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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

    Caliber 33,3: The Ancestor of an Icon Written by Anthony Tyme on July 8, 2018     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 …

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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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