Noted collector, industry insider and now also watch producer William Massena embarked on a mission to revive the forgotten art of ‘true’ gilt dials – a high rejection rate allowed for only two hand full of Archetype 0.0 watches to be made

In search for a ‘serious’ watch with credible history, stylish, reliable but not too expensive? The Hamilton Intra-Matic chronographs come to mind. Now available with automatic and manual wind movements, and a few subtle differences

What looks like just a smaller case and a new dial for IWC’s classic Pilot’s Chronograph is indeed an upgrade that recalls the traditional ‘engineer type watchmaking’ of IWC

A first meeting with shoemaker Leonard Kahlcke and no intention to start a new bespoke project on my side … and then life came in between

Hands-on with the MING 27.02 – a novelty for 2021 but sold out already. Yet it´s just amazing what it has to offer at its prices, given its (unique) design and execution

This time it´s about shoes, a personal bespoke project with ´Il Micio – Hidetaka Fukaya`, from Firenze. A first on several levels and an interesting journey

The Porsche 911, the Leica M or the OMEGA Speedmaster – the crux for such timeless industrial designs is how to keep them up to date. With the new Speedmaster Moonwatch Cal. 3861 there’s something for the Rationalist, the Purist and the Maximalist

Paul Gerber is perhaps the most subtly ironic watchmaker – always ready with a charming watchmaking twist – such as this ‘bi-nique’ Cal. 41 wristwatch with switchable jumping/permanent seconds and triple rotors

The venerable El Primero gets a first substantial upgrade (Cal. 3600) in 5 decades: 1/10 of a second, more autonomy, conventional crown positions, and revised chrono mechanics, clothed in a new old dress – ´Chronomaster Sport`

The Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon Resonance shows the universe space-time continuum on your wrist – and this without any astronomical indication