Ice, ice baby: The best gem set watches from Watches & Wonders

Gems, dazzle, diamonds and pizzazz. This year we have seen a delectable tableau of precious stones within, around, and pavèd on some of the flashiest new watches shown at Watches & Wonders. And while the entire Phygital viewing experience does leave a lot to be desired, the top maisons have managed to convey the blend of haute gioallerie with horology to a greater extent then I had ever imagined. Sadly my bank manager does not agree. The perhaps most interesting… Read More

MICRO MONDAYS: Is the Hegid Mirage the first interchangeable case system with a Swiss movement?

Variety is the spice of life – we all love to change things up. As a result, to many enthusiasts the mere idea of the “Exit Watch” or the “one watch for all occasions” is a frankly laughable concept. How many of us finally obtain that elusive grail only to start hankering for another piece on a whole other level? To feed our fickle tastes we resort to strap swapping as any watch can change personality with a suede two-stitch… Read More

The best green dials of 2021, including IWC, Cartier, Grand Seiko and more – Part 2

Editor’s note: Green dials are everywhere we look in 2021. If you missed Part 1 of this list on the best green dials, make sure you check it before moving on to Part 2.  Cartier Tank Must  Inspired by the Must de Cartier collection from the 1980s, the new colourful Tank Must references include this stunning forest green watch, cased in stainless steel and powered by a quartz movement with eight years of battery life. Price: AUD$4150 Grand Seiko SBGD207… Read More

#Kixntix: Pairing up the dazzling Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum with a fresh blue Nike Air drop

We’re BACK with the streetstyle-centric #kixntix, and what better way to celebrate some of the sharpest watches to come out of Watches & Wonders than with some fresh Nikes? This time I’m enamoured by the cutting-edge engineering of the new Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum collection. Powered by the tour de force 9004 movement – the twin-escapement version of the famous El Primero – be prepared for the brilliance of a dizzying spin of the 1/100th second chronograph hand. Set within… Read More

Three shades of Casioak: Is the G-Shock GA-2100 series the “everything” watch?

During the bombardment of new pieces during Watches & Wonders, I needed to keep things simple on my wrist. That’s why I embarked on one week of living exclusively with three top models (just watches sadly) of the Casio G-Shock GA-2100 “Casioak” series. Are they brilliant, over-hyped, ironic or now just plain ubiquitous? We’ve previously published articles on the watch’s value as a great everyday sports watch, top custom combos, and modification to bring out the watch’s inner Genta.  Personally,… Read More

On-the-wrist reviews of the latest and greatest timepieces.