At this year's Art Basel in Miami Beach, Audemars Piguet partnered with the imaginative Dutch artist, Mr. Theo Jansen, to exhibit his renowned work. Built by hand, alike the manufacturing of a mechanical watch movement, Jansen's almost life-like creations....Read More
The so-called "Tartarugone" is a chronometer wristwatch that was produced by Longines for Czech aviators before, during, and after the Second World War. The Tartarugone features a unique case shape and has greatly evolved over time—utilizing three different movements. The second series, which was made in a very limited quantity, is seldom seen in good condition. While the other variations are not as rare, they are a financially-accessible alternative to the higher-priced Longines pilot's watches of the early 20th Century. Let's take an in-depth look at the history of this fascinating wristwatch.
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Today, I’ve got a story for you, something that occurs once in a blue moon. Imagine stumbling upon a Rolex as you hike through Spain’s Pyrenees Mountains. Yeah, wouldn’t that be great? Well, it actually happened.
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John Miottel is a collector, connoisseur and conservator of objects from the past, specializing in luxury ocean liner memorabilia. Selflessly, Miottel has spent years acquiring important timepieces. He exhibits them publicly in his museum in order to share his passions--history and horology--with others. While his collection is comprised of hyper-rare Tiffany signed Rolexes, legendary pilot's watches, and revered Pateks, Miottel owns two of arguably the most significant timepieces in ocean liner history.Read More
Since 1882, Zodiac has strived to become one of the world’s most accomplished watch manufacturers and, frankly, I believe they have. Zodiac is a legit insider’s brand. What I mean by this is if you know Zodiac there’s really no doubt that you know your watches. No, you’re not going to find a Zodiac on the dude donning a Charvet shirt and a hand-folded Kiton tie. You’re going to find a Zodiac on the guy who’s out there in the wild, exploring the unexplored, and living life on the edge.Read More
In July of ’69, two brave men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, set foot on the moon, a feat distant to mankind not long before. With the pressure of a nation on these astronauts, all they could rely on was the brilliance of NASA, their own expertise, and a dependable timepiece. Of every company that vied for their watch to go on that mission, only Omega proved worthy.Read More
About fourteen years ago, nearly a month shy of the 21stCentury, Sotheby’s held a historic sale highlighting the Graves Supercomplication pocket watch. Following a fervent bidding war by two anonymous bidders, the timepiece sold for a record-breaking $11,002,500. Come this November, the Graves Supercomplication is to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s for the second time.Read More
Over four decades ago, Hamilton launched the first edition of the Pan Europ, a modestly priced, polychromatic, racing chronograph with striking aesthetics, and a world renowned Caliber 11 movement, that may very have helped to ensure this watch’s success. Today, I had the chance to see Hamilton’s newest version of the Pan Europ which, though lacking a chronograph, is likely to be one of the most wallet-friendly, new, racing wristwatches on the market.Read More
Today, I have finally made the decision to end my new-watch writing streak and go back to classics: the tool watches and the watches that are the basis of today’s modern designs. If you have been a reader of mine for the past five minutes or for the past five months, you may know that my first ever wristwatch was a vintage Omega Seamaster 30. To say the least, Omega is a spectacular brand. While Omega can boast many significant horological space and land achievements, let’s face it, water covers more than seventy percent of the earth’s surface, so let’s go for a dive.Read More
FSOT is pretty self-explanatory. For Sale Or Trade, usually referred to as FSOT, is a start-up company with the intention to ease the processes of buying, selling, and trading new and vintage watches. Although there are many places on the world-wide-web to complete all of this watch bartering, nothing comes close to FSOT. Today, I spent time with the two guys that lead (and founded) this awesome operation, Scott Grossman and Faisal Jamil.Read More
Philippe Dufour is the creator of some of the world’s most unornamented, but sophisticated wristwatches. For my readers who are not familiar with who this “living legend" is, I’ll give you a quick history lesson. Born in the mid-20th century, Dufour was raised in Vallee, Switzerland, a paradise for watchmakers. At the age of 15, he left his home and studied horology at the Sentier, developing his passion while he was quite young (sounds like someone we know?) Dufour had been so superbly trained at his school that he was approached by Jaeger-LeCoultre to join them as a watchmaker, where his mentor at the time, master watchmaker Gabriel Locatelli, helped to open many doors for the young Dufour.Read More