Category: Omega

Hands-On Omega 39mm Constellation with Integrated Bracelet in Solid Yellow Gold (Ref.

Omega Constellation 39mm Gold Reference131.

The Skinny 39mm Solid yellow gold case and bracelet Caliber 8801 METAS-certified Co-axial auto-winding movement with date Precision: -2/+2 secs/day from factory Year of release: 2020 Reference: $29,800 Hanging Tough with the Big Three Amidst the integrated-bracelet-watch renaissance of the 2020s, the 39mm solid yellow gold Omega Constellation contends with heavy-hitting legends from The… Read more »

Insight What Exactly Is A Calatrava? – Patek Philippe’s Bauhaus Watch Spawned an Horological Genre

In 1932 Patek Philippe released the very simple, unadorned Calatrava wrist watch. Until the early 21st century, the word Calatrava only referred to that specific model from that specific brand. Today, however, you will find that journalists, chatty enthusiasts and especially vintage watch dealers use Calatrava to indicate almost any time-only or time-and-date dress watch… Read more »

Curating the Collection How Storage Impacts Confidence in Collecting

Just admit it: you, like me, give more than two shits about what people think of your watch collection, and the reason is clear: our collections represent us. Every little detail that we’ve allowed past the velvet rope into our personal horological disco is out on the floor for others to judge. We really wouldn’t give two shits about that judgement if we didn’t understand that what’s being judged is not watches but our most intimate expression of our mostly solipsistic and, thus, often lonely subjectivity inner lives. You, dear reader of horological essays, like me who writes them, give two shits about how people judge you if not your watches, I’m sure of it.

Curating the Collection Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

All activity on my personal watch collection has come to a grinding halt since I bought my two Cartier Tanks toward the end of 2020. Having invested in a stereo system and guitar stuff, both of which have been important for me during COVID isolation, my watch funds have been a bit tapped. But the… Read more »

Podcast Insights E21 – Rethinking The Space Race & The Omega Speedmaster

Allen finally takes on this horological masterpiece, which he’s never really felt anything for at all – perhaps until now. From musicological analysis of Phillip Glass’s minimalist music to deconstructing nationalist narratives, this episode doesn’t critique Omega’s branding of the Speedmaster as much as it critiques modern branding entirely.

Insight Omega Speedmaster: The Price of Emotion

“When I first looked back at Earth from the Moon, I Cried.” – Alan Shepard The Skinny Omega Speedmaster Professional (Hesalite / Bracelet) Ref. 311. Movement, Calibre 1861 manual wind Case Size 42 x 48 x14.3mm Stainless Steel Caseback MSRP: $5,350 Omega Speedmaster Professional (Sapphire / Bracelet) Ref. 311. Case Size 42x48x13.7mm Movement, Calibre 1863… Read more »