Tag Archives: Watches

The Evolution of Watches

Much like the evolution of dance, the evolution of watches is entertaining. The only difference is, Jimmy Fallon can’t reenact it with the help of The Roots anytime soon. Nonetheless, watches have a colorful and storied past, beginning hundreds of years ago. From the Valle Joux to 5th Avenue, watches have come a long way. Interestingly enough, the biggest headliners haven’t shifted too much. Names like Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are among the original watchmakers (and the Stern family, who has owned Patek Philippe since the 1930′s, remain and the helm of the luxury giant.) So these watches are Read More →

The Greatest Watch Safe Ever – Just in Time for The Holidays

Let’s clear up any confusion right at the start. This is not about the greatest watch sale ever, although this is the holiday season and it’s hard to escape sales. This is about a S-A-F-E, a watch safe and it’s the greatest greatest one ever. It’s the Stockinger BRABUS SV12. What makes it so special? Well, for one, Stockinger is building the BRABUS SV12 as a special edition, and limiting it to 25 pieces. Then there’s its parentage. Stockinger is a storied German manufacturer of bespoke and, as they say, “off-the-peg” safes and vaults. Stockinger has been called the Bentley Read More →

An Overview of the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon 2014 Watch

Audemars Piguet has recently given the world a peek at his latest creation. The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon watch is scheduled to be officially presented at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and is sure to attract a wealthy, modern man who is looking for a classic watch with a very contemporary style. While the original version of this watch was released in 2002, the newest model is more modern than its predecessor. The Royal Oak Concept GMT 2014 Tourbillon Watch has a bulky yet summery feel. The revised original movement is not just fascinating but also Read More →

Breguet Pocket Watch Sells for $1.2 Million – To Breguet

Anyone that knows a thing or two about pocket watches knows that these small, compact, and often intricately decorated timepieces can go for thousands at auction and can end up costing buyers far more than they may have been worth when they were created. Just such a watch was sold earlier this month at a Sotheby’s auction. The watch was purchased not by a private collector as some might assume, but rather, by the Breguet Museum. This stunning gold pocket watch that tells time, moon phase, and date based on chronometer principles was originally owned by Lord Henry Seymour. The Read More →

A History of Watch Complications

To some, the first watch “complication” was the seconds hand. Of course, over the centuries of watchmaking, the complications have only compounded, growing more and more advanced. With skilled artisans still creating the majority of luxury watch movements, the feats of modern watchmaking are even more amazing. While technology races ahead at the speed of light, it’s important to remember that many of the fine Swiss manufactures employ human hands to craft the most elegant and complicated of movements. So that makes modern watch complications even more impressive – or not, depending on how you look at it. After all, Read More →