Watch Collecting

Part 2: Watch Year 2022 – New Models, New Hopes

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation. Alexander: Zenith has unveiled the Defy Skyline, a pretty great version of a three-hand watch with a metal bracelet, and…

Part 1: The Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” Fortissimo Ref. 5750P

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation. The elephant in the room Philippe: You can’t talk about Patek Philippe’s new Advanced Research Minute Repeater without first talking…

Collector’s Choice: A Day In The Life of Kristian Haagen

Kristian Haagen is a self-described “Barbour-wearing, ’67 Series 2A owning, middle-aged watch collector” with eight published books under his belt to date. To the rest of the watch community, Haagen is a renowned Danish photojournalist, collector and auction house consultant.…

Collector Brands On The Rise – Series 1: Montblanc’s Mechanical Watches And a Well-Kept Secret Named Minerva

Let’s be honest. Hand on heart, who just looked at this headline and immediately thought, “Perfect, I can find out which watches are currently cheap but clearly going to increase in value”? Admittedly, I found myself considering something similar in…

The Watch Alchemist: @mochi_watches

When he received his university tuition fees and a few months of rent from his family in advance, he invested it in an OMEGA Speedmaster watch. Fortunately, his application for a scholarship was granted, and his education and accommodation were…

DeBethune DB27 Titan Hawk V2
With A Penchant For Independence: @thehoracle

Having lived on the West Coast his entire life, it’s not surprising, that his first watch was a Nixon, the epitome of a surf watch. As nobody in his family was ever interested in watches and he never inherited a…

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712 1A 001 Tiffany Dial
Rendezvous With Charlie Sheen: @bzabodyn214

Who can actually claim to have owned a watch from a Hollywood icon? When @bzabodyn214 bought his Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065A from a local dealer, some research quickly revealed that the original owner was none other than Charlie Sheen and…

Ultimate Diving Watch: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms X-Fathoms
A Collector, Who Doesn’t Want To Be One: @watchleo

A skeleton quartz Swatch and a bunch of computer style models first caught his attention for watches. However, an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional his mother bought him in 1993 remains his most beloved mechanical timepiece of that time. He also loves his dad’s…

Collectors Choice Watch_1505 Vacheron Constantin_Overseas Chronograph
Swiss Craftsmanship In The Persian Gulf: @watch_1505

If you are willing to frequently travel between Kuwait and Switzerland, you must be a true watch enthusiast. There, the horological journey of @watch_1505 began during a University stay in 1979; “It’s hard to not fall in love with watches…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202ST in Stainless Steel
Sustainable Collecting: @uhrenbeweger

A Junghans from his grandfather is not only the very first mechanical watch he owned, but also the oldest one. The date 12.09.68 is engraved on its caseback. For a long time it was hidden in a drawer, but now…