The Hindenberg Air Lancer Is a Beautiful Tribute to Aviation

From the very first models in the very first collection, watch manufacturer Hindenberg made one thing very clear – that its heart beats for aviation and iconic pilot’s watches. Today, we are going to introduce one of the Swiss made models in the current collection, the Hindenberg Air Lancer. This watch combines a beautiful classic look with impeccable Swiss quality.

The dial boasts two bold and different types of cutouts. Through the middle one parts of the movements can be seen while the two lateral ones operate as an unconvential date display. The date indication can be found at three o’clock via a small blue arrow. At nine o’clock we meet the cutout of the date disc once again – a beautiful detail that would otherwise stay hidden beneath the dial.
Overall, the compact indices predominate, but at three, six and nine o’clock, Hindenberg has opted for Arabic numerals. The logo appears at twelve o’clock. Due to the generously sized hands, the Hindenberg Air Lancer offers excellent readability. The minute and hour hands are also filled with lume to guarantee this excellent legibility throughout the night.
The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The Hindenberg Air Lancer features a 42-mm-stainless steel case, measuring 11 mm in height. The watch sits prominently on the wrist without being overpowering and it slips under every sleeve with ease.
The case is water resistant up to 10 atm.

This watch is powered by a reliable, automatic movement. The Sellita SW200-1 is a swiss made calibre, known in the industry for its absolute reliability and precision. This movement features hours, minutes and a central second hand, as well as a date display. Fully wound, it provides a power reserve of up to 38 hours.

Hindenberg provides the Air Lancer with a beautiful leather strap, white contrast stitching including which beautifully complements the look of the dial.
The Air Lancer comes in four different versions; a stainless steel model with a silver coloured dial, two with a black dial – one of which also features a black PVD-coated case – and one brown model.

Very Attractive: André Belfort Sous les mers „Pepsi“

Absolutely timeless, masculine and sporty: The André Belfort Sous les mers iss not only the perfect companion for trips into the abyss but also in day-to-day life. Diving watches have long since earned their place on the wrists of the masses and no longer have to limit themselves to adventures and leisure time. This is especially true for the more reserved versions in dark colours or those which come in classic designs, such as the model we introduce today.

The dial of the André Belfort Sous les mers features a design that is as simple as it is traditional. The large size of the hour-markers and hands guarantees excellent legibility in the dark and under water thanks to the generous use of lume. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial and comes with a cyclops – a magnifying glass – right above the date window at the 3 o’clock position.
The bezel completes the attractive appearance of the Sous les mers and, not least because of its large numerals, contributes decisively to the characteristic appearance of this diver’s watch. Of course, all variants are beautiful, but the striking two-tone design – especially in the timeless red and blue „Pepsi“ version – is particularly popular with watch enthusiasts. As with all diver’s watches, the bezel of the Sous les mers can be only moved clockwise to prevent an accidental (and potentially deadly) extending the dive time.

With a diameter of 44 mm, the Sous les mers is a larger model and is therefore fully in line with the latest trends. Fans of sporty watches in particular prefer a bigger diameter. Especially in the case of diving watches, where excellent legibility is always the top priority, the dial must not only be clearly structured but also large enough.
The partly brushed and partly polished details of the case and the stainless steel bracelet create a charming overall picture, which is further enhanced by the serrations on the bezel.
The case is water-resistant to 30 bar or 300 metres and is equipped with a helium valve at the 9 o’clock position. This guarantees an automatic release of all gases that may have penetrated the case during the dive, so they cannot damage the watch on the way to the surface.

The Sous les mers is powered by a reliable, high-performance automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours.

In addition to the two-tone model presented here, André Belfort offers the Sous les mers in 10 other colours, fitted with stainless steel or silicon bracelets.

Ready for Take-off with the Mathis Montabon Aerotime II

Today, we’re taking a look at a new model by Mathis Montabon, one that is clearly related to all things aviation: the Aerotime II. This generously sized men’s watch combines a clearly legible dial with a powerful automatic movement and an overall great energy.

