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One for the ladies: Chanel Première Flying Tourbillon

We don’t usually comment on watches produced by fashion houses, but this one by Chanel certainly deserves a mention. The Première Flying Tourbillon is an absolutely beautiful watch, we’d buy one if we could. This watch is certainly not in the same league as the Chanel J12 and certainly not your [...]
By |August 8th, 2013|News|1 Comment

Titanium Patek 5004T: A guaranteed investment piece

When Patek announced their entry into the Only Watch 2013 auctions, our jaws dropped. Ther Ref. 5004T is certainly a collector’s piece. A perpetual calendar with a titanium case is a rare combination. Only Watch is a charity auction that is held bi-yearly in Monaco with entries from numerous manufactures [...]
By |August 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Tudor Grantour Date: A good choice for $2,500

Tudor have long been labelled Rolex’s sister brand. Although their watches are not powered by in-house movements, the overall quality of Tudor watches is fantastic and provides a good balance with value. We applaud Tudor on their Grantour Date. The Grantour series of watches was introduced in 2009 when Tudor [...]
By |August 1st, 2013|News|3 Comments

Eric Clapton: a serious watch aficionado

Eric Clapton is not only a music legend, but also avid watch collector. He is best known for his collection of rare Patek Philippe and Rolex watches. Let’s take a look what some key pieces from the 3-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s collection. Apart from being one of [...]
By |July 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Patek’s most complicated – the Ref. 6002

Patek Philippe have certainly outdone themselves this time. The Ref. 6002 is one of Patek Philippe’s most complicated wrist watches. Minute repeater, perpetual calendar, retrograde date, moonphase, astronomical complication, the list goes on. We take a deeper look into this masterpiece and find out why we would never wear one. [...]
By |June 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Why do watches cost so much?

Why do watches cost so much? Check out this Bloomberg video and hopefully it will give you an idea of the many hands the sale of a watch is split between. Precious materials such as gold, platinum and even diamonds only make up about 15% of the cost of a [...]
By |June 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Omega: Dark Side of the Moon

The new Omega ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ ceramic Speedmaster is a real looker. In recent years, some brands have come out with black ceramic, PVD, DLC etc. cases. Some say it has been overdone. I would usually agree, but when Omega came out with this black beauty, this was [...]
By |May 29th, 2013|News|2 Comments

Buy now: Aussie dollar falls

For some time, the Australian dollar has been very strong. It has consistently traded above USD$1.00. However in the recent month, the $AUD has slipped about 6%. If you’re in the market and looking to buy a watch, buy it soon as we’re unlikely to see it above parity again. [...]
By |May 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Basel 2013: Patek Philippe Highlights

Basel 2013 was another event that many Patek Philippe enthusiasts were waiting for. Patek may have disappointed some as it was focussed on slight variations to existing models. Nonetheless, they unveiled some very nice models such as the 5227 Calatrava, a new 8-day Gondolo, and a variation to the popular [...]
By |May 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

A different kind of Royal AP

Audemars Piguet has teamed up with PMT The Hour Glass in Thailand to produce the “Pride of Siam” limited edition. There is a distinctive white theme to this watch that will appeal to some. What are your thoughts? The “Pride of Siam” is part of the “Pride limited editions”. Previous [...]
By |May 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments