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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Most romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas in Norfolk

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and all you romantics out there will be wondering, what’s there to do in Norfolk on February 14th? Well here’s a few suggestions from Dipples, one of Norfolk’s finest jewellers and watch experts since 1878 – the jewellery business and romance go hand in hand so here’s a few of our own romantic date ideas … Continue reading

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What watch should you buy: the ultimate watch guide for men

Clueless about watches? You’re not alone. Yes, you’ll have already spent hours trawling the internet for the best brand reviews, how watches actually work and whether you should go for quartz or automatic, but have you really found the definitive answer to your question – “what watch should I buy?” We’re guessing the answer is no, hence why you’re here … Continue reading

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The Dipples gift guide for everyone on your Christmas list

Christmas is coming – there’s certainly no denying it, as much as you may want to when you have several family members and friends still on your ‘to-buy’ list! Here’s a quick gift guide from Dipples, Norfolk’s finest jewellers and watch experts since 1878, which will give you some extra special gift ideas for everyone on your list this Christmas. … Continue reading

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Solitaires, clusters and coloured stones – engagement ring inspiration from Dipples, Norfolk’s jewellery experts

Since 1878, Dipples the Norfolk jewellers have specialised in jewellery for life’s precious moments, providing outstanding jewellery in our Norwich and Dereham stores. So whether you’re planning to propose, or want to drop a little hint to your partner, here’s a few ideas from Dipples, your resident jewellery experts, to give you some engagement ring inspiration.   Solitaire engagement rings … Continue reading

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A watch that is built to go the distance… 41,135 nautical miles to be exact

Elliot Brown are watch manufacturers notorious for testing the limits and durability of their watches, each of which undergoes a rigorous testing regime including immersion in 200m-300m of water to make sure your watch can bring you seamlessly from the office to the great outdoors. But even Elliot Brown couldn’t imagine what would happen to one of their watches after … Continue reading

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