Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm: Unboxing Review [PAM00088]

Unboxing Review: Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm [PAM00088] Luminor GMT sitting in supplied presentation box with strap adjustment tools in the background. The dial is made from both Arabic numerals and Indices for a high level of legibility

A Big GMT For The Modifier At Heart Unboxing Review: Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm [PAM00088] Of all watch makers, Panerai package their watches in the most understated box of all of them. And could perhaps be called modest, although we are still talking about a £5.5K watch. And talking about such an expensive item as modest … Continue reading Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm: Unboxing Review [PAM00088]

What do Rolex and Apple both have in common?

Review of the Rolex GMT Master II [116710BLNR] aka ‘The Batman’ Dial, hands, cyclops date window, hour markers and Rolex markings

Despite being founded geographically 5,364 miles apart on opposing sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and separated by 71 years of time from the date they where both founded - Apple and Rolex are remarkably similar. This article will explore what exactly they have both done to become so very succesful!

Longines Master Collection Moon Phase: Unboxing Review [L2.673.4.78.3]

Longines Master Collection Moon Phase: Unboxing Review [L2.673.4.78.3] Sitting in supplied Longines box

An Affordable Moonphase, Tripple date Chronograph Watch! Longines Master Collection L2.673.4.78.3 This is another example of how well Longings creates quality mechanical time pieces at a fraction of the price that others would charge. It has a RRP of £2,070 (at time of publishing), with the next cheapest similar watch that I’ve found is the Zenith El Primero … Continue reading Longines Master Collection Moon Phase: Unboxing Review [L2.673.4.78.3]

Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016: An Opinion – Part 1 Audemars Piguet + Rolex

The dive watch is a type of watch that really encapsulates what it is to be a luxury watch. It's simultaneously a functional piece of specialist equipment, needing to survive the punishing environment of being dragged down deep underwater, while still telling the time: but, they are typically built to extravagant specifications, being water resistant to 10 or even 100 times deeper than people will actually dive down to in reality. Few people will ever test these dive watches to their full capabilities!

Breguet Classique 5277: Unboxing Review [5277bb/12/9v6]

The Breguet Classique 5277: Unboxing Review - Siting in supplied box

An Excellent Traditional Dress Watch Unboxing Review: Breguet Classique [5277bb/12/9v6] The Breguet Classique 5277 encapsulates what Breguet is all about. Originally founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, they have grown into one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world. They have been leading innovators in the watch-making industry and are the inventors of the … Continue reading Breguet Classique 5277: Unboxing Review [5277bb/12/9v6]

Rolex Submariner Date: Hands-On Review [116613LB]

Rolex held in hand - Submariner Date: Hands-On Review [116613LB]

Perhaps the most recognisable watch on the face of the planet - the Rolex Submariner is such a tremendously iconic and timeless design, from the biggest luxury watch brand in the world.

Rolex Yachtmaster II: Hands-On Review [116680]

Rolex Yachtmaster II - Held in hands - Review [116680]

The Rolex Yachtmaster II is a very peculiar watch in that it's just so spectacularly different to every other watch in the 'Oyster Perpetual' family that Rolex makes! It's like some rebellious sea-faring child of the Titan 44mm Deepsea [116660] and the more sophisticated 40mm Yacht-Master.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust II: Hands-On Review [116300 Silver Index]

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust II: Hands-On Review [116300 Silver Index] - Watch on its side with its crown up and time set to ten past ten

The Oyster Perpetual DateJust II is one of Rolex's most horologically simple watches, with the only added complication being a simple date function. This Iconic watch has a striking presence on the wrist but is less blingy and showy than other Rolex's; the watch commands a high level of respect without appearing overly flamboyant. The Oyster Perpetual DateJust II is one of Rolex's most horologically simple watches, with the only added complication being a simple date function. This Iconic watch has a striking presence on the wrist but is less blingy and showy than other Rolex's; the watch commands a high level of respect without appearing overly flamboyant.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter 47mm: Hands-On Review [01 733 7705 4134-07 5 23 14FC]

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter 47mm: Hands-On Review [01 733 7705 4134-07 5 23 14FC] - Dial close up with watch on its side with crown up and venting crown activated

This mountainous 47mm wide Oris is truly gigantic in size at a whopping 47mm wide and has a substantial 17.7mm case depth. It is not only Oris's first watch of its kind; but, 'the world's first automatic watch with a mechanical altimeter'.

Omega Rio 2016 Olympic Limited Edition Seamaster Diver 300m: Hands On Review [522.30.41.20.01.001]

Omega Rio 2016 Olympic Limited Edition Seamaster Diver 300m: Hands On Review [522.30.41.20.01.001] - Laying on its side crown up facing the right

Ever since 1932, Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of 26 Olympic Games. This Rio 2016 Limited Edition Seamaster, of only 3016 pieces, celebrates this rich heritage of Omega's legacy by timing tens of thousands of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of new athletic records, both personal and international, at each Olympics, with exceptional accuracy from the start to finish line.

Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Co-Axial Chronograph 44mm: Hands-On Review [212.92.44.50.99.001 ETNZ]

Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Co-Axial Chronograph 44mm: Hands-On Review [212.92.44.50.99.001 ETNZ]

This Omega Seamaster watch is refreshingly different to the usual stainless steel and metal bracelet norm. This ETNZ special edition Seamaster has an unusually spartan dial, that focuses on functionality, and is of a surprisingly lightweight build for such a big chunky watch.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42mm: Unboxing-Review [311.33.42.30.01.001]

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42mm: Unboxing-Review [311.33.42.30.01.001] The Omega Speedmaster held in my hand held up to the front of the supplied box Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42mm: Unboxing-Review [311.33.42.30.01.001] © 2016 blog.thewatchsource.co.uk

This is the new Moonwatch for the space race lovers who may not be able to afford an original pre-moon 105.012 or post-moon 145.012 Omega Speedmaster, being tested and certified by NASA to endure extremes in temperature, humidity, shock, pressure and vibrations. But unfortunately for some, these rare gems of timepieces also command a high asking price on the second-hand market. Costing 3 or 4 times that of the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch I'm currently reviewing here (released in 2014). Or this watch could be suited to those who don't want the hassle of buying a second-hand original. What with finding one in a good condition, with a service history, from a reputable seller, at a good price.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five With Metal Bracelet: Quick Look [01 733 7707 4064-07 8 20 18]

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five (With Metal Bracelet) [01 733 7707 4064-07 8 20 18] held in the hand with a black bacground

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five is produced with either a black or a blue and grey faced dial. It comes suplied with eirther a black nato-style nylon strap with a push button deployant buckle, a black or khaki fabric strap with a tang buckle, a black rubber 'tropic' strap, or a stainless steel strap with a push button deployant buckle. These photos are of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five [01 733 7707 4064-07 8 20 18] on a stainless steel strap.

Rolex GMT Master II: Unboxing Review [116710BLNR]

Review of the Rolex GMT Master II [116710BLNR] aka ‘The Batman’ Dial closeup

Throughout wristwatch history Rolex have forever been at the forefront of innovation. They are known as the first major manufacturer of a completely water-resistant divers watch thanks to a series of landmark publicity stunts to promote their brand. They put another mark into the history books with the Datejust that automatically adjusted the date by itself - an unheard of accomplishment at the time. And they are also attributed with the first watch to show two-time zones with the GMT master.

Tag Heuer VS Omega – Which Brand is better?

Tag Heuer make some great mechanical watches, Quartz watches, some very precise Chronographs and more recently to the market some very luxurious Smart watches known as Tag Connected. They have some great iconic watches which are linked to 007, Motor Racing legends and more. Omega… Omega make fine watches also. They haven’t spread their wings … Continue reading Tag Heuer VS Omega – Which Brand is better?

German Watchmaking – Elegantly Ëfficient.

One would usually be inclined to assume that the 'luxury watch' is something that is solely derived from one of Europe's most renowned producers of chic goods. I am of course talking about Switzerland. Whether it be for the watches, the chocolate, the cheese or scenery, Switzerland has certainly made a name for itself not … Continue reading German Watchmaking – Elegantly Ëfficient.

Tom Brady and TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer is one of the most well known brands of Swiss avant-garde watches and have been since its founding in 1860. Most prominently a watch designed to include horological craftsmanship and refined style, paralleling this, TAG have also greatly affiliated themselves with many features of the sporting world, most accountable in the extreme motor … Continue reading Tom Brady and TAG Heuer

Rolex GMT Master II 116710 BLNR: The Blue & Black Batman Rolex

Celebrate the return of The Justice League as director Zack Snyder's latest addition to the DC universe hits the big screen this 2017. Sport in the true comic style of Bruce Wayne, with the exclusive Rolex GMT Master II. Completed with a striking Black and Blue bezel in essence of The Dark Night himself. Just … Continue reading Rolex GMT Master II 116710 BLNR: The Blue & Black Batman Rolex

Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016: An Opinion – Part 6 Oris + Tissot

Perhaps one of the most charming watches on this list and one of the more popular items available from our shop - the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a great example of a brand updating a classic design with modern materials and manufacturing techniques; replacing a coated brass casing with stainless steel, and a plexiglass crystal with a more modern sapphire crystal.

Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016: An Opinion – Part 5 Tag Heuer + Longines + Oris

Tag Heuer's offering of a more wallet friendly automatic diving watch, with a ceramic bezel, is the Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph [cay211b.ba0927]. In Tag's lineup, it this watch straddles the gap between the entry quartz aquaracers and the 500m Automatic Chronograph Aquaracers (which have more than a passing resemblance to the Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Co-Axial Chronograph 42mm watch collection).

Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016: An Opinion – Part 4 Omega + Breitling + Oris

Omegas offering for a tough diving watch with a chronograph function comes in the form of this Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronograph. In order to appeal to a large number of audiences the watch is available in a few different colour options, strap types, and even includes a couple of variants set with a ring of 42 diamonds, constructed from titanium, or an 18kt rose gold case option - which weighs in at just over £20K (at the current RRP).

Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016: An Opinion – Part 3 Cartier + Rolex + IWC

Cartier's dive watch may be a tool watch - but it's a very sophisticated one at that. The Calibre de Cartier Diver is a capable dive watch whilst simultaneously looking great with more dressy appearance compared to its competitors.

Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016: An Opinion – Part 2 Blancpain + Ulysse Nardin + Omega

If for whatever reason you don't want a Rolex then take a look at the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. It's water resistant to the usual 300m, is a more comfortable 43mm wide (and 13.40mm deep) and even includes a transparent case back, which is a feature less often found on dive watches; though, this may be due to the increased thickness they give a watches case, the perceived weakness that they give and the additional cost involved.