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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…

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Mr. Biver

We continue with great figures from the world of watchmaking and on this occasion, we will talk about Jean-Claude Biver. A figure difficult to classify and define. A visionary, an entrepreneur, a manager, a collector and we could even say that he is a “cheese” entrepreneur, as he even has his own cheese. Who is Jean-Claude Biver? Born in Luxembourg in 1949, he moved to Switzerland at a very young age, where he studied business. He soon…

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Who was Gerald Genta?

We are opening a new section focusing on some of the most emblematic figures in the world of watchmaking. And we’re going to start with none other than Gerald Genta, for many the greatest watch designer in history. Born in Geneva in 1931, he finished his studies in jewellery at the age of 20 and began his career in the world of watchmaking. It is important to understand the context in which Gerald developed, which is…

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Comparison: Rolex Daytona vs Zenith Chronomaster Sport

This year Zenith started off strong with the launch of the Zenith Chronomaster Sport. Rivers of electronic ink ran for its “supposed resemblance” to a Rolex Daytona. For some a copy for others nothing of the sort, the debate is served. Let’s take a tour of each of them, longer in the case of the Daytona, and shorter, but clearly plagued with successes, for the Zenith. Will they look so much alike? ROLEX DAYTONA If there…