Maurice Lacroix PONTOS DAY DATE

The Maurice Lacroix PONTOS DAY DATE has a color palette dominated by the sober shades of khaki and black could suggest a discreet style, which goes unnoticed.

The new PONTOS Day Date, however, undermines this idea: thanks to its interesting combinations of contrasting shades, this new model is definitely noticeable, especially in an urban context. Not only is it extremely elegant, but above all practical.

The case features an optimized ergonomic design, which fits both a male and female wrist. In short, there are many reasons to choose this urban-chic creation.

The khaki-colored dial of the new PONTOS Day Date is decorated with a sunray effect, while the 41 mm stainless steel case is coated with DLC treatment in the discreet shade of black. Usually, this aesthetic gives the creation a discreet character, especially when worn in a rural setting.

However, this new version of the PONTOS Day Date has been designed for an urban environment: hence the mix of shades and shapes that stands out from the crowd.

The black hour and minute hands, coated with Super-luminova ː, indicate the time, while the applied trapezoidal indexes have a relatively sober style.

On a lower level there is a sandblasted interior minuteria, in the shade of black. It houses a series of bolder clear lines and squares, both treated with SLN, optimally designed to ensure easy reading of minutes and seconds.

On the top, the “M” logo by Maurice Lacroix, also covered in black, dominates the rest of the dial in a minimal and trendy style. Throughout the composition, the dial plays with different textures, finishes, shades and depths.

For example, the day is shown through an arc opening. It is presented in white text on a black disc, embedded but clearly visible. This treatment is repeated at the bottom of the dial, where the date is shown through a recessed square opening, readable and sophisticated.

The central seconds hand has a protruding point that slides over the minute track, increasing readability.

The size of this model makes it suitable for both women and men. In line with other PONTOS models, the case features an optimized ergonomic design, giving the wearer an incredible feeling of comfort.

Maurice Lacroix PONTOS DAY DATE

The crown features a grooved handle that makes it easy to use and guarantees an extraordinary tactility that contributes to increasing the overall quality.

The transparent case back gives mechanics enthusiasts a wonderful view of the ML143 automatic calibre.

Confirming the reputation of Maurice Lacroix to always offer a high quality-price ratio, the movement is embellished with a Côtes de Genève vertical motif, perlage and colimaçon decorations, while the rotor is decorated with a soleil effect.

The watch features a dark green nylon strap with the “M” logo and tone-on-tone stitching, enhancing the model’s elegant and contemporary look.

Maurice Lacroix PONTOS DAY DATE

Owners of the watch can change the style according to their tastes thanks to the Easy Strap Exchange system, which allows you to easily replace the strap without the help of specific tools.

Nautica Ayia

Nautica enriches its N83 line with the new collection of sustainable watches Ayia Triada.

The brand faces a new challenge with this project and proposes innovative materials to produce timepieces that significantly reduce the environmental impact. Nautica N83 expresses its sporting spirit and love for the sea.

The new collection takes the name of an immaculate beach located on the mythical coasts of the island of Cyprus, Ayia Triada, and elects eco-ceramics as the protagonist material of 44 mm diameter cases, proposed in two varieties of colors, blue and black. On the ring appear discreetly engraved 60 minutes.

The dials – also in eco-ceramic – in nuances with the tones of the case and the grain fiber straps have been designed to facilitate maximum readability.

They offer impressive indexes, in contrast, covered with luminescent material such as the hands of hours, minutes and seconds. Of different colors the minuteria indicated on the rehaut and the logo Nautica and N83 seats respectively at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.

The watches of the Nautica N83 Ayia Triada collection are animated by quartz movements and are waterproof up to 50 meters.

Nautica Ayia Technical information:

Case: eco-ceramic, 44 mm
Movement: 3 ball quartz
Dial: eco-ceramic
Strap: wheat fiber with pin buckle Water resistance: 50 m
Retail price: 119 €


The new Expedition North Field collection by Timex offers brand new timepieces ideal for vintage watch enthusiasts.

The three timepieces, with modern and avant-garde technology, are characterized by the design of retro lines that evokes the military-inspired watches of past decades.

