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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Hamilton Intra-matic Auto

Recently, I’ve been reflecting upon some classic watches in the “new vintage” trend that represent really good value for their relative intrigue. My mind was drawn to the Mido Multifort Datometer with its unusual triple calendar, and the Tissot Heritage Antimagnetique with its rejuvenated historical styling,  and to the Timex Marlin which at $200 is...

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QlockTwo: The Most Natural Way to Read the Time

The creators Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk explain their concept. All people learn to read the time using the hour and minute hands. Biegert & Funk throws this idea overboard and interprets the time in words with their QlockTwo concept. Asked whether this intuitive time indication was the focus of product development, Managing Director Marco Biegert answers: “It...

Monochrome Watches Review: Gustafsson & Sjögren Aurora

The Aurora Borealis, AKA the ‘Northern Lights’ are a natural display of light found on the northern hemisphere. If you’ve had the chance to witness them first-hand you’ll know, they are nothing short of spectacular. Streaks of blue, green, purple and yellow light shooting across the sky in mesmerizing fashion. The same effect is achieved...

Monochrome Monday: 3 Interesting Vintage Heuer Chronographs

In this selected article from our “Cool Finds” series on Monochrome Watches.com, in which we seek out little-known and often underrated vintage chronograph watches, we focus on a single brand, one that we love and one that is also growing fast in the heart of collectors: Heuer, predecessor of today’s TAG Heuer. Recently we unearthed...

Yves “Jetman” Rossy Flies With Breitling Jet Team

After flying across the English Channel, soaring alongside two Boeing Stearman biplanes carrying the Breitling Wingwalkers, looping the loop around a hot-air balloon and hurtling across the sky over the Grand Canyon, Yves “Jetman” Rossy did some formation flying alongside two jets from the Breitling Jet Team. Find a link to the video inside.

An Evening in the Hour Lounge

Vacheron Constantin recently hosted the first West Coast Hour Lounge collector event at the glamorous and historic penthouse at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, and it was an evening to be remembered. Come along and share the experience as we tell the story with images from the evening.

MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1

Max Büsser & Friends is launching a new line of watches called Legacy Machines. Büsser says they will be designed as if MB&F existed 100 years ago. Legacy Machine No. 1 combines classic elements like a round case and a superlatively finished movement with MB&F’s trademark over-the-top horological creativity (or at least an over-the-top balance...

New from Breitling: the Transocean Chronograph Limited Edition

The brand with the winged B is introducing the Transocean Chronograph Limited special series, fitted with the manufacture’s in-house Caliber 01 automatic chronograph movement. The new model pays tribute to a landmark timepiece from the brand’s history, the original Transocean, introduced in 1958. Find more information, including pricing and wallpaper, inside.

A New Flagship: The Breitling Chronomat 01 Limited Edition

Just in time for the holidays, Breitling introduces a new flagship, the Chronomat 01 Limited Edition. At Basel 2009, Breitling debuted the Chronomat 01 with the Caliber 01 manufacture movement, developed and produced at the brand’s workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Now Breitling ups the ante with limited steel and red gold versions. Find prices and...

James Bond Weekend Coming September 10 and 11

The James Bond Enthusiast Weekend is part of the first-ever “Bond Watches, James Bond Watches” exhibition at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. The display includes the widest selection of 007-related watches ever assembled. Highlighting the exhibit is the only known Rolex owned and worn by Bond creator Ian Fleming – believed...

Patrizzi & Co. New York Auction Generates $2,901,850

Sales in the Patrizzi & Co June 15 auction reached nearly $3 million with 145 of the 233 lots sold. The top lot was a minute repeater by F.P. Journe, featuring Grande et Petite Sonnerie striking chimes, which sold for $400,000. An eight-day Cartier Mystery clock with platinum, rock crystal and diamonds made in the...

Patrizzi to Auction Historic Original Breguet Manuscripts on May 7

On May 7 in Geneva, Patrizzi & Co. will auction a historic manuscript written between 1818 and 1823, during the last years of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s life. The document, which recently resurfaced, chronicles Breguet’s horological innovations, the history of his firm, watch calibers and complications, and his overall philosophy and designs. Breguet dictated the text to...

Cartier, Patek Top Sellers At Patrizzi & Co. New York Auction

Patrizzi & Co. opened the 2010 season on March 9 in New York City. Sales exceeded $2 million and two-thirds of the 161 lots sold. The top price of $250,000 was paid for a 1929 gold and nephrite Cartier Comet table clock featuring grande sonnerie chimes—the most complicated mechanism ever made by the company. A...

Geneva Time Exhibition

More than 35 independent watchmakers and brands will exhibit their work at the International Conference Center in Geneva. Learn more at the official website.

Patrizzi & Co. NYC Auction Totals $4.2 Million

Patrizzi & Co. closed 2009 in New York City with an auction focused on collector-level timepieces offering just 93 lots. The sale generated $4,225,300, with Patek Philippe accounting for more than half the total value. Patrizzi & Co. finishes the year with sales over $34 million from eight auctions in New York, Geneva and Milan....

Patrizzi & Co. December 14 NYC Auction Includes Custom Patek 3970 Set

On December 14 in New York City, Patrizzi & Co. will offer an extremely rare set of four Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronographs, ref. 3970, featuring custom dials with diamond indexes. The set consists of four pieces, one each in 18k yellow, white and rose gold, and one in platinum, with corresponding dial colors. The...

New Independent Watchmaker Fair in Geneva

From January 17-22, concurrent with SIHH, 29 independent watch brands and craftsmen will display their latest collections at the first Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE). The GTE is an effort by smaller, independent watch brands to pool their resources to battle the global economic crisis and to present their products together in an atmosphere designed for...

Patrizzi & Co. Geneva Auction Brings Over $6.2 Million

In the month leading up to the Patrizzi & Co. auction on October 25, more than 3,500 people visited the house’s web site each day to research items included in the sale. On sale day in Geneva, about 60 bidders were present in the auction room and another 45 participated online. 70% of the 253...