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TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD AGAIN? – The wristwatches of James Bond

September 7, 2015

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Omega recently announced the release of their new Spectre Seamaster 300m – which follows up on the Seamaster Aqua Terra that was announced earlier in the year – both of which will adorn Daniel Craig’s wrist in the upcoming James Bond film, SPECTRE. Interestingly, both the Aqua Terra and the Spectre Seamaster have a decidedly retro […]

TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD – The Bremont Kingsman

January 26, 2015

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British watch manufacturer Bremont might not be the best known brand to those who move outside of the somewhat cliquey horological circles, but it has been steadily making a name for itself over the last twelve years or so by making solid, durable pilot watches for adventurers, military aviators, as well for as the occasional […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – Costume Designer Arianne Phillips & Mr. Porter’s Toby Batemen at the Savile Row Pop Up Store

January 20, 2015

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Kingsman: The Secret Service has managed to pull off a film merchandising first by teaming with online luxury menswear retailer Mr. Porter to create the Kingsman Collection, comprising of suiting, clothing, and accessories, as used in the actual film. I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit the Kingsman Collection pop up store […]

TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY – Kingsman: The Secret Service

January 17, 2015

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After having its name changed from simply The Secret Service, and the release date of the film moved from October of 2014, Kingsman: The Secret Service finally premiered at London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday.     Due to these changes, there has been an almost palpable sense of anticipation for the film. However, keeping the […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – A Closer Look At The Coolest Spy Film Of 2015

January 16, 2015

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As a huge fan of British spy films and television, it’s delightful to see a film released that so embraces the genre. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy film packed with irreverent homage to the spy films of the past, but – like the Savile Row suiting in the films – has taken the […]

Panerai’s Rise – From humble origins to stars in their Panerai’s.

March 19, 2010

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  Panerai today are known as exclusive timepieces with a rich history dating back to the 1930s, but just what are the origins of these unique, oversized watches, worn by the rich and famous, and just why do they command such devotion from collectors around the World? Panerai started out in Florence, Italy when Giovanni […]

Rolex’s POW pledge – How Hans Wisldorf aided the morale of the British POWs.

February 20, 2010

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Who wouldn’t like a free Rolex? Well, in 1943 you could get one, sent direct from Switzerland with a letter from the founder of Rolex himself, Hans Wilsdorf. The catch? You had to be a British POW. Not exactly where you’d most like to be at that time. Okay, so they weren’t exactly free. The […]