Available in the version with solar movement with power reserve up to 4 months, or with mechanical movement with manual winding, the new watches show the case in satin stainless steel with case back and screw crown, and are waterproof up to 100 m.

On the black dials with indication of the 24 hours the luminescent hands flow in correspondence of the Arabic numerals indicating the hours.

The timepieces with solar movement are available in the version with 36 mm diameter case and brown leather strap and pin buckle, made with eco-friendly methods (169€), or in the version with 41 mm diameter case and stainless steel bracelet (189€). On the dial, at 3 o’clock, the given function.

Classic version of the Expedition

The “total black” model, with a 38 mm diameter case and steel bracelet, has a black finish and is powered by a manual winding mechanical calibre (249€).
Technical information:

Case: steel – 36, 38 or 41 mm
Movement: solar, or manually wound
Dial: black
Strap: brown leather made with eco-friendly methods
Bracelet: stainless steel with folding clasp
Water resistance: 100 m
Retail price: 169€ (version with solar-powered movement, leather strap), 189€ (version with solar-powered movement, steel bracelet), 249€ (version with mechanical movement, case and steel strap with black finish).

Check out the Timex site here!

Matte Works Watches Microbrand

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Matte Works Watches are now live on Kickstarter!

I am very happy to let you know about this very new and super cool microbrand called Matte Works this is also the very first microbrand I know which makes watches powered by full solar energy!

The first solar watch collection is called Solution-01 and features solar-powered watches with unique dial designs, innovative hardware designs and interchangeable straps for different occasions.

Inspired from the sci-fi-like landscape of the solar power plants, the collection encapsulates the beauty of solar energy into the design.

The Solution-01 Collection includes 2 different color dial versions (Black & White), 2 colors of leather straps (Black & Chestnut) and 2 colors of nylon straps (Black & Pine).

Matte Works – Solution 01 and Solar energy

How does a solar energy watch works?

A solar watch is a watch driven by converting natural or artificial light into electrical energy.

Light energy received by the solar cell, a solar panel unit under the dial, is converted into electrical energy.

The energy is stored in the rechargeable secondary battery and is used to drive the watch.

Unlike disposable batteries that are used in traditional quartz watches, the rechargeable battery can be recharged thousands of times before replacement is required.

In an era when there is a greater emphasis on environmental change, solar watches are more environmentally friendly than their quartz counterparts, as they have significantly longer battery change intervals than quartz watches.

Solution 01 Design

Of course the design of this very cool timepiece is based on the solar panel (dial).

The solar panel features a patterned translucent dial (black version), which is inspired by the arrangement of the heliostat mirror of a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) energy plant. 

The heliostat mirror is a critical component of a concentrated solar power system. It is responsible for tracking the sun and redirecting the beam of sunlight onto the target receiver.

The beauty happens from the accurately calculated heliostat pattern, resulting in a futuristic, sci-fi like landscape.

Over the solar panel, all hour positions are marked with minutes and hours markers for legibility. Brushed pencil hands filled with luminous ensure a clear display of time in a low-light environment.

This watch has very good size thanks to the 40 mm case and 9.7 mm thick, the watch is made by 316L Stainless Steel with a brushed finish.

Very minimalistic look (which i really like) and very good durability thanks to the scratch resistant sapphire-coated crystal.

There are aviailable also 2 kind of straps, leather and nato straps, both with very high quality.

Matte Works Solution 01 – Why buy?

As you can see this timepiece and new microbrand has a strong connection with enviroment and I think that today this is a very important topic and also a negative point for quartz watches.

The watch looks cool, innovative, minimalistic and you never need a battery change on your watch.

The concept of the watch and innovative idea to use the solar system for a microbrand watch is a good starting point for this company and I hope to see them into the Microbrands Book 2023.

Click here to join their kickstarter campaign!

3W Dreiwerk watches Microbrand

Today I want to present you a new German microbrand called 3W Dreiwerk and based in Dresden.

The priority of this microbrand is the demand for maximum aesthetics in the smallest space and the personal expression of an individual lifestyle.

3W – Dreiwerk means = change 3 parts and change your whole personality.

The modular system of the watch case allows a combination of different materials and colours. “titanium, stainless steel, gold, silver or even wood can be varied and combined without having to buy a completely new watch”.

