Category: Hands-On

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Lune Watch Hands-On

At SIHH 2017, Swiss Parmigiani debuted a new version of their best-selling Tonda 1950 collection with a moonphase-equipped variant known as the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Lune. Offered in a a steel case, the watch seeks to blend value and complexity, for an attractive dress watch with some horological ...

Piaget Polo S Chronograph Watch Hands-On

I was surprised when Piaget announced the new Polo S and Polo S Chronograph watches in July last year. Piaget already has a sports watch in the Polo FortyFive, but a new luxury sports watch in steel wasn’t something I was expecting from them. But with the benefit of hindsight, a luxury sports ...

AkriviA AK-06 Watch Hands-On

Geneva-based boutique high-end watch maker AkriviA debuted their first non-tourbillon watch at Baseworld 2017, the AK-06. The AkriviA AK-06 might not have the sexiest name, but the watch itself is a lovely testament to our love of individually produced mechanical watches. The movement itself is a ...

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre Watch Hands-On

At SIHH 2017, Parmigiani released an interesting and subtle "new" watch with the Toric Chronometre. It is actually a modernized interpretation of the first watch that Michel Parmigiani designed in 1996. The 2017 Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre is a bit larger, but in many ways is said to be ...

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Watch Hands-On

On the wrist, the Horological Machine No. 7 "Aquapod" felt as though it was easily the weirdest MBF timepiece I'd ever put on. Those who know the brand will be quick to point out the severity of that statement. Pretty much all MBF Horological Machine (HM) timepieces are weird by design, yet mostly ...

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Watch Hands-On

On the wrist, the Horological Machine No. 7 "Aquapod" felt as though it was easily the weirdest MBF timepiece I'd ever put on. Those who know the brand will be quick to point out the severity of that statement. Pretty much all MBF Horological Machine (HM) timepieces are weird by design, yet mostly ...

Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex Watch Hands-On

Established in 1995 by brothers Felix and Thomas Baumgartner, Urwerk has steadily gained recognition over the years for their unusual and boldly designed watches. Their first major release was the UR-103 in 2003. The UR-103 was notable because it combined the centuries-old wandering hour ...

Bulgari Octo Maserati Chronograph Watch Hands-On

Cars and watches have a lot in common, so it is little wonder that tie-ins between the two worlds are so popular. Watchmakers and automakers have collaborated for quite a while now. Rolex is active in Formula 1, Chopard has its connections with the famous Mille Miglia, and the partnership between ...

Eterna KonTiki Manufacture Bronze Dive Watch Hands-On

At Baselworld 2017, Eterna debuted a new limited-edition version of an also new collection of KonTiki dive watches for the 70th anniversary of the famed ocean adventure of Thor Heyerdahl on the craft called the KonTiki. The limited-edition Eterna KonTiki Manufacture Bronze (debuted here) might be ...