When we think of ceramic in watches, we tend to consider it as an accent material. Say, popping into a bezel insert. Of course, that’s not all the material is good for, and it can be used to create the whole watch – case and bracelet. That’s something Rado has gained particular expertise in, as well as the ability to imbue the ceramic with color. This all comes together in their latest offering, the Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs Collection.
To date, I have been fortunate to have been able to review the Phoibos Ocean Master, the Sentinel, and the Great Wall. All were very nice, and well-made. Now Phoibos has come out with a new, fantastic looking watch. This one is the Phoibos Eagle Ray Bronze Meteorite. They were kind enough to send me one out to review and I – unsurprisingly – liked what I saw.
Just as a strap change is a quick and easy way to mix up the look of your watch and freshen it, playing around with the dial on an watch can do much the same. Of course, that’s not a 30-second operation, and if you’re doing it yourself, there’s a lot more sweat equity involved. But hey, brands can do it as well, right? I rather like seeing how semi-precious stones are used in dials (lapis lazuli, aventurine, and MOP are my current favorites) so this news about the Mido Baroncelli Wild Stones Collection was right up my alley.
Just a few days ago, I started talking about watches with functions built in that are not actually related to timekeeping (you can see that here. Sure, you’ve got stuff like the “clip ons” that Snyper did, or even those novelty type ones with lighters built in. But what about something that may have an impact on your health? That, friends, is where the Teslar Balance T1 comes into play.
One of the best parts of being a watch reviewer is getting to see a brand grow and create new stuff. Secondarily to that, getting to see sneak previews of things, or even going hands-on with prototypes, is just an added bonus. In the case of the Roebuck Diviso, it’s very much the latter. This is a watch design still being refined, and we got to spend some time with it so you’ll know what to expect when it comes available to purchase.
We are Mac lovers at Knapsack but even if we weren’t, I’d still say that the Apple Watch is still Apple’s singular best product. I can say plenty about its other tools – the too-big iPad Pro, the horrible keyboard on the MacBooks, the locked-down iPhone – but the Apple Watch and now the new Apple Watch 5 still “just work.”
The adage “everything old is new again” is prevalent, well, just about everywhere. Movies are being remade like crazy, car designs are back from the past, and of course the watch companies like to dive into their back catalog as well. Many of these show up in higher-end watch brands, and so it’s not like we’re able to necessarily go out and pick up a new version of a watch we liked “back in the day”. Unless, that is, you’re a Fossil collector. In that case, this reissue of the Fossil Defender is for you.
The new “green” Aquaracer is out and it’s pretty sexy. The $2,200 watch comes in his and hers – 43mm and 32mm – and the larger model runs a Calibre 5 Automatic movement while the smaller one runs quartz.