The Isle of Man is an island off the coast of the UK mainland that is not known for many things except perhaps the TT races and also as a place for lower tax rates.
If, however, you are well versed with high-end watch-making, you will instantly know that this
Even though George Daniels has passed away a few years ago in some regards his spirit lives on in the work of Roger Smith. Daniels' protege and also an independent watch maker located on the Isle of Man, Roger still works hard to maintain the standards that George Daniels set
The very last watch ever created to bear the Daniels name. This is what we are looking at today, as we had the chance to go hands-on with this beautiful and genuinely important watch, designed by George Daniels and Roger Smith, and crafted in a limited edition of 35 pieces
Commissioned by the British government itself (by order of David Cameron) the Roger Smith GREAT Britain watch debuted back in 2012 during the "GREAT Britain" exhibition that represented the best of English products during the 2012 London Olympic games. The Roger Smith "GREAT Britain" watch is easily one of the
It is not often that one gets to handle and spend time with a watch of such horological importance. In my recent visit to the Isle of Man with Roger Smith (that you can read about here), Roger asked me if I wanted to see something special. I did not know what he
One of our favorite English watchmakers Roger Smith (Roger W. Smith) just announced that he has completed a watch commissioned by the British government for Prime Minister David Cameron's Legacy to the 2012 Olympics. Called the GREAT Britain, this is the latest in Roger Smith's series of bespoke timepieces produced
As spring approaches, we check out new watches from Panerai, Bovet, Christophe Claret, F.P. Journe and many more. We also find out how time is kept and measured; pay a visit to Roger Smith on the Isle of Man; find out more about the story of one man’s hunt for
This month, we once again have the pleasure of checking out an eclectic mix of mechanical timepieces. To begin, there’s Cabestan’s wild Triple Axis Tourbillon watch, Bovet’s distinctive Amadeo Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar watch, and a new version of De Bethune DB25QP Perpetual Calendar watch.
Moving on, we have noticed that after
At SalonQP 2015, Isle of Man-based independent watch maker Roger Smith debuted four new watches - sort of. These new timepieces are considered to be his "first series of watches," meaning that they won't all be one-off pieces. Smith began producing watches back in 2001 and, according to him, has
We begin the first of June’s roundups with two, in my mind, very special watches. The first is Seiko’s brand new SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve watch. Announced at Baselworld earlier this year, it is made by Seiko’s elite watchmakers at their Micro Artist Studio - the same