Tag: watch collecting

Hands-On Review – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked 37mm Frosted Gold

The Skinny Diameter: 37mmThickness: 10mmMovement: Calibre 3132 In-house automaticWater Resistance: 50 MPrice: $118,700 Small But Mighty I have always looked at the watches in my collection as snapshots of different periods of my life, not to mark any special occasion, but rather as highlights of my impulsive personality. You’d expect to find evidence of purchase… Read more »

Introducing The Transatlantic – A Collaboration between Bulova x Semper & Adhuc x BTD (Now on sale!)

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 »

Hands-on Review – WMT Royal Marine Subdiver MKII Limited

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. 

Hands-On Review – Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire

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 »

Thoughts On Watches and Wonders 2021. Forget Green Dials, Let’s Talk Rattrapante from Vacheron Constantin & Breitling!

Green dials. That’s all anyone can talk about after Watches and Wonders 2021. Yes, dials are important. Small differences can make a big difference in the market for a watch because the dial is the first thing that you see. But ultimately, dial color choices are about fashion. Green is now the new blue which was the new black which was the new white.

Book Review – The Watch, Thoroughly Revised

This edition hews closely to the format laid out in the first edition of a historical overview followed by descriptions of “fifty” brands. For the arithmetically inclined, the first edition actually included 51 brands and the current edition has 53 but who’s counting right?

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 »