My Top 3 picks: Baselworld 2018

Once again, this year’s Baselworld saw a myriad of new (old) releases. Heritage brands are heavily invested in vintage ‘reissue’ watches, a trend that has been taking center stage for a couple of years now. Here’s my Baselworld 2018 top 3 picks (below S$5,000): Seiko Prospex SPB077 Last year, Seiko released the modern rendition of the 62MAS diver watch – SPB051 and SPB053 – under … Continue reading My Top 3 picks: Baselworld 2018

Humism, a watch that turns time into art

Based in Singapore, Humism is an independent watch design studio that re-imagines time. Bored with generic minimalism, Humism uses its watch movement to create art and using it to recapture time. Humism draws inspiration from the Kinetic Art movement which was vibrant in the 1950s. Kinetic artists broke from traditional static art, and created art that produced beauty through movement. Coming in three unique designs, … Continue reading Humism, a watch that turns time into art

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: 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

My Pick for Baselworld 2017: Seiko

Seiko is a brand synonymous with affordable timepieces. However, it should not be forgotten that they have made great strides with the Grand Seiko and also the elusive Credor. To draw a clear distinction between the affordable Seiko watches and their high-end watch making endeavours, the Grand Seiko brand will be re-established as a separate brand from Seiko. It’s a big step forward for the … Continue reading My Pick for Baselworld 2017: Seiko