Off the Cuff: Héron Gladiateur

The most interesting component is easily the steel bezel, which features a rather unique use of Roman numerals--a nod to the the watch's name to be sure, but also a useful twelve-hour scale which can be used as a simple GMT function for tracking a second time zone if desired. The bezel has a nicely milled coin-edge, like the crown. Beyond the blasted surface of the bezel insert, the rest of the watch has a polished appearance with smooth rounded edges.

Off the Cuff: VanBanner Parkingmaster 2.0

VanBanner Watches embodies the true spirit of the microbrand--a one-man operation producing watches out of a love for horology and an enthusiasm for design. While the brand has experienced both highs and lows since its inception, the Parkingmaster 2.0 represents a triumph. It is also a story of determination and perseverance through adversity. VanBanner Parkingmaster …

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