Watch Manufacturers

  • Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17

    Optimising the Performance Envelope The new Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17 references the brand’s partnership with the RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM™. Angus Davies recently attended the launch of the car which inspired this new watch and comments on this new, attractive chronograph. Last week, I attended the unveiling of the new R.S.17 racing…

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  • RESSENCE: Look Ma, No Hands!

    RESSENCE: Loaded with opinions and just enough knowledge to make her dangerous, Meehna Goldsmith brings us her perspective on this plucky independent watch brand.  The TYPE 1B RESSENCE first pulled back the curtain on its watches in 2010 at Baselworld. I was there when Benoît Mintiens revealed three working protoTYPEs. As I was wandering around…

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  • Zenith El Primero 36,000 VpH 42mm Ref 24.2014.400/01.R576

    Everyone has a dark side The Zenith El Primero 36,000 VpH is a chronograph, featuring the eponymous legendary movement beating at 5 Hertz and delighting purists with its sublime smoothness. This year, Zenith, the watch brand based in Le Locle, has unveiled two new watches equipped with this iconic movement. Beneath the pure, white veneer…

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  • Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin

    Everything That It Appears To Be The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin features a steel case and a perpetual calendar. It also employs the unmistakable and gorgeous L.U.C design language. Often in life, we are confronted with magazine images of celebrities who appear unnaturally thin. Later, we may learn that the said image was subject to much airbrushing. Undesirable facial…

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  • Breitling Transocean Chronograph

    The glamorous era The Breitling Transocean Chronograph features a fully integrated column-wheel chronograph. Angus Davies explores this glorious timepiece imbued with styling from the 1950s and 60s. In the 1950s the notion of flights for the masses was unheard of. The transatlantic jetliner was the preserve of the affluent middle classes. It is said that…

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