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Jorg Weppelink

Jorg Weppelink
Dec 22, 2017

The words ‘limited edition’ have a certain degree of magic about them that seems to attract watch buyers. Many people find the idea of buying a watch that others can’t have due to scarcity quite appealing. Watch brands know this and have been releasing ‘limited editions’ a lot in the past few years as a way to sell more watches. Some question the true effect of these words in an industry where limited production is standard – and what happens when the market gets flooded with limited edition rel

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Jorg Weppelink
Dec 05, 2017

Over the last couple of years, there have been many discussions about the rise of smartwatches and the effect they would have on the classic watch industry. Discussion topics range from smartwatches replacing the mechanical watch to them creating new potential classic watch buyers by introducing them to the topic of wristwatches and later converting them to the luxury market. There is no scenario that has not been discussed by both journalists and watch aficionados alike.

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Jorg Weppelink
Oct 13, 2017

The market for vintage watches is as hot as ever, and so is the demand for re-issues or heritage inspired pieces. But can a new watch that pays homage to a true classic create the same emotional value as the original?

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Jorg Weppelink
Oct 04, 2017

A lot has happened in a short period of time regarding black watches. What started out as a trend has grown into being a part of the modern classics. Black watches are no longer hyped because they’ve finally earned their place as a standard color in many watch brands’ collections.

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Jorg Weppelink
Sep 15, 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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Jorg Weppelink
Sep 01, 2017

In this article, we have compiled a list of watches available for under 10,000 euros. This budget gives you the freedom to buy very serious watches from almost all of the well-known luxury brands. The following list includes both brand new and pre-owned timepieces.

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Jorg Weppelink
Jul 20, 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
May 27, 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
May 24, 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
May 16, 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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