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8 Curiosities You Didn’t Know About Breitling

1. Invented today’s chronograph configuration Breitling was founded in 1884 in Switzerland by Leon Breitling and from the beginning, the aim was to develop timepieces for sport, industry and science. In 1915 Breitling launched its first chronograph watch, but it was not until 1923 that Breitling introduced the reset button on the crown. This allowed the wearer to time successive events without having to reset the timing. It was Willy Breitling who a few years later…

7 Alternative Watches for James Bond, Agent 007

This October we are in luck and the most famous agent of all time premieres a new movie. NO TIME TO DIE is released after almost a year and a half of delay and James Bond, once again, reminds us that there is no secret agent without a nice watch to match. This 2021 marks 26 years of Omega’s collaboration with James Bond. It all began in 1995 with Pierce Brosnan and the now legendary Omega…

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Alarm Dive Watches

Previously, we listed the best alarm dive watches for under €3,000 and today we are going to focus on alarm watches. But not only that, we’re going to delve into those that are also waterproof. The alarm complication has long fascinated me. But we’re not talking about “battery” alarms, we’re talking about mechanical ones. I find that little buzzing sound enchanting and we will take a tour of the alarm watches I have owned and enjoy,…

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Why Is Zenith El Primero So Important?

Usually, when we talk about the Zenith El Primero we talk about the Rolex Daytona and vice versa. We have already compared these two collections, Rolex Daytona vs Zenith El Primero, which have become part of watchmaking history. We have already commented on many occasions on the importance of this caliber and we will not go into who was the first to market the automatic chronograph caliber, whether Zenith, Seiko or Breitling (and their consortium).…

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6 Style Tips When Wearing Your Watch

Watchmaking, like clothing, has its own codes. Rules, often unwritten, but which draw a fine line between what is appropriate and what is not. Between the elegant and the tawdry. Between the appropriate and the unfortunate. We’ve already talked about the Mistakes to avoid when wearing a watch and we’ve recommended 10 dress watches for men. This time we are going to talk about 6 fundamental aspects that you should be very clear about when choosing…

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Debunking some Watchmaking Myths

When one enters the world of watchmaking it is a plunge into a world that is often unfamiliar and full of clichés and preconceived ideas. Are you familiar with some of these? Good watches are for old men. The future of watchmaking is in smartwatches. Rolex is the best. That brand is not about watches, it’s about…. The best is an automatic watch. The best manufacturers are Swiss. We are going to tackle each one of…

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Collecting Watches – Business or Hobby?

Why are so many people demanding watches? Watch collecting has always been there, but the high demand is due to: The force with which auctions have burst onto the scene has only cemented and coined the “luxury watch” as a material good that accumulates and increases in value. And not even investment funds have been unaware of this fact, as they have seen in watches what they saw some time ago in precious metals or art.…

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Patek Philippe: Why they are the best watch brand in the world?

A history of tradition Patek Philippe is the number one brand. The Rolls Royce of watches. The most prestigious watchmaker in the world. And undoubtedly, the one that has broken the most records on the auction block. It is both easy and difficult to talk about the Swiss manufacture. We all know about it, but only a few know it well, as a company, as a brand and as a legacy. If we think back to…

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Nicolas Hayek

If we can be talking about Swiss mechanical watches in 2021, this gentleman is largely to blame. He was always characterised as a great businessman, but above all he loved watches. He founded one of today’s largest watchmaking groups at a difficult time when Switzerland was on the verge of losing the watchmaking game to Asia. His first steps in Switzerland  Nicolas was born in 1928 and lived in Lebanon until his marriage in 1951, when…