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TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph

Legendary Watch Brands: TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer has a long-standing relationship with sports and this is no coincidence, a manufacturer of fine timepieces for over 150 years, the company has forged their history on chronograph innovation. Founded in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, by one Edouard Heuer in 1860. Son to a Swiss shoemaker, Edouard decided to embark … Continue reading

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Rolex Daytona and Porsche

Rolex, a Porsche on your Wrist

I often hear people say, “Ugh, Rolex are so common” or “Everyone and their dog has a Rolex” and yes, while this may be quite true, could not the same thing be said of Porsche as well? They unwittingly share similarities that are quite obvious, but does this cheapen their products or values? I don’t […]

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How to find the perfect (first) wristwatch

It might seem like an easy task to those who are not that much into watches. You go to a jeweler, get information from the sales person, make a decision and pay at the counter. However, we know better than that. You know better than that. It is a delicate question, and it might need […]

hand-wound watch movement

What makes watches valuable?

Today, when everyone has a phone with a time function in their pocket, somehow watches still have an appeal and stylishness that no quick glance at a phone screen can ever match. Watches are so much more than instruments for keeping time, and there is no danger that they will be forgotten any time soon. […]

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Top 10 Watches: The Biggest Watch Icons

The terms ‘watch icons’ and ‘cult watches’ are used to refer to those timepieces that – most of the time – have been around for decades and gained a certain importance with regards to design or style. They are timeless classics that have only undergone slight changes over the years, most of which were in […]

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Perpetual Calendar – eternity on your wrist

The Perpetual Calendar timepiece, a timepiece that has always fascinated me and this is not just because of its complexity but also because it is probably one of the most useful complications in watchmaking, not to mention just how charming it is to see it in action! Put simply, it is just a watch that […]

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“What your watch says about you”

Your watch says a lot about you. Do your wear a Rolex Submariner or a Patek Philippe Calatrava? Do you prefer a classic IWC Portuguese Chronograph or a Hublot Big Bang in red gold? Discover what watches say about their owners. Rolex The man who wears a Rolex knows he can do no wrong with a […]

Seiko Prospex

Top 10 Watches Under € 1,000

A € 1,000 for a watch is a lot of money. Although some of us are used to buy watches 5x that amount or even a multiple of that, € 1,000 is still more than the average amount spent on a watch, world wide. Actually, any watch above € 50 could be thought of as ‘luxury’. […]

Vintage Bell & Ross 126 Sport Heritage Chronograph

Chronographs – the most popular watch complication

Once in a while, there is a bit of discussion about whether the date feature is a real complication or not. In my opinion it is, so let’s say – or assume – that the chronograph is actually the most popular complication. Perhaps it is also the most useful mechanical complication, besides a date. Mechanical […]

Vacheron Constantin Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Legendary Watch Brands: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin are world renowned for making fine and exquisite timepieces, though often I feel they get overlooked in favour of Patek Philippe or Audemars Piquet. But if you take a moment to consider the “Holy Trinity” of true Haute Horlogerie brands, you’ll find that Vacheron Constantin is one of them. Founded in 1755 by […]

Omega Speedmaster Movement 321

The Art of Watchmaking

To some people a watch is just a watch, a device that will tell you the time. For us watch aficionados it means much more than that. This article is for the group of people that are new to mechanical watches, and want to know why these watches are so special and how the (often […]

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark Side of the Moon

Legendary Watch Brands : OMEGA

Omega was founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds, mainly as an assembly firm that used parts supplied by local watchmakers and craftsmen to produce precision pocket watches. Although Omega was relocated to Bienne a long time ago, the goal to create high precision time pieces never changed. While most of you are […]

Arnold & Son Tourbillon with Single Malt Whisky

Watches and Whisky

I am often asked why I’ve mixed watches and whisky together for the concept of my blog Bexsonn. For me the relationship is rather simple – time! You see good whisky takes time, whether it is ten years old or forty years old, the constant denominator always being time. I remember reading an article once […]

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5700

Watches as an Investment

Watches are bought for various reasons. The best reason would be that you just want to own a nice watch, and one that will last a lifetime. Perhaps even to give it to the next generation when the time has come. The worst reason – in my opinion – would be buying a watch solely […]

Breitling Navitimer

Legendary Watch Brands: Breitling

Breitling are very well known for their chronograph timepieces, and are one of the three big watch brands made up of Rolex, Breitling and Omega. Breitling have a very interesting history and are very well known for creating timepieces that incorporate useful functions for pilots and professionals alike – to be used as instruments rather […]

Rolex Daytona Chronograph vintage

Legendary Watch Models: Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona, the marquee timepiece of a brand that is so well known, a wristwatch so revered that even those who loathe Rolex find a spot within their heart for this timepiece. Many adore the Rolex Daytona for unknown reasons but many adore it for very, very good reasons. Launched in 1963 as the […]

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

Legendary Watch Models: Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

In 1957, Omega introduced three interesting new watches onto the market: the Seamaster 300 (CK2913), the Railmaster (CK2914) and the Speedmaster (CK2915). The three watches were of similar design and all considered ‘tool’ watches: the Seamaster for diving, the Railmaster for professional use (it was anti-magnetic as well) and the Speedmaster for race and sports […]

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 'Jumbo' wristshot

Legendary Watch Brands: Audemars Piguet

This independent company was founded in 1875 by Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet. Even today, Audemars Piguet is one of the few watch manufacturers that is still in hands of the original founding family. One might know Audemars Piguet best from their Royal Oak collection of watches. This collection, however, only started in 1972 with […]