Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne: Thin, Vintage, And No Lugs

The Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne, an “old-fashioned rectangle,” might have a blunt description for a name but this vintage watch is much more than that; it is a timepiece that exquisitely represents the essence of Piaget.

2022 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Roundup And How Well Our Predictions Went: Spoiler Alert, We Did Pretty Well

The last couple of GPHGs were hit by COVID, but the 2022 GPHG was finally again an event and a party as it should be! Tout le monde was in Geneva, celebrating watchmaking at its finest. Here are our thoughts on the winners and how well we did at predicting them.

Well-aged Vintage Ports

The Joy Of Port, Especially Vintage Port (With Tasting Notes)

Port is special for Ken Gargett as it was what originally led to his love of and fascination with wine. Here he provides an overview of Port styles that no wine lover should miss!

Urwerk UR-120 ‘Spock’: It’s Great To Be A Nerd

The Urwerk UR-120 is a thematic update for the UR-110 using what appears to be a very similar mechanism and dial layout. Even the case is generally the same. But while at first glance it shares much with the UR-110 in essence, when you start to compare the two this is a dramatically different watch, in particular when it gives you the Vulcan salute!

Why I Upgraded My D. Dornblüth & Sohn 99.1 Watch With A Handmade Ceramic Dial – Reprise

During a visit to D.Dornblüth & Sohn in eastern Germany, Bhanu Chopra noticed a new matte black ceramic dial in the workshop and loved the look so much that he asked the independent watchmaker to replace the more standard silver dial on his Dornblüth 99.1 with the new black one. And he’s very pleased with the result.

Why I Bought It: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1 – Reprise

Seems it wasn’t that long ago that GaryG wrote his first “Objects of Desire” article about the watches of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, finishing with the sentiment that given the prices of their watches that he was unlikely to be able to buy any of the ones he truly lusted after anytime soon. Gary’s observation at the time was “go big or go home.” As you see, he ended up going big and is now the proud owner of a Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1.

The Luxury Watch Sale Fellows November Auction: Tempting Offers Spanning All Price Ranges

While it is always interesting to see what the rarest of watches do at auctions, scant few can afford such bidding wars. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the only other option is eBay as Fellows highlights with its Luxury Watch Sale.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Vs. Zenith Chronomaster Sport: Head To Head – Reprise

Day one for the Zenith Chronomaster Sport was January 21, 2021. And it seemed like everyone had the same reaction: “That is one aggressive Rolex tribute.” Tim Mosso thinks that the Chronomaster Sport is a distinctive product with its own identity and takes a look here at how it stacks up against the ever-popular Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.

Rolex crown

Here’s Why The Crown Is The Unsung Hero Of Watchmaking (And Why Rolex Wears The Crown) – Reprise

One of the most important yet underappreciated parts of a watch is the crown. The humble crown has played an extensive role in helping Rolex – and the rest of the watch industry – get to where it is today. Here’s why.

Why I Bought Them: Custom Aventurine-Dial And Blue Enamel-Dial Watches From Lundis Bleus

The Lundis Bleus arts and crafts are a very special aspect of watchmaking. It is not so much about the mechanical side – escapements, micro rotors, gearwheels, and gold chatons – but more the artistic and aesthetic (dial) side of independent watchmaking. Is this why Thomas Brechtel chose to buy two custom-made watches from the boutique brand?