Watch reviews /

I routinely contribute to a range of Australian and International publications. Here are some recent examples of in-depth reviews, event coverage, and industry news.

 

My focus is on providing hands-on, in-depth product reviews so that I can provide authentic and valuable opinions and advice on the subject. Where possible, I supply unique images with my reviews. 

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April, 2020

WatchAdvice, Bremont Martin-Baker II Review

 

There is a story that is Bremont. One of hardship and loss. One of innovation and perseverance. A young brand, perhaps, in an industry filled with centuries-old maisons, but perhaps by virtue of this very fact, Bremont is not burdened by legacy approaches and is boldly pushing forward to create timepieces of exceptional character and quality in house, at their own workshop in Henley-on-Thames.

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Feb, 2020

WatchAdvice, Hands on with the Rolex GMT-Master BLNR

 

 

Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the 2019 Rolex GMT-Master II Batman 126710BLNR. Released earlier this year at Baselworld as part of the brand’s 2019 collection, the ‘new’ BLNR featured several updates and replaced the previous reference 116710BLNR, iconically known as ‘the Batman’.

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April, 2019

BARK & JACK: Hands-on MONTBLANC HERITAGE GMT SALMON DIAL

 

Earlier this year at SIHH, Montblanc released the Montblanc Heritage Collection, which draws on the watches of the 1940s and 50s for inspiration. The Heritage collection included a GMT model, available in 2 variants, a white and salmon dial. Today, we’re going hands-on with the Montblanc Heritage GMT salmon dial, which quite frankly – won me over the moment the vibrant dial hit sunlight.

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Sep, 2019

WatchAdvice, A night at Bremont’s Adventurers Club

 

 

For those who aren’t aware, British brand Bremont is famous for hosting regular events at their boutiques, appropriately named ‘Adventurers Club’. Adventurers Club events feature a Bremont Ambassador or partner, who share to share exciting tales of exploration, adventure, innovation or inspiration.

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May, 2020

IWC Portugieser Chronograph (reference 371609) Review

 


Clipping shut the deployant buckle of the just-refreshed IWC Portugieser Chronograph; it’s easy to see why this is one of the brand’s most popular watches, in Australia at least. It’s dressy, but still offers a healthy dose of sports functionality.Click to read more.

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Feb, 2020

WatchAdvice, Hands on with the Baltic Aquascaphe

 

 

French micro-brand Baltic first popped up on my radar back in 2019 after making a splash on social media, and across watch media. What caught my attention was how this entry-level brand seamlessly entered the collection’s of several high profile watch collectors, and onto the wrists of a couple of highly-respected watch editors...

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Sep, 2019

WatchAdvice, with the IWC Mark XVIII (reference IW327009)

 

 

If there’s one thing that IWC has a handle on, it’s Pilot’s watches. Within the brands iconic Pilot’s collection is the popular Mark XVIII range, which serves as a charming entry point to the family. I recently had the pleasure of spending several weeks with the Mark XVIII (reference IW327009), which is the stainless steel, black dial model, on a leather strap. 

 

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Aug, 2019

WatchAdvice, Hands on with the Bremont S300

 

 

I’ve been following British watch brand Bremont for five or six years now, and have been a fan of their work for various reasons. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending their annual ‘Townhouse’ event in London, where they released the bulk of their new models.

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Jan, 2020

Hands-on with the IWC Mark XVIII (reference IW327009)

 

 

If there’s one thing that IWC has a handle on, it’s Pilot’s watches. Within the brands iconic Pilot’s collection is the popular Mark XVIII range, which serves as a charming entry point to the family. I recently had the pleasure of spending several weeks with the Mark XVIII (reference IW327009), which is the stainless steel, black dial model, on a leather strap.

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April, 2019

BARK & JACK: 3 MONTHS WITH THE TUDOR BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT

 

To me, ownership is a holistic process, which includes the purchasing, wearing and even maintenance (or servicing) of your watch. So, usually, we only ever get the opportunity to do thorough reviews on watches we own (like my Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight) or have owned, or on extended loan – either from brands, colleagues or friends.

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Sep, 2019

WatchAdvice, A night at Bremont’s Adventurers Club

 

 

Released earlier this year at SIHH 2019, IWC’s latest collection of Spitfire pilots watches all feature for the first – time in-house manufactured calibres. With seven new references ranging from simple time-only functions, all the way to perpetual calendars, 2019 marked a significant year for the brand. Today, we’re taking a look at the IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire, in bronze.

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