Testing Waterproof Watches

“The Superman” is a labour of love project for filmmakers Jack Pirie & Alex Hylands-White, made in collaboration with underwater photographers The Ocean Brothers and Bamford Watch Department. The short film follows diver Francisco Del Rosario, who lives on the remote island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. Previously featured watch customiser and founder…
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All You Need – Bamford Watch Department & Apple Corps’ Beatles-Inspired Yellow Submarine Datejust

It was an era marked by excess, flamboyance and the decay of social order and the Beatles sparked a momentous upheaval in ’60s popular culture, not just with their radical new music but by shaking up the stability of male attitude and style. Bamford Watch Department (BWD), the maker of serious boys’ toys, is about to reveal its latest limited-edition conversation…
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Bamford Watch Department Launches It’s New Heritage Series

Few aficionados can spare the time to search for their ultimate must-have vintage Rolex, the one without scratches, the perfect coloured dial, and the exact size to fit the wrist. Imagine being able to find the model you’ve been dreaming about without having to search through hundreds of timepieces that don’t really match up to one…
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Milles Better: The Ultimate Swiss Watch Shop Swings Back Into Action

Richard Mille’s revamped flagship Geneva boutique has returned bigger and even chromier. To honour the store’s re-opening the Swiss watchmaker has created a limited edition run of 15 handsome timepieces, each one encased in its own winding box designed with Geneva’s cityscape outline.   As we’ve come to expect from the high performance watch brand,…
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Hand to Hand Combat: Bamford’s Commando Series

When you’re pummeling the opposition in the face, all in the service of saving the world, do so with ultimate punctuality.   When George Bamford set his sights on his latest concept, he had one thing in mind: to create a series of watches special enough to pay homage to the world’s deadliest troops, the Commandos;…
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Watching The Watchman: Maximilian Büsser Interview

Maximilian Büsser is clearly no stranger to criticism. “You need courage and you need guts to own and wear one of my pieces”, he explains when we meet. It’s fortunate then, that he’s a man with vision and when it comes to watchmaking he’s not about to curtail to conformity.   Making no excuses about…
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Bremont and Chivas Collaborate On the ‘Chivalry’ Watch

This year’s Chivas ‘Made for Gentlemen’ collaboration is with the (usually) aviation-themed watch company Bremont. It’s a good fit in more ways than one: Bremont, like Chivas, was founded by two brothers, both passionate about craftsmanship and investing in the details that matter. After a visit to the Strathisla distillery where they met Chivas Master Blender…
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Second Glances – Arnold & Son’s CTB Watch

The CTB is the brand’s second chronograph, but it’s also a world-first. Why? Because the watchmaker, in its quest for absolute precision, has put a true beat seconds hand and a chronograph seconds hand together – on the same axis no less. A phenomenal invention that’s protected by two patents. This watch comes with a…
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Patek Philippe’s Calatrava 5153

The Officer’s watch had its origins during the First World War, when pocket watches with hinged backs were reconfigured into something you could pop on your wrist. Slightly handier for combat. Patek Philippe’s latest incarnation, the Calatrava 5153, inspired by these First World War era timepieces, has the distinctive protective cover over the case back. And…
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