freedom to get a short haircut without bringing shame on the entire family, and the world was upside down. Women wearing men’s watches is just the latest example of this invasion – and you know what? Get used to it. Full disclosure: I am a woman, so I’ll stop with this ‘they’…

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25.11.2016

INTRODUCING: The Audemars Piguet Ladies’ Royal Oak turns 40 in style

OK, we’re calling it: 1976 was one of the best years in history – for so many reasons. For a start, that’s when Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life was released. It was also the year Rocky and Taxi Driver hit cinemas, and superhotties Benedict Cumberbatch and Audrey Tatou entered the world. In conclusion: a very good year. Audemars Piguet would agree. It was 1976 when they unveiled the brand new ladies’ Royal Oak (four years after the men’s model hit the market) – which means that this year she, just like those icons above, is hitting the…

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20.11.2016

LOOKBOOK: Three ways to wear Baume & Mercier’s steel Petite Promesse

Take a good look at the image below. What do you see? A ladies’ dress watch, right? That’s a fair point. When you have 44 brilliant-cut diamonds bracketing a mother-of-pearl dial, a teeny 22mm case and a wrap-around bracelet, it’s clear we’re not operating at the rough-and-ready end of the watch spectrum. But don’t be fooled into thinking the Baume & Mercier Petite Promesse is a one-trick pony. This is a versatile little gem. Here are just three ways to work it – though we guarantee there are countless more. Evening wear Let’s get the obvious one out of the way…

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09.11.2016

HANDS ON: the elegant double act of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Moon

As far as origin stories go, the Reverso has one of the best. Back in the 1930s, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most famous model was conceived to withstand the rigours of polo, thanks to its ingenious flip-over case design. When the mallets started swinging and balls went flying, the watch could safely bury its face until the action was over, using its caseback as protection. Much later (1994 to be precise) the line evolved to include two-faced models, and the story became less about hiding away when the going got tough, and more about choosing which side was best equipped for the task…

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28.08.2016

WATCHSPOTTING: Richard Branson vs the ‘Million Dollar Beard’

Editor’s Note: It started with a post on LinkedIn by Richard Branson, which was titled ‘Great Beards come with Great Responsibility‘.  My first thought was of a guy we’ve bumped into a few times in our travels with Time+Tide, Mr Jimmy Niggles. Jimmy’s story is simple to the point of being unforgettable. He’s grown an epic beard. He’ll shave it off for a million dollars. I clicked on the post, and what do you know, it was inspired by our Jimmy…[AM] Recognise this bloke? Yes, yes, the one on the right is Sir Richard Branson. But the other one? Well,…

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11.08.2016

EVENT: TAG Heuer’s Sydney flagship store gets an on-brand makeover

The official opening last night of TAG Heuer’s newly redesigned Sydney flagship drew quite a crowd – far beyond the usual cluster of beautiful people who attend this kind of shindig. Located at the intersection of Pitt Street and Market Street, this is the undisputed epicentre of the city’s retail district, which made it perfect for rubberneckers hoping to spot a celeb or two sipping Champagne while trying on TAG’s tourbillon for size. It also goes a long way to explaining how this particular boutique came to be TAG Heuer’s most successful globally, in terms of being the highest grossing, per…

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10.08.2016

WATCHSPOTTING: Who wore it best? The Rolex President feat. Posh, Ike and Bieber

When it comes to Rolex, the precious-metal-only Day-Date (aka the President) is pretty much at the top of the tree, so naturally it isn’t short of high-profile wearers. But when we spotted Victoria Beckham sporting one out-and-about in New York earlier this week, it got us thinking about how versatile this watch is. So many people have rocked it, each bringing their own style to the timepiece – from Jay Z to Jennifer Aniston and even our very own Felix Scholz. We put all the names in a hat, and selected three at random to fight it out over who wore it best. Today’s contenders are [drumroll] Victoria Beckham,…

