Steampunk: Infernal Devices

Vianney Halter's Trio

Five years ago, whilst on holiday in Japan, I took a detour. It started with a trip to Nakano Broadway – one of Tokyo’s main otaku destinations – a multi-level mall devoted to selling everything from manga to aidoru-related collectables, via video games and BluRay discs. It’s also home to Jack Road, which, it turns out, is actually…

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The world’s first ever women’s watch awards

It seems incredible that the Eve’s Watch Women’s Watch Awards. – the world’s first ever women’s watch awards – are taking place in 2016. Last year, the annual global market for women’s luxury watches was projected to reach $10.3 billion, a 60 per cent increase from 2005, according to Euromonitor, with women’s watches representing approximately 38%…

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The joy of a cheap watch

Sometimes you just need to put all the snobbery aside and admit to yourself that even a cheap watch can bring enjoyment. Timex, the 162 year old American company possibly best known for its catchy slogan** and Ironman range of watches, has recently released a limited edition of its field watch-style Waterbury line in collaboration with Minnesota-based…

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Origin stories

Jon Osterman was caught in an “Intrinsic Field Subtractor”; Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider; Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Sue and Johnny Storm were exposed to cosmic rays; while Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were born from a mixture of sugar, spice and all things nice (plus. of course, a soupcon of Chemical X)….

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SalonQP 2015

(C) @Pavoni240 2015

SalonQP was launched in 2009. Since moving to the Saatchi Gallery from Number One Marylebone, the annual event has continued to gather momentum and reputation, helped, no doubt, by its new owners, the Telegraph Media Group. This year, over 90 watch and watch-related brands were represented, ranging from well-established manufacture to independents, including some names that had…

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Holding hands

Tudor Only Watch

OnlyWatch is a biennial charity auction of specially-designed, one-off pieces from some of the best watchmakers and manufacture in the world in aid of research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction is organised by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, the Monaco Yacht Show and Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo. It’s a good cause, and showcases some…

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An interview with Roger W Smith

(C) Organic Marketing / DAM Productions

While attempting to discover when The Watchmaker’s Apprentice would be available on general release, I was approached by DAM Production’s / Bulldog Distribution’s marketing partner, Organic Marketing, and offered the chance to interview Roger on one of his increasingly rare trips to London. Unfortunately, I was unable to see him in person, but he did…

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