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What are some of the most prestigious wrist watches?

I will focus on just five of the most insightful watches I have come across, based on my personal views and feelings.  Also, you are going to find some very different market values in there. I mean, watches which are worth a King’s ransom, and others which are instead affordable almost for a Baron. But hey, you […]

Gérald Genta, the ultimate watch designer

Who was Gérald Genta The world of horology would not be the same without Gérald Genta (1931-2011). He was a sort of wunderkind of modern horology and has been one of the most influential professionals of all time. He both invented the profession of watch designer, and at the same time, he was also a […]

A watch icon: the Rolex Submariner

A homage to the star of the show The Rolex Submariner came in 1953, after the development of the Oyster case in 1926 and the historic crossing of the English Channel, by the British swimmer Mercedes Gleise. Rolex developed the Submariner to improve a watch with the most advanced water-resistant features possible, namely, the automatic […]

Why is Rafael Nadal’s watch so expensive?

A match of two giants Because Nadal is Nadal and Richard Mille is Richard Mille. But, let’s start from the beginning. Richard Mille watches are similar to F1 cars. They are “watches”, of course, as they can measure time reliably. But they are designed to serve a specific purpose. In Nadal’s case, to survive the […]

Why should a man wear a watch?

The futility of checking time at the wrist In 2020, wearing a watch looks almost useless. Currently, we have many different ways to check the time around us. Our phones show the time, and far more accurately than any mechanical watch could. Our PCs show the time. Our cars show the time. If we walk […]