Legendary Watches: IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese

Utter the word “Portuguese” (Portugieser in German) amongst watch enthusiasts and sure enough the words “classic” and “timeless” will be thrown in there. Introduced in 1939, the Portuguese is one of IWC’s most iconic and popular timepieces, though what is interesting is how it came about. The watch was the result of two Portuguese businessmen, […]


Legendary Watches – Rolex Submariner

In 1953, Rolex could never have imagined the impact this watch would have on the world. Yes, the world. The Rolex Submariner is perhaps the most photographed, most filmed, most wanted, and most collected watch in the world. Whether you buy a vintage Rolex Submariner that you saw as a kid (or recently) in James […]

Patek Philippe Calatrava Date FW

Legendary Watches – Patek Philippe Calatrava

Ask a watch collector about the most famous dress watch and there’s a very good chance the answer will be ‘Patek Philippe Calatrava‘. This icon was introduced by Patek Philippe in 1932 and – except for dimensions – retained its classic appeal on the wrist of its owners ever since. A classic, sleek, and elegant […]

Apple Watch Edition

Is the Apple Watch a disruptive innovation?

Will Apple’s latest innovation, their smartwatch – or plain ‘Watch’, as they like to call it – disrupt the existing watch market? It is likely to do just that, especially if you take into account that most watches sold are simple quartz watches that have a small price tag. Will it disrupt the luxury watch […]

TAG Heuer Carrera

Legendary Watches: TAG Heuer Carrera

  Introduced in 1963, the Carrera was the first Heuer line of watches with its own brand name. While the Carrera was an evolution in terms of design for Heuer, its design was distinctive compared to the more widely seen chronographs of the 1940s and 1950s. Jack Heuer, who was CEO at the time, wanted […]