‘Test’ Dial 16520 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona


No, you’re not having an aneurysm. This is a 16520, but not as you know it. This is a test dial, often called a prototype though that’s not exactly correct, made by singer for Rolex before the Zenith Daytona existed for COSC testing. And yet, it looks like what would happen if you asked AI…

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Prototype Roger W Smith Series 2 Open Dial


This is a prototype, depending on how you define it. At the very least, it is the first ever Series 2 Open Dial in white gold and one of 5 examples with a mark 1 movement. The mark 1’s escapement is the first evolution of Smith’s co-axial, the first step it had made since Daniel’s…

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Prototype Dial 22410 Universal Genève Compax


When all you do is hunt watches all day like a shit Indiana Jones, it’s pretty easy to become jaded about even the greatest watches. You can find me a Jasper Day-Date and all I’ll want to do is compare it to the last one we featured. I love what I do, but I say…

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Yohan Blake’s Olympic Games Worn RM38 Prototype


A confluence of haute horlogerie and athletic heights, this RM38 is not your typical watch. It’s not even your typical Richard Mille, if there is such a thing. Yohan Blake sprinted alongside Usain Bolt at the storied 2012 London Olympics, where he took a gold in relay and dual silver medals in the 100 and…

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