What Happens After A Watch Is Stolen? Chris Marinello Of Art Recovery Can Help

What happens after a watch is stolen? Many collectors may be inclined to ignore this question as it isn’t fun to ponder. However, regrettably, we live in a time when this issue is even more pressing. Here Brendan Cunningham talks to Chris Marinello, founder of Art Recovery International, to learn what happens to stolen watches.

Two tone Tudor Black Bay

For The Love Of Two-Tone Watches – Reprise

A discussion with fellow collectors that is bound to elicit interesting responses is two-tone watches. People tend to either love them or hate them. The lovers consider them the perfect mix between a sporty looking watch and a dress watch. People who don’t care for them may think of them as a weak compromise at best. What do you think?

Martin Green's grail Louis Cartier Tank

What’s It Like To Get Your Grail Watch? The Story Of My Louis Cartier Tank – Reprise

A grail watch can be pretty much anything. But one thing a grail watch always is is personal. Very personal. Martin Green was introduced to his personal grail watch by a close friend who had recently treated himself to a new watch: a pre-Collection Privée Cartier Paris Louis Cartier Tank in platinum. Here’s the story of how Martin got his grail.

Geneva’s Auction Week May 2021: Record Results And High Notes, Especially For Independent Brands

Geneva’s second round of pandemic-era May auctions brought some fascinating offerings out of the woodwork. And people are buying watches at auction like there is no tomorrow. While Rolex and Patek Philippe models brought in most of the high-roller results, the three main houses with auctions running over the second weekend in May 2021 – Phillips, Christie’s, and Antiquorum – also generated fantastic results for watches by many other brands, including the independents.

Vacheron Constantin Chronomètre Royal: Flamboyance, Precision, And The “Batman”

Alexandre Ghotbi takes a rather in-depth look at the more than 100-year history behind the high-precision Vacheron Constantin Chronomètre Royal . . . which came up because of a conversation about “the Batman.” Find out what that means right here.

Innovations And Complications In Horology: A. Lange & Söhne Connoisseur Conversations From Watches And Wonders 2021 (Video)

Innovations and complications are what makes A. Lange & Söhne watches tick. Here, Anthony de Haas, head of product development at A. Lange & Söhne, discusses pushing limits and taking watchmaking to the next level with journalist Gisbert Brunner and SJX, founder of Watches by SJX, in a conversation presented by Dr. Carl Naughton.

Functions and indications of the George Daniels Space Travellers' watch

Equation Of Time (EoT): What Is It And What’s The Attraction? – Reprise

In its simplest form, the equation of time is defined as the difference between the time displayed by the position of the sun (as by a sundial) and the mean time displayed by any modern clock or watch. But that’s just the beginning. Watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains more.

False Scarcity And Steel Sports Watches: A Collector’s View – Reprise

The “unobtanium” phenomenon isn’t limited to watches from the past, there are a variety of references for which supply seems to lag demand. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the current market for select steel sports watches. Here GaryG highlights some interesting dynamics caused by that imbalance, led by a loud chorus of complaints from prospective buyers.

Irresistible: Konstantin Chaykin's Joker

Why I Bought It: Konstantin Chaykin Joker – Reprise

GaryG encountered Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker, whose “face” is literally just that: two googly eyes show the hours and minutes with their respective pupils while a lolling red tongue displays the phase of the moon. He was transfixed, moments later placing his order. Find out why here.

Vacheron Constantin openworked Malte Squelette

Why I Bought It: Vacheron Constantin Malte Squelette – Reprise

Once upon a time in a small watch shop in a (relatively) small California town before GaryG really knew much at all about Vacheron Constantin as a brand and company. there was a display case. And a watch: the Vacheron Constantin Malte Squelette.