Category Archives: Watch Education

History of the Rolex Oyster

Contrary to what many people may think, the Rolex Oyster is not a brand line. The term Oyster refers to a waterproof feature that put Rolex ahead of the pack in the luxury watch business. If there is a single feature that gave Rolex absolute advantage over its competitors, it must be the unveiling of the waterproof Oyster model. Much as it may not seem to be a big deal today, in the 1920’s a waterproof watch was a big dream. However in 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, a marketing genius and co-founder of the Rolex SA company broke the code and Read More →

Watch of the Week: Rolex President Blue Dial

This week we’ve got the blues – the Rolex blues. This gorgeous yellow gold Rolex President blue dial watch boasts a unique face and diamond markers, and – of course – the presidential bracelet. But let’s let the watch do some talking. There’s nothing like opposites attracting the way they do in jewelry and watches – pair colors from opposite side of the color wheel and you’re guaranteed a showstopper. The rich 18kt yellow gold of the case and bracelet set off the deep blue ombre enamel dial perfectly and create a classic look. Now that this Day Date has Read More →

Spotlight on: The Cartier Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon Skeleton

If you want a watch to elevate your sensibilities, and your understanding of true art, the Cartier Ballon Blue Flying Tourbillon Skeleton is for you. Designed with a distinctive skeleton face offering insights into the fine Cartier movements powering this beautiful watch, it transcends what we would expect even from a master watchmaker. The Ballon Blue Flying Tourbillon Skeleton blends both art and formal style into a luxurious watch that is a proud part of the collection of High Watchmaking styles. It is grand in its presence, with a layered face of ruthenium, a sparkling Gold case, features like multi-time Read More →

Watch of the Week: Piaget Protocole Watch

This Piaget Protocole watch is for the ladies. We can’t get enough of its tony 18kt yellow gold case and bracelet, nor its thin and sleek design. This watch is actually thinner than even the Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatifs, small and powerful but with enough width to make a statement on the wrist. The thinness of the watch is a perfect foil for the boxy, large face elegantly appointed with numerals and bright gold Dauphine hands. The textured,cut cornered bezel perfectly mirrors the inner links of the bracelet. The bracelet is boxy, befitting of the watch case, and is elegant Read More →

Watch of the Week: Tiffany Moonphase Watch

When you think of a luxury watch, the name Tiffany doesn’t immediately come to mind. Luxury jewelry? Well it’s typically one of the first. But Tiffany’s impressive watch collection is a quiet juggernaut of luxury timepieces. The same attention to detail that Tiffany’s fine jewelry creations have built into their DNA carried over to Tiffany watchmaking. Devastatingly gorgeous cases, dials and bracelets are a prerequisite, along with quietly powerful movements. For your consideration – the watch of the week, a Tiffany moonphase watch – a triple date in 18kt yellow gold with skeleton case back. This moonphase draws you in Read More →