The Epitome of German Horology: A. Lange & Sohne

By Gordon Henderson With the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 and the official reunification of East and West Germany in January of 1990, the reestablishment of East German business was paramount. For Walter Lange, the great grandson of Ferdinand Adolf Lange, the demise of the wall was a great opportunity to revive…

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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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Watch Brands Partnering with Car Brands: Introducing the Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe

This past weekend at the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, precision and luxury were celebrated by many with famous cars and even some famous watches. We brought you details of the weekend earlier this week, here.  During that weekend, Parmigiani – who has had a long-standing relationship with Bugatti – unveiled its newest Bugatti watch,…

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One Collector Speaks Out About his Love of Bulova’s new Accutron II

By Ryan Johnson, NJ Collector In 1960 Bulova introduced the Bulova Accutron, which ran on a tuning fork rather than a balance wheel. Running at 360Hz the movement was accurate to within +/- 2 seconds a day. This technology was requested by NASA for various timing instruments. As such, the Accutron was considered in the…

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Buying a Watch

By OJ Whatley The Internet age has been a boon to the global luxury watch marketplace. Sellers of all stripes have empowered themselves via their embrace of cyberspace, and informed online buyers have no choice but to do likewise. In order to have the best possible Internet experience, a buyer needs to adopt a critical…

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