The modular change system has a registered European Patent also.

So Dreiwerk offer you a symbiosis between technical tradition and the possibility of your personal customization.

The special thing about dreiwerk watches is the idea of ​​using only naturally treated wood.

No chemicals are used in the processing of the watches, as is known from brands such as holzkern.

The wood is preserved with the help of natural oils in a complex vacuum process and then finished by hand.

In this way, the charm and the uniqueness of the wood are retained.

Each piece is unique. No resins or chemical hardeners.

This is the watchmaker personal contribution to protecting the climate, but also to protecting the buyer.

No skin irritation or chemical influences.

DreiwerkTecnical Specifications

  • Natural walnut root wood
  • Handmade and natural modular robust watch case (3 ATM)
  • Sapphire crystal with black bezel
  • Black scratch-resistant PVD stainless steel base
  • Time display with center second and small date
  • Handcrafted pointers with Luminova Blue Line optics in white
  • Swiss made Sellita SW 300-1 automatic watch movement

– SW300-1 is a high-end movement, characterized above all by its remarkable slimness

– Automatic winding with ball bearings, center second and date with quickset are part of the equipment

– Typical power reserve is 56 hours

  • High-quality quick-change bracelet made of stainless steel

Watch cases and bracelets can be freely combined

Watch cases can be changed in shape and colour

  • Case diameter 42 mm

Dreiwerk – Why Buy?

The first thing I have to say about this microbrand is that absolutely the price is very high (around 3 thousand euro) but you have also to understand what you are buying.

This is not the first time I present you a microbrand with very high price and the reason is because I see something special into these watches that need the correct attention.

This watch has a complex technology and is caracterized by very important innovation, every watch is completely hand made and you can choose from different materials.

Gold, Wood, Titanium, all materials that you can choose to make your personal and unique Dreirwek.

Satori Watches

Today is time to take a look to a new microbrand called Satori Watches and to their first collection The companion collection!

These timepieces take inspiration by adventure and self-discovery.

The companion collection is inspired by the iconic Field watch and the watch features minimal complications with precision time-telling.

Satori watches has made a highly versatile timepiece and these watches are light on the wrist and designed to be ergonomic for everyday wear but can easily transition to complement every occasion, created to take you from work to a weekend expedition.

The companion collection – inside the watch

Unlike the classic microbrands this watch is powered by the famous Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve.

This movement features second hacking for precise time-telling and hand-winding for on-the-go moments.

Despite we are talking about a microbrand, the presence of this movement is a step forward in comparison to classic Kickstarter watches.

Companion watch is recognizable yet innovative in its design, it features an eye-catching bezel with faceted detailing that creates a visual impact.

The case is a robust 43mm diameter, fully machined marine-grade 316L Stainless Steel, measuring 46mm Lug-to-Lug and completed with a sleek bead-blasted Satin effect.

This collection is divided into four distinctive dial colourways, for tonal styling, discreet Covert Black and a contemporary Metropolis White, for the expeditioners the Forest Green and Marine blue.

I also really like the caseback and the choice of use a screw-down is really good because as we are talking about a famous swiss movement we don’t need to see it.

Also the clasp and the crow have the “S” Satori logo. Really nice!

Caseback, crown, clasp details

Satori watches – Adaptable to any environment

The Companion watch is synonymous with adventure.

Presenting 10 ATM/100-meter water-resistant casing ideal for exploring the oceanfront, also equipped with a sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant lens for those hard-wearing moments.

One of the key features Satori Watch delivers is the hand-painted premium BGW9 Super-LumiNova numerals that allow for practical and efficient time telling under all conditions, no matter what the activity.

One of the key features Satori Watches delivers on is the tool-less, uncomplicated quick release Strap, allowing the wearer to easily change the straps depending on the environment they are in without risk of damaging the lugs.

Unlike the classic Field watch, Satori watches have opted for lightweight canvas upper with Leather backed strap for an ergonomic and comfortable fit.

The companion watch offers, sophisticated colourways; discreet Covert Black for all occasions, a city grey to match the Metropolis white dial, Forest Green, and Marine blue for the adventurers.

