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

HORAE launched their debut collection of customisable watches

HORAE, a new independent watch company that makes affordable personalised timepieces while embracing the history and provenance of watchmaking, launched their debut collection on Kickstarter. With the rise of fashion brands and the litany of catchphrases such as “affordable luxury”, HORAE’s founders observed the growing disconnect between younger consumers and the art of watchmaking. Through HORAE, they hope to connect more people to watches and … Continue reading HORAE launched their debut collection of customisable watches

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

My Pick for Baselworld 2016: Longines Heritage 1918

Founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz, Longines is one of the oldest brands in watchmaking history. The brand’s first calibre for a wristwatch was developed in 1913, the 13.33z. Featuring a single push-piece which engages a 30-min chronograph accurate to 1/5 of a second, this chronograph movement is one of the first to be used in a wristwatch. Aug. Ericsson, a reputable Swedish watchmaker uses the Longines calibre 13.33z in … Continue reading My Pick for Baselworld 2016: Longines Heritage 1918

My Pick for Baselworld 2016: The Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36

With all the hype for Baselworld 2016 slowly ticking away, I think it’s a great time now to look back at some of the releases. Rolling out, here’s my first Pick for Baselworld 2016. Releasing a 36mm watch in 2016 is a bold move, and Tudor is indeed one of the boldest watch brands in recent years. In fact, not totally unfamiliar, some of the … Continue reading My Pick for Baselworld 2016: The Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36