Few things excite vintage watch collectors as rare pieces do. Especially if they have some military history and provenance, or even military markings and service records. That is when you have struck the holy grail – for real. This time it’s all about the Heuer chronographs used by the Argentinian air force: Fuerza Aérea Argentina. And talking about holy grail. This right here is some proper provenance.Read More
Who would’ve thought that a watch could ever sell for over a million? That there could be collectors engaging in paddle to paddle combat to overbid each other? That level of watch collecting has always mesmerized me... Is it for the triumph of overbidding their peers, of making a highly speculative investment or purely for the love of the object? All these reasons are as questionable as the provenance of the watches that break records, among which a perfect example, the controversial Rolex Unicorn Daytona...Read More
WIth 2019 being the year of great changes for watch fairs and the industry as a whole, the trend is trickling down from Baselworld announcing that many of its major brands (mainly Swatch Group) have left to create their own fair in Zurich during the same period in March.
This news however did not taint the opulent and lively atmosphere of this years SIHH , as it has seen a 15% increase in visitors with lots of novelties and events. Of all the beautiful and intricate timepieces unveiled, a few stand out of the crowd and deserve another glance, or more...Read More
For this fresh new start of 2019, SIHH has not disappointed us and has once again presented a new wave of mechanical wonders. From Lange to IWC, Richard Mille to Cartier, it is interesting to see how brands evolve and unveil their new collections, sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst (*cough* … Code 11:59)…Read More