Backstory Over the past few years a fondness emerged between the founders of Semper & Adhuc (Colin de Tonnac, France) and of Beyond The Dial (Allen Farmelo, USA), and eventually these two entrepreneurs decided to co-create a watch that celebrates the special relationship between France and The United States. The result is the 37mm TRANSATLANTIC…. Read more »
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Heuer Superstars is a self-published book by Richard Crosthwaite with images by Paul Gavin. Mr. Crosthwaite is a well-known figure in the vintage Heuer collecting community who runs the websites Vintage Heuer Price Guide and Universal Geneve Compax Price Guide and also is a Heuer dealer under another website called Heuer Central. I try to… Read more »
In my last King Seiko Guide I described how the the King Seiko brand was conceived by the Daini Seikosha factory in 1961 as a luxury watch brand to rival Suwa Seikosha’s Grand Seiko line established in 1960. We also saw how the unnumbered movement from that first King Seiko model would go on to become… Read more »
The Skinny Diameter: 36 mm Lug to lug: 41.5 mm Thickness: 10.75 mm Water Resistance: 50 M Movement: Hybrid VK68 Meca-Quartz Chronograph (Seiko) Price: $395 What’s Hot at Brew? Brew is a well-known microbrand founded in 2015 by designer Jonathan Ferrer. Industrial espresso machines provided the curious inspiration for this coffee-themed watch brand. Microbrands, while… Read more »
WMT appears to have a great pulse on the most desirable homages. WMT watches pay tribute to some of the most expensive and rare vintage watches, primarily Rolexes. WMT seems to have mastered the balance of desirability, respecting the original, and making the watches slightly their own. That’s unusual.
The Skinny Dimensions: 42.3 x 32.1 x 11.7mm Material: 18ct Rose Gold Water Resistance: 30m Movement: Cal. PF110, Date, Power Reserve Strap: Hermès Leather, 18ct Rose Gold Clasp Price: $34,800 First Impressions The Kalpa Hebdomadaire immediately felt upmarket. There’s no doubt. Once I got past the gold, I couldn’t wait to get the dial under… Read more »
As watch collectors, we tend to deal with a great deal of animal-derived leather products, mostly straps. For those of us who are concerned with how our consumption of leather impacts our increasingly distressed ecosystems, this guide will serve as a primer on the topic, if not a final answer to the myriad questions one… Read more »
The Skinny Diameter: 40 mm Thickness: 14.8 mm Lug to Lug: 43 mm Movement: Lemania 5100 The Oxymoronic Watch? None other than legendary watch collector Chuck Maddox coined the term “Valjoux Lemania” to describe this watch. Issued by the Lemania brand in 1993, it commemorated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Valle de… Read more »
I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to bring one of my imaginary watches – a dedicated motorcycling tool watch – out of my mind and onto wrists! The Alsta Motoscaphe 120 is a tribute to motorcycling, and not to motorcycles. It is designed and engineered for motorcycling, not to go with… Read more »
Horology Inc. provides us with a vast array of dial colors able to splash dopamine onto our opiate receptors. We often dismiss new colors as a superficial trend lacking horological innovation, but Allen argues that – because splashy dials spontaneously inspire joy, beauty, and emotions that, science has shown, replicate our experience of Love – great dials may be closer to the center of The Aesthetic Revolution than we ever imagined.