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Rise of the Indies - F.P. Journe

Watch collecting is no longer only about "modern" vs. "vintage" - the "Indies" have broken up these classic categories and established a niche. F.P. Journe has been for over 20 years a pillar of th...

Revival of the Dress Chronograph

The chronograph... the complication dreams are made of and is every so often in the focus of attention when it comes to earth-shattering auction results. Over 92% of chronograph pieces did ultimate...

Stella(r) Success at the Monaco Legend Group Auction

On April 23 and 24 the Monaco Legend Group offered a total of 273 lots at the pristine Hotel Meridien in Monaco. It's been a major success as the Group sold over 90% of their timepieces for a total...

Watch Auctions - Spring Season 2022 Preview

It's Spring Auction Season 2022 and watch enthusiasts all over the world are going crazy over the newly released catalogues and the prime time lots therein. The auction world is a micro-cosmos that...

Watch Bezels - A Guide to Function and Design

Let's start with the obvious - what is a bezel? The bezel is the outer ring surrounding the watch crystal. It is the last barrier between the dial and thin air... But on the wrist it can become eit...

Vintage Vibes at Watches And Wonders 2022

It's back! The watch world has again its very own fair, a live event to celebrate all the new releases. Most of the horological elite steps onto the center-stage to shine a spotlight on their hard ...

Jaeger-LeCoultre & the US Market

In today’s watch world everybody knows Jaeger-LeCoultre, a traditional Swiss watch brand founded in 1833. However, in some of the vintage JLC models you often only see the name “LeCoultre” stamped ...

Pivotal Dress Watches - IWC Cal. 89

What makes an IWC dress watch based on the Calibre 89 so special? It looks like a typical three-hand timepiece... In a nutshell, it is a fighter's heart in a royal body. A movement developed to end...

Breitling Premier - The Elegant Original

The Breitling Premier started it off in 1943. In the 1940s as well as in the 2020s this collection is the embodiment of dress casual. Classy pieces that show that the chronograph is not a sports-on...

Breitling Navitimer - The Figure Head

Breitling is, regardless of all other milestones, deeply rooted in aviation. With the SuperOcean Breitling conquered the Sea, the TopTime conquered the Land, but it’s the Air that defined this comp...