Concord C1 NightRacer: C to believe

The Concord C1 NightRacer is designed as a mean-looking race machine. According to the brand, this special piece was made to “commemorate the seventh edition” of the Grand Prix that was will be held in Singapore in September 2014. Only 25 examples have been produced and all are sold exclusively by the brand’s retail partner, Cortina Watch, which is headquartered … More

Fortis Spacematic: Afterglow after lights out

Not only do the entry-level Fortis Spacematics feature three-hand timepieces with the day and date displays, they also offer legible luminescence in darkness. The Fortis Spacematic with the white dial in particular, has its entire dial coated with SuperLuminova but not the Arabic hour numerals and hour indexes, the hour and minute hands, and the continuous sweep seconds hand. Once … More

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5120 Series: Time for space

How many people have seen Earth from space? Well, the answer is between 500 and 550; a more precise number being 528, according to a 2013 brochure from Space Exploration Corporation (SXC). Pioneering cosmonauts and astronauts include Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong had seen Earth with their very own eyes in their Soyuz, Mercury and Apollo spacecrafts decades … More

Corum Golden Bridges Golden Bridge “Dragon”: long dragon

When is a dragon not an oriental dragon? Simple, the answer is: when it is an occidental dragon. Generally speaking, unlike the oriental species, the dragon in western culture has wings. The wyvern, defined as a winged, two-legged dragon with a barbed tail by the Oxford Dictionary, is therefore a western breed. As for the Corum Bridges Golden Bridge, the … More

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel reference 3797: Time to rise above the rest

Take a good look at the hour and minute hands on Breguet’s Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel reference 3797 and you’d notice something different about its chapter ring. The chapter ring is actually sitting above the dial and an opaque offset sapphire disc with metallic Roman numerals is used. In other words, it rises above the rest – all else on … More

Bulgari “L’Ammiraglio del Tempo” – “The Admiral of Time”: The visible and the invisible

The main horological highlight for Bulgari at the 2014 Baselworld annual watch fair is the L’Ammiraglio del Tempo, otherwise known as “The Admiral of Time” when translated to English. This high horology timepiece features the detent escapement with a cylindrical hairspring, a constant force mechanism and a minute repeater. The use of the detent escapement is inspired by the marine … More