A letter from George Daniels comes with this George Daniels Spring Detent Tourbillon Watch

Sotheby’s To Auction George Daniels Spring Detent Tourbillon In London On July 6, 2017

This Sotheby’s London auction is part four of a series celebrating the English watch and contains English watches from the mid-seventeenth century all the way up to the 1970s, However, all eyes will certainly be on the prize in this sale: the George Daniels Spring Detent Tourbillon Pocket Watch.

Patek Philippe pendant watch no. 4719 sold to Queen Victoria in 1851

Bringing Patek Philippe’s Universe To New York City For 11 Days In July 2017 With ‘The Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition’

Capitalizing on a vast history of exceptional horology, Patek Philippe will create one of the most comprehensive horological exhibitions ever to be shown in the USA: “The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition” will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City from July 13 through 23, 2017.

Ian Paice with his Corum Paiste Bubble

Keeping Time With Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Corum, And Paiste Cymbals (Archive)

The pounding of the drum backbeat and tick-tick-ticking of the mechanical watch form the background of my life, day in and day out. But what do these two fields concretely have in common?

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche Design Introduces First In-House Chronograph Movement, But This Timepiece Is Exclusively Available For Owners Of Porsche’s New 911 Turbo S Sports Car

Porsche Design has came up with what I believe is one of the most interesting chronographs of recent decades: the Monobloc Actuator, whose claim to fame is its case and the operation of the start, stop, and reset functions. And now Porsche Design introduces its first in-house flyback chronograph movement – within a limited edition timepiece only available to future owners of Porsche’s 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time

Orbital Mechanics: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time With “Orbiting” Flying Tourbillon

Read on to explore the newest addition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic collection, the Tourbillon Universal Time, and its orbiting flying tourbillon with Gyrolab balance. This latest take on the Universal Time is the first time a flying tourbillon has been mated with a world timer.

Akrivia AK-06 with heart cam for zero-reset at bottom center

A Collector’s View: Is Akrivia Bound for Glory?

If you follow the world of independent watchmaking, by now you’ve almost certainly heard of watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi and his Akrivia watches. Since arriving on the scene in 2012 with its first tourbillon-based watch, Akrivia has continued to delight.

Roland Iten for Rebellion RR782 Flyback Pilot belt buckle

The Roland Iten For Rebellion RR782 Flyback Pilot Belt Buckle Is Ready To Race!

The Roland Iten for Rebellion RR782 Flyback Pilot belt buckle is designed to be worn in the most extreme of conditions, and things don’t come much more extreme than 24 hours in the cramped, closed cockpit of an LMP2 category endurance race car during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

This ring from Eleuterio’s Heritage collection really displays the intricate filigree wire

The History Of Portuguese Filigree Reinterpreted In A Single Luxury Jewelry Brand: Eleuterio

Ian and I had the pleasure of recently visiting the high-end Portuguese jewelry brand Eleuterio in northern Portugal, which specializes in a contemporary interpretation of the local traditional art of filigree. Read on to follow us there!

Image of my watch tattoo, which was once featured in a magazine

Film: A. Lange & Söhne “A Legend Comes Home”

If you love fine timepieces and A. Lange and Söhne, do yourself a favor and take the next 22 minutes to see what might not have been if it weren‘t for the passion and determination of Walter Lange, Günter Blümlein, and the city of Glashütte featured in the film “A. Lange & Söhne: A Legend Comes Home.”

Eric Clapton Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is Lot 88 at the Bonham's June 21, 2017 “Fine Watches and Wristwatches” London sale

Bonham’s June 2017 Auction Features Eric Clapton Rolex Daytona, Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 2, Blancpain L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, And Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P

Rare and unusual watches continue to pop up at auction this spring, and here I’d like to highlight a few that caught my eye coming up in the June 21, 2017 “Fine Watches and Wristwatches” London sale at Bonham’s.