Affordable Watches: Germany’s Nomos and the Zurich Welzeit

By Gordon Henderson This week, as we continue our exploration of German watch brands, we talk a little about affordability. For the most part, the bulk of the horology community is obsessive about details. Possessing characteristics similar to the Maven in Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, they are information specialists who relish in sharing details with…

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A Look at the Re-emergence of Germany’s Watchmaking World

By Gordon Henderson We can all agree that the Berlin Wall was a bad idea. We can also say that the collapse of the wall, the end of communist Germany and the reunification of East and West German were good ideas. Looking at Germany post Berlin Wall the progress the united nation has made is…

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Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just…

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Breguet Classique La Musicale – Music to the Ears (Video)

You may recall that we toured Paris with Breguet just about a year ago (you can read about that here) and then visited Breguet Manufacture. We were lucky enough to also get inside the brand’s tourbillon room and you can read all about that here. One thing we didn’t bring you then was a close-up look…

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Movado Watches and Parlee™ Cycles Team Up: Introducing the Movado Parlee Chronograph (video)

  If you are a true biker – you are familiar with Parlee™ Cycles. This company custom builds ultra lightweight bicycles that are among the most rugged on the market. The goal of the founders of Parlee Cycles was to create the world’s best performance racing bikes. It has achieved this via a combination of…

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3 Fabulous Watch Finds Up at Auction this Week

This week, on Thursday, to be precise, a few amazing historic clocks and movement are coming up for auction and you may not want to miss out on bidding. The auction — Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments — is being operated by Dreweatts Bloomsbury Auctions. Easily one of the most exciting pieces to be…

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