• Top 5 Vintage Watches Under 3,000 Euro

    Top 5 Vintage Watches Under 3,000 Euro

    Written by Maximilian T. on December 18, 2018   1. Omega Seamaster The Omega Seamaster is an all-time favorite. It was introduced in the 1950ties and “survived” all ups and downs of the watch industry for about 70 years and nothing indicates that this will end. Nearly all (despite the very first) models feature a …

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  • Breitling Navitimer: The First Smart Watch

    Breitling Navitimer: The First Smart Watch

    Breitling Navitimer: The First Smart Watch Written by Anthony Tyme on December 16, 2018   Speedmaster, Cosmograph Daytona, El Primero, Monaco: most watch aficionados can likely rattle of a similar list of iconic sports chronographs, but what if you were to ask them about the first “Smart Watch”? I can guarantee you that practically no one …

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  • Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 300

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 300

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 300 Written by Anthony Tyme on December 15, 2018   Welcome to our series titled Vintage Masters, in which we will take a closer look at vintage watches that have stood the test of time and remain classics to this day. Omega’s history with manufacturing waterproof watches began in 1932 with the …

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  • Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 120

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 120

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 120 Written by Anthony Tyme on December 14, 2018   Welcome to our series titled Vintage Masters, in which we will take a closer look at vintage watches that have stood the test of time and remain classics to this day. Omega’s history with manufacturing waterproof watches began in 1932 with the …

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  • Watches as an Investment

    Watches as an Investment

    Watches as an Investment Written by Anthony Tyme on December 12, 2018   Though we cannot recommend investing all your savings in watches, those who have followed the rise of interest in vintage watches evidenced that these watches have the potential of generating compelling passive returns. The vintage watch market can be volatile, with changing …

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  • Rolex Datejust

    Rolex Datejust

    Rolex Datejust Written by Anthony Tyme on September 22, 2018     The perpetual calendar is the pinnacle of calendar functions, mechanically programmed to not only display the date and month without requiring manual adjustments, but also leap year indications correctly until the year 2100 (when the leap year wll be disregarded). It might surprise …

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  • A Brief History of the Omega Seamaster

    A Brief History of the Omega Seamaster

    A Brief History of the Seamaster Written by Anthony Tyme on August 19, 2018   The following article is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis of the entire Seamaster range, as an exhaustive list would surely put the average watch enthusiast to sleep, such would be its length!   The gentleman’s watch: a collection …

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  • Superrare Omega 33.3 Vintage Chronograph Steel Breguet

    Caliber 33,3: The Ancestor of an Icon

    Take a moment to look at the following auction results for lots sold by the renowned auction houses Christie’s and Phillips over the last five years: CK 2077-3: CHF 79 000. CK 2077: CHF 70 000. CK 2077: CHF 68 750. CK 2077-3: USD 52 500 CK 2092: CHF 43 750. CK 988: CHF 27 500. CK 987: CHF 21 500. Looking at the hammer prices, it’s easy to think these results are for vintage Patek Philippe or Rolex references. You might be asking yourself: What ties the above references together?

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  • Universal Genève Polerouter: Forefather of the Patek Philippe Nautilus?

    Universal Genève Polerouter: Forefather of the Patek Philippe Nautilus?

    Universal Genève Polerouter: Forefather of the Patek Philippe Nautilus? Written by Anthony Tyme on April 8, 2018     On the left is the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5712/1A in stainless steel. One of the most endearing designs from arguably the greatest watchmaking company in history, the Nautilus was Patek Philippe’s answer to the Audemars …

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  • Early Omega Constellation Automatik Pie Pan Vintage

    The Pursuit of Timekeeping Accuracy: Omega Constellation

    The Pursuit of Timekeeping Accuracy: Omega Constellation Written by Anthony Tyme on March 13, 2018   One of the most iconic features of the Omega Constellation: the pie-pan dial   History Long before Omega made a name for itself exploring the uncharted depths of the ocean with the 1948 Seamaster, decades before the legacy of the …

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  • JLC Memovox - The Return of the Timeless Complication

    JLC Memovox – The Return of the Timeless Complication

    The Return of the Timeless Complication. Written by Anthony Tyme on March 4, 2018 2018’s JLC Memovox Polaris The watch you see above, the limited-edition Polaris Memovox, was unveiled at SIHH 2018 to great acclaim. The Polaris Memovox, along with the three other models in the newly-introduced Polaris line, mark Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to the sports …

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  • The Secret Bond Watch?

    The Secret Bond Watch?

    The Secret Bond Watch? Written by Anthony Tyme on February 26, 2018   An amazing Breitling Top Time 38mm in Steel with Silver Dial, Silver Indices and Hands and with round pushers. What watch does James Bond wear? There is a good chance that even if you have no interest in watch collecting as a …

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  • Passion for vintage watches is a good investment for the future…

    Passion for vintage watches is a good investment for the future… by Geoffroy Ader (watch expert now at Artcurial, before at Antiquorum and at Sotheby’s) The pleasure of watch collecting has become today also an investment for some collectors. If we follow the market trends, either auction or specialized dealers, we strongly notice the influence …

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