Longines are quietly having another cracking year, spanning divers, pilots and vintage

There has been a huge amount of attention paid to Longines’ new Spirit Collection since it was launched. And rightly so. It offers a contemporary and value-packed new proposition right in the spot where buyers want it; which is a watch that can be a daily wearer that’s robust enough for most situations and well finished enough to catch the eye as a superior quality product. Tick, tick, tick, goes the Spirit Collection – it is pretty much a perfect… Read More

VIDEO: How does the new IWC Big Pilot 43 differ from the original Big Pilot 46?

Back when I was first dipping my toes into the waters of watch enthusiasm, the IWC Big Pilot was one of the first luxury watches that captured my admiration. I had no means to afford it at the time, and I did not have the level of understanding I do today, but its utility and design spoke to me and I thought it was among the coolest wrist companions available on the market. I still have a fondness for the… Read More

VIDEO: TAG Heuer doubles down on smartwatch tech with the 2021 TAG Heuer Connected collection

When people think back to the beginning of smartwatches, they invariably think of the first Apple Watch back in 2015, but what isn’t well known is that TAG Heuer released their first Connected watch in the very same year. Yep, TAG Heuer have had skin in the smartwatch game for almost as long as anyone, which isn’t what you’d necessarily expect from a brand producing watches in the typically conservative Swiss watch industry. Last year in 2020 we were presented… Read More

VIDEO: The Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G is a two-tone bruiser with winning charm

The Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G has somewhat been left in the shadows of the oh-so-perfect-but-slightly-over-hyped 58. The original Black Bay 58 in black is actually part of my own collection, and while it does sit on my wrist with a calm, quiet confidence, I have toyed with the idea of flipping it for this two-tone big brother that comes with oodles of brash charm. Personally, I’m a sucker for a simple, balanced bi-compax chronograph, and this hits that nail… Read More

VIDEO: The Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic collection delivers a skeletonised update

How do you update a classic? It’s a problem that many designers face, whether they work in the watch industry, automotives or product design. How do you retain the original idea behind a design and still bring it forward into the here and now? This is a question that the Rado Captain Cook designers must have faced, after reissuing a dive watch design from the 1960s and launching it in Baselworld in 2017. Understandably, this has been a very successful… Read More