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Legendary watch brands and iconic models

Regardless of whether you’re fan of the brand or not, most of us have likely heard of the Breitling Navitimer, Cosmonaute, and Chronomat. However, there is another model that has laid dormant in the world of vintage watch collecting up until recently. The Breitling Top Time is the name that was given to a very bold and elegant chronograph wristwatch that was aimed at professional pilots and racers to be used as a tool watch.

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Robert-Jan Broer
17.10.2017

One of the most iconic watches in the world, the Rolex Submariner. A watch for people who want to show off some of their success as well as a piece for serious watch collectors. But why is it so special, or a status symbol even? We try to list the most important facts.

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Bert Buijsrogge
21.09.2017

Chronographs and divers are two of the most popular types of watches – and I must say I understand why. Looking at my own watch collection, it consists mostly of divers and chronographs from a number of brands and in various price categories.

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Robert-Jan Broer
19.09.2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Omega Speedmaster. The chronograph that became the Moonwatch in 1969 and remains part of the official equipment for NASA astronauts today. It did not become the choice for NASA by accident, of course, but rather was the top performer in tests by NASA engineers looking at watches' ability to withstand the abuse and extreme conditions of space.

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Jorg Weppelink
15.09.2017

Patek Philippe is the most popular brand for collectors to invest in (apart from Rolex – but that's a different story). The market for vintage Patek Philippe watches is especially popular, with a lot of money going around in sales and auctions. In this article, we will focus on three models that are far from secret sleeper watches. However, they might just be the right choice for new as well as experienced collectors.

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Robert-Jan Broer
01.08.2017

In this series, we focus on one particular vintage watch or a watch collection from the past. For this installment, we are looking at Tudor’s Oysterdate “Big Block” Chronograph models; a chronograph that is now quite popular, though it was neglected by the masses for some time. Since Tudor’s reintroduction into the European and US markets a few years ago (2010), interest in vintage Tudor timepieces has taken flight.

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Oliver Siegle
25.07.2017

There are few passions that complement each other as well as high-quality timepieces and sports cars. Although cars and watches have entirely different functions, the fascination inspired by a Porsche 911 and a mechanical chronograph often have a similar flavor. Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche probably had a similar thought when he founded the Porsche Design studio in 1972.

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Rolex and Patek Philippe have well-established products that have gained cult-like status through constant refinement and perseverance. And because of this very important fact, when new watch buyers or collectors require the best and nothing but the best, Rolex and Patek reign supreme.

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Bert Buijsrogge
04.07.2017

Some brands produce watches you can easily spot from a mile away and Rolex is one of them. The sport models with their clear and similar design are especially easy to recognize, even for people that are not as deeply involved in watches as we are. However, there are a few Rolex pieces that you don’t often spot in the wild.

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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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