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04.08.2016

LIST: 6 watches for all 6 types of super-villain, just in time for Suicide Squad

With Suicide Squad in cinemas (and trending poorly on Rotten Tomatoes)  we’ve got bad guys on the brain, and we can’t help noticing that when it comes to Hollywood, there are two distinct trends, the first noted by Empire: “If Marvel has the best superheroes, so the prevailing geek-logic goes, then DC has the coolest villains.” Meanwhile, the prevailing watch logic, as it applies to both, is that it’s the heroes who tend to get all the best watches. James Bond with Submariners (if you have a time machine handy, you can buy one of them here) then more recently the latest,…

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01.08.2016

VIDEO: Meet the Australian Cartier Drive Man – Chris Edwards

Time for an existential question, folks: What drives you? Granted, it’s early in the working week, and ‘Would you like another coffee?’ is hard enough to deal with as a proposition, but the notion of personal drive is on our mind. Bear with us while we explain. Earlier in the year we introduced you to the Drive de Cartier, the new men’s collection from Cartier, which was a refreshing surprise when it emerged, fully formed, at SIHH – with a stylish-yet-masculine design that critics agreed was the watch Cartier had been missing. (Check out the very cool Drive microsite here.) Next,…

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28.07.2016

HANDS ON: Sports-luxe style – the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady Full Ceramic

Action has always spoken louder than words, so it was good to see the TAG Heuer enclosure at Baselworld this year packed with watches that delivered on CEO Jean-Claude Biver’s message about embracing more disruptive, avant grade design. Happily, that walking-of-the-walk extends right across the gender divide, and one example that caught our roving eye is the Aquaracer Lady Full Ceramic. This is the brand’s first foray into all-ceramic watches, and the wait was worth it. At 35mm, this is bigger and bolder than previous women’s Aquaracers, complete with luminous markers on the indices and hands, and the usual anti-reflective coating on the crystal. Throw…

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26.07.2016

WATCHSPOTTING: San Diego Comic-Con 2016, feat. Omega, Ball and a lot of Rolex

A celebration of comics, sci-fi, gaming and general nerdery, Comic-Con International wrapped up yesterday in San Diego – and if you’re not familiar with it, think Baselworld but with less watches and more figurines. If you’re one of the thousands of fans who went along to soak up the magic, we envy you – and best of luck getting the ketchup out of your Pikachu outfit. For the rest of us who had to make do with observing from afar, this wasn’t just a chance to geek out at the latest trailers – it was an opportunity to witness some serious…

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16.07.2016

EVENT: Exploring the Bell & Ross 2016 collection in Sydney

Time+Tide attended an exclusive dinner on Thursday night courtesy of Bell & Ross, whose team was in town to give us a hands-on look at the brand’s Baselworld 2016 Collection, at the Salon Privé in the O Bar & Dining Room, high above Sydney. The view was breathtaking, up there on the 47th floor of Australia Square, not least because the revolving restaurant takes in iconic sights such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Still, it was hard to know how best to divide our time between the aspect outside the room and what was on display within, which included the the latest concept-car-inspired AeroGT watches,…

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15.07.2016

NEWS: Piaget announces the steel Polo S – and 9 Game Changers to show it off

Just minutes ago at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, we were introduced to the full line-up of ambassadors for the new Piaget Polo S collection. As you’d expect having recently signed with the brand, Hollywood star and general winner-at-life Ryan Reynolds is one of them, as is the similarly enviable Michael B Jordan – with the crack team also including big hitters from other markets around the globe, from polo player and pal of Prince Harry, Michael Borwick, to Michelin-starred French chef Jean-François Piège. The Piaget Polo S is a watch we’ve been wanting to see for some time now. Steel. Sporty. Sexy.…

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14.07.2016

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Specter spills the beans on the watches you’ve seen in Suits (and the timepiece Scarlett Johansson gifted him)

