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Pre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky Dials

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky Dials Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky Dials 4 Rolex OPs get funky for week 24 by Ben Hodges June 12, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky DialsThe Oyster Perpetual is the distillation of the three core criteria for every Rolex: The Oyster case for water resistance, the Perpetually winding rotor and the Chronometer rating for timekeeping. With a solid platform, Rolex can go wild with crazy dials for a more personal touch. For this week’s Pre-Owned Picks, I select some standout OP configurations from Chrono24.
A few weeks back, Rob and I went toe-to-toe over the best beater watch from Rolex and Grand Seiko. The term “beater”, otherwise known as the “go anywhere, do anything” watch, may seem a misnomer for a circa €4,000 luxury object, but in this wild and wacky watch world it isn’t so insane.
The sporty Oyster Perpetual is designed to..

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New Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Models

HomeWatch ReleasesNew Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Models Watch ReleasesVacheron Constantin New Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Models Adding the blue dial and skeleton models to the mix by Ben Hodges April 25, 2020 MIN READ New Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Models The Overseas line by Vacheron Constantin is on the move. It is stepping out of the shadows cast by the Royal Oak and Nautilus. Capitalizing on a groundswell of positivity, Vacheron Constantin is bringing us more options to choose from.
Ok, don’t tell my wife about the new blue dial Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. Last year in May, my wife and I attended a Havana Club and Vacheron Constantin pa..

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Greubel Forsey QP á Équation Perpetual Calendar In Red Gold

HomeWatch TalkGreubel Forsey QP á Équation Perpetual Calendar In Red Gold Watch TalkGruebel ForseyGreubel Forsey QP á Équation Perpetual Calendar In Red Gold A mind-blowing timepiece that changes the way we think of a perpetual calendar by Balazs Ferenczi April 23, 2020 MIN READGreubel Forsey QP á Équation Perpetual Calendar In Red GoldGreubel Forsey is known for taking functions a step further. They look at the way other brands have dealt with such complications, scratch that, and reinvent the way we see or use the “same” thing.
Greubel Forsey consistently receives positive reviews. The brand’s revolutionary approach has proven to be successful in the past, especially with the QP á Équation, which has won 2017’s GPHG award for the Calendar Watch Prize.
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it — or so says the proverb. Few industries take this mantra to heart as ardently as our own. So, what happens to a watch that doesn’t see fit to change fundamentally? It will be released with a twist, of c..

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Greubel Forsey Presents The QP à Équation With Reinvention Of The Perpetual Calendar

On the heels of winning the Calendar Prize award at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, Greubel Forsey has launched the QP à Équation timepiece, reinventing the esteemed perpetual Calendar (QP). READ MORE
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Photo Report: Jean-Claude Biver Retrospective at PHILLIPS PERPETUAL

HomeAuctionPhoto Report: Jean-Claude Biver Retrospective at PHILLIPS PERPETUAL AuctionPatek PhilippePhoto Report: Jean-Claude Biver Retrospective at PHILLIPS PERPETUAL PHILLIPS PERPETUAL presents a retrospective look at Jean-Claude Biver's career, collection, and contribution to the world of horology. by Ben HodgesMarch 03, 2020 MIN READPhoto Report: Jean-Claude Biver Retrospective at PHILLIPS PERPETUALJean-Claude Biver is a living legend and has been a purveyor of high-end watches since he was 18. His passion for watches stems from his childhood joy of steam machines and mechanical objects. In bustling West London, PHILLIPS PERPETUAL hosted a collection of Jean-Claude Biver’s treasured collection of watches. During the evening, Biver divulged his story on his rise to the Head of the LVMH Watch Division.
Spear-heading the marketing for the Royal Oak soon after its launch, Jean-Claude left Audemars Piguet for Omega. Appreciating the art of watch-making from AP and understanding the..

