In 1970 Tudor entered the chronograph market with a watch that was very different from its Rolex Daytona brethren - The two incarnations of the ’Monte-Carlo’ were bold, bright and colourful and occupied their own place in the Rolex family lineup, as a slightly inferior model to the Daytona.
After designing the greatest road going car of all time* the Porsche 911 (or 901 as it was back then), in 1972 Ferdinand Alexander (‘F.A.’ or ‘Butzi’) Porsche, grandson of the company’s founder, decided he should let someone else have a go and left car design for good to set up the Porsche Design Studio.
At the end of the 1960's while discussing designs for new motor sport related watches, Heuer decided to build a less traditional timepiece that Jack Heuer described as “something out-of-the-box” and "avant-garde".
The Cartier Santos undoubtedly deserves a place in this series of blogs as one of the most significant watches through time - definitely one of the watches that changed the world - because it was the first in a long and prestigious line of pilot's watches.
Since the beginning of time (or at least the accurate measurement of it), clocks have been kept running using a balance wheel – a spring for power, an oscillating mass to regulate the movement and some gears (cogs, or ‘wheels’) to connect this all to the hands and to make sense of it all.
We are privileged to come across some very unique and special watches. One of these is an extremely rare genuine Bremont MBI Chronometer – a…
One of the questions that I’m often asked as a member of the luxury watch trading fraternity, normally by the ‘bloke down the pub’ is this: “So then, what’s the best watch in the world?“ My answer on these occasions is usually circumspect, but today I’m actually going to answer it properly....