Vallée de Joux style: movement detail of the Philippe Dufour Simplicity

Does Hand Finishing Matter? A Collector’s View Of Movement Decoration (Archive)

Anyone who visits online watch forums with any frequency very likely comes across at least a few heated discussions of “finishing,” a topic that seems to fascinate, and divide, enthusiasts. What is it and why are opinions divided?

Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2

SIHH 2017 Round Table: What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like (Warning: Modem-Burning Photo Fest!)

Please join our Quill & Pad round table discussion, where we talk about what we did and didn’t like at the 2017 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). And get ready for a cornucopia of beautiful photos and colorful opinions!

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic

35 New Pre-SIHH 2017 Watches From Ulysse Nardin, Richard Mille, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ressence, IWC, And Many More

In honor of the upcoming 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which opens its doors on January 16, 2017, we present you with an overview of 35 new models that have already been revealed – at least electronically.

Rarity plus condition: Tiffany-labeled Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona sold through Phillips

Year-End Auctions 2016: I Came, I Saw, I Learned, I Bought

This is the second year in a row that I’ve had the opportunity to attend the November watch auctions in Geneva. On last year’s trip, a good friend and I had the pleasure of participating in several events organized by Patek Philippe as well as the biennial OnlyWatch auction. This year, we returned for the previews and salesroom action at major houses including Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s.

Sauterelle à Lune Perpétuelle fitting very nicely on the wrist of the yours truely

The 8 Most Accurate Moon Phase Wristwatches Today (Archive)

Waxing poetically about moon phases has gotten me excited enough to take a trip through certain “phases” of engineering excellence . Here we bring you the eight most accurate moon phases currently fitted into a wristwatch. Join us on this odyssey through space and time.

Tremblage engraving on the white-gold dial of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst

The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst: I Can Just Feel It!

The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk was already an icon of modern haute horlogerie thanks to its debut in 2008 of the first instantaneously jumping digital minutes and hours display. Little could anyone have predicted the release of the sensational Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst edition four years later.

Patek Philippe Reference 130 from 1927

4 Record-Setting Stainless Steel Patek Philippe Models Auctioned At Phillips. Is A Fifth Coming?

Patek Philippe watches in stainless steel are the hot thing among vintage collectibles. Phillips’s auction house, whose watch division is spearheaded by Bacs & Russo, has set four world records for stainless steel Patek Philippe watches over the last two years. A new find coming up in the Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR could possibly break the current record of almost $4 million. Check out that Patek Philippe Reference 1518 right here.

Rarity personified: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 in stainless steel

The Value Of Rarity: Christie’s Auctions A Black-Dialed A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 In Stainless Steel (Exclusive And Never-Seen Photos)

As we approach the upcoming Christie’s New York auction on June 7, 2016 the ultra-rare stainless steel Lange 1 with a killer black dial has already enticed a lot of buzz among my collector friends. A. Lange & Söhne does not regularly produce watches in steel, only in precious metals and this watch is one of only three with a black dial and stainless steel case.

A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen

Wavelengths And Quantum Mechanics? How The A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen Gets Its Special Shine

The moon emanates no light of its own since it is geologically inactive and has no light-emitting materials on its surface. It does give off radiation that it has absorbed from the cosmos, which isn’t visible to the naked eye.

The A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen does things quite similarly to the cosmos to provide its wearer with an incredibly unique luminous experience. There is much more science here than meets the immediate eye to create it, too. Read on to find out all about the extra-special luminous qualities of this watch.

A friend’s A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Anniversary Limited Edition

Shady Dealings? Antiquorum And The Stolen A. Lange & Söhne Anniversary Watch No. 185/500

Conditions of sale, Antiquorum Hong Kong, June 2015: “Antiquorum confirms no ability or obligation to perform due diligence on any lot.” Imagine one of the worst things that could happen to you as a watch collector: your home is invaded by robbers and your entire collection is spirited away. Amazingly, Antiquorum listed and sold just such a watch involved in a collector’s worst nightmare. What now?