Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time – Pre-SIHH 2018 Release

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time – Pre-SIHH 2018 Release

I have to admit I am not a fan of doing pre-SIHH or pre-BaselWorld releases. However, I also understand that during some of the other shows, like SalonQP, or in this case the Dubai Watch Week, you need to have something to tease the customers with. Some pre-SIHH or pre-BaselWorld novelties are shown in a […]

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Steltman x Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Mondriaan Edition

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Steltman x Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Mondriaan Edition

Watch brands collaborating with jewelers isn’t something new and often it is not really worth giving it much coverage. Not wanting to sound negative here, but in a lot of cases, it is just ‘limited’ to the name of the retailer on the dial or in the case back of an existing watch model. For […]

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What a 52,800 Euro Grand Seiko Looks Like: The Rose Gold SBGD202 Spring Drive

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What a 52,800 Euro Grand Seiko Looks Like: The Rose Gold SBGD202 Spring Drive

During BaselWorld, Bert Buijsrogge and I had the opportunity to have some ‘alone time’ with the platinum Grand Seiko SGBD201 which I called the high-end watch that impressed me most in Basel. Simply a stunning 43mm watch made of platinum with this amazing sparkling dial. The inner works were just as impressive, with Grand Seiko’s Caliber […]

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The New Omega Manufacture in Bienne – What Does That Mean?

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The New Omega Manufacture in Bienne – What Does That Mean?

On November 2nd, we joined the inauguration of the new Omega production facility in Bienne. The ceremony was performed by Nick Hayek (Swatch Group CEO), Raynald Aeschlimann (Omega CEO), Johann Schneider-Ammann (Head of Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs) and the architect of the beautiful building, Shigeru Ban. Besides that, the Omega employees that work in […]

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Speedy Tuesday – Watch Fan Discovers Forgotten Moonwatch In A Box Of His Grandfather

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Speedy Tuesday – Watch Fan Discovers Forgotten Moonwatch In A Box Of His Grandfather

Some times we feature stories from our readers about their Speedmaster watches. One that we already published in 2015, but perhaps you might have missed, is the story by Jason who inherited his grandfather’s Speedmaster. A beautiful Speedmaster Professional 145.022-69 with the straight script in the case back. The thing is, he never knew about […]

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Hands-On: Doxa SUB 300 Searambler Review – 50th Anniversary Edition

Hands-On: Doxa SUB 300 Searambler Review – 50th Anniversary Edition

Fifty years ago, Doxa introduced their SUB 300 in Basel. An orange dial model was called ‘Professional’, the black dial ‘Sharkhunter’ and the silver dial ‘Searambler’. About a year later, Doxa introduced the SUB 300T collection (with a slightly bigger case, larger dial and a thicker bezel) and added a yellow version as well, the […]

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Speedy Tuesday – A True Oddity: The Omega Speedmaster Hackett

Omega Speedmaster Hackett

You might be familiar with Hackett London, the menswear retailer from the UK. But did you know there is a Speedmaster Hackett? Hackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings. In 1983 however, they opened their first shop under the name ‘Hackett’ in Parson’s Green, London. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of that, […]

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Speedy Tuesday – A True Oddity: The Omega Speedmaster Hackett

Omega Speedmaster Hackett

You might be familiar with Hackett London, the menswear retailer from the UK. But did you know there is a Speedmaster Hackett? Hackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings. In 1983 however, they opened their first shop under the name ‘Hackett’ in Parson’s Green, London. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of that, […]

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