Let’s take a leaf out of Harvey Specter’s playbook and get straight to the point in under six billable minutes. The brand new season of Suits premieres just a couple of hours from now, and Gabriel Macht, the Miami-based actor whose life and career has been transformed by his character in the hit legal drama, has never done an interview specifically on the subject of watches. He has never been asked if the Patek Philippe 5004P he wore in Season 1 is real. He has never talked about his own idiosyncratic, sentimental collection. And he has never before confessed just how “sub-par”…

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12.07.2016

INTERVIEW: 6 ways Tiffany & Co. plans to conquer the watch market

Imagine this little gem cropping up on an episode of Family Feud: ‘What are you most likely to find inside a blue Tiffany box?’ Right now, we’re willing to bet that if you plumped for ‘a watch’, you and your nearest and dearest might not be progressing all that far in the competition, such is the brand’s dominance when it comes to earrings, bracelets, and rings (oh my). It was with that in mind that we sat down with Mr Nicola Andreatta, vice president and general manager of Tiffany & Co. Watches, when he visited Sydney last week to launch…

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27.06.2016

LIST: 3 Surprising Tudor watches that have just landed in Australia 

Last Friday, Tudor hit Sydney’s Rapha Cycle Club to present its 2016 novelties, and lured by the prospect of lunchtime Champagne, we were there too. Patrick Boutellier, GM of Tudor Australia, looked typically impeccable in a slim black suit by P.Johnson Tailors. Jordan and Zac Stenmark, mentors on the latest season of Australia’s Next Top Model, were admiring the wares. And the watchmaker at his work bench was demonstrating exactly how to rock geek-chic in a white lab coat and magnifying loupe. But we didn’t come for the fashion – we were there for the timepieces. We thought we had…

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09.06.2016

INTERVIEW: Flavio Manzoni, Design Director of Ferrari, talks about Hublot and the importance of boldness

Right now, Vivid Sydney is in full swing. Not familiar? Well, in a nutshell, it’s an annual three-week festival of ‘light, music and ideas’ that’s best known for transforming the city with grand-scale projections after dark. It also includes a packed schedule of talks by some seriously fascinating people. One of them caught our eye more than most: Flavio Manzoni, Senior Vice President of Design at Ferrari, who has been working very closely with Hublot since the two mega-brands joined forces in 2011.  Despite his flying visit and a major dislike for the associated jet lag, Mr Manzoni very kindly made some time…

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09.06.2016

NEWS: 3 Reasons why the Ryan Reynolds and Piaget relationship will last (forever)

It’s fair to say not all celebrity ambassadors are created equal, but this is one that has our full approval here at Time+Tide, as Piaget announce international superstar Ryan Reynolds as the latest member of the fam. Why is he such a good fit? Really? You need hard evidence beyond what we’re all feeling right now in our gut (and potentially elsewhere)? OK then, here are three good reasons: 1. Because, like Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds enjoys surprising people. Subtle, slim and understated, Piaget is a very surprising choice for an all-American dude (even though Reynolds is actually a Canadian, but you…

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15.05.2016

MY WATCH STORY: Lindy Klim’s Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

Debating whether to describe oneself as ‘businesswoman’, ‘model’ or ‘Balinese princess’ is a dilemma most of us will never have to grapple with – and what a time-saver that is. Of course, that’s not the case for the fabulous Lindy Klim, who flew in from her home in Bali for our Melbourne event with Omega last week, to celebrate women’s watches through the ages. She was just one of a formidable group of women who joined us on the night from across business, fashion, architecture, media and more, to hear Omega’s International Heritage Manager Petros Protopapas reveal the huge role…

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10.05.2016

EVENT: TAG Heuer La Nuit de la Glisse – Don’t Crack Under Pressure

A chilly Monday night was no deterrent for the Australian premiere of La Nuit de la Glisse – Don’t Crack Under Pressure at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction yesterday. Stars including actor and national treasure Bryan Brown and model Kate Peck walked the red carpet ahead of the feature-length extreme sports documentary, made in partnership with TAG Heuer. Director Thierry Donard gave some fascinating insight into the work that went into it – not least that one of the stars kept his face covered for the entire trip as his mother would kill him if she finds out he’s an extreme…

