Hands-On

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

When I think of high-end Swiss watchmakers, I must admit I tend to overlook Chopard. The so-called "Big Three" tend to get the most attention in this space; Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Patek ...

Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive Hands-On

Ulysse Nardin sure knows how to go charmingly overboard with design. The creators of the Freak often combine aggressive styling with upscale horology in their varied collection of sport and dress watches. In ...

Hublot Meca-10 Ceramic Blue Hands-On & Why This Big Bang Is For Watch Movement Lovers

During "Geneva Watch Week" in January of 2018, I met with Hublot to see this new blue ceramic version of the Big Bang Meca-10 watch (hands-on here featuring the collection's original 2016 release). This is ...

Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection Hands-On

Since 1932, Omega has functioned as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic games a grand total of 27 times and are expected to continue until at least 2032 – marking the partnership as 100 years old. Over ...

Timex Archive Collection Navi Ocean Hands-On

Reviewing the Timex Archive Collection Navi Ocean got me thinking about the oddly compelling reason for this Timex product to exist. There is a lot of talk about military watches in the luxury timepiece ...

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 5 Days Watch Hands-On & Why This New Mechanical Movement Matters

At SIHH 2018 Baume Mercier debuted the new Clifton Baumatic collection of dress watches that feature a new, exclusive automatic movement known as the caliber BM12-1975A. "Baumatic" is actually the (cute) ...

Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph Hands-On

I'll admit it, SIHH was never exactly the trade show I'd religiously tune into as a watch enthusiast and not once did I feel any kind of remorse about my mental absence – work obligations aside, of course. ...

Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic 38mm Hands-On

Would the Mini Cooper still be an icon if it were the size of the Rolls Royce Phantom? What if the Walkman was never able to fit inside a back pocket? Conversely, would the Luminor – a benchmark for ...

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Black Ceramic Hands-On

Whether it’s fair or not, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato is one of several luxury sports watches that will be compared to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak or Patek Philippe Nautilus ad nauseam upon the mere ...

Ralph Lauren 35mm 867 In Steel Hands-On

At SIHH 2018 Ralph Lauren watches released an important new version of the Ralph Lauren 867 collection in a 35mm wide square case. This for me is the first version of the 867 collection that I consider ...