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Jorg Weppelink

Jorg Weppelink
20.07.2017

Many people know which watches James Bond has worn over the past fifty years; some brands and models have even become famous because of Bond. Perhaps just as interesting as looking back, however, is looking forward to which watches Bond could wear in films to come.

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Jorg Weppelink
27.05.2017

We already celebrated the work of arguably the most famous watch designer of all time, Gérald Genta, in a previous article. This time, we will discuss the work of Marc Newson, a designer whose work is not limited to watches. Most people outside the world of watches probably don’t even know that he’s designed many interesting timepieces for Ikepod and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

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Jorg Weppelink
24.05.2017

There are only a few brands within the traditional watch industry that are willing and able to evolve with the rapid changes taking place in today’s technological world. Most brands opt to stick to their traditional trade of developing and producing high-quality mechanical watches. One of the few traditional watch brands that has integrated technology in creative ways is Geneva-based Frédérique Constant. Frédérique Constant is well known for offering affordable luxury watches and they’ve recently introduced technological innovations that put them one step ahead of many competitors. These innovations include the Frédérique Constant Analytics, Frédérique Constant E-Strap, and Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch.

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Jorg Weppelink
16.05.2017

It’s easy to draw parallels between the art of watchmaking and that of creating handmade shoes. Both represent a true craft, a trade that has little to do with today’s digital development and in previous times, was often passed down from father to son. There are many companies that have been making shoes or watches for decades, and sometimes even centuries. A question to ponder, however, is whether both industries can survive on the craft alone and the romantic ideas that surround it. It’s good to look at some of the sentiments behind the love for handmade products, and how some companies have successfully brought their historic craft into modern times.

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Jorg Weppelink
12.05.2017

Two watches from two of the most well-known watch brands around today. Two watches that will also set you back a little over €10.000 euros. We have chosen two watches that are part of successful collections that are important in defining the brand. The Planet Ocean Deep Black is part of the famous Seamaster collection and the Chronograph Classic is part of the legendary IWC Portugieser collection.

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Jorg Weppelink
11.05.2017

In general, one could say that two-tone watches are not as favoured as regular steel or full gold watches. Even when it comes to famous models like the Rolex Daytona or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, vintage and pre-owned two-tone watches are usually more affordable than regular steel watches. This is a phenomenon that is remarkable, but it's simply the result of people’s demand and therefore you could say that the gold steel combo is culturally less popular.

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Jorg Weppelink
02.05.2017

We've selected two watches that are without a doubt icons in their own right. Both demonstrate the art of creating an iconic timepiece that is loved by many across decades even though it reflects the character of the era it was first introduced in. Both watches have also had a role in establishing Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex as brands that are known to create watches that become true classics.

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Jorg Weppelink
02.03.2017

A mechanical watch is so much more than just an instrument that tells the time. It is an expression of style and personality, because let’s be honest, if it were just for time keeping purposes, there are better options out there. The same can be said for people that listen to vinyl records.

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Jorg Weppelink
01.03.2017

The first name that usually pops up when thinking of famous watch designers is Gérald Genta. Let’s take a look at Genta’s most famous designs and find out what makes him a true pioneer. Gérald Genta was born in 1931 in Geneva. He began his long design career in 1952, after finishing jewellery and goldsmith training in his native Switzerland in 1951. Now, you have to understand that product design at that time was a completely different world than it is today.

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Jorg Weppelink
27.01.2017

In this series of articles, we’ll take a look at watch pairs. Two watches that complement each other and offer their wearer an appropriate watch for any occasion. We’ve selected the Linde Werdelin Spidolite Titanium as this pair’s sports watch and the Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquée as its elegant dress watch.

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