Vintage

W&W 2022: The ridiculously chic Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222

When luxury steel sports watches with integrated bracelets suddenly appeared in the 1970s, it was not only Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe that caused a stir with their Royal Oak and Nautilus creations. Vacheron Constantin was also quick to recognize the trend – despite…

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Guitarist John McLaughlin and his ravishingly attractive LeCoultre

Upon attending the Only Watch Preview in Monaco, guitarist legend John McLaughlin suddenly crosses our path. What on earth is one of the best guitarists in the world doing at such a specific, specialised event? We discover that not only…

All You Need To Know About The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most revered models in the world, but why? We are here to answer all of the questions you ever had when it comes to the most famous chronograph of all time. Where it…

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The Curious Tale Of The ROLEX 1530: An Automatic Movement In A Quartz Watch

This article is going to take a little trip back into the past. We are going to head back about 40 years – more specifically, to the year 1972. An excellent designer by the name of Gerald Genta had just…

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Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition

Blancpain is reissuing a timepiece from the 1960s. The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition pays tribute to the original, which was delivered primarily to the combat swimmers of the German Navy. A special feature is the…

Buyer’s Guide For Preowned And Vintage Watches Part 2: Shipping, Paying, Insuring

Shipping, handover and important legal aspects As long as you follow certain rules, buying a watch can be associated with a lot of positive experiences, as well as finding new friendships with others who share your passion. Once you have…

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TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition

To mark the 160th anniversary since the foundation of its manufacture back in 1860, TAG Heuer is introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition. The limited edition is inspired by the 1972 White Heuer Montreal model, and…

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Buyer’s Guide For Preowned And Vintage Watches Part 1: Choosing The Right Seller Or Dealer

Fundamentally, the process of buying a preloved or vintage timepiece has not changed over time. As long as you pay attention to certain basic rules, you can avoid losing money. Of course, buying a watch without caution is unadvisable, but that’s…

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The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection

Breitling has introduced a brand new collection, the Breitling Capsule Collection Superocean Heritage ’57. Its watches are reminiscent of the laid-back Californian surfer lifestyle of the 50s and 60s, while their inspiration stems from the original 1957 Breitling SuperOcean. As…

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Delving Into The History Of TUDOR Chronographs

Before getting to TUDOR chronographs, let us start at the very beginning of the history of TUDOR. Almost 100 years ago, Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf decided to pursue a new enterprise. As many watch aficionados will be able to quote,…

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A Collector’s Dream: Montblanc Heritage Small Second Limited Edition 38

Voltaire knew that “Perfect is the enemy of good.” In this sense, the excitement of Davide Cerrato, Managing Director Montblanc Watch Division is completely justifiable. He currently has one of the brand’s best watch stories to tell – the origins…

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Frederique Constant Release Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph Germany

Now celebrating its 15th year of partnership with Austin Healey, Plan-les-Ouates based watchmaker Frederique Constant has released its annual new Vintage Rally Healey watch to add to its collection – the Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph Germany (Ref. FC-397HWB5B6). Presented in…