Author: Nick Warner
Draken is back with a new model release that is aiming high. After the success of the Tugela dive watch, fellow South African turned Kiwi Michael Blythe designed the Peregrine pilot watch. The tool watch sensibility returns and delivers an elegant understated design with a clever design element, the colour changing logo.
We first covered the Superellipse from Jubileon one year ago with their first Kickstarter campaign. I loved the design which was both fresh and timeless. Unfortunately as sometimes happens, the watch was overlooked by crowdfunders and Jubileon had to go back to the drawing board. Thankfully they persevered and have now relaunched the Superellipse with a redesigned dial and hand set.
The Phoibos Ocean Master is a fantastic example of the rise of quality Chinese watchmaking. Phoibos founders Ethan Guo and Emily Feng have set out to offer a solid, reliable, classic watch at a reasonable price to global consumers.
I don’t think any other micro brand watch has drawn as much attention as the Nereid Argo from Tangramatic. The questions come as soon as it gets noticed (which has been often!) What is it? Where do I get one?
The dive watch is a classic for good reason. It’s a simple highly functional design and can be worn in nearly any situation and look the part. It’s no surprise then that it is also the most popular type of watch in the micro brand category. Today we take a hands on look at the Grey Seal from Polish micro brand, Balticus.
This is a very special edition of Meet Your Micro Maker. Today we talk to Billy Lau, a name many may recognise from the various Facebook micro brand groups but to a smaller circle he is known as one of the best micro brand watch manufacturers in Hong Kong.
When it comes to crazy ideas for a crowdfunded watch, a tourbillon movement has to be pretty high up the list of “go home, you’re drunk” concepts. Zion Manufacturing Company is run by a couple of Australians so maybe that helps explain it. What makes a tourbillon project so challenging I hear you ask? Well, let me explain…