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22/05/2020
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Watches of the World leaders

They hold our lives in their hands and a have an awful lot of power at their fingertips, but what do they wear on their wrist? It’s interesting to note that only two of the world leaders actually wear watches made in their own countries. French president Emmanuel Macron sometimes wears the Merci LMM-01, which of course was created in France,  whilst Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prefers the Seiko Automatic 29 Jewel SARC013 watch which was made in his native Japan. There are seemingly two types of timepieces worn by... Read More

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Watches with Altitude

Whilst you might find the skier on the average slope wearing a Garmin or similar did you know Rolex have got you covered too with the ideal luxury watch for at the top of the mountain range? Introduced by Rolex as ‘An iconic high-altitude companion’ the Rolex explorer is the finest timepiece of choice for all explorers, mountain or otherwise.  It’s a real classic Rolex, and totally deserving of its ‘Iconic’ status . Brought out in 1953 as the ultimate expedition watch, the Explorer is designed for legibility in the... Read More

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Watches as seen at the Oscars 2020

Kanye West seen at the Vanity Fair afterparty wearing a Ikepod Hemipod Dual Time Chronograph. Not the first time he’s been seen sporting this particular watch, its known- just like its wearer –  as a somewhat of a quirky avant-garde ‘nobody else has it’ taste.  Spike Lee has made many a magazine column showing off his timepiece -a circa 2018 rose-gold Rolex GMT-Master II. Appropriate of course as the Spike is newly announced mentor of the Rolex Brand. One of the best looking colour ways of the Rolex, in our opinion.... Read More

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Watch Buyers Instagram!

These watches recently arrived on our desk and hit our instagram page as soon as they did. We use real ‘On the desk’ photographs and proper studio shots so you can see what we see. Did you know it’s our Instagram followers that see new stock first? So be sure to follow us. We post as many images as we can on our Instagram, we make sure to show each watch in all kinds of light, and will happily take pictures of the back, or of any particular detail if we are asked to do... Read More

16/08/2019
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One for the road?

The fast paced worlds of car racing and luxury watches have been linked for decades with the sport – and the cars – providing a constant source of inspiration for many watches, such as the Rolex Daytona, and Tag Heuer Carrera. Take a look at our pick of Racing watches – No doubt the most famous of motor racing watches is the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Marketed with the tag line ‘The Drivers Watch’, the Daytona takes its name, of course, from the world famous racetrack.  Rolex introduced it to the world in 1963... Read More

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Breitling and Ironman

Joining the likes of timex, Casio and Garmin might not seen a likely move for classic luxury brand Breitling but thats just what they have done. Joined in with their latest and most fabulous Ironman watch. Move over digital plastic ironman watches and make way for the new forerunner – if you’ll pardon the pun – Breitling Superocean 44 automatic Ironman Limited Edition. Created in the style of the Ocean pilot superocean series, this watch has 44mm stainless tell case, and unidirectional black ceramic bezel. The ironman logo features on... Read More

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Watches worn in top tv shows…

  Its a habit you just can’t help, if you’re into your watches you will be able to recognise and pick out a good watch at a hundred paces. You’ll forget about the plot and spend the entire time watching your favourite shows trying to get a glimpse to see of you’re right about that watch on screen … Gabriel Macht, the Miami-based actor whose life changed drastically due to the fame his character Harvey Spectre brought him in the hit show Suits, wears a Breitling Superocean in real life.... Read More

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Of Watches and Motorbikes

A closer look at the ever-growing connection between motorbikes and watches -those that appreciate the detail and skill of intricate engineering are likely to be into both their watches and their bikes. It’s a trend that’s attracting the attention of luxury watchmakers, with several of the bigger watch companies having made at least one timepiece that gives a nod in the direction – or in some case a very big shout in the direction – of the world of motorbikes.  Take a look at our round up here –   Breitling... Read More

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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