Posts Categorized: Swiss Watches News

Borrowed Time: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase & Retrograde Date in Rose Gold

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“Patrimony” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor,” or “valued things passed down from previous generations; heritage.” In the case of Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony collection of fine timepieces, both interpretations apply. Patrimony watches most definitely trace their design lineage to ancestors from the Geneva-based manufacture’s 260-plus-year history […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Rolex Air-King

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Keeping with the aviation theme from last week’s article on the Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Baumuster B, we come to this week’s featured timepiece: the Rolex Air-King. This series is one of the longest-running production models within Rolex’s modern lineup, with only the iconic Datejust and the original Oyster Perpetual rivaling it for longevity. The […]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2017: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph

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Jaeger-LeCoultre, one of Switzerland’s most prestigious haute horlogerie brands, will participate for the second year in a row at WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, held from October 13-14 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. (Click here for details and tickets.) Among the new models JLC will showcase at the event is the Master Chronograph, a premier complication from […]

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, […]

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 […]