Category: Watch Reviews

Switzerland’s Most Famous Font Inspires New Watch: Mondaine Helvetica No. 1 Bold

Categories: Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Mondaine has released the Helvetica No. 1 Bold inspired by the classic font developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger. Helvetica means “Swiss” or “Switzerland” in Latin and is widely recognized as the most influential typeface in the world. … Read More

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Is Driven by Belts

Categories: Baselworld, TAG Heuer, Watch Reviews, Watch Tech, Watchmaking

TAG Heuer released the world’s first tourbillon driven by micro-belts at this year’s Baselworld. The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon is an avant-garde marvel to behold; it’s powered by the company’s in-house 214-piece caliber V4 with 46 jewels, 28,800 vph, 9 micro … Read More

5 Watch Trends from Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Baselworld is ground zero for emerging trends on the watchmaking product front. Here’s a round-up of the big trends and themes from the 2014 edition: Retro designs. Revival watches, especially those based on 1960s designs, were more prevalent than ever … Read More

NOMOS Introduces Striking Metro Datum Gangreserve at Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, German Watches, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

German watchmaker NOMOS, a favorite of this blog, has introduced a sharp-looking new model at Baselworld, the Metro Datum Gangreserve. The watch, available beginning in May 2014, is powered by an in-house caliber German-made DUW 4401 with 23 jewels and a power … Read More

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon Watch Stuns at Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, Other, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews, Watch Tech

One of the hottest places to visit at Baselworld is the De Bethune kiosk. The 12-year company is well known for its innovative spin on classic complications but the just launched DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon represents a new milestone.  The limited … Read More

Bulova Launches Spaceview Inspired Accutron II Alpha Watch at Baselworld

Categories: Baselworld, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Watch Reviews

With a combination of retro flair and technical sophistication, Bulova has brought back a homage to one of its most notable watches, the beloved Spaceview Alpha (50th anniversary model pictured above). The new Bulova Accutron II Alpha features a floating second … Read More

Baselworld 2014: Tudor Adds Blue Variant to Heritage Black Bay Collection

Categories: Baselworld, Other, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay has put the the brand back on the map by successfully combining a vintage look and feel—based on the original from 1954—with the very latest in watchmaking technology. Beginning in June, a midnight blue variant will … Read More

Sea-Dweller 4000 Heads New Rolex Line-up at Baselworld

Categories: Baselworld, Rolex, Watch Reviews

Rolex has unveiled its new lineup of watches to coincide with the opening of Baselworld 2014. The updated Sea Dweller 4000 (Ref 116600) is arguably the most noteworthy of the bunch. Rolex’s iconic diving watch features all of Rolex’s latest … Read More

Pre-Baselworld 2014: Omega Releases Stunning New Speedmaster Mark II

Categories: Baselworld, Omega, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Omega has released a stunning updated version of the Speedmaster Mark II, originally launched in 1969. The pre-Baselworld 2014 release will come in at least two different color combinations: red-orange accents with a gray dial (above) and white and green … Read More

Hyetis Crossbow ‘Smartwatch’ Features 41-Megapixel Camera

Categories: Other Swiss Watch Brands, Watch Reviews, Watch Tech

Swiss company Hyetis is set to a release a watch that in the 2013 version of your trusty old Swiss Army knife. The watch tells time of course but it also has WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC capability, GPS, and a color … Read More