Fire Fly by Antoine Preziuso

Antoine Preziuso (Independent Watchmaker), Antonella Joannou (Dressage Champion), Dandy (Horse), And Fire Fly (Watch)

My life revolves around the usually disparate worlds of fine watchmaking and looking after equines; two universes that are so different it’s difficult to imagine how they might intersect. Yet intersect they did in the most unusual and entertaining way thanks to Antoine Preziuso and a Swiss dressage champion.

Parting shot: traveling in style with the Habring2 Doppel 2.0 on the author’s wrist

In Praise of Habring2: A Collector’s View

If you’re just beginning to collect the works of independent watchmakers, I’m here to suggest that you give careful consideration to watches from Habring2, the small independent watchmaking company headed by Austrian couple Maria Kristina and Richard Habring.

Straight on: Philippe Dufour Simplicity

Why Philippe Dufour Matters. And It’s Not A Secret (Archive)

“I have no secrets as past watchmakers had. There are graveyards full of secrets and that’s enough.” –Philippe Dufour, 2014

Have you heard of Philippe Dufour?

Chances are, if you have been collecting watches for any significant period of time, his name is well known to you. If not, let me enlighten you.

The Naked Watchmaker: Jules Jurgensen (site under construction)

Peter Speake-Marin Strips (Watches) Down As The Naked Watchmaker And A First Look at His New Website

Peter Speake-Marin is leaving the brand he founded 17 years and in September plans to launch a new chapter in his career as The Naked Watchmaker. The name is a deliberate misnomer as it will not be the watchmaker that gets naked, but rather the watches. Here we not only explain what the website is about, we share an early first making-of glimpse at what it looks like.

Lang & Heyne Georg in red gold on the wrist

Lang & Heyne And Squaring Off With Gorgeous Georg

Next to their highly refined character. all watches from Lang & Heyne have had one thing in common throughout the boutique brand’s history: round cases. Until now. And Georg, the first rectangular watch from Lang & Heyne, is in a class of its own.

Carpe Diem AgenGraphe chronograph by Agenhor and HEAD for Only Watch 2017

Carpe Diem By Agenhor And HEAD For Only Watch 2017 Is The Very First AgenGraphe Chronograph Delivered And The Only Agenhor-Branded Watch

The very first Agenhor AgenGraphe movement heralding a new generation of chronographs is being dedicated to Only Watch 2017 in a very special one-off timepiece called Carpe Diem. Carpe Diem is also the first − and likely only − Agenhor-branded timepiece.

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 (Updated With Result)

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.

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.

Christian Klings Moon Phase unique piece

First Christian Klings Watch Ever Offered On Secondary Market Comes To Auction In Christie’s June 21, 2017 Sale Of ‘Rare Watches And American Icons’ In New York City (Updated With Result)

One of the rarest of the rare is going under the hammer at Christie’s June 21, 2017 sale of “Rare Watches and American Icons” in New York City: lot 216 comes from a collector who commissioned this extreme rarity, a timepiece by A.H.C.I. watchmaker Christian Klings.

Round Table Analysis Of The Laurent Picciotto ‘43 Watches & Encounters’ Results At Phillips Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

The Phillips Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR particularly interested us due to the presence of a subset of 43 watches for sale called “43 Watches & Encounters: The Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches.” Please enjoy our commentary of the auction results for these timepieces.