While I’m far from blasé after 15 years of writing about watches—they will always be my thing—it takes a truly special design to blow my mind. The one I can’t stop thinking about these days is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadriptyque.
Gifting goals for 2022?
As the gift-giving season draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the most famous occasions of celebrities giving luxury watches as gifts. And besides, who says you can't give the gift of a high-end timepiece at any time of the year?
No doubt it’s the Tudor Black Bay that garners the most attention these days; however, the Tudor Heritage collection was also central to the brand’s renaissance. As the name implies, the Heritage lineup includes modern reinterpretations of vintage Tudor watches, and here we take a look at three of them.
Not too long ago, walking by a Rolex boutique meant being faced with a window full of glistening luxury watches, enticing you to come in and try one on. Look inside those same glass boxes today, though, and you’ll see a sad state of mostly empty displays. If you’re lucky, you may find a few lonely watches desperately trying to fill out the beige space.
On the caseback of certain Omega watches like the Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster is a distinct engraving known as the Omega Seahorse or the Omega Hippocampus. Have you ever wondered where this particular emblem came from?
Some of the most famous vintage military watches are a group of timepieces affectionately known as the “The Dirty Dozen” — nicknamed after the 1967 World War II film, but with an origin story that pre-dates the movie by over two decades. Let’s explore the history, design, and collectability of these WWII-era military watches.
If you follow watch-focused Instagram accounts, you may start to believe the goal is to amass as many watches as possible. After all, collectors like to collect, and if you get bitten by the watch bug, the urge for “just one more watch” can be strong. But we’re here to tell you that not only does a small yet thoughtfully curated collection cover every occasion, it's easier to manage.
With steel sports watches as trendy as ever, it’s easy to think that slim gold dress watches have fallen out of fashion. But that’s simply not true. Gold dress watches have transcended fleeting fashions to become absolute classics. We’d even argue that a dress watch is an essential component of any well-curated timepiece collection.
Whether we admit it or not, many of us are curious about what celebrities wear. Given their near-bottomless bank accounts and access to the most exclusive brands, it’s fun to see what types of outfits stars choose when they’re out in the world. Plus social media now gives us a peek into what the rich and famous wear around the house, too. We’re particularly interested in what types of watches celebrities wrap around their wrists.
While it’s not uncommon to hear nicknames for other watch brands, the phenomenon is widespread among Rolex circles.
One of the most revered Swiss watch manufactures of all time, Patek Philippe is considered by many to be the pinnacle of fine timepieces. While the independent family-owned brand may not have the same global recognition of other luxury watch companies due to the company’s preference for restrained production, if you have even the slightest interest in high-end watchmaking, then you know the prestige that Patek brings to the table.
While several luxury watch brands like to dabble in unusual case materials or unique gold alloys, there’s something to be said about the classics. And when it comes to timepieces, it doesn’t get more classic than 18k yellow gold. Although yellow gold has been somewhat overshadowed by its rosier sibling pink gold in recent years, it’s time to welcome the archetypical precious metal for luxury watches back into the conversation. Say hello to yellow (again) with this fantastic selection of yello...
Holiday season is right around the corner and for many of us, that means traveling somewhere to spend some quality time with family. Whether you’re flying across the country for Thanksgiving, to another country for winter break, or voyage frequently as part of your day-to-day life, here are some of our favorite Rolex watches for women who travel.
Once upon a time, chronograph watches were considered to be essential tools, used in a variety of fields including astronomy, engineering, medicine, and sports. A chronograph, which is a type of watch that includes a stopwatch function, was exceedingly practical because of its ability to measure and record elapsed time.
Among all the trends threading through the luxury watch landscape today, there is one that is emerging as the most popular: stainless steel watches with blue dials. Even watch manufactures that have historically stayed away from this style are breaking from brand tradition and following suit.