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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…

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2021 Novelties

April is usually a month of watch presentations and this 2021 has been no exception. Perhaps we expected more, especially from some of them, but the Covid era has not given us more, and taking into account 2020 from which we come, there have not been few presentations. We would like to highlight what has most caught our attention, something like the best watchmaking novelties of 2021. BREITLING: The return of the chronograph Breitling has always…

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Top 10: automatic watches

Standing out from the crowd has always been the goal of the competition. In the world of watchmaking, it is no different, but after more than 250 years of watchmaking, we have seen everything and differentiation is becoming increasingly blurred. Even more so among the big brands because the smaller, independent brands can play a different game. A more personal, closer game, in which they can take more risks and, above all, in which there is…