Review: Montblanc 1858 Manual Small Second, A charming timepiece for not a lot of money

Under the stewardship of industry veteran Jérôme Lambert, Montblanc has been making headway with a larger volume of serious watch collectors and enthusiasts. Watches from the newer Heritage and 1858 collections have attracted a lot of interest, and after spending a week with the 1858 Manual Small Second, we can easily see why.

First thought that popped into our hand: We want this in our life!

First thought that popped into our hand: We want this in our life!

Review: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase, A Watch With Serious Heart

The Saxonia collection has been a part of A. Lange & Söhne’s history since the brand had its rebirth in 1994. Today the collection serves multiple purposes – the most inexpensive Lange can be found in this collection (still mechanical) but you can also turn to this collection if you want seriously complicated watches. The Saxonia Moon Phase that we’re reviewing today was unveiled at SIHH 2016 – we thought it was brilliant back then and now, after spending some more time with it, we’re completely taken with it.

This is one of the best looking moonphase watches of 2016 in our book.

This is one of the best looking moonphase watches of 2016 in our book.

Review: Heuer Monza Calibre 17

Tag Heuer announced the 2016 Heuer Monza Calibre 17 at BaselWorld this year, to mark and celebrate the Monza’s 40th anniversary. It’s a watch that we’ve been itching to get our hands on ever since we saw pictures of it, and thankfully the opportunity came knocking just a few weeks ago.

We wore the Monza so much, we had to pull the crown out to stop the running seconds, so we could avoid blurry hands in our photographs.

Review: Hermès Slim d’Hermès 39.5mm

At BaselWorld 2015 Hermès unveiled a brand new collection of watches under the banner of Slim d’Hermès. Both men and women were catered for but the really big news was the in-house, ultra-thin automatic movements packed into the 39.5mm models. Those watches immediately pegged our interest, so we were excited to receive the rose-gold Slim d’Hermès 39.5mm for review.

We've been waiting to see the Slim d'Hermès in person since we first saw it at BaselWorld 2015.

We’ve been waiting to see the Slim d’Hermès in person since we first saw it at BaselWorld 2015.