9 Highlights from the Ineichen Independents 2023 Geneva May Auction
Every year the attention of watch collectors and professionals worldwide is drawn to Geneva, the world capital of the watch auction trade. Ineichen has just held their first Geneva auction and focused on the independents.
How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch – Reprise
Omega, founded in 1848, is one of the world’s oldest, most highly respected, and popular watch manufacturers, so it should come as no surprise that the brand is frequently the target of counterfeiters. If you are considering purchasing an Omega, here is some quick advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.
Petermann Bédat Reference 2941 Split-Seconds Chronograph: Second Time Around Never Looked Better
Young independent brand Petermann Bédat has launched its second timepiece, the Reference 2941 Split-Seconds Chronograph, after its successful first model, the 1967 Deadbeat Seconds. And in Joshua Munchow’s opinion, the brand is getting better with each release.
My Quest for My Ultimate Fountain Pen Part 3: The Luxury Brand Period – Reprise
After obtaining a Delta Dolce Vita Oversized at the conclusion of his Italian period, Martin Green was a very happy man. The pen served him very well, and he was in love with the looks as well as the writing experience. And while Martin wasn’t looking for a replacement pen, it happened anyway . . . with some very famous brands. Read the third part of his writing instrument odyssey here.
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer: Classically Cool In Yellow Gold – Reprise
At Watches and Wonders 2022, Martin Green was impressed with the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer, a striking watch with a yellow gold case and a forest-green dial. So he made a little video for Instagram that went viral. Here he explains why.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato: The Underappreciated Royal Oak Substitute?
It will surprise nobody that over the last 5 years certain steel sports watches have taken off in terms of popularity and become practically impossible to buy at an authorized retailer. However, fear not as there is still a unicorn out there that has not captured broader attention (yet): the Girard-Perregaux Laureato.
The Humble Second: We Can Now Measure It To Incredible Precision, It’s Continually Fluctuating, It’s Getting Longer, And It’s Stuck In 1957. All Because Of The Moon – Reprise
There are two ways to define a day: astronomically by measuring the time between midday to midday and by using a manmade clock. The difference between them is that the length of the former fluctuates while the latter remains fixed. As Ian Skellern explains, the same is true for the humble second.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6119: Dressed For Success – Reprise
Designing a new Calatrava may be one of the most difficult tasks a watch designer can be given. As a benchmark model in the dress watch arena, anything less than perfect is unacceptable. The new Reference 6119 highlights the fact that the Calatrava is capable of both changing and remaining true to its roots as Martin Green explains here.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph: The One That Got Away – Reprise
We’ve all got our “fishing” stories regarding “the one that got away.” John Keil’s involves an Audemars Piguet that arguably started the Limited Edition Offshore craze and starred in a movie to boot: the Royal Oak Offshore T3.
Sherry Vinegar: A Truly Wonderful Indulgence for Your Kitchen
A good sherry vinegar is a truly wonderful and, in Ken Gargett’s opinion, necessary indulgence in a good kitchen that can transform many dishes. Great sherry vinegar needs only to contribute a meagre splash to change and enhance a dish.