Monthly Archives: May 2015

Some Modern Picks From The Upcoming Hong Kong Auctions, A Gilt 1016 With Full Kit, A Military Bought Omega For Under $1,000, Two Steel Patek 565s, And A Killer Memovox

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This week we are going hard into the upcoming Hong Kong auctions from Christie’s and Bonhams, focusing on some absolute mega-modern pieces as well as a few that could fly under the radar. Further, we’ve dug up an amazing two-tone Universal Geneve, a full box and papers gilt 1016, a tropical-dial 1950s Zenith chronograph, a rare Rolex clock, a killer […]

Hands-On: An Afternoon With Manufacture Royale

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Mad Max: Fury Road is in theaters and everyone is talking about it. A post-apocalyptic wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce resources – seems like the perfect place to wear a mechanical watch, right? If you were racing across the Australian desert with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, what watch would you wear? One brand […]

Hands-On: With The Clé de Cartier Women’s Collection

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It is not news that Cartier released their new collection, Clé de Cartier, earlier this year. HODINKEE actually did a wonderful review on the men’s collection in February – however I want to further explore the women’s pieces in the collection. You may have noticed that women’s watches are having a moment. With brands focusing the majority of their marketing towards attracting […]

The Gagarin Tourbillon by Bernhard Lederer: A Haute Horology Tribute To Space, 50 Years To The Day

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Yuri Gagarin made history in 50 years ago today when he became the first human to journey into outer space, completing a full orbit of the earth in his Vostok spacecraft. This momentous 1961 event is honored with the creation of the Gagarin Tourbillon, a limited edition horological sculpture built by independent watchmaker, Bernhard Lederer.  […]

Introducing: Two New Richard Mille Watches In Partnership With Rafael Nadal

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Richard Mille continues to support Rafael Nadal in his bid to win his 10th title in this year’s French Open. The tennis star will rock the latest version, a tourbillon made of NTPT carbon with a red-clay-colored strap, when he takes to the Roland Garros courts this week. The case is made of titanium and NTPT carbon, which consists of many fine layers of silica and TPT quartz, creating a more resilient structure. Additionally, […]

Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster ’57 (Again), This Time With Broad Arrow Hands – Finally!

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Something strange happened in 2013. Omega released a new self-winding Speedmaster with its killer co-axial movement and called it the Speedmaster ’57. It looked like the original reference 2915 from 1957 in so, so many ways, right down to the crown-guard-less, polished case, and steel bezel. It was, as I called it back then, a superb offering […]

Historical Perspectives: Revisiting The History Of The Omega Speedmaster With The Astronauts Who Wore Them

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The official status of Omega’s Speedmaster Professional as that of “Moonwatch” is widely known and celebrated amongst enthusiasts and certainly by Omega themselves. Unlike many brand partnerships, the relationship between Omega and NASA has yielded real, tangible benefits, with the Speedmaster itself making appearances in each of the manned missions to the Moon, and even contributing to one of […]