Chronograph Tag

Spot On – Ernest Borel Mini Step Case Chronograph

We said before that one of the hottest watches at the moment are chronographs. The recent Phillips ‘Start, Stop, Reset’ sale was devoted to the art of the chronograph watch and they realised a number of world records for some of the best examples of…


Spot On – The Heuer Carrera Dato 3147

The world of horology follow trends; some of which we see coming and others that seemingly appear out of nowhere. This can be around complications (or lack there of – think the current focus on time-only pieces), eras, case sizes or brands. One trend that…


Spot On – The School Watch Chronograph

In this first edition of ’Spot On…’ we want to share with you an amazing and very cool steel chrono that we recently discovered – proof that there are still amazing pieces to be found out there if you look hard enough! Without doubt one…


The Mysterious Rolex Zerograph Chronograph

We all expected the Rolex Zerograph that was in the ‘Start Stop Reset’ auction at Phillips to do well and we weren’t disappointed by how it performed on the day, realizing almost 390,000 CHF! I picked it as one of my highlights from the sale…


‘Issued 2’ – A Celebration of Issued Watches

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the vintage watch collecting scene is the opportunity to meet up with like minded enthusiasts and share our passion. The most famous get together for vintage Rolex and Tudor collectors is the annual Rolex Passion Meeting, established by…


Phillips Geneva May Sales Preview

We talked about the Phillips auction last week and picked some of our personal favourites from the catalogue to share with you. On Saturday evening, as part of the ‘Issued London’ weekend event, we attended a Phillips Geneva May sales preview  of selected highlights of…


A Passion for Stainless Steel Chronograph Watches

It’s springtime and that means the Geneva auction season is just around the corner. You may remember our article last year about the launch of a new watch-specific auction house; led by Aurel Bacs and his team in collaboration with Phillips. As was widely predicted,…


Baselworld 2016 Favourites

There is a marketing term that I here occasionally, to describe when the consumer is bombarded with a million different concepts, ideas or offers all at once; overmessaging. Well, any visitor to Baselworld will know that that is exactly what it’s like to walk the…


The 2016 Baselworld Tudor Highlights

Once again we are excited to report on the 2016 Baselworld Tudor highlights. We made our annual pilgrimage to Baselworld for the Tudor launch dinner and world press conference for the 2016 collection of new watches. Last year you’ll remember from our report (here) that we…


It’s Back – The New Rolex Daytona Baselworld 2016

BaselWorld 2016 was the year that a lot of fans of Rolex had been waiting for. Each year there seems to be a phenomenon where by blogs, websites, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds are awash with predictions and rumours about what watches will be released…