In Detail – Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

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The story is well-known, the “Fifty Fathoms” watch was designed for the French navy. Originally, French officers Bob Maloubier and Claude Riffaud started to work together on requirements in 1952 for a watch to be used during under-water missions. Diving watches at the time were a piece of equipment that men depend their lives on. After […]

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Tribute To The Sixties – The Klokers KLOK-08

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Klokers needs little introduction. We’ve been playing with the Klokers KLOK-01 watch a while ago (which you can read here), and it is a very fun watch to wear. Original from a design standpoint as well, as our own Teun ‘Toon’ van Heerebeek discussed (here). Klokers KLOK-08 and the 1960’s Today, we show you the […]

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INITIAL POWER RESERVE: THE FIRST AUTOMATIC CHARLIE WATCH WITH COMPLICATIONS

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INITIAL POWER RESERVE: THE FIRST AUTOMATIC CHARLIE WATCH WITH COMPLICATIONS

Charlie Watch Company Founded in spring 2014, Charlie Watch is the French watch brand – ambassador of a certain French art of living, both elegant and intelligent, and which qualifies the watch not only as a measuring instrument, but also as a fashion, luxury and identity item. Guarantee of quality and authenticity, Charlie Watch watches […]

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Speedy Tuesday – Early Gold Speedmaster Moonwatch With “Wide Oval O” Dial

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Speedy Tuesday – Early Gold Speedmaster Moonwatch With “Wide Oval O” Dial

It is not often that we come across collectors who have this gold Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch BA145.022 in their collection. We have covered this specific model a couple of times in our Speedy Tuesday feature, but it remains to be a rare find and sight. The price on these watches drastically grew over the last […]

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Tissot Navigator Automatic ref. 44646-3X – 52Mondayz, week #38

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Tissot Navigator Automatic ref. 44646-3X – 52Mondayz, week #38

I will be very much off the beaten track in the week to come. In an area which could be described as potentially unsafe when wearing luxury accessories. It will not be the first time for me over there, so I pretty well know what to do and don’t. Wearing a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date […]

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Fratello Watches Event Report: Omega Trilogy x Tourbillon Boutique Baden-Baden

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Fratello Watches Event Report: Omega Trilogy x Tourbillon Boutique Baden-Baden

We understand that it is not (always) easy or even possible for everyone to enjoy the latest novelties or see certain watches in person. Sometimes, as we are in the watch industry ourselves, we tend to forget these things a bit. That’s why we love to host events in close cooperation with brands and boutiques. […]

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ShopWorn Introduces a New Way to Shop for Luxury Watches

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ShopWorn Introduces a New Way to Shop for Luxury Watches

ShopWorn has introduced a new shopping concept to the world of luxury watches by being the first and only ecommerce website to specialize in selling store-display model timepieces. By virtue of their sourcing strategy, buying shopworn and unsold watches from authorized retailers and Swiss manufacturers, ShopWorn guarantees the authenticity of its product. Watch enthusiasts can […]

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Top Watches at Catawiki This Week

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Top Watches at Catawiki This Week

Every week online auction platform Catawiki auctions offer over 2,000 watches from around the world. Every watch on the auctions is first reviewed by their team of watch experts to ensure quality and authenticity. Have a few of the top watches selected by their experts up for auction this week below. TAG Heuer Monaco  Limited […]

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The 100.000.000th G-Shock Delivered

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The 100.000.000th G-Shock Delivered

Last month, the 100.000.000th Casio G-Shock has been delivered. An amazing number and accomplishment! Here at Fratello we are big fans of the G-Shock and recently covered the ‘essential’ model GW-5000. 100.000.000th G-Shock Since 1983 The development of the G-Shock already started in 1981, a watch that needed to withstand drops and heavy knocks. Around […]

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Hands-On: The Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary

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Hands-On: The Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary

It could be argued that since Baselworld 2017, the most highly anticipated new watch releases are actually a trio of very old watches. If you’ve been living under a proverbial rock I’ll help to bring you current; I’m referring to Omega’s 60th Anniversary group of near carbon copies of the original Speedmaster, Railmaster and Seamaster. […]

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