Antiquorum Only Watch 2013 Sneak Peek

 |  July 30th, 2013

It’s official: Antiquorum —which every other year sponsors the Only Watch auction — has a super hot lineup of one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  This year 33 watch brands have donated to the cause, wherein all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Participating brands in this important auction: Backes & Strauss, Bell &…

Read More →

Watch Education: Understanding Constant Force

 |  June 27th, 2013

Not a new concept in watchmaking at all, the idea of constant force has taken center stage as watchmakers strive for ever greater accuracy and precision.  Essentially, constant force is a means of improving the rate of a watch by making the torque of the spring constant throughout the entire power reserve duration. Generally, in mechanical watches, the force that powers them (the mainspring) is irregular. When a watch is fully wound, it delivers stronger energy in the first few…

Read More →

Time Capsules: Product: DeWitt’s Black on Track

 |  October 21st, 2010

Jon Omer, head of DeWitt USA told me the other day when we had drinks at the Waldorf Astoria, after visiting Cellini, that DeWitt is launching an all new ladies collection for 2011. While he wouldn’t reveal any secrets – in fact he was just flying over there this week to see the line for himself — we both agreed it was good timing. DeWitt is a great watch brand with a creative mind –Jerome Dewitt – behind it. But…

Read More →