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Tudor Watches History

In 1926, “The Tudor” was registered as a trademark by a watch dealer called ‘Veuve de Philippe Hüther’. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, took over “The Tudor” brand in 1936 with a desire to offer his retailers an alternative, more affordable range of watches to be sold alongside his legendary Rolex timepieces. Tudor Watches… Read more »

Chopard History

Chopard is synonymous with glamorous jewellery worn by the glitterati. Moreover, the company has earned an enviable reputation for its timepieces, which exhibit a notable quotient of style and high-quality construction. Its origins can be traced back to 1860, when Louis-Ulysse Chopard established his watchmaking workshop in Sonnvilier, located in the canton of Bern. Chopard… Read more »

Blancpain History

The Blancpain name can be traced back to 1735 when Jehan-Jacques Blancpain established a watchmaking workshop within his home in Villeret. The company is reputedly the oldest watch brand in existence, however, it was during the 20th century that the company experienced its most significant changes. Blancpain’s History The year of 1932 saw the cessation… Read more »

The Best Rolex for Investment: a Beginner’s Guide

If you’re thinking about buying a Rolex watch for investment there are a few things you need to know. Since the 1950s, the average price of a new Rolex watch has been steadily increasing. As a brand that enjoys ubiquitous recognition around the world, there is no sign of this changing. It appears that people… Read more »

Hublot At The World Cup.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off last week with hosts Russia defeating Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. For the third successive tournament the official timekeeper will be the luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot. Founded in 1980, the innovative brand has quickly risen to the upper echelons of luxury watchmaking. Hublot is a… Read more »

Rolex – A History Of Innovation

Throughout its history, the innovative approach of Rolex has brought us dust resistant, water resistant and even magnetic force resistant watches. The patents created by the company in their early days remain the cornerstones of watches made today, not only by Rolex, but all high-end watch making companies. Perhaps the first ‘world changing’ innovation from… Read more »

Rolex at The Masters

The 2018 Masters Golf tournament is shaping up to be one of the best of modern times. The 82nd edition of Golf’s most exclusive major (just 87 will enter this year’s tournament) will see the return of Golf’s most well-known player, as Tiger Woods attempts to win a fifth Masters crown at the Augusta National… Read more »

History of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Perhaps the most well recognised and well renowned over-sized watch, is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The Royal Oak was first produced in 1972, almost a century after Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet formed the company, and quickly became the makers most popular model. Gerald Getna, already behind such iconic models as the… Read more »

You never actually own a Patek Philippe

1851 was an important year for Patek Philippe. It was the year that watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe became a partner of the company, joining Antoine Norbert de Patek, to create one of the great names of watchmaking. Also, that year, a selection of Patek Philippe’s new keyless winding pieces were displayed at the ‘The Great… Read more »