Watch in a Day: Arcturus LC-1, an Art-Deco styled watch

Taking its name after the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, Arcturus is a new watch brand that shines brightly in the universe of microbrands. Inspired by the Art-Deco of the 20s, the Arcturus LC-1 presents a stylish, modern designed that draws from Founder’s fascination in firearms and architecture. From its dial to the watch case, the Arcturus LC-1 (short for Lion City aka … Continue reading Watch in a Day: Arcturus LC-1, an Art-Deco styled watch

Watch in a Day: Schaffen S65, a customisable Genta-inspired timepiece

Watches designed and inspired by the legendary Gerald Genta are expensive – think Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Vacheron Constantin Overseas, Patek Philippe Nautilus, IWC Ingenieur and so on. While we recognise that there are other Genta-inspired watches out there in the market, more often than not, they either look like blantant rip-offs of the existing icons or are just poorly constructed watches. It’s indeed refreshing … Continue reading Watch in a Day: Schaffen S65, a customisable Genta-inspired timepiece

Watch in a Day: BOLDR Expedition, a hardy field watch with a premium touch

Earlier in 2017, Leon the Co-Founder of BOLDR told us that the brand started with the “idea of connecting wearers with the spirit of adventures”; it is not an empty promise for sure. In just two years, BOLDR has expanded their line-up exponentially. Today we are very excited to get our hands on their latest addition, the BOLDR Expedition. Frequent readers of Suave Watches will … Continue reading Watch in a Day: BOLDR Expedition, a hardy field watch with a premium touch

Watch in a Day: VARIO Eclipse, 60s Bauhaus style watch inspired by Chinese mythology

Bauhaus watches are characterised by the use of non-complex, minimalist designs. It grew in popularity within the mainstream watch market and proved to be a hit among consumers, but not many brands got them right — down to the details. VARIO is one of the brands that managed to find the balance between form and substance. The VARIO Eclipse was launched and funded on Kickstarter in May … Continue reading Watch in a Day: VARIO Eclipse, 60s Bauhaus style watch inspired by Chinese mythology

Watch in a Day: Direnzo DRZ_Type 250F, a timepiece in remembrance of classic Formula One racing

Founded in Switzerland in 2015 by Sergio Godoy, Direnzo Watches debuts their first timepiece collection clearly inspired by Formula One race cars from the 1940-50s. The fancy model name, DRZ_Type_250F, derived from the classic Maserati Type 250F race car and its design is certainly no stranger to fans of vintage cars. I managed to spend a day with it, not in a Maserati but on … Continue reading Watch in a Day: Direnzo DRZ_Type 250F, a timepiece in remembrance of classic Formula One racing

Watch in a Day: BOLDR Odyssey, a bold move into serious diver watch

BOLDR Watches achieved over 400% in funding for their BOLDR Journey on Kickstarter last May. For 2017, BOLDR embarked on a similar (yet more serious) route with the BOLDR Odyssey. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Leon, Co-Founder of BOLDR for a chat over coffee, and a full hands-on experience with the Odyssey in a day. By now, frequent readers of Suave Watches will know that I am rather critical … Continue reading Watch in a Day: BOLDR Odyssey, a bold move into serious diver watch

Tropic Diver 300 by Evant Watches, re-emerging design from the 60s

Diver watch designs are usually generic, sterile and more often than not micro brands tend to err on the safe side with ‘beaten to death’ models. The Tropic Diver 300 by Evant Watches is inspired by a lessser-known diver watch from the 60s, the extremely rare Breguet no. 1646 with only 60 pieces ever made. Let’s dive into the details. There are two variants of … Continue reading Tropic Diver 300 by Evant Watches, re-emerging design from the 60s