Sunshine for the wrist: The best yellow dial watches from DOXA to Hublot

Whatever the weather, the watch on my wrist can pep up the dullest day, so what better choice than a piece of yellow sunshine for the wrist.  While the watch world’s fashion trends are changing from blue to green this year, there is nothing like the FLASH of a yellow dial to make you smile, whether it’s presented in a tough carbon-fibre diver’s case or via the honey-coloured minimalism of Ming. Even Rolex realised this, bringing us the 70s delight…

INTRODUCING: An exclusive space odyssey with the Dial Artist x Bamford Cosmic Rainbow.

The line between watch journalist and collector sometimes blurs. My interview with Chris Alexander (@thedialartist), a creative designer with a growing sideline in watch modification, inspired me to take urgent action. Chris’ abstract art that transforms dials from G-Shocks to Speedmasters, seriously struck a chord, eventually leading to this hot drop today. While researching his successful Galaxy Casioak series, I fell in love with Chris’ deep space vibe.  I started talking to him about a commission of my own, a…

The Bamford London GMT Popeye Limited Edition is way better than spinach

It’s fair to say that most people hate spinach. Generally with good reason too. But if there was ever anyone to convince you that eating spinach was a good idea, it would be the one and only Popeye. He’s a character who loves his pipe nearly as much as he loves his leafy greens and, for the second time in recent years, is gracing the dial of a watch in the Bamford London GMT Popeye Limited Edition. The first time…

George Bamford launches GB Talks podcast to discuss the sleepers of the vintage watch world

George Bamford is about as passionate and enthusiastic a member of the watch community as you’ll ever find. His boisterous energy is infectious whether he’s discussing his Ferrari 275 GTB or the Bamford Watch Department x Time+Tide GMT1. And it’s this energy that is set to be the driving force behind his new podcast GB Talks, where George will interview watch experts as part of a deep dive into underappreciated watches of the past. In his first episode, George speaks…

SPOTTED: The Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT1 sighted prowling in the wild

Want to know one of the highlights of 2020 for me? The Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT1 of course. It was the first collaboration watch that Time+Tide has ever produced, and it was a thrill to be a part of the team that saw it come to life. But what’s been even more exciting than launching the watch – and seeing it sell out in less than a day – is seeing the GMT1 out in the wild, on the…