Category: Hands-On

Kerbedanz Maximus ‘Biggest Tourbillon Watch’ Hands-On

A chance encounter at Baselworld 2017 allowed me to discover the "biggest tourbillon watch" to date in the flesh, as someone walked up to me in order to share it seemingly at random. These images are not on my wrist, but I did have a chance to inspect this noteworthy "superlative" watch. By that ...

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Special Edition Watches Hands-On

The first IWC Ingenieur went on sale some time during the mid-fifties and was designed to be a watch for scientists and technicians. However, the Ingenieur has undergone significant changes in recent years, not just in its design, but also in its purpose. The Ingenieur today is more of sports ...

Chopard L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru Watch Hands-On

The Chopard L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru watch is a successor to the brand’s first L.U.C XP Tonneau watch which was released in 2001. This latest in Chopard’s deservedly vaunted L.U.C division is named after the distinction given to the most superior grades of wine produced... Though, how these two ...

Maurice LaCroix Aikon Bronze Watch Hands-On

At Baselworld 2017 we saw the release of the limited edition Maurice LaCroix Aikon Bronze watch. The Aikon line was debuted in 2016 and Maurice LaCroix is wasting little time in getting in on the trend of using bronze. It's refreshing to see the use of bronze in something other than a dive watch ...

De Bethune DB25T Zodiac Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

Mention De Bethune and you are probably thinking of something that is out of this world and futuristic looking. However, the De Bethune DB25T Zodiac Tourbillon is nothing quite like that. In fact, it looks pretty ordinary. It has a relatively conventional looking dial with no fancy Star Trek-like ...

Gorilla Fastback Watch New Colors For 2017 Hands-On

Newer Swiss watch brand Gorilla - from the design mind of Octavio Garcia - has released three new colorways of its Gorilla Fastback watch today. Originally debuted last year on aBlogtoWatch here, the Gorilla Fastback is the first watch released by Mr. Garcia since he left his decade plus position ...

Diesel On Full Guard Smart Watch Hands-On

Diesel knows their audience well and a product like this shows it. While clearly not being the smartwatch for everyone, the Diesel On Full Guard ("Diesel On" is what the brand's smartwatches are called) hits the mark for cool, techie, and masculine fashion tool smartwatches. It isn't the fanciest ...

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Watch Hands-On

Some people probably don't immediately associate Jacob Co. with haute horology, but that doesn’t change the fact that the brand is responsible for some of the most outrageous, boldest, and indeed priciest, watches that you can buy today. Just take a look at their Grand Complication Masterpieces ...