18 06, 2017

THE BEST OMEGA WATCHES OF ALL TIME (PART I)

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51 Rue De La Promenade, La Chaux-De-Fonds, this is the street where a 23-year-old Louis Brandt sets up an assembly workshop; this is the birthplace of the company that later became Omega. When he died, the legacy of Omega continued under the management of his two sons. Omega watches might not be the most expensive, but a timepiece from them is unique and beautifully created with the highest quality of materials. Let's find out what are the best and sought-after Omega watches of different collectors.   OMEGA AQUA TERRY GREY DIAL WATCH - This creation from Omega is a perfect blend of the aesthetic value of classic wristwatch and innovative watchmaking technology. It offers in two version, a CT orange gold and the other is a rugged stainless steel, both are with a black leather alligator strap. It has a bold 49.2 mm case, an automatic movement, and water resistant to 150 meters.   OMEGA DE VILLE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH - One of the most amazing timepieces to own from Omega. It features an unusual dial layout with four charcoal sub-dials on its dark gray sandblasted face. It features a 41 mm stainless steel case and stepped bezel [...]

11 06, 2017

8 of The Most Expensive Patek Philippe Watches Sold in Auction

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Patek Philippe is one the most powerful and influential name in the watchmaking industry. When you hear the name Patek Philippe, you will automatically think it is the best and probably the most expensive watches to own. It is actually synonymous with elegance and class, impeccable Swiss timepieces ever made, and high auction value. For over 175 years in the business and now in the hands of a fourth generation Stern family member, Patek Philippe still remains as an independent Genevan watchmaker. Created with beautiful and fully functional complications and supercomplications, Patek Philippe is one of the sought-after brands of many watch collectors all over the world. Find out the world's rarest and most valuable Patek Philippe watches ever sold in Auctions in this compilation. The Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication -$ 24 million worth- The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication is one of the most complicated mechanical pocket watches ever created. The 18 karat gold watch was assembled by Patek Philippe and was named after a millionaire banker Henry Graves Jr. who was regularly commissioning innovative new timepieces. It features a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, sidereal time and a celestial chart [...]

28 05, 2017

COVER STORY: EXCEPTIONAL HERITAGE OF TAG HEUER

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Tag Heuer is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and is led by President and CEO Jean-Claude Biver. The company maintains a watchmaking workshops in  Cornol, Switzerland and a watchmaking factory in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. We can trace the history of this amazing company back in 1860 when  Edouard Heuer founded his first workshop, Uhrenmanufacktur Heuer AG, in St-Imer, Switzerland. It gave birth to some of the most reliable, durable, and renowned sports watches. After many years of non-stop work, Heuer's hard work and dedication have paid off when he invented and patented his first keyless, crown-operated winding system for pocket watches in 1869. His work never stops, and in 1833, Tag Heuer wins a silver medal at the International Exhibition in Amsterdam. Tag Heuer has many contributions in the watchmaking industry. It invented a major improvement in the chronograph industry - the famous 'oscillating pinion' for mechanical watches. It was patented in 1887 and still used to this day by leading manufacturers of a mechanical chronograph. On the same year, Edouard Heuer's son becomes part of the management. Under his management, the company awarded a patent for a repeater watch with automatic chiming and receives a silver [...]

14 05, 2017

A Buyer’s Guide: What to Look for in a Dive Watch?

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A dive watch is designed for underwater diving, a watch that can withstand the pressure and depths of the sea and provide a wearer with life-saving information. Dive watches are so popular; they reflect a sense of adventure from the wearer. It ranges from affordable and functional all the way to super expensive luxury dive watches from big brands. If you don't have knowledge in this amazing watch, you might get a worthless timepiece. Here are a Few Pointers to Selecting a Good Diving Watch: A good diving watch is one that can withstand great pressure and temperature of sea water. Be careful with watches marked with "water proof", these timepieces are not suitable for diving, they can only survive in shallow depths. Look for watches with water resistant at high pressure and depths, paying close attention to the depth rating number. Another feature to look out for a great diving watch is the materials of its casing. Ideally, a diving watch can be able to handle pressure if it has a strong crystal casing and offers more resistance if its back is completely sealed. Another essential part of a diving watch is its bezel - [...]

26 03, 2017

COVER STORY: CENTURY TIME GEMS

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CENTURY TIME GEMS Ltd was founded in the Biel on January 5, 1966, by Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg. It is headquartered in Nidau, which lies in the heart of the region that is home to Swiss watchmaking and is also home to the firm’s production workshop where every CENTURY watch is born. Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg harbored a vision of creating exceptional watches at his very young age. He dreamed of crafting timepieces that would unite eternal beauty, uniqueness, and technically perfect construction in total harmony. When Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg founded the CENTURY Time Gems, he was already famous for his amazing inventions. By putting up his own manufacture, he was able to put his discoveries into practice for his own masterpiece. His brilliant invention based on the principle of creating a vacuum inside a watch case to ensure a total water, air, and dust-tight system lies at the heart of many CENTURY watches. It has been the object of numerous patents registered by CENTURY. With the ambition of creating timepieces with eternal beauty that outlasts the centuries, he continued to study the properties of everlasting materials and later developed the first watch case made from black diamond. In 1977, after [...]

19 03, 2017

The Most Expensive Watches of Jaeger-LeCoultre

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For over 180 years in the watchmaking industry, Jaeger-LeCoultre never fails to provide excellent and innovative timepieces along with its exceptional movement for their avid customers. Timepieces like this are more than fashion statements - they are assets; a part of your investment that will continue to appreciate in value over time. By combining their intricate craft with exquisite designs, Jaeger has made some of the most complicated, sophisticated, and expensive luxury timepieces like no other. Here's to unveiling the best and priciest of their luxury watches. 1.  Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette - This particular timepiece from Jaeger is considered priceless till this date (but some luxury watch enthusiast says it is worth $26 million). It is made as a present to Queen Elizabeth II for the celebration of her 60th year of her reign. This watch is made from 576 pieces of diamond, sapphire dial, and whole bracelet made with white gold. 2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie - Measured in terms of complications, this timepiece from Jaeger is considered to be the world's most complicated watch. This particular timepiece is equipped with calibre 182 movement with 26 complications, 1,300 parts, and  44mm 18k white gold [...]