Year: 2017

Tropical Shades – Five Watches With Brown Dials

One of the major features vintage collectors look for on vintage watches, especially on Rolex sports watches, are black dials that faded to brown over time, an effect that gave them the nickname “tropical” dials. While these faded dials are mostly in the realm of vintage timepieces, some brands have carried the look over to … Continued

Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti

The Masters Of Restoration

There’s more to being an independent watchmaker than meets the eye. And even more to it if you happen to be a watchmaker who has had a hand in restoration work. The thing is, a typical watchmaker’s education through WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program) or other similar programs is in fact rather … Continued

19th century Ovale pocket watch restored by Parmigiani

Watch Of The Month: Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC

Girard-Perregaux may have been founded as a small workshop in 1791, but in modern watchmaking it has become synonymous with uniquely styled, but always beautifully crafted and functional luxury timepieces. The unusually named ww.tc collection – short for “worldwide time control” – has long been an iconic line of watches for Girard-Perregaux. First introduced as … Continued

Girard-Perregaux 1966 ww.tc

How To Choose A Dress Watch That Will Stand Out

Once you start paying attention to dress watches, it becomes apparent that a man in a suit without a timepiece looks a bit naked. A good formal watch very much helps complete the man, especially when it comes to festive, or serious, attire. Depending on the occasion and your mood, distinctive watches will have appeal. … Continued

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra Thin The Hour Glass Limited Edition

Horological Hopes For 2017

Mechanical watchmaking is an industry driven by passion and ideas, which is why some optimism survives despite 2016 being an unfortunate year for the luxury watch business. A variety of factors, including diminished demand from Chinese consumers, conspired to pull the industry into a slowdown that started three years ago but only started to bite … Continued

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