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Winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2013

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve is like the Oscars of watchmaking. This year we saw a favourite of ours (amongst others), the Girard-Perregaux Constant Force Escapement take the top prize. The GPHG’s judging panel includes the famous designer Philippe Starck, musician John Mayer, Christie’s international head of watches Aurel Bacs, and [...]
By |November 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments

GP’s revolutionary Constant Force Escapement

Girard-Perregaux is not a name that many recognise, however their revolutionary watch, the Constant Force Escapement will definitely strike a chord with many watch aficionados. To put it simply, they have overcome one of the long standing issues with mechanical watches in a very unique way. I really should have [...]
By |November 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Hermès: Time to get serious

Hermès created their first wristwatch in 1912, which was actually a pocket watch with a leather attachment. Now they have taken their watch lineup and stepped it up a notch through the acquisition of the movement maker Vaucher Manufacture Fleurierr. In 2006, Hermès secured a 25% stake in Vaucher and [...]
By |November 2nd, 2013|News|1 Comment

Buy now while you can: Discontinued Patek Philippe’s

Speculation perhaps? From a reliable source it has been advised that Patek Philippe will look to stop manufacturing some of its iconic models, in particular the 5960 chronograph that has been around since 2006. Even the much loved 5170 and 5270 are on the chopping block. As with all good things, [...]
By |October 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

We were so wrong: the Patek 5004T

A couple months ago we posted about the one-of-a-kind Patek 5004T and mentioned that it would be a great investment piece. We said that it would easily reach over $1 million at the Only Watch charity auction.Well, what did the hammer fall on? A little over $4 million. The anonymous buyer [...]
By |October 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

An AP ROO fit for a king

Audemars Piguet and LeBron James have shared a special partnership over the years. Last week they released a new special collaboration to the world in Miami (home of the Miami Heat) for the man they call “King James”. The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and Olympic gold medallist is widely [...]
By |October 4th, 2013|News|0 Comments

URWERK EMC: the smart mechanical watch

URWERK have always been pioneers in modern watch design. Recently, their think tank known as U-Research Division announced they will be releasing the URWERK EMC watch, with accuracy being its mission statement. Aficionados have labelled in, the “mechanical smart watch”. The initial EMC design concept The core of the system [...]
By |August 29th, 2013|News|2 Comments

Video: The Amazing JLC Extreme Lab 2

Forget a fancy Richard Mille and have a serious think about the JLC Extreme Lab 2. Check out this video courtesy of The Watch Enthusiast. Key things to note about this watch that are extremely impressive: high tech construction and use of materials such as titanium, vanadium and ceramic lubrication [...]
By |August 23rd, 2013|News|0 Comments

John Mayer: a serious collector

John Mayer is another musical talent that is a serious watch collector. Putting aside all the controversy over the years, we’re big admirers of his watch collection. Let’s have a look into his collection and how it’s different/similar to Eric Clapton’s. John is a huge watch aficionado, so much so [...]
By |August 20th, 2013|News|1 Comment

Everyday is a Friday with Seven Friday

You may have seen these designs on Instagram or other watch sites and thought they were interesting. Seven Friday’s P-line of watches are very interesting, we’ll explore some of their pieces and would be interested in hearing from our readers what their thoughts are. Seven Friday, who are based in Zurich, [...]
By |August 15th, 2013|News|3 Comments