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    Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

Vacheron Constantin is longest running manufacture having been founded in 1755 and has clients such as Napoleon and the Duke of Windsor. It’s uninterrupted history has produced some magnificent watches, one of which is the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731. A bit of a mouthful, but in a nutshell, it [...]
By |September 27th, 2013|Manufactures|0 Comments

The Object of Time: an Aston Martin & B&Z collaboration

As covered in our watch winder guide, Buben & Zorweg are certainly a leading player in the market. The Object of Time One-77 is the ultimate expression of their ingenuity and execution. Aston martin’s The One-77′s design is radical, and is engineered with the best materials and finest craftsmanship. A [...]
By |September 10th, 2013|Manufactures|0 Comments

Gerald Genta: the mastermind behind modern watch designs

You may have seen this man’s name before, Gerald Genta. He is the man behind the distinctive design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus, the AP Royal Oak, the IWC Ingenieur and numerous other watches. He even started his own watch brand with his name, a true testament to his long [...]
By |September 4th, 2013|Manufactures|1 Comment

Video: Patek Philippe – Birth of a legend

This video hopefully summarises in 9 minutes what goes on behind the scenes of the most prominent watch manufacture today. Starting from drawn designs, through to being vetted by Thierry Stern himself, to making the baseplate and other components, hand-finishing and assembly. You’ll get some insights to the high tech [...]

Increasing popularity of Linde Werdelin

Linde Werdelin is an upcoming manufacture that has a growing niche following. Much like how the Paneristi follow Panerai very closely, many watch aficionados are keeping a close eye on this collection of beautiful pieces. Let’s take a look into what the fuss is all about. In 1996, Jorn Wederlin, [...]

Döttling: A secure home for your watch

Continuing from our watch winder guide, we step it up a notch and look at some amazing safes from the German luxury brand Döttling. These are not your average safes, but beautiful pieces of craftsmanship and technical ingenuity. Beware, thieves will want to take both your watches and the safe [...]

Rolex – House of Secrets

Most of us know what a Rolex watch is, but little know what happens in the Rolex manufacture (factory). This manufacture is clouded in secrecy and high-tech security. It is very private and never discloses any figures. It even houses its own gold foundry and produces its own lubricating oils. [...]

Patek Philippe: Marketing Masters

Alongside the genius watchmakers of Patek Philippe sits a marketing team that has swayed many of us aficionados to take the plunge and purchase a Patek Philippe watch. The modern “Generations” campaign certainly knows how to tug at the right emotional strings. If over 70 patents, a history dating back [...]