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06.05.2016

EVENT: Omega host a high-calibre crowd on ‘Her Journey Through Time’, starring 12 priceless mechanical marvels from the Omega Museum

The watch world is rich in heritage – and unless you’ve been snoozing for the past century and a half, this isn’t exactly a newsflash. But last night, Time+Tide got to explore a side of that heritage that hasn’t been given the attention it deserves – until now. Partnering with Omega, ’Her Journey Through Time’ was an intimate dinner to celebrate their women’s watches throughout the ages. And if you thought ladies timepieces don’t do much more than look pretty, International Heritage Manager Petros Protopapas was on hand to set the record straight, aided by a haul of rare, priceless, landmark…

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23.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: The final day, featuring Bremont, Oris and Jaquet Droz

It’s time for the final instalment of the  Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. Thanks Ceri, it’s been a blast.  What’s this then? The limited edition Bremont Boeing 100. What does it go with? The colour brown is the ultimate dark horse. Never showy, never demanding, always getting on with things while the other, brighter colours steal all the glory. (Don’t get us started on red. Such an attention seeker.) Well, it stops here. Brown: we love you.…

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22.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: Day 6 , featuring Bell & Ross, Romaine Jerome and MB&F

The Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. If you’d like sass with that, you’ll be most pleased. What’s this then? Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Desert Type chronograph What does it go with? When it comes to military styling, resistance is futile against a trend that reinvents itself with such cunning each and every season that there is literally no way to stop it infiltrating your wardrobe. Just as we’re learning to live with an onslaught…

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21.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: Day 5 , featuring Chanel, Hermès and Chopard

The Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. If you’d like sass with that, you’ll be most pleased. What’s this then? It’s the Chanel Monsieur – the French fashion house’s first watch specifically designed for men. What does it go with? A mix of the classical and the quirky, this works brilliantly alongside the turtleneck revival – and be-fore you start scoffing, let us remind you that this is a wardrobe staple which can lend itself to…

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20.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: Day 4 , featuring Hublot, Bulgari and Seiko

The Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. If you’d like sass with that, you’ll be most pleased. What’s this then? Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Chrono Bi-Retrograde UEFA EURO 2016. No red cards here. What does it go with? Wait – don’t go! Don’t quit your browser and unsubscribe from all further T+T correspondence! Hear us out. First up, we get it: not all of you are in the market for a couture jumpsuit. But don’t shoot…

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19.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: Day 3 , featuring Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe

The Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. If you’d like sass with that, you’ll be most pleased. What’s this then? Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40, with a brand-new green dial What does it go with? The tabloids may have had their knickers in a twist over gender fluidity this past year, but it’s old news in the watch world – and this Rolex is a faultless example of that unisex appeal. Likewise, sports-luxe – the trend…

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18.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: Day 2, featuring Rado, Nomos, Blancpain and Longines

The Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. If you’d like sass with that, you’ll be most pleased. What’s this then? La Grande Classique de Longines, on a powder blue alligator strap. What does it go with? Right now there’s nothing more zeitgeisty than Vetements jeans, each pair made of two vintage finds cut-and-shut together to make a straight-leg high-rise dream that’s far more than the sum of its parts. That rawness acts as the perfect foil…

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17.03.2016

BASEL LOOKBOOK 2016: Our fashion attaché suggests what to wear with all the latest watches from Baselworld

The Basel Lookbook, in which our friend and fashion advisor Ceri David casts an eye over the best releases of Baselworld and suggests what might look nice to wear with them. If you’d like sass with that, you’ll be most pleased. What’s this then? The limited edition Bremont Boeing 100. What does it go with? The colour brown is the ultimate dark horse. Never showy, never demanding, always getting on with things while the other, brighter colours steal all the glory. (Don’t get us started on red. Such an attention seeker.) Well, it stops here. Brown: we love you. And…

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