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Legendary watch brands and iconic models

Robert-Jan Broer
01.08.2017

In this series, we focus on one particular vintage watch or a watch collection from the past. For this installment, we are looking at Tudor’s Oysterdate “Big Block” Chronograph models; a chronograph that is now quite popular, though it was neglected by the masses for some time. Since Tudor’s reintroduction into the European and US markets a few years ago (2010), interest in vintage Tudor timepieces has taken flight.

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Oliver Siegle
25.07.2017

There are few passions that complement each other as well as high-quality timepieces and sports cars. Although cars and watches have entirely different functions, the fascination inspired by a Porsche 911 and a mechanical chronograph often have a similar flavor. Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche probably had a similar thought when he founded the Porsche Design studio in 1972.

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Rolex and Patek Philippe have well-established products that have gained cult-like status through constant refinement and perseverance. And because of this very important fact, when new watch buyers or collectors require the best and nothing but the best, Rolex and Patek reign supreme.

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Bert Buijsrogge
04.07.2017

Some brands produce watches you can easily spot from a mile away and Rolex is one of them. The sport models with their clear and similar design are especially easy to recognize, even for people that are not as deeply involved in watches as we are. However, there are a few Rolex pieces that you don’t often spot in the wild.

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Jorg Weppelink
27.05.2017

We already celebrated the work of arguably the most famous watch designer of all time, Gérald Genta, in a previous article. This time, we will discuss the work of Marc Newson, a designer whose work is not limited to watches. Most people outside the world of watches probably don’t even know that he’s designed many interesting timepieces for Ikepod and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

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Jorg Weppelink
02.05.2017

We've selected two watches that are without a doubt icons in their own right. Both demonstrate the art of creating an iconic timepiece that is loved by many across decades even though it reflects the character of the era it was first introduced in. Both watches have also had a role in establishing Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex as brands that are known to create watches that become true classics.

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Robert-Jan Broer
20.04.2017

Military watches are hot, and always have been, in the land of watch collectors. Add a chronograph, no, a flyback chronograph in the mix and some of you already might have guessed that we are talking about the Heuer Bund Flyback Chronograph here. These Heuer chronographs were – for their time – large pieces with their 42mm diameter cases and officially issued to military pilots.

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Jonathan Arnold
03.03.2017

In this series of articles, we’ll take a look at watch pairs. We’ve selected an elegant dress watch and a sports watch for each pairing; two watches that complement each other and offer their wearer an appropriate watch for any occasion. This time we chose the IWC Portuguese Chronograph and the Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days.

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Casual sports watches that bore a prestigious watch brand on the dial didn’t really exist until about 40+ years ago. However, during the 70s, there were plenty of brands that were all vying to claim they had a timepiece that would not only look good in the office, but also handle the ski slopes and a yachting trip or two during the weekends. Therefor Vacheron Constantin built the ‘222,’ which was intended to mark the brand's 222th anniversary.

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Robert-Jan Broer
19.01.2017

The Breguet Classique 5157 is a classic thin timepiece that comes in 18-karat white gold and yellow gold. At only 38 mm in diameter and 5.4 mm thick, this is a piece for typical formal occasions, as are most Breguet watches. Vacheron Constantin is also well known for their classic timepieces, but as an ‘opposite’ for this week's watch pair, we picked their Overseas Chronograph. To be honest, while the Overseas is a sports watch, it is not a rugged piece you'd want to take out hiking, mountain climbing, sailing, or to other extreme activities.

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