Technical Specification & Features

  • Case size: 43mm diameter, 46mm lug to lug, case thickness 11.25mm
  • Case material: 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel
  • Crown: Custom embossed Satori emblem, satin-finished to complement the case
  • Dial: Printed Dial with hand-painted Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 Numerals/Indices (including hands), in four colourways; black, white, green, and blue
  • Movement: Sellita SW200-1 Swiss Automatic Movement with a date calendar, second hacking, and hand-winding feature
  • Weight: Case 63 grams (including strap 86 grams)
  • Water Resistance: 100m (300ft) / 10ATM perfect for swimming and snorkeling expeditions   
  • Lens: Scratch-resistant flat sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Canvas upper in four complementary colourways, calf leather backing with quick-release catch  
  • Limited edition bracelet: Satin finished 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel with quick-release catch

Satori watches is offering a limited edition; a sleek stainless-steel bead-blasted bracelet with a quick-release feature exclusive on

The addition of a fifth strap will be solely offered with the Metropolis White dial (only), for a limited time and will not be available at retail.

These are the option that you will have on Kickstarter:

  • SUPER EARLY BIRD – The Companion Watch GBP £446 save 25% off (£149) future retail price of £595
  • EARLY BIRD – The Companion Watch GBP £495 save 15% off (£100) future retail price of £595
  • KICKSTARTER DEAL – The Companion Watch GBP £535 save 15% off (£60) future retail price of £595
  • ELITE COMPANION – Metropolis white dial watch with canvas and satin finish metal strap with butterfly clasp a limited edition to kickstarter offer of £580 save £115 from retail price £695  

This element increases the watch’s versatility and desirability – wear it at any time whether on an adventure, in the office, or for a special occasion.

The full retail price will be £595 (inc VAT) – special prices will be available on Kickstarter!

Picture during my test period

The final timepiece will be also supplied to all Kickstarter backers with the branded Watch box, Manual (incl 1-year warranty) and cleaning cloth.

Limited edition with metal bracelet
Metal bracelet with deployant clasp

Why buy?

The main reason i suggest this microbrand is because of their choices, starting from the movement and caseback.

There is a nice color option and I enjoy the satin finish of the case.

Personally, I tried the green version and the color looks better live than in the photos and the green is fun and powerful!

The product is really good for the price especially if you get it on Kickstarter.

Also if you like the steel bracelet this is plus increasing the versatility.

This model has also a nice symmetry and as a field watch could be an interesting friend or companion!

Check out their site here!

Monro Adventure

Today i want to present you a new special travel watch that will be soon on Kickstarter and it’s called the Monro Adventure made by Monro Design Studio LtdTM.

This timepiece is designed for function, form, longevity & comfort and the cost is under 199£ so we are talking about a very affordable watch.

The Monro Adventure is a watch made for people who love to travel and is robust enough to withstand all the environments a global adventurer would experience.

As we are talking about a travel watch, this timepiece could not only show a second timezone for whichever destination is next on the itinerary but is able to calculate it across the 24 timezones of the world.

The Monro Adventure is caracterized by a 44m solid stainless steel 316L case with polished finish and Swiss Ronda 515.24H movement.

It is available in different colors options:


Monro Adventure – attention to the details

This travel watch has a lot of different very well thought details like the Crown grips, for example, match the forward motion design of the bezel and have a coloured logo according to the function they control.

At 4 o’clock the colour matches the GMT hand and at 2 o’clock the colour matches the world city ring.

The concentric aperture in the minute hand allows the hour hand to be visible at all times while the GMT hand, inspired by the location pin drop of their logo, is finished in a contrasting colour to the dial for clear reading of the second timezone.

The case itself has been perfectly considered for comfort and strap change flexibility with the curved loop style lugs providing excellent wearability.

Also the complexity of the case requires precision CNC manufacturing with the inovative lug system finished by hand.

Lugs themselves also allow for the more rugged 44mm bezel diameter to appear smaller on the wrist.

The case back has been designed to incorporate a GMT scale to help determine which months of the year require you to make calculations based on daylight savings.”

Monro Adventure – the packaging

Another interesting detail about this timepiece is the packaging, really simple but at the same time very original and consists on it’s own travel passport.

