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REVIEW: PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA REF. 5119R-001

REVIEW: PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA REF. 5119R-001

The Calatrava – widely considered to be the flagship line of Patek Philippe timepieces – was first introduced in 1932, the first of its kind being the Ref. 96. Even after so many years (85 years and counting), the design of the Calatrava has barely changed from the original. Known for its subtle elegance, the ...

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THROWBACK SUNDAYS: SIX WATCHES FOR THE LARGER WRIST, FROM OUR ARCHIVES

THROWBACK SUNDAYS: SIX WATCHES FOR THE LARGER WRIST, FROM OUR ARCHIVES

In recent times, there are many people who are heading to the gym for a variety of reasons. Some people are there to exercise and keep fit, while there are others who go a step further to develop a well-toned and muscular body. Though wrist size is not a result of working out, perhaps a small influence, but it got us ...

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REVIEW: BLANCPAIN VILLERET DAY-DATE

REVIEW: BLANCPAIN VILLERET DAY-DATE

For the first time in the Villeret collection, Blancpain is offering a Day-Date timepiece. A step up from the time only in terms of ‘complication’, the Day-Date is a useful display especially for those who intend to use the Blancpain as an everyday timepiece.

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REVIEW: CORUM ADMIRAL AC-ONE 45

REVIEW: CORUM ADMIRAL AC-ONE 45

Founded in 1955, Corum is renowned for his limited-edition watches. Every year, Corum unveils new creative variations of their well-known collection. The automatic Golden Bridge was always a conversation starter between watch aficionados.  The Corum Bubble’s free expressivity was pushed to the level of a contest ...

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SNEAK PEEK: EXHIBITION: BULGARI SERPENTIFORM AT ART SCIENCE MUSEUM

SNEAK PEEK: EXHIBITION: BULGARI SERPENTIFORM AT ART SCIENCE MUSEUM

Bulgari will officially open a lavish exhibition at the Art Science Museum in Singapore: the SerpentiForm will be open to the public from August 19 to October 15. The exhibition is specially curated by the Bulgari Brand and Heritage Curator, Lucia Boacaini, and Singapore is the first place it has been shown outside of ...

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REVIEW: GRAND SEIKO HI-BEAT 36000 DIVER SBGH257

REVIEW: GRAND SEIKO HI-BEAT 36000 DIVER SBGH257

The subject of our focus today is the first professional diver’s watch to carry the Grand Seiko brand name, the SBGH257. Earlier Grand Seiko Diver’s watches are primarily aimed at recreational divers, and have been quite a success. With this new release, in titanium and a hi-beat movement, it is one of the launch ...

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REVIEW: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER – WHITE SIDE OF THE MOON

REVIEW: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER – WHITE SIDE OF THE MOON

A year before the White Side of the Moon was introduced, there was the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, a tribute to the Apollo 8 astronauts. They were the first people to see the dark side (or, far side) of the moon with their own eyes, a side that we will never be able to see on Earth.

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THE COLLECTOR’S VIEW: WATCHTALK WITH BENJAMIN LAUKIS – A FOLLOW-UP

THE COLLECTOR’S VIEW: WATCHTALK WITH BENJAMIN LAUKIS – A FOLLOW-UP

Around a year ago, we interviewed Benjamin Laukis, a world renowned tattoo artist and first class watch geek on his horological journey. If there are two things we know about him, it’s how amazingly talented he is in his field of work and how obsessed he is with watches. We recently caught up with Ben to see how his ...

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