Category: Hands-On

Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887 Watch Hands-On

To my eyes, the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887 is a rather unusual watch from the brand. Though Breguet is often at the cutting edge of watchmaking technology, their watches still retain a very classic and elegant look – case in point: the Breguet Classique Chronometrie Ref. 7727. Unless ...

Oris Aquis Clipperton Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

As we look back on the biggest trends of 2017, the heritage movement might still be white-hot, but let’s not forget that some of the year’s most interesting watches have been unabashedly modern, with an aesthetic all their own. The Oris Aquis collection has long carried this distinction, and for ...

Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale XL Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

When it comes to models such as the rare Ovale XL Tourbillon, Parmigiani doesn't really need to focus on limited editions. Rather, this individually serialized watch simply gets dial and material updates from time to time as the Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale XL Tourbillon family releases ever-changing ...

Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open Gold Watch Hands-On

Rose gold ain’t for everyone, but it could be argued that rose gold deserves a second chance when it comes to the Zenith Chronomaster collection – particularly the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open, which feels as though it’s been tailor-made for every carat of its bronze-hued 18k gold case. ...

Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire Watch Hands-On

Italian jeweler and watchmaker Bulgari have developed a reputation for haute horology timepieces in recent years, particularly when working with ultra-thin tourbillons and skeletonized movements. Taking their design language in a different direction, the Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire is the ...

Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Watch Hands-On

It's a great time to be in the market for a high-horology watch for women – assuming you have the extra cash, that is. Still, finding a ladies' watch from the more interesting independent brands is a challenge. The Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 is a rare breed because it is a legit piece of real timepiece ...

Sinn 6200 WG Meisterbund I Watch Hands-On

Sinn is a Frankfurt-based manufacturer perhaps best known for their "tool" watches; tough timepieces with typically German levels of over-engineering designed to handle whatever the wearer can throw at them. Despite this reputation, Sinn does, of course, release dress watches, such as the 1800 ...

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Planetarium Watch Hands-On

Girard-Perregaux describes the small, hand-painted globe (so large it needs a bubble in the sapphire crystal) as being a miniature representation of a map from the 17th–18th century. That's a pretty big spread of time in the world of cartography, but I think even the brand can agree that a ...