Top 5 Sunglasses for Summer 2019, with Watches to Match!

By Rob NuddsAs the sun begins to brighten the summer days, the time is ripe to update your shades. And while you’re at it, what better time to upgrade your wristwatch. You don’t think that matching your sunglasses to your daily watch matters? Well, maybe you don’t care if your shoes match your belt, or if your belt buckle matches the metal on your wrist, or the frames of your specs. Maybe you don’t mind mixing a brown leather jacket with a black leather belt. That’s cool too. Mixing it up can be a way to send a different message, after all. But for those of us who make the decision of what we wear consciously, and are doing so because we believe it matters, making sure the style and materials of your designer sunglasses are sitting pretty alongside those of your watch is pretty basic concern.
But here’s the thing with the basics: Take care of them, and the complicated stuff takes care of itself. So spending a little bit of time getting your staple accessories right will pay dividends d..

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High 5 Sun shades for Summer time 2019, with Watches to Match!

By Rob NuddsAs the sun begins to brighten the summer days, the time is ripe to update your shades. And while you’re at it, what better time to upgrade your wristwatch. You don’t think that matching your sunglasses to your daily watch matters? Well, maybe you don’t care if your shoes match your belt, or if your belt buckle matches the metal on your wrist, or the frames of your specs. Maybe you don’t mind mixing a brown leather jacket with a black leather belt. That’s cool too. Mixing it up can be a way to send a different message, after all. But for those of us who make the decision of what we wear consciously, and are doing so because we believe it matters, making sure the style and materials of your designer sunglasses are sitting pretty alongside those of your watch is pretty basic concern.
But here’s the thing with the basics: Take care of them, and the complicated stuff takes care of itself. So spending a little bit of time getting your staple accessories right will pay dividends d..

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Elliot Bussey: ‘Web-Wizard’ and Deputy-Editor

Elliot is a new addition to the Alex&Max team, responsible
for web development and the occasional article. Unlike Alex & Max, Elliot’s
passion for watches has developed recently and he boasts a modest collection of
three watches, a number which he is greatly hoping to increase soon. Spending countless hours online, Elliot enjoys
trying to find good quality watches at a good price, with great excitement
after a good result.

Outside of AM, Elliot is on track to become an engineer,
with plans to enroll at the University of Birmingham in September, where he
will choose his engineering specialty. Looking forward, Elliot hopes to one day
work for the likes of McLaren or BAE Systems.

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Elliot Bussey: ‘Internet-Wizard’ and Deputy-Editor

Elliot is a new addition to the Alex&Max team, responsible
for web development and the occasional article. Unlike Alex & Max, Elliot’s
passion for watches has developed recently and he boasts a modest collection of
three watches, a number which he is greatly hoping to increase soon. Spending countless hours online, Elliot enjoys
trying to find good quality watches at a good price, with great excitement
after a good result.

Outside of AM, Elliot is on track to become an engineer,
with plans to enroll at the University of Birmingham in September, where he
will choose his engineering specialty. Looking forward, Elliot hopes to one day
work for the likes of McLaren or BAE Systems.

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Grail Pieces – Alex

All of us interested in watches have the pieces that we really want. So, allow me to share with you my grail pieces that I would love to eventually add to my collection.

1.Cartier Tank

This watch is iconic. No two ways about it. This watch is instantly recognisable by everyone, a watch worn by icons from Warhol to Ali. Personally, I love the timeless design of the Tank, it really does speak to me. The subtle blued hands and matched cabochon, it just screams elegance to me.

2. Patek Philippe 3940

Patek Philippe is one of the coveted holy trinity and this perpetual calender to me is absolutely stunning. Personally, I love the champagne dial which is beautifully balanced and the Dauphene hands. This certainly would be the heavy hitter of the dream collection.

3. A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual Calender

Sigh, yes alas another perpetual calender. Although, this one is of the German variety and excudes excellence and that German engineering that they’re widely renowned for.

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Grail Items – Alex

All of us interested in watches have the pieces that we really want. So, allow me to share with you my grail pieces that I would love to eventually add to my collection.

