Alain Silberstein limited edition Nurse's watch

My First Auction Purchase: Alain Silberstein Pendant Watch (Archive)

I have attended the odd auction. I have even gone to auctions with the intent to bid on a watch. But that hadn’t yet worked out for me. Not until I saw that Parisian auction house Artcurial was auctioning off what was left of Alain Silberstein’s inventory and put in an absentee bid on a long shot. I had little hope.

Matching yellow Converse shoes and yellow Converse watch strap on Schofield Signalman DLC

Bespoke Watch Straps That Must Be Seen To Be Believed: Cuddsville x Schofield Watch Company

While having a chat over coffee one day with Giles Ellis, CEO, designer, and owner of Schofield Watch Company, we began discussing materials and colors for future straps. I suggested making a strap from an old pair of yellow Converse hightops that I had outgrown . . . and the idea went down well. Here’s how it looks.

AgenGraphe automatic chronograph movement by Agenhor

The AgenGraphe By Agenhor: The Most Significant Chronograph Since . . . Since The Invention Of The Chronograph

The initial key concepts for the AgenGraphe chronograph included having the elapsed time indicators displaying around the center hole so that the indications were large and highly legible, and that the minute and hour displays jumped instantaneously so that there could be no confusion when reading elapsed time. But the new chronograph ended up offering much more than that. Much more!

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt

When Powder Is Harder Than Steel: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt

The mere existence of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor is incredible, and the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt reignites earlier amazement over such a complicated piece with a new process and material for the case that would make a nerdy metallurgist stand up and take notice.

Dial side of the Patek Philippe Reference 5370P

Why I Bought It: Patek Philippe Reference 5370P

The first weekend of November 2016 was a big one for me: in addition to attending the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, I collected not one, not two, but three spectacular watches. The watch I left home certain to bring back was one that I had been waiting patiently for since January 2016: the split-seconds chronograph Reference 5370P from Patek Philippe. Here’s why I bought it.

Beautiful tremblage engraving on the Lange Zeitwerk Decimal Strike

Give Me Five! 5 Chiming Watches At SIHH 2017

I counted no less than nine new striking timepieces at the 2017 SIHH. This has to be some sort of record! And of these, two brands – Vacheron Constantin and Ulysse Nardin – presented two new chiming watches each.

Here are five of these delightful new striking timepieces.

Yard-O-Led mechanical pencils

Yard-O-Led: The Most Traditional Writing Instruments You’ve Never Heard Of

Yard-O-Led is not exactly your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill brand name. And it’s especially not an everyday, run-of-the-mill luxury brand name. However, although Yard-O-Led is an unusual name, it also happens to be a very practical one as it states right up front precisely what made it famous.

Vostok Europe Mrija chronograph with NE88 movement

The Seiko SII NE88 Automatic Chronograph Movement: A Change In The Wind? (Archive)

Swatch Group will soon be limiting availability of the Valjoux 7750 chronograph, which powers a significant percentage of the chronographs available today. Seiko’s SII NE88 automatic chronograph enters the fray, but is it up to the challenge?

Piaget Altiplano natural turquoise

Give Me 5! Five Fabulous Ladies Watches From SIHH 2017 From Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Cartier, And Van Cleef & Arpels

SIHH 2017 truly bestowed watch lovers with a long list of most impressive watches. After digesting a multitude of wristshots and cappuccinos, I now present five fabulous watches just for the female wrist.

Garrick Portsmouth

Give Me Five! 5 British Watches From SalonQP 2016 From Bremont, Garrick, Schofield, Robert Loomes, And A Ring-In

If you’re ever going to find five great British watches anywhere, it most certainly would be at SalonQP, the UK’s premier watch event. So without further ado, I present you five British watches on show at the 2016 SalonQP in London.