Category Archives: Exotics

SevenFriday: Fresh air in an otherwise repetitive environment

A prime, distinguishing point While most others lean heavily into street-wear and other kinds of stylistic hedonism, SevenFriday is a new, Swiss watch brand that emphasizes – in a rather straight-faced manner – upon unconventional designs, high-end technology and precision. They are not a brand that does things only in terms of aggressive marketing or attempts

A gift of a lifetime: Surefire ways to stay always with your loved ones far and near

“Gifts should be about what the receiver wants; not the projections of the preference(s) of the giver of the gift! Only then your gift will truly face the test of time.” Confessions of a Chrono Cognoscente For me, it’s super-hard to impress someone with a gift. Can’t say about the rest, I avoid gifting others

Watch dials: Simple explanations and clear examples (Part II)

In this post and the next one, we will talk about only one exotic material – Enamel. To start again, click here. Any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze is not necessarily enamel. Many lower priced watch brands use enamel paint instead, drying up to a hard glossy finish. It should not be confused

Before you go buying your next watch…

 “You’ve got to put it on your wrist and decide whether it’s for you or not.” – David Hurley; exec, watches of Switzerland Watch-obsessed people aside, investing in timepieces started up-trending over the past couple of decades. Watches turned into genuine assets but only if you know how to pick the right ones. They will

How do you find the luxury watch perfect for you?

Navigating the complicated, online maze for that perfect timepiece is fun till you feel dazed and confused. This is the time when you feel like throwing away your preferences and going for the next one you come across; worse, you give up the spree altogether. Should you have stayed focused on a few, good points;

Let’s get unreasonable for a while! – Top 5 all-black watches you can afford

Amidst this worldwide lockdown, many among us chose to step out of the norm. Knowingly or unknowingly, we changed our usual routines. A person with no hard and fast rules to follow currently might find his usual wear not the perfect timepiece for the time; its practicality and functionalities not matching these leisurely hours. This

Top 20 Best Men’s Luxury Watches that makes sense to own

These are unbeatable names in luxury and mean exactly what ‘luxury’ portrays. That’s to say – an insanely high pedigree and lasting goodwill to make every penny of yours count. A watch and the man: Nothing unusual about it Watch aficionados get as varied as they are; from the budget-restrained appreciator holding fine craftsmanship in

Valentine’s Day: Last -minute suggestions (for the forgetful and not-so-forgetful)

Whether it’s a longstanding relationship or it’s been awhile dating or you are going to start one anew; spoil your man or woman of choice even after the V-Day is over. There is a vast range of watches – from the luxe to the hardcore practical because sometimes, a thing of need makes for the

Low-key, natural and neutral – Spoils you with dressing choices

Modern, minimalistic designs and high quality materials get together in these, fully reflecting long-lasting concepts offered for pieces more precious. The Orient heritage comes alive in the Contemporary. Praise it for its craftsmanship; its reliability, precision and timeless beauty. They are classic, they’re refined. Obtained through modern technology and technical standards! After all these years

Pocket watches: Past emotions, modern representations

Finding a reputable pocket watch after about a century they went out of fashion along with the horse and buggy and waistcoat is undoubtedly tough. Still, you can get the last tailor-made to your specifications but not the watch. But forgetting that particular flourish and ceremony with which a man whipped his pocket watch out

Invicta gets the spotlight!

“Nothing should come between your watch and your real happiness. Let no fashion stigma and perceptions of ‘what a watch should look like’ pollute an extremely enjoyable experience. Remove the elements that are not the most important and valuable to you. Get set on your watch hunting spree. Go!” Most of us are in the

How well does an odd shape define a watch?

” – Ventura caught the public eye immediately; chief reason being – it is miles away from those lame attempts that butcher the very will of donning a watch. IT IS SUPER IRRITATING TO LOOK WEIRD WHEN YOUR DAILY LIFE IS GIVING YOU A HARD TIME. This is where the Ventura comes to rescue.-“ Ahhh…the

Why you should wear a wrist watch?

We already know when wristwatches caught up as a trend among men. The WWI soldiers benefitted immensely as pocket watches found a new abode on their wrists but well, what about them who are not exactly fighting a war on the battlegrounds? Especially now, when time is displayed almost on everything – From your computer

Gonzo’s grumblings: A look-back into the rediscovered past

“These are admittedly turning rare and the scarcity of new ones to blame. Orient’s initiative towards the problem revealed an interesting one.” A good pocket watch is fascinating. A nice pocket watch is even more! But what if it’s a fine pocket watch? That’s absolutely fascinating; to Gonzo at least! It doesn’t necessarily be Swiss

Invicta Russian Diver Bridge Automatic: Recently introduced timepieces house an unusual movement

Quite a few of my readers accept that Gonzo has preferences for automatic watches and they must not necessarily be from a certain place or a certain manufacturer to turn him on. Favoritism, well; of course, shows its ugly face up once in a while – ok, in quite a few of the instances of