1.Cartier Tank

This watch is iconic. No two ways about it. This watch is instantly recognisable by everyone, a watch worn by icons from Warhol to Ali. Personally, I love the timeless design of the Tank, it really does speak to me. The subtle blued hands and matched cabochon, it just screams elegance to me.

2. Patek Philippe 3940

Patek Philippe is one of the coveted holy trinity and this perpetual calender to me is absolutely stunning. Personally, I love the champagne dial which is beautifully balanced and the Dauphene hands. This certainly would be the heavy hitter of the dream collection.

3. A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual Calender

Sigh, yes alas another perpetual calender. Although, this one is of the German variety and excudes excellence and that German engineering that they’re widely renowned for.

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Alexander Evans: Co-Founder and Editor

Alexander, is one half of the eponymous Alex&Max brand and has a substantial passion for watches beginning at 16 when he was gifted a Tag Heuer Professional 2000. Since then, it has rapidly increased and his colllection has expanded in to a Breitling Navitimer and Superocean with a love for the vintage pieces as is evident with his Enicar, Tag and Raymond Weil.

Outside of AM. Alexander is a passionate student and will be reading Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle University. He is also a Bright Network Top 100 First Year Lawyers member and an alumni of Eversheds Sutherland LLP Unlocked program.

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Enicar Seapeal Ultrasonic – Affordable Vintage with heritage.

Enicar Seapeal Ultrastonic

Seasoned watch collectors need no introduction to the likes of the Rolex Explorers, Submariners or Omega Speedmasters and Monacos. All these watches have decorated and venerated pasts… demonstrated in their prices being anywhere from £4000- to the tens of thousands of pounds.

However, a rich history is not only reserved to the the big brands; smaller brands too, even those lost to time, can have a rich history. A prime example of this is one of the lesser known Swiss brands – Enicar.

May 23rd/24th 1956. Albert Eggler led a Swiss expedition to climb Mt. Everest, on all their wrists was a version of this Enicar Seapearl. The climb was a success and Enicar leaped at this, eventually branding subsequent ones “Sherpa”.

The Eggler expedition is definitely a feather in the cap of this Enicar, but allow us to add another. The Seapearl in 1958 was considered by the US Nacy’s experimental diving unit, here it was pitted against the Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 and ..

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Enicar Seapeal Ultrasonic – Reasonably priced Classic with heritage.

Enicar Seapeal Ultrastonic

Seasoned watch collectors need no introduction to the likes of the Rolex Explorers, Submariners or Omega Speedmasters and Monacos. All these watches have decorated and venerated pasts… demonstrated in their prices being anywhere from £4000- to the tens of thousands of pounds.

However, a rich history is not only reserved to the the big brands; smaller brands too, even those lost to time, can have a rich history. A prime example of this is one of the lesser known Swiss brands – Enicar.

May 23rd/24th 1956. Albert Eggler led a Swiss expedition to climb Mt. Everest, on all their wrists was a version of this Enicar Seapearl. The climb was a success and Enicar leaped at this, eventually branding subsequent ones “Sherpa”.

The Eggler expedition is definitely a feather in the cap of this Enicar, but allow us to add another. The Seapearl in 1958 was considered by the US Nacy’s experimental diving unit, here it was pitted against the Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 and ..

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Heuer Monaco “Steve Mcqueen” Edition. Ref. CAW2111.FC6183

Heuer Monaco powered by the Heuer Calibre 12

“Le Mans” a movie staring Steve Mcqueen and this Heuer Monaco, set during the golden age of racing with the iconic 24hr race being the backdrop against which this watch and Mcqueen would be set.

This particular Heuer is a carbon copy of the one worn in “Le mans” by Steve Mcqueen

The watch features the iconic 39mm x 39mm square-shaped case which instantly makes the Monaco an iconic piece, complete with the red second hand, red tipped hour and minute markers and the red markers on the dial offering strong and resolute distinction from the dial making it highly legible during racing scenarios.

This sporty theme continues to the write band which is perforated adding to that sporty feeling that this completely embodies.

The monaco is powered by the CALIBRE 12

This calibre 12 is a C.O.S.C. certifed watch the ultimate recognition of precision and reliabilty. it has a staggering 59 Jewel movement complete with 40hr power reserve. This move..

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