With its strong and highly expressive looks, the Aerotime II fits perfectly into the latest Mathis Montabon collection. The completely polished stainless steel case features a generous diameter of 44 mm. This timepiece does not hold back but wants to stay out, and with a weight of more than 100g it needs a man who can literally wear it. The bezel and the lugs are of slender built and together with the crown and its guard they provide beautiful lines and an airily feel for this big watch.

The slim bezel and the understated design of the case ensure that most of the viewer’s attention is drawn to the dial of the Aerotime II. A very decorative slide-rule design runs around the edge of the dial while the centre is divided between four different subdials. At the 3 o’clock position you’ll find a classic small date window. Directly opposite, at the 9 o’clock position you’ll find a date display which is further complemented by a month display at 12 o’clock. the subdial at the 6 o’clock position also provides a very handy 24-hour-display. And, as if that were not enough, Mathis Montabon has finished the dial with a beautiful sunburst pattern.
In order to guarantee ideal legibility, the manufacture has used a lot of luminous paint for the prominent indexes as well as for the hands. This ensures time is clearly legible even in the dark. A red seconds hand and individual accents on the slide-rule are adding additional colour to the dial.

Powered is the Aerotime II by a powerful, reliable automatic movement. Precise and tireless, it provides the power for all the functions mentioned above.

Mathis Montabon offers five different versions of the Aerotime II Three with light-coloured dials in stainless steel or with a rose gold or gold PVD coating. The stainless steel case has also been combined with a dark dial and there is also an all-black version.
All watches are supplied with a leather strap.

In the Kitchen with the Chrono Diamond Argos

The Chrono Diamond Argos is a true titan in the collection of the Swiss watch manufacturer. Reliable, robust and extremely attractive, this wristwatch is the perfect companion in almost every-day situation. This also applies to the kitchen, a place where the exact timing is of the utmost importance. So it is fitting that Chrono Diamond’s latest brand ambassador is a professional chef. But before we introduce Miguel Sánchez Navarro, let’s look at his watch, the Chrono Diamond Argos.

This elegant wristwatch features a generous 44 mm stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 5 atm. Chrono Diamond offers the Argos in pure stainless steel or with various golden PVD-coatings.
The large, clearly designed dial – created on the one hand by the large diameter and on the other hand by the slim bezel – can be read without effort at the first glance which is not only crucial in a fast-paced environment. The Argos is also a chronograph. The timekeeping function is not only popular in everyday life, but also in professional kitchens.

This wristwatch is powered by a powerful and reliable movement. Like everything else from Chrono Diamond, the movement is entirely made in Switzerland. The movement uses four central hands to display hours, minutes, the chronograph seconds and the day-date. The subdials show the running second, chronograph minutes and hours. At the 12 o’clock position you’ll find a double window which displays the date and the month.
This robust watch for all situations comes with a leather strap.

And now let’s look at the new brand ambassador who has joined the ranks of Chrono Diamond this year: Miguel Sánchez Navarro. The professional chef was born in Spain and trained at the cooking school Karlos Arguiñano which is famous beyond the Basque Country in which it lays. Afterwards, his odyssey through Michelin-starred kitches worldwide began. Navarro has worked in the Akelarre which is decorated with three stars and in various restaurants in New York, among others with Eric Ripert.
After this superb entry into the world of gastronomy, the chef traveled Latin America in search of new inspirations and flavors. Miguel Sánchez Navarro found exciting local and sesonal products as well as stimulating collaboration with local chefs.

From the very start, Sánchez Navarro was fascinated by one fact more than anything: that the process of cooking can be so extraordinarily new, creative and exciting while at the same time being invariably based on traditional techniques. Heat and time have always been central and will continue to play a crucial role in cooking in the future.

