Full Pave: A Collection Of Diamond-Studded Swiss Watches Watch Style

It wasn’t until I needed to go ring shopping did I really learn to appreciate diamonds. As a guy, I just always assumed diamonds were for women. Sure some men have diamond rings and earrings – but that hardly represents the norm, at least here in the United States. Diamonds are a sure-fire sign of wealth, but they also represent the most basic and arguably unsophisticated form of luxury features – being really shiny. Though it does help their cause that diamonds are inherently rare. What I do however love, are watches. So what happens when you combine these two things? The “full pave” (orRead More →

Franck Muller Vanguard Glacier Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Admittedly, it has been a while since I’ve spent any serious time with the people at Franck Muller. The Swiss watch maker is a sort of modern legend, and the Franck Muller Group is further an assortment of luxury brands that includes others such as Backes & Strauss. In the past, the group was even larger including brands such as Rodolphe, Pierre Kunz, and Martin Braun. Now, Franck Muller himself and co-founder Vartan Sirmakes continue to make watches at their “Watchland” headquarters in Switzerland outside of Geneva. Today, I am going to look at something different for Franck Muller that represents a modern side ofRead More →

Franck Muller Vanguard Lady Tourbillon Gravity And Vanguard Heart Skeleton Watch Releases

Franck Muller Vanguard Gravity Lady Tourbillon The Franck Muller Vanguard Lady Tourbillon Gravity is the first ladies’ tourbillon in the Vanguard collection, but it is by no means the brand’s first ladies’ tourbillon. Franck Muller, one of the original independent brands, specializes in high complications and was the first watchmaker to begin making tourbillons specifically for women. Its first ladies’ tourbillon was introduced in 2008, and was called, simply, Lady Tourbillon, which gives you an idea of how rare such a thing was back then – no need to identify it in any other way; if it was a Lady Tourbillon, it was a FranckRead More →

All The Only Watch 2011 Auction Pieces Sales & Auctions

Here is a (growing) comprehensive list of all the one-of-a-kind watches made and donated by brands to the 2011 edition of the Only Watch charity auction to be held in Monaco in September. As of writing there are 34 participating Only Watch 2011 brands that will offer a piece for auction. The below list will be updated as new information comes in. The names of the piece are under the image of that respective piece. Celsius X VI II LeDIX GMT Big Date Mobile Phone Only Watch 2011 Breguet Maestro Only Watch 2011 Ikepod Hourglass Only Watch 2011 Bell & Ross Casino Roulette Radar RomainRead More →

Nomos Ahoi Neomatik Watches In 4 Colorways Hands-On Hands-On

For the past five or so years, I have been watching the development of Nomos with great interest. Nomos was established in 1990 and so it is fast approaching its 30the anniversary now. In the past couple of years, the German brand has slowly but surely not just expanded its collections but also developed its own movement. Now, for Baselworld 2017, we see the new Nomos Ahoi Neomatik which is the culmination of these efforts on both fronts, and we had the chance to handle these watches at the show in red, blue, black, and white dial options. Interestingly, when looking at previous Ahoi watches,Read More →

Nomos 'Red Dot' Limited Edition Zürich Weltzeit Watch For Singapore Watch Releases

Nomos might be a small watch company, but it commands a legion of fans thanks to its eye for good design and rather sensible pricing. The company’s most complicated watch is the Zürich Weltzeit, a traveler’s favorite because of its thoughtful dual timezone complication. This model debuted in 2011 and came with a silvery white dial. It was updated in 2014 with a blue dial and an in-house escapement. Now, there’s a new limited edition version, called the Nomos Zurich Watch Snob Replica Red Dot, specially created to celebrate the anniversary of Nomos’ official presence here in Singapore. This occasion is a bit of aRead More →

INVITE: Nomos Watches Now In Vancouver - August 25, 2016, Event At Roldorf+Co With aBlogtoWatch Shows & Events

Theodor Prenzel, the design engineer behind the DUW 3001, says, “That is why nothing aside from a totally new approach was even considered for our new caliber. We changed many particulars in the classical construction and finally arrived at a completely new movement” The movement developers first switched their attention to the equipment train. Though its construction had already been recalculated in collaboration with the Technical University of Dresden in 2009, the technicians subjected it to renewed evaluation and customized it expressly for this caliber. By changing the number, angles and arrangement of their teeth, the specialists were able to boost the gear train’s efficiencyRead More →

Nomos Zurich Worldtimer Topper Edition Watch Watch Releases

Sponsored Post written for aBlogtoWatch by advertiser. Topper Fine Jewelers is thrilled to announce our second limited edition Nomos Watch Worldtimer Replica Glashütte timepiece — the Nomos Zurich Worldtimer Topper Edition! Like our first collaboration with Nomos Glashütte, the Topper Tangente Limited Edition, this watch features a lacquered white dial paired with blue hands, markers, and accents. Between the Bauhaus design and the beautiful galvanized, white silver-plating, there’s nothing quite like a standard Nomos dial. But there’s something really special about the intensely deep, rich white finish that lacquer yields – a finish that we think looks truly exceptional when paired with bright blue hands and dialRead More →

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 28, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

With dwindling sales and the threat of smartwatches, these are trying times for watch brands. In this roundup, let’s consider a more optimistic outlook on the impact of smartwatches and how they could actually boost and create interest in mechanical watches and even high-end horology. And as usual, we will be offering close looks at new watches, beginning with Chopard’s new L.U.C Time Traveler One World Time watch, a piece that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chopard’s manufacture in Fleurier; and then the Klokers Klok-01, a watch that proves that interesting and thoughtful watch designs can come at reasonable price points. Finally, we revisit theRead More →

Glashütte November Events at Topper Fine Jewelers Shows & Events

Between the Bauhaus design and also the gorgeous galvanized, white silver-plating, there is nothing like a standard Nomos Watch Reliability Replica dial. But there’s something really special about the deep, rich white finish that lacquer yields — a finish that we think looks really unique when paired with bright blue hands and dial colours. Additionally, it is interesting to note that many Topper clients who came to know Nomos online were surprised when they first saw Nomos dials in the metal and discovered that the normal issue dials are not really white, but instead, an appealing off-white and crimson metallic color. Topper Limited Nomos GlashuttesRead More →