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]

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]

Tag Heuer Senna Special Edition Formula 1 Watch: Unboxing Review [waz1012.ba0883]

Senna Special Edition waz1012.ba0883 Watch Unboxing Review - Watch sitting on top of presentation box

This Formula 1 Tag Heuer watch is one of several in a range of watches celebrating the astronomical racing success of Ayrton Senna. Born as Ayrton Senna da Silva on the 21st of March 1960 in São Paulo Brazil, he would later go on to win three formula 1 championships, and is regarded by many as the greatest driver who ever lived.

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]

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Solar Impulse: Unboxing Review

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Solar Impulse [318.92.45.79.03.001] Macro Photo In Black Box © 2016 blog.thewatchsource.co.uk ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Initially when opening the box for the Omega X-33 Skywalker Solar Impulse (ref. 318.92.45.79.03.001). I was a little apprehensive: this, is a quartz movement watch, from a company that increasingly wants to be seen as a truly luxury brand, by making more mechanical watches. The bright green and blue colours are strong and catch the eye, but lacks a little sophistication in my option. But overtime it’s a design that has grown on me. The casing is built from dark looking grade 2 titanium with an excellent matte brush finish, which maintains its crispness around stylistic detailing, and reminds the wearer of its status as a tool watch. It is a comfortable 45mm wide with two buttons on either side of the face keeping multiple lines of strong symmetry.

Oris ProDiver Chronograph: Unboxing Review [01 774 7683 7154-Set]

Unboxing Review: Oris ProDiver Chronograph 01 774 7683 7154-Set1Oris ProDiver Chronograph sitting on supplied manual. © 2016 blog.thewatchsource.co.uk ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Theres simply no way around the fact that this watch is gigantic. The ProDiver has a huge 51mm case diameter and is nearly 2cm thick - definitely not something that will fit under a shirt cuff. This watch is so large that even the big Rolex Deepsea (ref. 116660) starts to appear small when sat next to the ProDiver. Although the ProDiver is only just water-resistant to a mere 1000m with the Deepsea enduring the far more sensible and useful depth of 3900m, I think the ProDiver would be sufficient for the 99.9% of divers.

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.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel: Hands-On Review [116520 Black]

Hands-On Review: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel ref. 116520 (Black) - Rolex Daytona sitting on its supplied box

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel is perhaps one of the most desirable luxury watches in the world and one of the most recognisable chronograph watches along with the Omega Professional Speedmaster. This is the only Rolex watch where the supply is purposefully limited to increase its scarceness and thus maintain a high value.

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.