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Luxury High Street Watch Brands Sales Rise. 

  The news is full of the giant leaps the high street designer watch brands are making. Tommy Hilfiger uk sales increased 400% in just one week with the new placement of shop in shop sales at stores like H. Samuel.  It is not just the top end of the high street Swiss watch market that is adopting this tactic, the same method is being increasingly used by the likes of Citizen Watch UK, Hugo Boss Seiko, Casio, Fossil and Movado. Spaces in stores are being made for each brand... Read More

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Bond 25?

A teaser photograph for the latest Bond film released this week does appear to show Mr Bond strutting through a London street with his timekeeper very much on show. Bond movies are usually a big deal for the Omega watch calendar with new watch releases and a large rise in sales immediately following a Bond movie.  Omega have not released any details of exactly what watch could be in Bond 25 but media have taking guesses the watch in shot is a £3,970 Railmaster Co-Axial Master. If its not, its... Read More

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The future is bright at IWC.

IWC is well known innovative approach to engineering watches. And last year IWC christened its new manufacturing centre – the Manufakturzentrum – outside of Schaffhausen in Switzerland and showed the world it likes to think outside the box with its buildings too. The building was designed from the ground up to do three things: combine all manufacturing processes under one roof; mirror the IWC aesthetic; and continue Jones’s innovative approach to watchmaking. The centre represents a £31.7m investment by IWC and they firmly believe an environment that directly improves and... Read More

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Business is booming at Breitling

Business is always booming in the Breitling world. Breitling has always been a luxury watch brand, but when it comes to their style, and the sports the brand now supports, it is, as they like to say, truly inclusive. Recently launching a new watch  -Breitling Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited-Edition Watch – at the Waves and Wheels festival  {that’s a motorcycle, surfing, and skateboarding festival} in Bali of all places, with a huge beach and ocean clean up resulting in the removal of hundreds of tonnes of trash from the beach. We love... Read More

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All about the new Omega

The iconic Seamaster  has long been the firm favourite of the Omega fans. Beginning its journey in 1948 and taking on a fair few new looks and updates along the way. Including of course the James Bond watch, the special edition Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial for the London 2012 Olympics,  Omega Seamaster 300 60th anniversary edition, the new 70th anniversary edition, and the Seamaster Diver 300M new collection launched in Basel 2018, 25 years after the first Seamaster Diver 300M.   OMEGA’s Seamaster Aqua Terra World Timer continues in a... Read More

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Christmas Watch Quiz!

So you think you know your watches? Test your luxury watch brand knowledge with our  super tough annual quiz!   Which famous watch brand has a name that translate to mean the word ‘Porthole’? The Rado HyperChrome Automatic 1616 watch features the date where on the dial? Which company released the Pilots Timezoner watch in 2017? An amazing watch that adjusts the date, and time to whichever city name you turn the bezel to? Astronaut Scott Carpenter wore this brand aboard the Aurora 7 space capsule – perhaps not the brand... Read More

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Luxury Watch Buying Guide

Luxury watch buying for the first time? Take a quick look at our guide here before making any big decisions. If its an everyday watch – make sure you  or the recipient can actually wear it everyday. Everyday wearing is not really the place for diamonds and delicate extras.  That means to look for features such as water resistant to 50m+ if you intend to swim with it, scratch resistant glass for those daily bumps and knocks, second time zones if you travel a lot, date and alarm features to... Read More

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Cartier and the Duchess

Sounds just like a fairy story, and it is really – for all the paid ambassadors of a brand there are out there, you cannot beat an endorsement of members of the Royal family themselves picking to wear your band. Marketing money just cant buy! It seems our most recent Duchesses are rather fond of the Cartier timepieces they own.  The Duchess of Sussex  owns, and still wears, her two tone Cartier Tank Française watch, {which retails from £4,800 for the small face model} She tells the media she treated herself... Read More

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Take a look at Tudor

Launched this year and stealing the scene is the already mighty famous Pepsi Cola Black bay GMT. You’ve no doubt seen it everywhere with a its riveted steel braclet, but did you know it comes in brown leather strap with folding clasp and  a striped black fabric strap with buckle? Completely changing how the watch looks, whilst losing none of its features. Waterproof to 660 ft, and self winding with approximately 70 hours power reserve.  Several new Black Bays were also launched this year, including the fifty-eight with its slim profile... Read More

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The greatest watches of 2018?

So what has 2018 shown us watch wise? According to the media – and depending on which particular media you read – there is a very definite list of whats made the cut to be considered the best watches of 2018. We took a look at what the papers and magazines say – and put together our own list!  Rolex GMT Master II Of course Rolex is featured on every single list. And causing a stir is the new two shades of brown bi-colour bezel on the new ‘Everose gold’... Read More