The first of the revolutionary AgenGraphe chronograph movements off the production line sits at the heart of Carpe Diem by Agenhor and HEAD for Only Watch 2017

The AgenGraphe By Agenhor: The Most Significant Chronograph Since . . . Since The Invention Of The Chronograph (Archive)

The initial key concepts for the AgenGraphe chronograph included having the elapsed time indicators displaying around the center hole so that the indications were large and highly legible, and that the minute and hour displays jumped instantaneously so that there could be no confusion when reading elapsed time. But the new chronograph ended up offering much more than that. Much more!

Why We Are In A Golden Age For Appreciating Superlative Hand-Finishing In Wristwatches (Archive)

If fewer people appreciate superlative hand-finishing, then fewer will pay for superlative hand-finishing, so there is likely to be less superlative hand-finishing on offer. Appreciate away!

Patek Philippe 40th Anniversary Nautilus Date in platinum

Debunking The Myths About Platinum

Only the most expensive, and often also the most complicated, watches are fitted with platinum cases. But should this be the case? And, most importantly, is this true? Martin Green takes a closer look at the myths and truths of platinum.

The Fabergé Rosebud Egg from 1895 (photo courtesy The Forbes Collection)

A Brief History Of Fabulous Faberge Eggs

When they hear the name Fabergé, most people immediately think of imperial Easter eggs. This is logical because even today the breathtaking craftsmanship and detailed execution of these objets d’art are the stuff of legends.

A pre-owned Omega Speedmaster on the wrist (photo courtesy Bob’s Watches)

How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch (Archive)

Omega, which was 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 advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.

Dial view: Carpe Diem Only Watch unique clock from Agenhor and HEAD Genève

Why I Bought It: Carpe Diem “Only Watch” By Agenhor And HEAD Genève

Autumn 2017 constituted the third consecutive year that I traveled to Geneva to partake of the excitement that is the November auction weekend, and this time around I had the good fortune to win the very first lot in that day’s auction: the Carpe Diem clock developed by Agenhor in collaboration with design school HEAD Genève. Here’s why I bought it.

Haldimann Central Balance Pure H12

The Case For Steel: Here’s Why Stainless Steel Is The Most Precious Metal For Watches (Archive)

In the world of watches, especially with regards to collecting, rarity is a large factor contributing to the cost of a luxury timepiece. The reason is because rarity is almost always an implied condition that seems beyond control – like it just happens. In this article Joshua explains why he thinks that out of all the metals, especially the white metals like platinum and white gold, stainless steel is the most precious metal.

An Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday limited edition at the Chrono24 GTG in Karlsruhe (photo courtesy Alex Stiebritz/AMX Studio)

Chrono24’s First GTG Successfully Unites Watch Lovers (With Video)

Many watch aficionados are likely to be familiar with Chrono24, the world’s leading watch platform for buying and selling new, vintage, and pre-owned watches. Well, it just held its first GTG in Karlsruhe, where the company is based. Elizabeth Doerr attended and now gives us a first-hand report.

Navigating The Grey Market: A Retail Expert Explains The Whys And Wherefores (Archive)

Friends, colleagues, and clients have posed many questions about the grey market for fine timepieces over the years. Most recently, my post ‘A Cautionary Tale on Buying New Watches Online’ was met with quite a few comments, quite possibly leaving more questions than answers. Here are a few answers.

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 in stainless steel with black dial

Behind The Lens: Rare Lange 1 Limited Editions (Archive)

In this edition of ‘Behind the Lens,’ GaryG pays tribute to the introduction of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 on October 24, 1994. He brings us stunning images of two very special variants of the classic watch: the rare Cellini limited edition, of which only 25 were made for the New York City retailer, and the even rarer stainless steel Lange 1, which was not a limited edition per se, but certainly a (very) limited sort-of production watch.