Montblanc Metamorphosis II: The Transformer in Action

The transformation process of Montblanc’s Metamorphosis II, launched in September 2014 at the Watches&Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong, is a sight to behold. If you had just gawked at the price, do note that there are good reasons for this. Obviously, this is not an ordinary wristwatch so do look beyond its face value, literally. As its name implies, this … More

Chanel J12-G.10: Pulling the right “G” strings

The “NATO strap” generally refers to the wristband for watches that is made of reinforced nylon or strong fabrics. It originated as a military issue watch strap that secured the watch to the wrist even in the event of a broken or dislodged spring bar. [Reference: TimeWerke Volume XI, pages 267 to 272.] Military personnel would refer to it as … More

RJ-Romain Jerome H9C-DNA: Biker watch

At the annual BaselWorld watch fair in 2014, RJ-Romain Jerome put the spotlight on a very special motorbike that was customised by Hardnine Choppers. Founded and owned by Danny Schneider, Hardnine Choppers is a specialist garage based in Switzerland that customises motorbikes. The motorbike on display at the RJ-Romain Jerome booth was the 1943 WLC Harley-Davidson 750cc which was previously … More

PAM 785 Special Edition Set: Panerai Luminor Black Seal 8 Days Acciaio DLC and Luminor Daylight 8 Days Acciaio – “Slytechs” without Slytech

While Hollywood action movie star Sylvester Stallone is best known for two leading characters, “Rocky Balboa” and “John Rambo”, in the movies, he is probably not as well remembered as “Kit Latura”, even for most hardcore Panerai fans. However, Panerai fans will be more familiar with the 1996 movie that Stallone played Latura: Daylight. This is simply because this particular … More