Peter Speake-Marin leaves brand he founded in 2002

Swiss newspaper 24 heures posted a story yesterday stating that English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin left the brand he founded 15-years ago. His departure was said to be in the works for some time, and the talented watchmaker is now already working on his next project.

We met Peter Speake-Marin in Dubai for Dubai Watch Week 2015.

Introducing the Singer Track 1 Chronograph

Falling in the ‘say what?!’ news category, California-based Singer Vehicle Design is now getting into watches. The Singer Track1 Chronograph launches the brand’s foray into watchmaking, as well as the new ‘Singer Reimagined’ company, which will focus on mechanical watches from its home in Geneva. Singer Vehicle Design, as before, will continue its focus on restoring and modifying Porsche 911s.

The Track1 is designed primarily as an easy-to-read chronograph.

Girard-Perregaux unveils Laureato Skeleton

At SIHH 2017, Girard-Perregaux reintroduced its Laureato collection, and now – just a few months on – the brand has added the Laureato Skeleton to its luxury/sporty watch family. This new timepiece features a 42mm case and is offered in stainless steel and pink-gold.

This striking skeleton is now part of the Laureato collection.

Tag Heuer unveils Aquaracer 300 Calibre 5 watches in Camo & Khaki

Tag Heuer is giving fans of military/camouflage style something to think about this year at BaselWorld, with the launch of the Aquaracer Camouflage 300M Calibre 5. Two references have been unveiled, one with an arctic dial and the other with a jungle dial.

The arctic dial (camo print) is eye-catching.

MB&F introduces ‘Destination Moon’, its latest desk clock with L’Epée 1839

After taking us to the depths of the deep blue sea with the incredible HM7 Aquapod, MB&F has its sights on the heavens once again with its newest desk clock, Destination Moon. The Horological Lab designed its newest creation in-house and turned to L’Epée 1839 for the final construction, and the result is stellar.

MB&F is blasting off for the moon with its latest desk clock.

15-Minutes with Stepan Sarpaneva

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to meet with an independent watchmaker that I’ve watched with interest for a couple of years – Finland’s Stepan Sarpaneva. Sarpaneva set-up both Sarpaneva Watches and S.U.F Helsinki back in 2003 but before we get into his brands, lets talk about the man and his impressive career.

Stepan Sarpaneva was in Dubai for a brief visit earlier in the year.