New Release – Andersen Geneve 5th Edition World Time Watch

At Baselworld 2015, Andersen Genève presented its 5th Edition World Time watch with indication of different time zones – The TEMPUS TERRAE. This watch was welcome by watch collectors coming from different countries all over the world from Japan, China, Malaysia, Kuwait, India, USA, to Russia, Germany, UK, Netherland, Italia and Switzerland! Every comments received […]

All Of A Sudden, A Flood Of Smartwatches

With the official launch of the Apple Watch, it seems like smartwatches are coming out of the woodwork. TAG-Heuer, Frederique-Constant/Alpina, Breitling, a weird one called Hoptroff, and probably a lot of brands whose efforts I haven’t heard about yet, have all gotten on the bandwagon with one sort of connected watch or another. But that’s […]

VIDEO: Reassembling a Rolex Submariner

If you’re a fan of watches and watch making, prepare to have your mind blown with this video of a professional watchmaker reassembling a Rolex Submariner. The insanely intricate movement of this watch is made of over a hundred tiny pieces, all of which are crucial to making the watch tick, and assembled by hand. […]

The Growth of the Auction Business

You may have noticed, I’ve been talking a lot lately about watch auctions. Well, it’s for two reasons. One, it’s the start of the spring auction season. And two, timepiece auctions are more popular than ever. Fueled in the last few years by the sale of high-ticket pieces like the Patek Philippe ref. 2499 once […]

Predictable – What a Paul Newman Daytona Sells For

The pre-auction estimate was $50,000 to $70,000. When the hammer fell last Monday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, the ticker read $92,500. The watch in question? A Paul Newman Daytona. To be precise, a stainless steel ref. 6239 Cosmograph Daytona with white dial and original riveted Oyster bracelet. And it was a nice example […]

A Growing Phenomenon: The Get-Together

You like your watches, am I right? And who doesn’t like getting together with a few like-minded friends over drinks. Who doesn’t like comparing notes, arguing finer points, and seeing what other geeks are geeking about?Exactly. That’s where a relatively new phenomenon comes in: The watch get-together. Now really, I’m sure this has been going […]

Four Candy Daytonas

A few days ago, we talked about the Eric Clapton Cosmograph 6263 that is coming up at auction on May 10. Well, that watch is part of “The Watch Auction: One,” an auction that kicks off Phillips’ involvement in the luxury watch segment of the auction industry (more on that in a future post). There’s […]

Good Evening Mr. President

The Rolex Day-Date, popularly known as the President, is getting its own day in the Sun. Auction house Phillips, new to the watch auction arena with their Phillips Watches division, is kicking things off with a bang. The Glamorous Day-Date is a Presidents-only auction, being held on the evening of May 9 in Geneva. It […]

Yet Another Clapton Watch Goes On The Block

You may remember the Eric Clapton Patek Philippe ref. 2499 (platinum, of course) that sold a few years back for a record $3.6 million. That one was one of only two platinum 2499s known to exist. That, and the fact that Slowhand himself quite possibly wore the thing in concert, pushed the final hammer price […]

Baselworld 2015 – Zenith

Zenith are renowned for their Chronographs the El Primero. Of late however, they have started spreading their wings a bit and trying to bring a bit more life to the brand through some smarter and some more akin to Haute Horology too. During Baselworld I saw quite a bit as always when it involves such […]

Baselworld 2015 – JeanRichard

JEANRICHARD is not a name synonymous with ultra expensive haute horology, that is a good thing. JR sits at the more ‘affordable’ end of the watch price spectrum. The offerings as you will know from my previous posts are well designed and offer a different aesthetic to the vast majority of designs often found in […]