Category Archives: Watches

Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph.

Did I mention how much I love this time of year? I love it! So let me now give you another first look at a new piece that will be officially unveiled in Geneva next week by Baume & Mercier. It is a real beauty. The watch is actually a re-intepretation of a historic single-pusher chronograph produced by the brand in 1948. They have maintained much of the 1948 look, giving it just the right amount of “retro” feel to it. The blue (or gold) “Breguet-style” hands, dark brown (or black) alligator strap and sapphire-crystal display back add to the overall aesthetic. Oh, and did I mention it is a flyback chronograph, too? Nice. All in all, a great watch.

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Mr. Jones “The Last Laugh” Watch.

London watchmakers Mr. Jones have just created “The Last Laugh” watch. Designed with the help of comedian William Andrews, the watch displays the time not through the indication of a set of hands, but via the skull’s teeth. Based on the commonly held belief that comedians are all secretly depressed, a concept often depicted by the “tears of a clown”, the watch is also a humorous play on the fleeting nature of life. The timepiece features a stainless steel case and a leather strap that is contrasted by white stitching and is limited to just 100 pieces. Each watch is numbered on the case-back and comes with an insert card that is signed by both William Andrews and Crispin Jones. The watch is now available from colette.

For christmas please!


Italian eyewear brand SUPER release a new series of sunglasses for its Winter 2010 collection. Featuring their usual top notch acetate construction with Carl Zeiss lenses, fourteen different styles are offered as part of this latest release. Models include the Andrea, Crystal, Francis, Lucia, and People, all popular in the SUPER stable. Look for these now via select retailers worldwide, including the SUPER webstore.

Or i would be equally happy with…

Californian watch label Nixon has just released its latest model, “The Trader” watch. The Trader is predominantly black with a shiny finish and features a titanium carbide coated case. Waterproof to a depth of 200 meters, each scratch resistant body is individually numbered on the reverse. Again composed from a custom titanium carbide coated stainless steal, the band is to be fastened with a double locking butterfly clasp and inter-changeable PU band complete with stainless steel buckle. The 7 hand watch includes a Swiss quartz chronograph to illustrate the day, date and month and is now available from the UK store for £800 (Approx. $1280 USD).

I want it…

Originally designed as a timepiece for yachting, this watch was created as a special edition for the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The split-second chronograph, allows for the timing of two events of different durations, perfect for competitive sailing or precision racing events.

The two side-by-side sub-dials add a beautiful symmetry to the balance and design of the dial. A textured dial, tachymeter scale and black leather strap with DLC buckle complete the piece. This 2009 special edition timepiece was limited to 500 units, and is featured in the latest Sylvester Stallone action movie “The Expendables”.


Combining the sharp square looks of a classic 5600 with jumbo buttons similar to those found on the Mudman, the GX-56 looks destined to become a popular score for G-Shock junkies. In bold red and black and featuring a negative LCD display, these two models have been previewed by Casio Germany. Worldwide release details are yet to be confirmed.

Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph GMT.

German watchmaker Chronoswiss bridges its classic design aesthetic with a modern DLC treatment for its new Timemaster Chronograph GMT. The watch houses an Chronoswiss automatic movement, GMT & Chronograph functions, and a bracelet choice of Nappa leather, rubber, or steel.

man i love dope watches!

U-Boat U-42 53mm Submersible Watch.

Much of U-Boat inspirations are derived from the world of innovative engineering ranging from racing cars and fighter planes. Last year, U-Boat had created their U-1942 watch based on a concept originally created by U-Boat founder Italo Fontana’s grandfather who had pitched the watch idea to the Italian military in 1942. The U-1942 case measured in at a massive 65mm. However this year, U-Boat offer a toned down version of the U-1942 with the unveiling of the U-42. A 53mm casing places the U-42 in the same range as conventional U-Boat offerings with a titanium case body ensuring that in the case of an inevitable knock, the watch will be sure to come away relatively unscathed. Other notable elements and characteristics are the left-sided crown system and a waterproof rating to 300 meters. The watch will release in a run of less that 999 pieces with a suggested retail price of $7,000 USD. An extensive write-up can be read over at Professional Watches.

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