Manual

  • ICONS: The Rolex Daytona Reference 16520 ICONS: The Rolex Daytona Reference 16520

    November 2018

    For post-vintage Rolex models, the reference 16520 is among the pieces that comes to market most regularly, thanks to the sheer that were produced and the relatively high value due...

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  • MODERN: The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight MODERN: The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

    October 2018

    When vintage revival is the design direct du jour for so many brands, sending even those with the most un-evocative back catalogues digging through their archives, there is one brand...

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  • COLLECTOR: Mel Blanc COLLECTOR: Mel Blanc

    October 2018

    The Man of a Thousand Voices; quite the nickname to live up to, but for Mel Blanc it was not only apt, it was wholly justified. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky...

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  • HAPPENINGS: Goodwood Revival 2018 HAPPENINGS: Goodwood Revival 2018

    September 2018

    Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Goodwood Revival represents something that is really incomparable in the classic motorsport calendar. Set at Goodwood Estate's circuit close to Chichester, which has...

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  • ICONS: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms ICONS: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

    August 2018

    There is always a lot of back and forth on how exactly to define the first dive watch. While of course Rolex introduced the Oyster case in 1926 (made famous...

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  • HAPPENINGS: Jaeger-LeCoultre Online Service Price Calculator HAPPENINGS: Jaeger-LeCoultre Online Service Price Calculator

    July 2018

    One of the great unanswered questions when buying a new watch is, how much will it cost to service down the line? With it becoming increasingly difficult for independent watchmakers...

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  • MODERN: Discovering Grand Seiko MODERN: Discovering Grand Seiko

    July 2018

    There are common threads through many of the most illustrious brands in the watch industry: heritage, history, and a dedication to precision and quality. We often talk about their roots...

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  • MODERN: The Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph MODERN: The Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph

    June 2018

    There has been no shortage of collaborations between car and watch manufacturers with hugely varying degrees of commercial success. Taking a look back at all of the past examples, the...

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  • MUSINGS: The 2018 Spring Auction Season MUSINGS: The 2018 Spring Auction Season

    June 2018

    Following a turbulent 2017 for staffing at all of the major auction houses, with various individuals moving around and a number stepping away from the table completely, the spring 2018...

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  • MUSINGS: The Future of the Watch Fairs MUSINGS: The Future of the Watch Fairs

    June 2018

    Fairs and exhibitions are part and parcel of just about every industry, from motoring, technology, furniture, fashion, photography, watches; you name it, it’s likely that there will be a major...

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  • MUSINGS: At the Heart of the Matter MUSINGS: At the Heart of the Matter

    June 2018

    As we unveil Blackbird Watch Manual, allow us to ponder the importance of the watch itself, and how it elicits such an emotionally passionate following, as this is our raison...

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  • MODERN: The Panerai PAM 721 “Anonymous” MODERN: The Panerai PAM 721 “Anonymous”

    June 2018

    Panerai may have had a few mis-steps in the eyes of their extremely passionate fanbase, from the use of snap on case backs and standard spring bars on recent models,...

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  • INTELLIGENCE: Golden Rules When Buying Vintage Watches INTELLIGENCE: Golden Rules When Buying Vintage Watches

    June 2018

    There are a few golden rules that are always worth considering when buying vintage watches, and while this list is certainly not exhaustive nor intended strictly as a “buying guide”,...

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  • ICONS: The Gold Paul Newman Daytona ICONS: The Gold Paul Newman Daytona

    June 2018

    When so much has been written about the icon that is Paul Newman, the legendary Rolex Daytona configuration that acquired his name, and how his personal watch went on to...

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  • COLLECTORS: Count Carlo Felice Trossi COLLECTORS: Count Carlo Felice Trossi

    June 2018

    As a mixture of ingredients for the foundations of a great collector, being a member of the Nobiltà italiana (and by extension sufficiently wealthy to afford certain indulgences), a successful...

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  • HAPPENINGS: Watch Hunting in Tokyo HAPPENINGS: Watch Hunting in Tokyo

    June 2018

    Tokyo is always a mysterious, adventurous and exciting place for watch hunting. Many good vintage watches in supreme condition have come fresh to market from Japan. It’s quite different from...

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