Areion Blue – The Review

The tried and tested format of reviewing watches is generally very readable, the case, the feel and the watch function itself etc etc. Tried, tested, bored. So what do I do now? After throwing out convention, well at least trying to anyway. Here it is my attempt at a different sort of review of this […]

By Now You Must Have Heard…

Yes, Campers, it’s that time again. Time to talk about the upcoming November Sotheby’s auction. The one that’s going to be the buzz of the watch world for a while. That’s because the Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication will be going on the block again. That’s the watch which set the record in 1999 for […]

Yet Another Rolex-Only Auction

Berlin auction house Auctionata is holding a Rolex-only auction next Tuesday. Out of 94 watches going on the block, there are some interesting pieces here, including a couple of Oman watches, and a couple of pocket watch chronographs. The obligatory Daytonas and vintage Subs (red and regular) are here, and a GMT or two. Datejusts abound. […]

TAG Heuer are going to take on Apple?

Following in the foot steps of Apple and LG and Samsung and every other technology company under the sun. It would appear there are plans for TAG Heuer to go head-to-head. French luxury group LVMH’s brand Tag Heuer has declared plans to create its own smart watch, just a few days after Apple’s big announcement. […]

Eisenhower’s Datejust didn’t sell. What the WHAT!?

When the hammer fell, the ticker read $475,000. The seller thought for a few seconds, then said, “No sale.” Well… metaphorically, at least. As I reported over on the Timekeeper Forum blog a few months ago, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 18K gold Datejust, the 150,000th chronometer Rolex produced, went on the block at RR […]

The Best Things Come in Nano Packages

The Poinçon de Genève (the quality hallmark for Geneva watches) has revealed its new hallmarking technique known as nantostructural marking. This revolutionary and extremely precise technology gives the Geneva watch industry the freedom to innovate and demonstrate its creativeness. The Poinçon de Genève, which was introduced by the Canton of Geneva in 1886 as a hallmark of excellence, […]

An Obsession – Tale of a Watchaholic

There are no better words than these that describe our thoughts about and for watches. Plenty of other words describe this feeling to even greater depths. Addiction, passion, love, lust, need. The list goes on. This is a very personal matter, and harking back to my usual posts of grail watches and what is best in my […]

Reflections on the Apple Watch

My compadre Dave Kaiten has already written his impressions of the Apple Watch here. Still, I think there’s more to be said. Or maybe different to be said. I was at 37,000 feet over Nebraska when Tim Cook dropped the watch in Cupertino. But I landed to quite a buzz. Hodinkee wrote a nicely objective […]

Soon to Arrive – Apple iWatch

First and foremost is it a watch? In the direct definition of a watch, a device that tells the time, then yes, it is most certainly a watch. Is it just a watch that tells lots of different types of time? Also, a resounding yes. But you all know the answer to the next question, […]

SmartWatches… Yes, SmartWatches… Again

With today’s dropping of Motorola’s Moto 360, and an anticipated product announcement next week by long-time smartwatch genre holdout Apple, I thought I’d weigh in one more time about smartwatches. A friend of mine who should know – he’s an ex-Dell marketing guy – claims none other than Apple industrial design genius Jony Ive has […]

GPHG 2014 Pre-Selection

That time of year has come again. Around this time last year I commented and wrote a piece on the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. which had won the conveted Aguille D’Or. The top prize in the ‘Academy Awards’ of the watch world. This time much like last, you, the well versed and knowledgable watchnerds and […]