Panerai History & Legend Exhibition: Time as told

How well made was Officine Panerai’s Radiomir “8 Giorni Brevettato”? Nicknamed the Egiziano as it was supplied to the Egyptian military, this watch was made in 1956. The Egiziano, produced in very limited quantities (50 pieces), was used by the Egyptian military men right up to the 1980s. Said to be water-resistant to 200 metres, the success of the Egiziano … More

Montblanc Star Classique Singapore Special Edition: Lion City

One Montblanc special edition for 2015 is the Star Classique Singapore timepiece, a commemorative special edition for the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (1965 to 2015). The key feature is the lion head symbol found on the mother-of-pearl dial of the Star Classique Singapore. This stylised lion head is a national symbol of Singapore and represents courage, strength and excellence. … More

Swatch SG50 watches: Wrist-flagged

Products that are risk-flagged, in a sense, serve as alerts to indicate some level of risk involved if one were considering dealing with such items. For us, timepieces that are “wrist-flagged” (pun intended) are watches worthy of mention or perhaps recommendation, or even both, for noteworthy reasons. The Swatch Cherry-Berry / SG50 (GR154N) Special Edition in red and the Swatch … More

Hublot Big Bang Alarm Repeater: Simple programming

At first glance, one may mistake Hublot’s Big Bang Alarm repeater as a chronograph watch because of the two pushers and the two sub-dials. This isn’t a chronograph watch but the brand’s new Alarm Repeater launched at the 2015 annual BaselWorld watch fair. This watch is not to be mistaken for the traditional minute repeater which chimes the time on … More

Longines Master Collection GMT Singapore: Independence Day

With Singapore celebrating its 50th year of independence in 2015, Longines was among the first (and most likely the first) to launch a commemorative timepiece celebrating this Golden Jubilee. The watch is known as its Master Collection GMT Singapore – 50th Anniversary of Independence. This 38.5mm Longines GMT is in 18K rose gold and features Singapore as the representative city … More