On the wrist: Ming Model 19.02

Musing On The Ming Model 19.02: Micro Brand To Mega Brand?

It was with great interest (as a watch enthusiast) and some trepidation (as a humble photography student of polymath Ming Thein) that GaryG took on the task of photographing a pre-production example of Ming’s latest, Model 19.02 GMT.

Alan Winchester, Glenlivet distillery

Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967: Ultra-Rare 50-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Selling For $25,000 Per Bottle

A blend of rare single malts – the youngest of which was filled in December 1967 – The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 is non-chill filtered at cask strength. It offers drinkers a rich and fruity nose with notes of apricot jam, sweet ripe peaches, and a touch of toasted almonds. And it costs $25,000 per bottle. Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle explains why.

Rolex Skydweller in steel

The Golden Age Of Rolex Movements Part III: Branding vs. Breakthroughs In Recent Years

The last two decades have witnessed regular Rolex engineering advances, often in plain sight and in rapid succession. Despite these developments, Rolex remains a brand defined not by movements but by continuity, model families, and the Rolex image itself. Tim Mosso thinks that the root of Rolex’s soft-pedaled reputation for movement virtuosity lies in the company’s own branding strategy. That and more in this third installment of Rolex’s history of movement technology.

Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1L on the wrist

Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1L: When History Has A Date With Progress

The Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1L features an age-of-the-moon indication tied to an ultra-precise moon phase display. It also discerns the direction of phase (waxing or waning) to signify where in the lunar cycle the moon is. And all presented using some cool mechanics and very clever design.

Rolex Submariner Reference 114060

5 Tool Watches I’d Buy If I Didn’t Want to Spring For A Rolex Submariner – Reprise

If John Keil was to recommend a brand-new functional diver’s watch to a friend who was looking to spend within a certain price range, these would be his suggestions. Or, more specifically, here is what he would purchase himself in a variety of price categories.

Rolex Datejust 36 Reference 126234

2019 Rolex Datejust 36 Reference 126234: A Crowning Achievement In ‘Dating’

Since Baselworld 2018, Rolex has subtly been revisiting its 36 mm Datejust models. The two stainless steel/white gold models revealed at Baselworld 2019 were the last of these, and Saad Chaudhry is pleased to now delve into the new and improved details of this important modern wristwatch.

Jean Daniel Nicolas 2-minute tourbillon by Daniel Roth. Photo courtesy Guy Lucas de Peslouan.

The Watch That Changed My Life: The Jean Daniel Nicolas Two-Minute Tourbillon By Daniel Roth – Reprise

The Two-Minute Tourbillon by Jean Daniel Nicolas is a watch that changed Ian Skellern’s life. Read how right here!

Kevin Myers (front) with Ed Sheeran wearing a vintage Patek Philippe

Wrist Watching: A Bund-Strapped Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph On The Wrist Of Ed Sheeran

It is no secret that Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is watch collector with a collection that features many heavy-hitting modern timepieces from Patek Philippe and Richard Mille. Nick Gould recently spotted Sheeran wearing a vintage Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 perpetual calendar chronograph on the Instagram page of his head security guard, Kevin Myers.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 with chocolate dial and complementary leather strap

If Shoes Make The Man, Then The Strap Must Make The Watch: Watchmaking And Leather, A Love Story – Reprise

Today many premium watch brands look for that certain “extra element” to get ahead of the competition, and one hot item now is straps. If it is true that shoes make the man, then the strap must make the watch. Jan Lidmaňský shares a selection of interesting partnerships between the worlds of watches and leather.

Henschke Hill of Grace 2014 & Mount Edelstone 2015: Is A Wine Three Or Four Times The Price Three Or Four Times As Good?

A question often asked is whether a wine three or four times the price of another can be three or four times as good. In reality, people pay high prices for special wines for all manner of reason, so that is very rarely the case. And for Ken Gargett, in the case of the Henschke Hill of Grace 2014 & Henschke Mount Edelstone 2015 definitely not.