Encased in a FSC approved, recycled paper box in a rich burgundy leather grain finish with silver foiled detail, the case and two straps are securely fitted in a soft black eco-friendly EVA material ensuring complete protection for its Adventure.

Monro Adventure – specifications

  • 44m solid stainless steel 316L case, polished finish.
  • Swiss Ronda 515.24H movement.
  • Urban Black galvanic dial with red GMT hand.
  • Black ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel. Bi-directional rotating world city ring. Tri-luminosity for function clarity.
  • Sapphire glass.
  • 100m water resistance.
  • 1x Black NATO style rubber strap.
  • 1x Black & grey NATO style nylon strap.

Monro Adventure – Why buy?

This travel watch has a lot of features and for 199£ you can’t find something more special than this timepiece.

Of course we are tallking about a very affordable watch so you can’t expect an automatic movement but the Monro Adventure is powered by the Swiss Ronda 515.24H movement, so a good quality movement.

If you want to check out this watch and want to be updated on the launch on kickstarter please visit the Monro Design Studio LtdTM site here!

TOOL WATCH CO. Microbrand

Today i want to present a new microbrand that i just discovered!

This new microbrand is TOOL WATCH CO. and has just developed a new interesting timepiece, the Arctic!

The Arctic is a robust, technical timepiece designed for accuracy and legibility, drawing
inspiration from the adventurous spirit of the early polar pioneers.

This new watch will be launched through Kickstarter on 2 November 2021.

The Arctic is a refined 38mm titanium, field-style watch for men and women and will be
available in 3 versions; the Signature Series blue meteorite dial, the Limited Edition black
meteorite dial, and the One of Ten white/grey meteorite dial.

The Arctic One of Ten is limited to ten units worldwide, and owners of this exclusive timepiece will have the option to work with Tool Watch Co’s design team to personalize their case back engraving.

Tool watch co. INSPIRATION

Tool Watch Co. takes inspiration seriously in its design process. Every aspect of their watches,
from colour choice to their components is thoughtfully considered.

The choice of the natural meteorite dial represents Greenlands Hiawatha Glacier – the first meteorite impact crater ever discovered under Earth’s ice sheets.

Cutting and finishing a meteorite dial requires time and skill.
Each Arctic dial is made from a solid slice of the Muonionalusta meteorite (found north of the
Arctic circle), and treated to bring out its natural crystalline pattern.

Swiss Super-Luminova GradeA BGW9 lume is used on the signature hour and minute hands, Arctic hunting-tool seconds hand, and dial indices for exceptional low light legibility.

They have developed a specific dial text methodology that will carry through to further models.
About the model designation sits at the top of the dial, and the subtext below acts as a summarised spec sheet of the core attributes of the watch in line with their tool watch aesthetic and the DNA of tool watches in general.


Tool Watch Co. has chosen Sellita’s SW200 to power the Arctic, a premium Swiss movement
known for its precision, accuracy, and reliability. Tool Watch Co’s choice tin using Sellita’s Swiss
movements is influenced by using watch movements that resonate with the region of inspiration,
in this case, northern Europe.

Luxury brands that use Sellita movements include IWC, Tag, Hublot, and Breitling.


The case back features an original engraving of a polar bear on Tool Watch Co’s signature pattern,
symbolic of the harsh environment and enduring spirit of the Arctic.


Each Arctic will include a Saffiano strap, drawing on the heritage of using leather straps in cold
conditions, and a signature in-house designed titanium h-link bracelet. Watches and h-link
bracelets use HV1200 scratch-resistant coating. A half-link will be included with each bracelet so
customers can size it perfectly.


They have engineered their packaging using environmentally-friendly foam. It is non-toxic,
lightweight, impact-resistant and, 100% recyclable. Its core purpose is to offset the CO2
generated by shipping heavier items of the same size and reducing non-recyclable waste.


Arctic signature series

Arctic Limited Edition

Arctic One of Ten


Tool Watch Co. believes in a world where taking small incremental steps to sustainability will make
a difference, especially in a marketplace saturated with greenwashing.

Sustainability forms the basis of their watches, and they are committed to setting an ethical example in the watch industry
by producing premium and sustainable items.