And now Chrono Diamond’s watches will help Miguel Sánchez Navarro in preparing his unique dishes. An important collaboration, because time – and of course timing – plays a crucial role in the art of cooking.

Chrono Diamond has just introduced its latest brand ambassador: Miguel Sánchez Navarro. In the future, the Swiss manufacturer’s watches will help the Spanish chef to prepare his unique dishes. An important collaboration, because time – and of course timing – plays a crucial role in the art of cooking.

Classic with a Retro Twist: Mathieu Legrand Marin

Swiss watch manufacturer Mathieu Legrand is known for its extraordinary range of models and designs, which suit every taste. And today we introduce a crowd favourite from the current collection, a model with clear references to diving watches, but without actually being one. For those who are looking for a watch that doesn’t only look the part but is really up to the challenge, Mathieu Legrand offers the Immergée, which is designed as a serious tool and comes with a water resistance of 20 atm.

The Mathieu Legrand Marin features a classic, sporty and petty masculine design. The indexes are round except for the ones at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, which are bar-shaped. The date window at 3 o’clock balances the design beautifully. Like the hour, minute and seconds hands, the indices are also equipped with a generous amount of lume, making the watch easily legible, even in the dark. The dial sports various structural details and is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The stainless steel case features a combination of polished and satin finishes for an appealing look. The classic, slightly curved lugs are pleasantly short, so that the Marin can be comfortably worn also on smaller wrists. The case has a diameter of 42 mm and is waterproof up to 10 atm. As mentioned earlier, the Marin is not a diver’s watch; however with 10 atm, nothing stands in the way of swimming or snorkeling.
Mathieu Legrand has equipped the Marin with a beautifully serrated bezel. It is black in every version but in the blue one; in the latter it matches the dial.

The Mathieu Legrand Marin is powered by a reliable, hard working quartz movement.
The manufacturer has fitted the watches with soft, low-maintenance silicone bracelets. And the large selection of models (we especially love the blue one, but the bright orange one also has a lot of charme) should guarantee a favorite for everyone.

André Belfort Sirène: Feminine Elegance in Ceramic

André Belfort is known for making stunning wristwatches powered solely and exclusively by automatic movements – not only in the men’s watches, but in those for women as well. This is a rare feat, and something all watch enthusiasts (especially the female ones) would love to see more of. So today, we are introducing the André Belfort Sirène, a beautiful ceramic wristwatch, made for both sexes.

The André Belfort Sirène is a big and beautiful ceramic wristwatch, which comes in two basic versions – in white or black ceramic. The case measures 41 mm in diameter, which is slightly on the bigger side regarding unisex watches. But since big watches are still totally en vogue, it’s a size, most women should be comfortable with. The case is water resistant up to 5 atm which means, that the Sirène will play well in all every day scenarios. But since the ceramic case comes with a stainless steel case, it packs quite a punch and is maybe not as light as one might expect, so be prepared.

The dial combines a variety of subdials with big, polished, applied Roman numerals. Hours, minutes and seconds are displayed by central hands, equipped with lume. At 3 o’clock you’ll find the subdial of the month, at 9 o’clock the subdial for the day of the week. Now, the subdial at 6 o’clock is slightly larger and comes not only with a day/night display via a beautiful sun and moon disc but with a 24-hour-display. At the 4.30 position, André Belfort has wedged a small date window between the numerals.
The colors on the dial mirror the colors used on the bezel, crown and pushers – stainless steel, gold or pink gold, which creates an overall handsome and consistent look. The dial is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and framed by a beautiful bezel, fitted with a ceramic inlay.

Like mentioned above, the André Belfort Sirène is powered by an automatic movement, the calibre AB-7110. It provides a power-reserve of approximately 38 hours.

The ceramic case of the André Belfort Sirène is completed by a ceramic bracelet which means, that this watch is especially easy to clean and maintain. Ceramic watches tend to feel good – and look good – for a very long time.