Year: 2017

The Best Watches From SIHH 2017

The world’s most prestigious high-end watch trade show, the SIHH in Geneva, was quite different for 2017. It not only grew to represent even more watchmakers, but was also a lot more well-rounded, representing amazing and extremely exclusive ultra-luxury marques to more accessible timepieces meant for daily wear by regular people. Luxury watches by definition … Continued

Girard-Perregaux Laureato

Experts Picks: Five Of The Best From SIHH 2017

Now the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) has ended, it’s time for a recap of this year’s most impressive new timepieces. The general feeling of the 2017 edition of the SIHH was that many brands introduced more competitively priced collections. Baume & Mercier with the Clifton Club, Montblanc with the very strong and … Continued

Drive de Cartier Extra Flat

The Best “Year Of The Rooster” Watches

On January 28, 2017 the Chinese New Year commences with the Year of the rooster. You’ll sure know that each year is dedicated to an animal of the Chinese zodiac and, if you’re really, really into watches, you’ll also be familiar with the habit of Swiss watch brands dedicating some obscure, but successful collections to … Continued

Chopard LUC XP Urushi Year of the Rooster

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
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