Items (0)
£0.00

It’s like Christmas morning here…

Quick heads-up for the watch collectors, with several new pieces from Baselworld arriving this month. Firstly we have the Seiko ‘Save The Ocean’ special edition watches in-store which I mentioned in a previous post (these look even better than I remember!). We also have several new ladies and gents Seiko Presage pieces and the new Premier Kinetic Perpetual in steel with rose … Continue reading

Pin It

Watches and crockery are not the same thing

Ceramic is pretty amazing stuff. According to Wikipedia, the definition of ceramic is as follows: “An inorganic, non-metallic, solid material comprising metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds” It all sounds a bit Sci-Fi, but there is an important underlying fact to this, which is that there are many different types of ceramic. The watch … Continue reading

Pin It

Longines Railroad Pocket Watch – now in stock!

Just a quick post to announce we have now received (after an exceptionally long wait…) the very smart looking Longines Railroad Pocket Watch. Limited to only 250 pieces worldwide, this beautiful vintage inspired watch is now available from our Norwich store, don’t miss your chance to own a very exclusive piece of Longines history! RRP: £2,330.   Ian Palmer – May 2018

Pin It

Baselworld: Home of Fine Watchmaking (and biscuits apparently…)

I’m not joking about the biscuits, but we’ll get to that… For those unfamiliar with the name, Baselworld is a very large international trade exhibition held annually in Basel, Switzerland (I imagine the name took a long time and many meetings to come up with…) Over 6 days the world’s largest and most prestigious watch and jewellery brands showcase their latest collections … Continue reading

Pin It

Monsters, Turtles and Paddy the Samurai

Everyone seems to be making special edition watches at the moment. A question I’m often asked is “are they really worth buying?”. The answer to that depends very much on one’s expectations. If you’re buying a watch in order to sell it on at a profit, then the answer is probably no, as in most cases this will require a … Continue reading

Pin It

Review – Michel Herbelin Inspiration 1947 Limited Edition

I’ll be honest, this watch completely escaped my notice until it arrived in the store. Michel Herbelin are not generally known for doing limited editions, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and saw it for the first time. The Inspiration 1947 is a celebration of the French manufacturer’s 70th year, and is a re-imagining of one … Continue reading

Pin It

How smart is a smartwatch?

Innovation is a word which is – I think – very overused in the watch industry, and often incorrectly. For example, you will often see high-end watch manufacturers waxing lyrical about how their latest watch ‘pushes the boundaries of innovation’ whereas in fact the watch in question may use a mechanical movement, and despite being made in an unusual way, … Continue reading

Pin It

Now in stock: Oris Aquis Hammerhead Limited Edition

We now have this amazing divers watch available in store. Launched at Baselworld and Limited to 2000 pieces worldwide, it has been made in association with Pelagios Kakunja; an organisation dedicated to researching sharks and other open water species. Their latest project concerns the endangered Scalloped Hammerhead shark which has declined by nearly 90% in the last 30 years. The watch features a … Continue reading

Pin It

Review – Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture

Today we are looking in detail at a fantastic piece from Swiss watchmakers Frederique Constant – the in-house developed automatic flyback chronograph manufacture (model number  FC-760DG4H6), unveiled at Baselworld earlier this year. The first noticeable thing about this watch is the weight. It is very sturdy and feels heavier than its size and shape would suggest. Even though this is … Continue reading

Pin It

Mother’s Day 2017 – UK date and beautiful Mothering Sunday gift ideas from Dipples

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, March 26th this year in the UK and is traditionally a day to celebrate mums, grandmothers and step-mums with flowers, gifts and cards. Dipples is the perfect place to find your mum a lovely Mother’s Day gift, whether you’d like to treat her to stunning jewellery, a luxury watch or if you’re on a tight … Continue reading

Pin It