Trons The Road Again

With the e-Tron range, Audi reveal their first forays into electric vehicles…. And they’re good. After so many years of petrolheaded fun, even Lusso has to grudgingly admit that things have to change. Improvements in fuel consumption were the start, hybrids the second step – anything that helped extend the mileage your average gallon of…
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Raise Your Glasses

Opticians have changed. The last time I went for an eye test, it was a case of stare at the chart, wondering if that was a “F” or a “P”, while someone played around with lenses and bits of plastic. This time, it was like entering the bridge of the Enterprise, being taken from whizzy…
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About Face – Bamford and Zenith Partnership

Seeing into the future helps when you’re making time move smoother for everybody. All round luxury tinkerer, George Bamford, launching the world’s first company to offer fully customised steel sports watches a decade back, obviously could see a massive potential market. His brand, Bamford Watch Department, has earnt a reputation within the timepiece fraternity as…
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Ticking Every Box – Vertex Watches

London-born watchmaker Claude Lyons founded the Vertex brand in both Hatton Garden and La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, simultaneously, in 1916. A century later, his great-grandson, Don Cochrane, began the journey to bring the name back to life. To commemorate this comeback, he has introduced a brand-new timepiece, the M100 –  the first Vertex since…
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Testing Waterproof Watches

“The Superman” is a labour of love project for filmmakers Jack Pirie & Alex Hylands-White, made in collaboration with underwater photographers The Ocean Brothers and Bamford Watch Department. The short film follows diver Francisco Del Rosario, who lives on the remote island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. Previously featured watch customiser and founder…
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The New Face of Facials

It’s 2016, and men using moisturiser is no longer frowned upon. But what else are we ready to take on? A new set of spa treatments—fast, powerful, and results-focused—are tailor-made for guys looking for a body boost, and London’s Neville Salon is the mecca for them. Neville Hair & Beauty looks after the sleekest of celebrities…
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All You Need – Bamford Watch Department & Apple Corps’ Beatles-Inspired Yellow Submarine Datejust

It was an era marked by excess, flamboyance and the decay of social order and the Beatles sparked a momentous upheaval in ’60s popular culture, not just with their radical new music but by shaking up the stability of male attitude and style. Bamford Watch Department (BWD), the maker of serious boys’ toys, is about to reveal its latest limited-edition conversation…
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Bamford Watch Department Launches It’s New Heritage Series

Few aficionados can spare the time to search for their ultimate must-have vintage Rolex, the one without scratches, the perfect coloured dial, and the exact size to fit the wrist. Imagine being able to find the model you’ve been dreaming about without having to search through hundreds of timepieces that don’t really match up to one…
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Milles Better: The Ultimate Swiss Watch Shop Swings Back Into Action

Richard Mille’s revamped flagship Geneva boutique has returned bigger and even chromier. To honour the store’s re-opening the Swiss watchmaker has created a limited edition run of 15 handsome timepieces, each one encased in its own winding box designed with Geneva’s cityscape outline.   As we’ve come to expect from the high performance watch brand,…
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Hand to Hand Combat: Bamford’s Commando Series

When you’re pummeling the opposition in the face, all in the service of saving the world, do so with ultimate punctuality.   When George Bamford set his sights on his latest concept, he had one thing in mind: to create a series of watches special enough to pay homage to the world’s deadliest troops, the Commandos;…
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