How To Create The Perfect Smartwatch (Unsolicited Advice For Swiss Watch Makers)

James Stables | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
James Stables

The smartwatch age is upon us. Rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated, and despite two years of negative headlines it seems that smart wrist devices are here to stay. But the Swiss watch world don't seem to have got the memo.

Is A £5000 Watch Any Better Than A £5 Watch?

Robert Lane | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Style
Robert Lane

Luxury watches are one of those areas of shopping where some people get very angry, very quickly if you disagree with them. You'll find bitter remarks online from watch fanatics who are offended at the jewellers who just sell quartz watches from China rather than traditionally made Swiss masterpieces.

This Watch Is Made Out Of Your Pet's Fur, So Excuse Us While We Gag

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Style

If a Rolex is a little too flash and a Casio just screams hipster, then perhaps we can interest you in another classic timepiece – the pet fur watch...

A Gift Guide for Watch Lovers, The Guy's Edition

Prince Cassius | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

It is said that a watch, a leather belt, tie and a pair of leather shoes are the most important accessories for men. A watch should identify the man. Consider your title, role, family situation, hobbies, and aspirations. Each of these five factors (plus others) will affect your decision.

Six Rose Gold Watches for Men

Adam Tanous | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Style
Adam Tanous

Although the likes of Patek Phillipe, Nixon and Michael Kors have been presenting rose gold pieces for years, popularity has increased with the dapper gent after the likes of Bartmans Siegel, Burberry, Gieves and Hawkes and Hackett included these statement pieces in their SS14 shows.

Swatches Smart Watch Never Needs Charging

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech

Swatch is getting ready to release a smart watch that can rival the Apple Watch and will never have to be charged. Speaking to Bloomberg Business, ...

Will The Apple Watch Be The Last Truly 'Apple' Product?

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

The Apple Watch's operating system looks so alien that I almost don't like it, and that's a good thing.

Collecting Fine Watches

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Van der Vorst

The watch has become a quintessential item of style and functionality. A popular article of dress, antique and rare watches have come to be considered as collectible items of jewellery, for their ornamental value rather than just for their time-keeping function.

Weekend Shopping: Accessories From Sporty to Sleepy

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

All you summer lovers out there seem to be taking over the city with your outdoor sports. Whether it's the Olympic legacy, part of holiday fitness plans or just fun with friends, everyone seems to be taking advantage of London's parks, lidos and streets to get out and get into something sporty.

Is It Smartwatch Time Yet?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

The Samsung Gear 2 (£249) and Gear 2 Neo (£169) are available now from Carphone Warehouse. Key Features: 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320) sc...

This Beautiful 'Planetarium' Watch Will Put The Solar System On Your Wrist

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Now that everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, the humble watch seems something of an anachronism. But regardless of the technological utility...

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.

Christmas Time: Larsson & Jennings AW13 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Still stuck for gift ideas for your loved ones this Christmas? Running out of time? Then Swiss-made watchmakers Larsson & Jennings may be just the brand to look for.

Tikker Wristwatch Counts Down Your Life (To Make You Happier)

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Tech

The folks behind Tikker want to make you happy - by making you wear a watch telling you when you will die. Sound insane? Well, there's method behin...

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Screenshots Leaked

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech

Samsung is gearing up to release a smartwatch companion for its Galaxy smartphones at IFA in Berlin - and we've just seen the first glimpse at what it...

On Time, and on the Ball

James Field | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Style
James Field

What makes us buy what we do? The product itself, or the strength of the brand that it comes from? The answer of course is the influence of both. It is in our nature that we warm to a brand that tells a story and we can relate to. We also do this if it appeals either in an aspirational way, or to the benefit of our lifestyle.

Next Season Now: Camo Cool

Sarah McGiven | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

From festival goers in second-hand Army Surplus Store and charity shop overshirts to high end runway styles in fine fabrics, camo print is everywhere right now and will be going right through into next season.

Musings: The Business of Luxury

Freya Simms | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Freya Simms

The crossover between investments of passion or alternative assets such as property, art, fine wine, classic cars, gold and watches seems to be increasingly blurred as people seek to classify what is worthy of the attention or wallet of a connoisseur or a collector and those who just enjoy surrounding themselves with the finer things in life.

This is Time Well Spent!

Marianne Abib-Pech | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Abib-Pech

Singapore-based Melvyn Teillol-Foo, founder of PuristSPro, a reference website for watch lovers in Asia, collects with and for his wife and speaks fondly of the first double purchase they ever made - the Omega Constella-tion 5125.

Looking for the Perfect Watch? Why Not Try Vintage?

Matt Payton | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Style
Matt Payton

I am not asking you to throw away your fitted shirts and shaving brush in favour of an ironic t-shirt and a moustache worthy of an unkempt Tom Selleck.

Are Watches Obsolete?

Craig Agranoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Tech
Craig Agranoff

The other day, I saw someone looking at their wrist and then at the speaker, in the time-honored gesture that means "hurry up." Then I realized that the person doing this had no watch on their wrist. The gesture is still there, but the time piece it references is not.