5402BA-Audemars-Piguet-Royal-Oak

5402BA Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

In the below image, I would happily wear the watch on the left every day for the rest of my life. The watch on the right, not so much. To the untrained eye, they are the same watch. To us, they are as different as Macallan is to Budweiser, despite both being brown drinks. The…

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Meteorite Dial Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller

Meteorites are perpetually traveling, searching around through spacetime before eventually striking a larger body like Earth. Now, there are surprisingly few elegant-refined leaning GMT offerings. There are endless GMT/travel watches which scream, ‘I’m a professional doing serious things, manly tool watch things.’ But really only a handful that offer old-style Pan-Am easy smile and sophistication…

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26586IP Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar RD2

This is not a normal Royal Oak QP. It’s the RD2, very possibly the last watchmaking-first complicated Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet which placed emphasis on their technical ability rather than their marketing ability. It looks like a Royal Oak that’s picked up intermittent fasting as a hobby, still 41mm in footprint but an unbelievable…

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740.036-Lange-Datograph-Perpetual-Tourbillon

740.036 A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon

It was a question, less than a decade ago, if the very top end of A. Lange & Söhne could ever seriously challenge the apex complicated models of Patek Philippe. The comparison is useless, the two manufactures approach watchmaking with such distinct philosophies. But, if there were any remaining doubt, surely this ref. 740.036 puts…

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JPS Paul Newman 6239 Rolex Daytona

John Player Special doesn’t represent an old cigarette manufacture or even Lotus F1 car to watch collectors. JPS is the apex, or at very least an apex, of Daytona collecting. The JPS is nothing more than a black Paul Newman dial with gold subs and chapter ring, a color mix very like the Lotus F1…

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DB8 De Bethune Monopusher Chronograph, Pink Gold

In 1989, when independent watchmaker was more a slur rather than ambitious height, there was a company called THA. THA (short for Applied Watchmaking Techniques in French) was founded by a young FP Journe, Vianney Halter, and Denis Flageollet of De Bethune, eventually including Nicolas Court of Janvier SA. The trio were an ambitious set,…

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3947-Breguet-Classique-Rattrapante

3947 Breguet Classique Rattrapante

Rattrapantes aren’t easy, that should be self-evident. But only two manufactures have attempted to coax a Lemania 2310 ébauche, or 2320 (rather as it’s the two-counter version) here, to split seconds: Patek Philippe in the 5004 and Breguet. Everyone knows the 5004 and its Lemania-based beauty, a monumental achievement. Yet Breguet, who achieved the same…

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‘Desert Eagle’ UAE Dial 6263 Rolex Daytona

Some of the sickest, most historically significant Daytonas in the world don’t say Daytona anywhere on them. But only a handful are so important that they don’t even say Rolex. Rolex did not bow this deeply for Tiffany, Beyer, or Assad. Rolex only agreed to make dials that didn’t say Rolex at the special request…

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1019-Rolex-Milgauss

Black Dial 1019 Rolex Milgauss

The Milgauss is dead. Except, if you love Rolex, you’ll know the best core scientific Rolex offering was never called Z-Blue. It was called 6541 or maybe 6543. However, if you’ve glanced recent auction results to find the last great 6541 hammered at 2.5M, don’t lose hope. The 1019 has always been the awkward child…

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Coral Dial 18238 Rolex Day-Date

Fewer than 5 years ago, this was a 50K (USD) Day-Date. Today, this is a 200K Day-Date. It is a stone dial, but not one you’re likely to see ever, known as coral. This is not to be confused with coral-red Stella dials, this is coral stone. The tones of coral can range from peach…

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