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Winders of the Day: JUVO’s Soft Spotlight

Winders of the Day: JUVO’s Soft Spotlight

Are watch winders useful? Of course! But all too often the design aesthetic has been reminiscent of the Trabant. You look at it and realize that yes, it is an automobile (of sorts), but you would probably be just as happy not to have to drive it. Many collectors would like to have a watch winder, but when examining ...

More Highlights from Only Watch 2017

More Highlights from Only Watch 2017

Today we’ll look at six more one-of-a-kind timepieces, each with an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, this year slated for November 11 at Christie’s in Geneva.

On the Wrist: Oris Diver Sixty-Five

On the Wrist: Oris Diver Sixty-Five

Oris made a splash a few years ago when it reimagined its distinctive 1960s diver to create the Diver Sixty Five. The watchmaker followed this success and demand with a larger-cased 42mm cousin. The watch has the same curved sapphire crystal as that earlier 40mm model, but offers a contemporary 42mm case and more dial ...

Summertime Clocks

Summertime Clocks

Many of your favorite watch companies also dabble in clocks. But with a few exceptions, the best-known Swiss or German watchmakers reserve branded clocks as promotion items for retailers and a few lucky customers. Only a few firms whose wares we frequently place on our wrist also offer a range of wall clocks or desk ...

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Collecting Rolexes

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Collecting Rolexes

My introduction to Rolex watches came from the unparalleled fictional king of coolness, James Bond himself. By the time I viewed “Dr. No” (on VHS tape), every aspect of the film had been analyzed by the fanboy empire, including, of course, the Rolex Sub Mariner, reference 6358, worn by the movie’s star, Sean Connery.

More Highlights From ‘Only Watch’

More Highlights From ‘Only Watch’

Today we’ll look at eight more one-of-a-kind timepieces, each with an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, slated for November 11 at Christie’s in Geneva.

Bulgari’s New Secret Watches

Bulgari’s New Secret Watches

Very much in vogue in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, secret watches were so named because they kept time a “secret,” by hiding the watch dial behind a decorative hinged or swiveling cover. A secret watch looks no different from any other attractive (and often gem-studded) bracelet or pendant when closed, allowing the wearer ...

Talking TimeWalker with Montblanc’s Jens Henning Koch

Talking TimeWalker with Montblanc’s Jens Henning Koch

With its re-launched TimeWalker collection, Montblanc is on the radar of collectors who seek a sporty racing chronograph, at an affordable price, for the first time in many years. Just a few weeks ago Montblanc underscored its dedication to automotive timekeeping as it became the Official Timing Partner of the ...

The Grand Exhibit’s Horological Classroom

The Grand Exhibit’s Horological Classroom

A few weeks after the close of the Art of Watches, Patek Philippe’s Grand Exhibition in New York, many collectors are still talking about the Geneva company’s wide-ranging display (of more than 450 timepieces) that educated visitors about watchmaking history, technology, artistry and technique with a highly considered ...

More Only Watch Favorites

More Only Watch Favorites

In iW’s ongoing Only Watch coverage, which will continue for the next several weeks, you’ll find information about the various watches posted in no particular order. For the complete list, visit http://www.onlywatch.com/the-watches.

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