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A Beginner's Guide to the Rolex Pre-Daytona (1950-69)

We're in this twilight period of Rolex's history. The Pre-Daytona era. It's the time when classic Postwar ideas and designs are put to rest to make place for a new design language. It's the dawn of...

When Did Watches Start to Get So Big?

Tell me you like smaller watches without telling me you like smaller watches: "I'm into vintage". The indirect conclusion here is that modern watches are way bigger then for example Mid-Century pie...

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...

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...

Breitling TopTime - The Watch For The Young Generation

Imagine it’s 1964. You’re young and wild and free. What would you like to wear as a watch? Breitling got your boomer-self covered with their perfectly marketed TopTime collection. The key insight w...

Breitling Chronomat - The Watch To Save The Company

Some endings become new beginnings. Breitling haltet its production in 1979 and Ernest Schneider bought the quartz-riddled watch manufacturer. So how did he plan to make the company viable again? H...
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