Monthly Archives: July 2017

Girard-Perregaux CEO Antonio Calce on Rebuilding a Heritage Brand

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Girard-Perregaux commemorated its 225th anniversary of watchmaking in 2016, issuing a number of special editions and introducing (or re-introducing) several new models and collections, this year as well as last, in a concerted effort to streamline the brand’s identity and build a stronger bridge to its heritage. The man spearheading that effort is Antonio Calce, […]

It’s Tourbillon Day! Check Out These 12 Intriguing Tourbillon Watches Launched This Year

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On this date in 1801, watchmaking pioneer (and namesake of today’s Breguet watch company) Abraham-Louis Breguet obtained a patent for his most famous horological invention, the tourbillon. Today, numerous watchmakers have taken up the challenge of not only producing tourbillons for wristwatches, but also taking them to the next level in terms of materials, design technology, […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Tissot Heritage 1948 Chronograph

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Tissot has been a relatively minor player in the growing market of vintage-inspired watches. With only a few recent releases, like the Tissot Heritage 1936 Mechanical and the Tissot Heritage Navigator, the brand is slowly getting more involved in the category, yet remains overshadowed by other Swatch Group brands’ vintage-inspired pieces. This year, Tissot worked […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Panerai Mare Nostrum

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While many brands with storied pasts base some of their modern watches on vintage pieces, few and far between are the brands that do so to the extent that Panerai does. To its credit (and possibly its long-term detriment?), the brand has built its contemporary collections almost entirely on the narrative of its 20th-century history. Hence the countless […]

For Vintage Watch Fans: 5 Iconic Omega Watches

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From the “Fratello Friday” archives, we present this post focusing on five iconic Omega watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I narrowed it down to five Omega watches that I consider most important to the brand or to the world of watches […]

5 Affordable Omega Watches for New Collectors

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Omega has produced numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the world’s most famous chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are five models that are in stores now at accessible prices* for both new and seasoned collectors. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Launched in 1957, the Speedmaster is synonymous with spaceflight […]