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famous watches

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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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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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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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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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

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Hollywood Watches…

What timepieces are the great and good of Hollywood putting on their wrist?  21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch caused a stir last year when seen in the unconventional timepiece Ressence’s Type 3. The upper half of the watch is filled with an oil, giving enhanced legibility to the numerals, which themselves are on discs rotated via magnets located in the bottom half of the watch. Being that bit more ‘out there’ Ressence has quite the following in Silicon Valley as well as in Hollywood.  British Hollywood star James Corden... Read More

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At the Movies – Timepieces that made their appliance on the big screen

IN honour of the recent Oscars, we’ve gathered up a few of our favourite ‘Big Screen Watches’, watches that showed up and were certainly noticed  in the movies. The reverso Grande Taille, by Jaeger LeCoultre, first appeared on Batman’s wrist when played by Val Kilmer, and then again on Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Trilogy. For teh Dark Knight Rises the watch maker created a very special edition, complete with Batman symbol, of the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin. Just like Batman himself all Jaeger LeCoulter timepieces have two very... Read More