Montandon Windward in electro-stable bronze with blue dial

With The Wind In Its Sails: Montandon & Co. Windward

What do you get when a man with a deep background in both watchmaking and sailing develops a passion to create his own brand? Read on to discover more about Daniel Montandon and his new nautically-inspired Windward collection.

Historic advertising on display at the 'Cartier in Motion' exhibition at the London Design Museum

Make Your Next Destination London For The ‘Cartier In Motion’ Exhibition

Cartier’s jewelry and watch expositions are always a treat, making for a good reason to go abroad for a weekend break. So it’s great news that a new Cartier watch exhibition in London has opened this week. Here’s my take on why you should visit.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph: The One That Got Away

We’ve all got our “fishing” stories regarding “the one that got away.” Mine involves an Audemars Piguet that arguably started the Limited Edition Offshore craze: the Royal Oak Offshore T3.

With the tools of the trade: Philippe Dufour Simplicity

Behind The Lens: The Philippe Dufour Simplicity (Archive)

As regular readers know, the idea of the Behind the Lens series is to present great watches as seen from a variety of visual perspectives. Mostly, I feature watches on loan from my generous friends, but this time let’s look at a piece that I am very fortunate to have in my own collection: the legendary Simplicity by Philippe Dufour in a 37 mm white gold case with white lacquer dial.

With the very changeable weather in Bermuda come spectacular sunsets at times

Bermuda’s Official America’s Cup 2017 Hotel: The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

The final round of the 2017 America’s Cup began on May 26, 2017, which makes this a great time to take a closer look at the best hotel on the island, the one that has been hosting the competition’s official guests for the last two years: the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

If you get hurt on this one call me: Philippe Dufour Simplicity

What’s So Special About Independent Watchmakers?

Whenever I think about a watch made by an independent watchmaker, a certain recollection comes to mind – one that could explain my passion for timepieces created by masters with diminutive production but gargantuan horological expertise. This particular story involves a watch brand, a trip to Switzerland, and what is normally a very casual thing: lunch.

Christian Kamp and the legendary Loïck Peyron modeling Ulysse Nardin in Bermuda; Kamp (lower wrist) is wearing the limited edition Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver Artemis Racing

America’s Cup 2017: The Final Round Gets Underway . . . And There’s A Watch Brand For Each Team In This Epochal 166-Year-Old Regatta

The 35th America’s Cup is well underway in Bermuda, with the high-technology event heading into the final rounds on May 26, 2017. Interestingly, all of the teams for this finals month have watch sponsors, and these even represent brands from each of the four major groups: Swatch Group, Richemont, LVMH, and Kering.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph in ceramic/titanium

A Coaxial Vision Of Time: Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph

The holy grail of quick readability for a chronograph is centered, concentrically mounted hands. But making the displays concentric increasingly complicates the center stack of indicators and their staffs or requires the gear train to run alongside the center and display the time elsewhere. The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph solves this issue and many more to become one of most interesting chronographs on the market today.

Side by side: two examples of Vianney Halter’s Antiqua in pink gold

Behind The Lens: Twice The Fun With Two Vianney Halter Antiquas

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Vianney Halter and his work. I strongly believe that one of the defining moments of my development as a collector was taking the plunge and buying an example of his landmark Antiqua in pink gold. But how do two of these rare watches look side by side under the unforgiving lens of my camera?

Lot 1016: Alain Silberstein Chrono Saphir

Phillips Auctions Personal Collection Of Chronopassion’s Laurent “Pack Rat” Picciotto In Hong Kong And There Is Much Treasure Within

The Phillips/Bacs & Russo Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR takes place on May 30, 2017. While it includes a large number of Rolex and Patek Philippe models as well as a disarmingly beautiful array of bejeweled timepieces by Cartier and Piaget, most important for me is the 43-piece subset of watches belonging to Chronopassion watch retailer Laurent Picciotto.