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MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual In Yellow Gold Is The Best Yet

HomeWatch ReleasesMB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual In Yellow Gold Is The Best Yet Watch ReleasesMB&FMB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual In Yellow Gold Is The Best Yet by Rob NuddsFebruary 17, 2020 MIN READMB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual In Yellow Gold Is The Best YetIt’s looking increasingly likely to my eyes that the “yellow gold comeback” that’s been threatening to break over the last few years, has well and truly broken. The beneficiary of this new/old trend? The new MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Yellow Gold. Perhaps the brand’s finest movement gets a new home. And short of El Dorado, there’s no better place to be.
Amazingly, this is just the second time in MB&F‘s fabled history that yellow gold has been used as a case material. The sole example prior to the 44mm MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual in yellow gold? The LM101 Frost YG. Even more astoundingly, that was five years ago (although it still feels like yesterday to me). Since then we’ve seen plenty of red gold, white gold, and all other kind..

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Haute Complication: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual

This year it has been fourteen years ago since A. Lange & Söhne launched their Datograph Perpetual, yet it is still holding a prominent position as one of the most desirable pieces within the collection of the brand. As with many of the watches from this A. Lange & Söhne, is also this timepiece an elegant and classic creation. Day, month, and leap year are indicated in a traditional way, with hands on subdials, as is the day/night indicator. In between them, we find a window for the moon phase display. The outsize date is perhaps the most eyecatching feature of this watch, placed just below the twelve o’clock position, in two rectangular gold-rimmed windows. With this complication does the Datograph Perpetual also honor that typical A. Lange & Söhne tradition of displaying the date in such an oversized fashion.

Although the watch has classic good looks, it can be considered as a gentleman’s sports watch. While it’s case is indeed crafted from white gold, it is also quite substantial w..

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Parmigiani Hijri Perpetual Calendar Watch Tracks Islamic Lunar Calendar

Just released is this Parmigiani Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch, the first wristwatch to track the Islamic lunar calendar. I say “wristwatch” because there have been at least some pocket watches featuring the complication that were restored by Michel Parmigiani himself, though I imagine there aren’t many, as one of them was a Gregorian calendar that was done in Arabic and given to a king. This restoration work inspired Parmigiani to create a Hijri calendar table clock back in 2011. It’s hard to think of another example of a watch with a new complication being introduced that doesn’t market itself to or make concessions for the Western or Chinese market at all.

I spoke with Davide Traxler, CEO of Parmigiani, about the Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch and wasn’t surprised to learn that the Middle East isn’t really a strong market at all for the brand (at least for men’s watches — their women’s watches are considerably more popular in the region). This is easily understood once one conside..

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IWC Schaffhausen Launches The “Lewis Hamilton” Large Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Version

IWC Schaffhausen launched the “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition, honoring the British legendary six-time Formula One champion.

Hamilton collaborated with IWC Schaffhausen’s designers in creating the timepiece. The special design, of which there are only to 100 watches available, combines a black ceramic case and a Bordeaux-red dial with a crown and a case-back ring made of 18-carat 5N gold. The watch has a diameter of 46.5 millimeters. The textile strap is also colored in Bordeaux-red.

“This partnership with IWC was incredibly exciting for me, and it’s been an honor to collaborate so closely with the watchmakers in Schaffhausen,” said Hamilton. “Together, we’ve designed a beautiful timepiece which combines two things I am really passionate about – craftsmanship and design – and I am so pleased with the result.”

“Lewis approached us with the idea of a watch in Bordeaux-red and gold,” explained Christian Knoop, Creative Director of IWC Schaffhausen. “Our st..

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IWC Schaffhausen Launches The “Lewis Hamilton” Huge Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Version

IWC Schaffhausen launched the “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition, honoring the British legendary six-time Formula One champion.

Hamilton collaborated with IWC Schaffhausen’s designers in creating the timepiece. The special design, of which there are only to 100 watches available, combines a black ceramic case and a Bordeaux-red dial with a crown and a case-back ring made of 18-carat 5N gold. The watch has a diameter of 46.5 millimeters. The textile strap is also colored in Bordeaux-red.

“This partnership with IWC was incredibly exciting for me, and it’s been an honor to collaborate so closely with the watchmakers in Schaffhausen,” said Hamilton. “Together, we’ve designed a beautiful timepiece which combines two things I am really passionate about – craftsmanship and design – and I am so pleased with the result.”

“Lewis approached us with the idea of a watch in Bordeaux-red and gold,” explained Christian Knoop, Creative Director of IWC Schaffhausen. “Our st..