Tag: F.P. Journe

How To Understand Independent Watchmaking

“Independent watchmaking” can be confusing to people not well versed in the ways of modern watch collecting. Independent watch brands aren’t merely those without corporate parents like luxury conglomerates Richemont or Swatch Group. They are also usually smaller, boutique brands at the forefront of creativity and craftsmanship in the high-end watch space. Watches from independent … Continued

MB&F HM3 MegaWind red gold

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

Time’s Vagabond By F.P. Journe

The Vagabondage line of watches by F.P. Journe, as under-the-radar as they may be, are everything an experienced, blue-blooded watch collector-cognoscenti ever possibly want. Why? To start with, they were conceived and made by one of the greatest living watchmakers of our time; at the same time beautifully wearable and functional; and simple yet extremely … Continued

F.P. Journe Vagabondage III

Time To Expect The Unexpected

You imagine certain watch brands to be exactly what you expect, consensual and predictable, true to traditions, believing in decades of coherent collections of watches. But you are sometimes wrong. Here are five unexpected, even controversial, watches from some of the most respected watchmakers. Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Calatrava – a name … Continued

MB&F LM1

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
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