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Vintage Watches

Vintage watches are more popular than ever before. We are not talking about the people who wear watches they inherited from parents or grandparents (although they certainly belong to the category of vintage watches if made before 1990, some say 1980) but about the people who prefer - and buy - a vintage timepiece over a … Continue reading

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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 […]

Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM 127

Legendary Watch Brands: Officine Panerai

The Italian watch manufacturer with a much documented past has produced some of the most sought-after timepieces on the market in recent years. And just like other brands such as Omega, Rolex, TAG Heuer and Patek Philippe, it too has very insightful and loyal aficionados that are, arguably, un-matched by any other. Much of Panerai’s […]

Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170

Legendary Watch Brands: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe are world renowned for making some of the finest and most complicated timepieces and if you’ve read one of the earlier posts, on Vacheron Constantin, then you’ll know that Patek Philippe is amongst the three watch brands that are considered the “Holy Trinity” of Haute Horlogerie. Founded on the 1st of May 1839, […]

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Legendary Watch Brands: IWC Schaffhausen

The story of one of the most revered watch brands all started when 27-year-old engineer and watchmaker, Florentine Ariosto Jones from Boston, America, travelled to Switzerland and established the watch brand “International Watch Company” in 1868. With a highly skilled crew and some of the most modern machinery from overseas, Florentine had a vision. His […]