Back in December of 2017 I reviewed the Pontvs Nessi, which was the first model from Pontvs. Made from brass, this was was a fantastic vintage style diver. Now, Pontvs has introduced its latest vintage diver watch, the Hydra.
Inspired by the older Urwerk UR-CC1 “King Cobra” model, Swiss watchmaker Urwerk best known for its creativity, is taking it to another level introducing a new mechanical masterpiece called the UR-111C.
Today, we’re reviewing a dive watch. No surprises there. As a matter of fact, we’ve previously reviewed a watch from Helm Watches as well, so, again, no surprise.
The new Clifton Baumatic from Baume & Mercier with the maison’s first in-house mechanical self-winding calibre, the Baumatic BM12-1975A, is pushing back the existing limits of efficiency and reliability: The BM12-1975A not only comes with a convenient five-day power reserve with full chronometer precision (-4/+6 seconds per day over the entire 120 hour power reserve), it also offers better protection against magnetic fields in everyday life and use, as well as considerably longer intervals between services.
As a proud, card-carrying #watchnerd, I must sheepishly admit that although the Luminox moniker is instantly recognizable, sadly, I knew little of the brand’s history. Luminox (Lumi: Latin for light, Nox: Latin for “night”) began manufacturing watches in 1989. The company’s initial and continuing mission is to bring cutting-edge luminescence and readability to tool/sports watches.…
Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus in 1976. Since then, it’s become one of the brand’s most sought-after watches.
In August, I was taking some time off outside of New York City – where I’m based – and I ended up at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, situated in Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah region. The feature exhibit at the time was called Nature Connects and consisted of art in the form of Legos
Glashütte Original continues the time-honored tradition of the famous German watchmaking city with the Senator, Vintage and Pano collections — along with its ladies’ watches, the brand’s three major timepiece families. Here’s a look at some standout models from each collection.
In the Marvel/Columbia Pictures action thriller Venom, opening October 5, British actor Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, a disgraced journalist who merges with an alien symbiote to become the black-clad, super-powered antihero of the film’s title. Like his nightmarish alter ego, the watch that Hardy’s Brock wears in the film is defined by its dark exterior and gritty toughness: the Bremont U-2/51 Jet, launched this year in London and making its U.S.