A Closer Look At The $500,000 Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Watch

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Watch

Last week, I was supposed to be in Sicily for the unveiling a very unusual timepiece: the Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Watch. When the movie, The Godfather, made its debut in 1972, it was met with critical acclaim. The famous film, which holds high ranks in “best movies ever” listings, had a largely B-grade…

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A First: Hublot’s Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater

Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater

  By Nancy Olson Hublot is no stranger to ceramic. The material has shown up in a variety of ways and in a variety of Hublot watches over the years, highly regarded for its light weight and sturdy demeanor. Ceramic is two-to-three times harder than steel, yet 30% lighter, impervious to most affronts, yet difficult…

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A Closer Look At The A. Lange & Sohne Minute Repeater And Titanium Odysseus

A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Minute Repeater

German watch brand A. Lange & Sohne is one of the most sought-after brands by serious watch collectors today. Not only are its timepieces exclusive and created in limited numbers, but also, they offer some of the most subtle German-influenced clean designs on the market. This year, when everyone was wondering if there was anything…

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6 Sensational Top Watches From Watches And Wonders 2022

Rolex GMT Master-II

Earlier this week, we brought you a look at five top watches from the Geneva 2022 Watches & Wonders Show. Now, we take a look at six sensational  watches from the same fair…. just from the “other side.” One complete side of the Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022 show consisted of  brands  such as Rolex,…

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A Look Back: Six Best Minute Repeaters Of 2021

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater

With 2021 behind us, we take a moment to reflect on the best watches of 2021. More specifically, the best chiming watches.  Chiming watches can range from minute repeaters to quarter repeaters and even five-minute repeaters (all to be explained below), but no matter what  type of chiming watch we look at – they all…

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Why The One-Of-A-Kind Parmigiani La Rose Carrée Pocket Watch Is Destined For History Books

Parmigiani La Rose Carrée Pocket Watch

In today’s watchmaking world, it is not unusual for the finest brands to create some one-of-a-kind watches from time to time to show off their technical prowess or strength at Métiers d’Arts. Both of these attributes, and more,  came into play when Parmigiani Fleurier recently unveiled its La Rose Carrée unique piece. As the 25th…

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