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Top Picks From Only Watch 2017

As highly anticipated as watch fairs like Baselworld and SIHH may be, they sometimes rarely measure up to the fun factor that the biennial Only Watch auction offers. Especially if it’s unique timepieces created by some of the most important manufactures and independents are what you are after. Organized by Christie’s and held under the … Continued

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt Only Watch 2017

A roundup of the recent Hong Kong watch auctions

The first auction season of the year took place in Hong Kong just after the last weekend of May, with both Christie’s and Phillips selling over US$25m of watches between them, all fees included. The offers were typical of Hong Kong: broad and encompassing everything from high-end vintage sport watches to avant-garde modern complications. While … Continued

Rolex “Paul Newman Panda” Daytona ref. 6263 Mark 1.5

Thin Tourbillons – Five Of The Best

The tourbillon is actually older than widely believed, having been around for over 220 years. Contrary to popular belief, it was not invented in 1801 – that was the date Abraham-Louis Breguet patented the invention – rather he began working on it quite a bit earlier, around 1795. Despite two centuries having passed, that has … Continued

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

Royal Flush – Watchmakers For Blue Bloods

These days, pictures of royals wearing complicated or high jewellery timepieces hardly raise an eyebrow. But turn back the clock a few centuries, and it was an entirely different story. Back then, royals were among the very few who could afford the luxury of a mechanical timepiece. With money being no object, their wealth allowed … Continued

Patek Philippe Ref. 5230G

Linked In/Cufflink Club – Horological Cufflinks

Ask any man in the street what he associates cufflinks with, and the answer will invariably be “tuxedo”. While it’s true that cufflinks are often identified with elegant evening wear – since they’re used to fasten shirtsleeves with French cuffs, such as tuxedo shirts – they’re really just removable ornamental buttons, and there’s no reason … Continued

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