Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM 532 Paneristi Forever: when Panerai is Forever

Not only does Panerai’s PAM00532 “Paneristi Forever” give due recognition to the Paneristi, an online community of fans who share information and images about the brand found on, this particular timepiece also scores highly in terms of timing simply because it was launched at the Watches&Wonders exhibition in late September 2013 in Hong Kong. [To find out more about … More

Corum Chargé d’Affaires: Recharged

What Corum watch model was launched one year after its founding in 1955? [Corum was founded in 1955 by watchmaker Gaston Ries, his daughter, Simone Ries and his nephew, René Bannwart in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.] It was the 1956 alarm wristwatch known as the Chargé d’Affaires. The French word Chargé d’Affaires means “head of mission” when translated to English. In 2012, Corum … More

Franck Muller Gothique: Got it?

Does the Franck Muller Gothique look familiar? Perhaps, especially if you had liked the one-of-a-kind Franck Muller PSY watch seen in an earlier article: “싸이 Psy keeping watch “Gangnam Style”. The stretched Roman numeral elements are there and the skull is replaced by the caricature of Psy. Another difference is the date display which is found on the Gothique but … More

Fortis B-42 Black Mars 500: Superluminova orange or red?

The B-42 Black Mars 500 from Fortis, introduced in 2010, features what the brand describes as “SuperLuminova orange” on the Arabic numerals and rectangular hour indices. (Do note however, that in darkness, the afterglow is the typical green.) Even the accompanying leather strap with orange stitching complements the watch. The Fortis B-42 Black Mars 500 marked the brand’s participation in … More

Rolex GMT Master II: Blue skies, Black nights

The question many ask after viewing the 2013 Rolex GMT Master II (Reference: case: 116710BLNR, bracelet: 78200) in stainless steel is: why is the Cerachrom bezel in blue and black? The answer is simple; the blue represents the day while the black is for night and the colour codes become useful especially when the second time zone function with the … More