They are committed to finding sustainable solutions to wasteful production by incorporating overstock leather in their straps and recyclable materials to emphasize durability and an extended lifespan.

Tool Watch Co. actively works with their manufacturing partners across their supply chain to improve consumption while reducing emissions and waste.

Standing by reliability and precision, they oversee their entire manufacturing process from design
to craftsmanship and use innovative materials and ethical manufacturing practices to merge their
passion for design with sustainability.

They strive to infuse each stage of their design and production process with a positive influence.

Jack Turner Black Pilot

Today we take a look to the Jack Turner Black Pilot!

As i said in the first article here this watch is really cool for a lot of different features!

Jack Turner is an American-Based micro watch manufacturer producing all of our limited edition timepieces powered by the best Swiss and Asian Movements.

Find out how they ensure authentic and unconditional mechanical watch making excellence.

jack turner pilot watches

Jack Turner Black Pilot – specifics

Here are some of the details of the traveller black pilot:

  • Movement: Seiko VH31
  • Case Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case has high grade PVD Coating
  • Screw Down Case Back
  • Water Resistance: 50m 
  • Case Thickness: 10mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire with anti-glare technology
  • Strap: Comes with 2 different Nylon NATO Straps
  • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Certificate of Authenticity Card included

For the moments when you aren’t afraid to get wet or dirty.

Where ever you take on the elements, Jack Turner sports watches go with you.

With superior water resistance, scratch resistant cases and crystals, and action ready strap designs, the sport collection has you covered when things get rough.

jack turner pilot watches

Check out their site and click here if you want to preorder this timepiece!

Jack Turner Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you the Jack Turner Watches Microbrand!

Some really interesting watches my friends!

Today we take a look to the traveller military pilot watch.

Pay tribute to the armed forces and the red, white, and blue in your own way with our latest release “The Traveler”, this is a military-inspired pilot watch. 

This timepiece is equipped with two different NATO watch straps so that you can change up your look as often as you’d like.

All the straps are lightweight and comfortable to wear while giving off a ruggedly handsome vibe. 

The Traveler Watch ensures that you are always running on time while keeping your look stylish, rugged and classic.

Jack Turner Watches Microbrand – a special pilot

The second hand of the traveller is perfect for precision timekeeping and the white Arabic numerals are easy to read. 

Silent sweep movement guarantees that all you notice is the good looks and timekeeping properties of this handsome watch.

It is powered by the Seiko VH31 sweep second movement that was introduced in 2018.

This movement is unique because the sweeping hands beat four times per second creating the fluid appearance of an automatic watch but with quartz precision and reliability. 

The black dial has two separate disks, one atop the other, that holds luminescent materials in the recessed indexes that show through the cutouts in the top layer thus creating the watch’s wonderful luminescence effect.

This clever sandwich effect is usually only seen on high-end divers watchers. 

The bottom dial on The Traveler Watch has recessed numerals and indices while the top dial is carved out to reveal a beautiful green Super-LumiNova® coating which ensures the ability to see in the dark out in the field or anywhere that you happen to be.

Offering up to ten times more brightness than other zinc-based luminous phosphorescent material this technology is normally reserved for luxury watches at much higher price points. 

You will also enjoy a sapphire glass crystal that contains 9 Mohs of mineral hardness which makes it resistant to scratches during normal use.

Of course, it is not impossible to scratch the crystal but it is very difficult although not impossible for scratches to result after rubbing up against a stone or concrete wall for example. 

This watch is in limited supply, only 150 pieces of this watch will be produced pre-order. Order now to lock in the pre-order, discounted price.

These watches should be available for shipping the first week of April 2021. 

The watch comes in really cool packaging as you can see below

All Jack Turner Watches come with a 2-year warranty for peace of mind. 

Here are the Jack Turner Watches Microbrand details

  • Movement: Seiko VH31
  • Case Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Screw Down Case Back
  • Water Resistance: 50m 
  • Case Thickness: 10mm 
  • Crystal: Sapphire with anti glare technology 
  • Strap: Comes with 2 different Nylon NATO Straps
  • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Certificate of Authenticity Card included

Check out their site HERE if you want to preorder this cool timepiece!