UAE-Ministry-of-Defence-1675-Rolex-GMT-Master

UAE Ministry of Defence 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

Middle Eastern dials are not all equal. They’re all fantastically interesting, from UAE Armed Forces Datejusts to Oman Day-Dates or even Syrian Explorer IIs, all of these watches call back to a time in Rolex when the brand was more personable and willing to go more than the extra mile for their very best clients….

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S.58 Zenith 150m Diver

Zenith may be known as the don of the high-beat chronograph, and they are, but things didn’t start that way. This is the S.58, a 150 meter dive watch, and it’s what Zenith were pouring their hopes and ambition into before the El Primero had ever lied about being first (I jest). This was a…

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5970R Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Everyone seems to be waiting with bated breath, hope, and timid caution to find out just how time will judge the 5970. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, this is the last of the Lemania ébauches; 5270 that followed axed that tradition. But, further, the 5970 was the last Perpetual Calendar Chronograph…

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25686BA Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel

This was the RM of its day, just with more substance; AP invented the combination high complication with sporting ambition in the 1984 ref. 5554. This is, and to ours will likely forever remain, the apex of Royal Oak collecting. Maybe not this precise iteration, but the pre-leap year QP as a category, of which…

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1530 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date

The 1530 is an esoteric cult watch. It can’t be described briefly, the result of many macro forces. It can be described as, ‘The mechanical Oysterquartz that isn’t quartz, which Tissot will never admit was almost certainly a design reference for the PRX, and is surprisingly rare with dial that can go very tropical-yellow’. Not…

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43050 Vacheron Constantin Mercator

Before the first Zeitwerk, Vagabondage, or Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin went out on a limb with a very unique time display. It was 1994 and Audemars Piguet had just released the Star Wheel. Where the inspiration for the Star Wheel came from a 17th c. Papal clock, VC had an idea waiting in their own history….

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‘Small Floating’ Dial 6240 Rolex Daytona

This was the start of the screw down Daytona pusher. Okay, maybe not the very start, it’s not a Solo, but reference-wise with millerighes (more on that later). This is the ref. 6240 and it would not be a stretch to say that all screw-down Daytonas exist because of this reference’s lineage. Two years after the…

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1016-Rolex-Explorer-Frog-Foot

‘Frog Foot’ Dial 1016 Rolex Explorer

This is a 1016, which as we all know is the answer to every possible watch question. However, it’s a very peculiar sort. It’s the sort of 1016 for a collector who has already owned a 1016, who then looks down one day and thinks, ‘Yes, this is lovely, but I wish the Rolex coronet…

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Salmon Dial 49005 Vacheron Constantin Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Platinum

In 1992, Vacheron Constantin launched what they called the 7 marvels: 7 technically or artistically exceptional new efforts. One of them was this ref. 49005, Vacheron’s first Perpetual Calendar Chronograph and answer to the 3970. Except where only two known 3970s were made with salmon dials (one formerly owned by Eric Clapton) , there are…

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Doré-Dial-Patek-Philippe-3940

Doré Dial Patek Philippe 3940

The 3940 has gone through a bit of a transition in the last 5 years, from simply being the discontinued QP to being recognized as, arguably but with significant consensus, the sole reference which most defines the modern era and reinvigorated the marque. However, no one seems quite able to decide just what the most…

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