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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|0 Comments

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
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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

Review: A. Lange & Söhne – Lange 1

We keep beating the A. Lange & Söhne drum here at Watchonado and there is actually a very good reason for it. They are some of the best watches in the industry at the moment. The Lange 1 is an example of what brought them back into the limelight. Let’s [...]
By |September 20th, 2013|Reviews|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|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|1 Comment