Cartier released the Drive as a fully formed collection – with everything from high-complication to simple steel options. As such, it’s a watch with diverse appeal. We take a look…

Cartier Drive: Which Model is Right For You?

Cartier released the Drive as a fully formed collection – with everything from high-complication to simple steel options. As such, it’s a watch with diverse appeal.

Over the past five years Tudor has transformed from a brand with a sprawling product offering and proposition into one that makes some of the best-looking, best-value Swiss timepieces around.…

Six Technical Achievements That Set Tudor Apart

Over the past five years Tudor has transformed from a brand with a sprawling product offering and proposition into one that makes some of the best-looking, best-value Swiss timepieces around.

When IWC released the original Big Pilot in 2002 it captured imaginations, marking a defining moment in the early noughties trend for ‘big’ watches. It was a brute, with its…

2016 IWC Big Pilot Edition “Le Petit Prince” – Hands-on Review

When IWC released the original Big Pilot in 2002 it captured imaginations, marking a defining moment in the early noughties trend for ‘big’ watches. It was a brute, with its…

Editor’s Note: Since November last year the desktop on my computer has been one of Jason’s excellent pictures of this watch. I guess this goes a long way to explaining…

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Review: Perfect In Every Way

EDITOR’S PICK: Is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 the only watch you’ll ever need? - The Awristocrat Magazine

Cartier’s standout release for this year is the Drive de Cartier collection. Note that we’re saying ‘collection’, because, counter to tradition, Cartier has done a Beyoncé and released all the…

Cartier Drive de Cartier in Steel – Video Review

The aristocratic watchmaker, long popular with fashion-forward women, has caught on with the highly male watch-geek set.

One of the more entertaining games to play at Baselworld 2018 is: “Who is Brand X after with this watch?” In some cases the answer can be as clear as mud, but in the case of the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph it’s a bit of a no-brainer. Bright orange accents on its dial, and sold with bo...

HANDS-ON: The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Ref. 5968A — A Patek for the cool kids

One of the more entertaining games to play at Baselworld 2018 is: “Who is Brand X after with this watch?” In some cases the answer can be as clear as mud, but in the case of the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph it’s a bit of a no-brainer. Bright orange accents on its dial, and sold with bo...

Editor’s Note: IWC’s new Pilot’s range is finally in Australian stores, and boy does it look good. While we lust over the solid gold Little Prince edition of the Big…

IWC Mark XVIII Pilot's Watch Flies High

This modestly-sized, understated IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII proves good design and a great pedigree trumps the need to add embellishments.

We always knew the Carrera Heuer-01, launched last year, was going to be a major platform for TAG Heuer. A modern, modular watch that allows the brand to add and…

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold/Black Bezel Ref. CAR2A5A – Video Review

We always knew the Carrera launched last year, was going to be a major platform for TAG Heuer. A modern, modular watch that allows the brand to add and…

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…uhhhh, what are you doing on this Grand Seiko dial?” Seiko must have been in the Xmas spirit when the dial of this Grand Seiko was in development. Of course, the story goes that it’s actually a fir tree, which is celebrated in the Onbashira Festival that’s held in Suwa, near where the watch is produced. This racy Grand Seiko has very little chance of going unnoticed on the wrist. Not only

LIST: Top 10 watches from a Baselworld first-timer

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…uhhhh, what are you doing on this Grand Seiko dial?” Seiko must have been in the Xmas spirit when the dial of this Grand Seiko was in development. Of course, the story goes that it’s actually a fir tree, which is celebrated in the Onbashira Festival that’s held in Suwa, near where the watch is produced. This racy Grand Seiko has very little chance of going unnoticed on the wrist. Not only

Editor’s Note: Most days, Time+Tide is a pretty ordinary office job – emails, meetings, you know, the usual. But then there’s the one per cent of days that are far…

Tissot T-Touch That Nearly Broke Us – Video

The story in a second The T-Touch boasts more functions than you can poke a stick at, is powered by the sun and looks like something you’d actually want to…

We’re in no mood for celebrating. The office is still scarred from the last episode of Game of Thrones. Seriously, we’ve been sobbing all week. But, we’re working through the…

Friday Wind-down: 27 May, 2016 – The Week of Sadness

Watches are emotional objects. They have a heartbeat of their own. They outlast our human life spans. They come to be as closely associated…

Over the past few years, Montblanc has been delivering the hits with unerring regularity, part of an impressive brand refresh that’s made everyone sit up and pay attention. In particular…

Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept Watch and 7 Things Heavier Than It

Over the past few years, Montblanc has been delivering the hits with unerring regularity, part of an impressive brand refresh that’s made everyone sit up and pay attention.

Being in the watch writing line of work it’s no great surprise that friends and acquaintances often ask me for watch-buying advice. Call it an occupational hazard, call it a compliment that they should consider my advice worth seeking but (unlike a doctor friend, who gets irritated by being asked for free clinical advice at dinner parties) I never tire of talking about watches. But something has changed: as watch auction prices have gone relentlessly up over the past fe

HANDS-ON: The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted – same Octo, completely new look

Being in the watch writing line of work it’s no great surprise that friends and acquaintances often ask me for watch-buying advice. Call it an occupational hazard, call it a compliment that they should consider my advice worth seeking but (unlike a doctor friend, who gets irritated by being asked for free clinical advice at dinner parties) I never tire of talking about watches. But something has changed: as watch auction prices have gone relentlessly up over the past fe

The story in a second The Drive de Cartier is the men’s Cartier we’ve been waiting for; stylish and refined with a dash of sports luxe. SIHH 2016 was a…

Cartier Drive de Cartier In-depth Review

The story in a second The Drive de Cartier is the men’s Cartier we’ve been waiting for; stylish and refined with a dash of sports luxe. SIHH 2016 was a…

When Time+Tide started, back in 2014, we all loved watches but we all had other jobs. Our cunning and devious plan? Well, if you could be so kind as to…

Ceri David to join Time+Tide as Content Director

When Time+Tide started, back in we all loved watches but we all had other jobs. Our cunning and devious plan?

As the dust settles, we look back at the Baselworld 2018 fair with a more holistic lens. And, as the Time+Tide team saw more than 50 brands between them, we think we’re in a pretty excellent position to pull out a few common themes… Trend 1 – Two-tone First up, two-tone watches. Let me start this by saying — yes, I know two-tone watches have always been a ‘thing’, but lately we feel they’ve picked up momentum (something I put do

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As the dust settles, we look back at the Baselworld 2018 fair with a more holistic lens. And, as the Time+Tide team saw more than 50 brands between them, we think we’re in a pretty excellent position to pull out a few common themes… Trend 1 – Two-tone First up, two-tone watches. Let me start this by saying — yes, I know two-tone watches have always been a ‘thing’, but lately we feel they’ve picked up momentum (something I put do

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