ven people who aren’t into luxury watches can oftentimes identify a Rolex watch. Rolex watches flaunt such strong design codes that they are immediately recognizable almost anywhere. And a huge part of the design of a Rolex watch is the bezel that frames the dial and the bracelet that secures the watch to the wrist. Today we go in deep into the details with our comprehensive guide to Rolex bezels and bracelets.
For our next chapter in our Back to Basics series, we’re tackling the power reserve indicator watch. But what is a power reserve indicator watch exactly and why is it useful? Join us as we first find out what this complication is and have a look at some fine examples of power reserve indicator watches.
The Rolex Submariner 6200 is a legend in vintage Rolex collecting circles. One of the earliest Submariner models, Rolex manufactured this particular reference for only a short period. Its limited production run coupled with some very distinct design details makes the Submariner 6200 one of the most sought after vintage Rolex models out there. Brush up on your Rolex history with six quick facts about the Submariner ref. 6200.
By far one of the most famous mechanical Swiss watches on earth is the one that ventured out into space. We’re speaking of course about the , our watch of the month. Let’s explore the details about this legendary chronograph with a brief recap of its history and a look at some contemporary versions of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll be the first in the room to spot a Rolex watch in a movie. But sometimes, Hollywood, despite their big budgets and professional prop masters, will get it wrong. Here are three examples where the Rolex watch on screen had no business being there.
For those of you lucky enough to be born in the month of April, you have the best gem as your birthstone— the diamond! While diamonds can, of course, be worn by anyone, for those who celebrate their birthday in April, these sparkling gemstones have even more meaning. The hardest, and arguably the most beautiful of all gemstones, it’s no wonder that diamonds have been the preferred stone used in fine jewelry for centuries.
Similar to recent editions of the conference, Jo Ellison, Fashion Editor for the Financial Times, led the talks and there were a host of renowned industry titans as speakers including Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana from Dolce & Gabbana, fashion editor, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and Cédric Charbit from Balenciaga, and many others.
It’s been just over a week since Baselworld 2018 concluded. While the fair was both shorter and smaller than past editions, it’s still largest watch fair in the industry. Among the thousands of new releases, we’ve handpicked what we think are the coolest watches from Baselworld 2018. Read on to discover what they are.
As the dust settles on Baselworld 2018, we take a look back at the best of what the fair had to offer this year. Generally, we saw most leading luxury watch brands lean heavily on adding new versions to already well-established collections or revamping iconic watches rather than introducing completely new watch models. This choice in strategy made way for plenty of fan-favorite timepieces. Here’s our take on the best of Baselworld 2018.
Any bride will tell you that her bridal party is a huge part of the success of her wedding day. Her closest friends and family are there to help her celebrate, plan, calm nerves, and take care of all the last minute details or mishaps. So if you’re in the middle of planning your big day, remember you’ll want to show your bridesmaids how thankful you are for their support by picking out personalized thank you gifts made just for them.
While Switzerland may now lay claim to having the world’s most robust watchmaking industry, it was the English who laid the groundwork for mechanical watches as we know it. Today, British watchmaking is enjoying a renaissance of sorts, thanks in large part to people like Giles Ellis of Schofield Watch Company. An independent British watch company based in rural Sussex, Schofield watches are proudly British.
For someone who spends more time in the air than on the ground, the world timer watch is a very nice thing to have. But what is a world timer watch you ask? Read the latest edition of our Back to Basics series to find out! And don’t miss the three stunning world timer watches we’ve also included for your viewing (or buying) pleasure.
Cartier recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of their famous Tank watch. Designed by Louis Cartier himself in 1917, the Tank watch was inspired by the new military tanks that fought on the battlefields during World War I. The distinct ridged lines and rectangular shape of the Tank timepiece was indeed intriguing during a time when watches were typically round. Over the last century, the Tank watch has remained a mainstay in Cartier’s watch collections, with the brand producing countless iterations of the timepiece. The most popular among them is none other than the Tank Francaise.
Just over a decade ago, in 2005, Omega launched a new professional diver’s watch collection dubbed the Seamaster Planet Ocean. Although modern in terms of design, materials, and mechanics, the Omega Planet Ocean watches draw inspiration from the brand’s rich legacy of diving watches.
There are two very distinct sides to the Rolex lineup: the dress watches and the sports watches. Whereas by nature, Rolex dress watches are designed to look great, Rolex sports watches are designed to look great and to serve a specific purpose. In fact, all Rolex sports watches began as a purpose-built tool for a specific audience.