Rolex’s Big Kahuna, Part 2

In this post we’re picking up where we left off with the Submariner history last week. The history of the Submariner morphs into the history of the Sea-Dweller rather smoothly. Or perhaps we should say, the Sea-Dweller branches off the Submariner line like a mathematical tangent. There’s nary a bump to let you know you’ve […]

SIHH 2015 Best Bits

Last week SIHH 2015 took place in Geneva, and if you have been keeping an eye on what we have been writing, some pieces will have piqued your interest from the previews. This time around I will bring you my absolute favourites, the selection is rather scarce but I assure you it is quality over […]

SIHH 2015 – A Preview Part 3

It is now time that SIHH has just been and gone. A shame, though I am able to bring you some of the lovely pieces that were on show as well as which were previewed. Let me finish the final part of the now ‘so-called’ preview , then it will be onto my favourite pieces […]

Rolex’s Big Kahuna, Part 1

And now we come to it folks. Rolex’s most iconic (yes the term is overused, but this is where it fits) model, the Submariner. People everywhere know it. Even people who know nothing about watches know it. James Bond wore one before movie product placement was a thing. So did Steve McQueen. In fact in […]

Rolex Was On A Tear With The Sky-Dweller

In our last post we talked about the relatively recent release of the Yacht-Master II. Like the Yacht-Master II, the Sky-Dweller is so new, there’s no real history to talk about. But, also like its stable mate, the Sky-Dweller made history of its own for Rolex. With 14 new patents on the ledger, Rolex released […]

SIHH 2015 – A Preview Part 2

In the last piece we looked at what will be shown at SIHH the week commencing Monday January 19th 2015 from A Lange & Sohne and also Audemars Piguet. This time around we will take a look at the favourite offerings from Cartier, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Let’s get started! Cartier Once again Cartier have pushed […]

SIHH 2015 – A Preview Part 1

Another year is upon us, meaning there will be many lovely new watches for us to look at and hopefully review. First in the annual watch event calendar is the SIHH 2015 Watch Salon which takes place in Geneva. In fact as I write this it starts tomorrow (Monday January 19th). Having sifted through all […]

The Holy Trinity And The One To Beat Them

This statement is quite a brave one, especially by one such as myself, an unqualified watchnerd who gets excited by pretty much anything. Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin are the Holy Trinity of watch brands in the world of horology. The most sought after, arguably the most successful and some of the best […]

To Race On The High Seas

In 2007, Rolex announced an entirely new version of the Yacht-Master, the Yacht-Master II. This second generation sailing watch was truly a sailing watch. Where the Yacht-Master was only water resistant and had a rotating bezel, the Yacht-Master II sported a yachting timer. And a unique example of the genre at that. Frankly, on one […]

To Luxuriate On The High Seas

Rumor has it that, back in the 1960s, Rolex wanted to create a luxury version of the Submariner. The diver after all, had been immensely successful and Rolex wanted to produce a second watch with a nautical theme. So they produced a prototype of a yachting chronograph. That early prototype, of which only two are […]

Introducing the HYT Skull

Just imagine the AC DC tune ‘Back in Black’ blaring out at you in your ultra high tech basement / workshop. You are the billionaire philanthropist and genius named Tony Stark. Inventor of the Iron Man suit and pretty much everything else in the modern age. Hot rod red and gold is a great colour […]