The Cartier Santos Is Richemont’s Best Watch

The Cartier Santos Is Richemont’s Best Watch

In 2018, Cartier redesigned the long-running “Santos de Cartier” and delivered something approaching the perfect all-around watch. And in 2021, that Santos still does it all; a sports watch and a dress watch; a modern watch and a vintage homage; a bracelet watch that...

PATEK PHILIPPE 5975 CHRONOGRAPH APPRECIATION

PATEK PHILIPPE 5975 CHRONOGRAPH APPRECIATION

In general, the watches to buy are the ones overlooked by the mainstream and forsaken by hype. While countless sheep fret over same six or seven overexposed models from roughly four brands, great opportunities exist just off the beaten path. Patek Philippe is known...

My favorite TAG Heuer is a McLaren

My favorite TAG Heuer is a McLaren

TAG Heuer’s Carrera McLaren MP4-12C is the best way to score a Richard Mille RM011-03 McLaren for under $8,000. Not only do both watches sport McLaren’s ubiquitous corporate orange in abundance, but they share the same complications – and the same actual complication...

Rolex Milgauss Love

Rolex Milgauss Love

The current Rolex Milgauss is the most interesting watch Rolex offers. Despite its lack of complication, the antimagnetic Rolex exudes character, charisma, and elan often missing on the sober mainstream models of watchmaking’s most famous brand. While neither...

Why the Oveseas Automatic Is Vacheron’s Best Watch

Why the Oveseas Automatic Is Vacheron’s Best Watch

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Self-Winding is today’s best high-luxury sports watch. Since its 2016 redesign, the basic Overseas automatic has overtaken the long-dominant chronograph to become the clear star among Vacheron’s sports segment models, and this is the...

When Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre Made a Watch

When Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre Made a Watch

The Jaeger LeCoultre Amvox 2 should be remembered as the most innovative chronograph of the 2000s. More than its defining chronograph innovation, the Amvox 2 was the high-water mark of the JLC-Aston Martin “Amvox” watch series and a rare example of car-watch branding...

Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Micro-Rotor

Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Micro-Rotor

Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Micro-Rotor probably isn’t on your shopping list, but it should be. Any watch collector considering H. Moser & Cie., F.P. Journe, or even Romain Gauthier needs to put Ferrier back on the shopping list for 2021. Ignore the company’s...

In Praise of the Omega PloProf

In Praise of the Omega PloProf

The modern Omega PloProf is misunderstood. As the weirdest of the current Omega Seamaster sports watch line, the Seamaster 1200M wrongly finds itself consigned to novelty duty, new-old-stock, or – occasionally – Costco cases. All of this is a shame, because the reborn...

The Rolex Deepsea

The Rolex Deepsea

Titanium isn’t a thing a Rolex. For the most part, the brand from Geneva leaves ceramic, titanium, and steel-titanium hybrids to its sister brand, Tudor. But the Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller is an exception to Rolex corporate orthodoxy, and it’s the one place where watch...

Why De Bethune Should Be Your Next Watch

Why De Bethune Should Be Your Next Watch

De Bethune of L’Auberson, Switzerland is the most underrated brand in watchmaking. No other outfit is guided by De Bethune’s laser-like focus on technical innovation or its fixation – to a fault – on engineering and basic research and development. No other watch brand...

Breitling Bounces Back

Breitling Bounces Back

Breitling – the entire brand – deserves more respect from watch collectors. Despite a few years in the wilderness, the brand from Grenchen today boasts an appealing combination of competitive products and heritage to measure up against any rival. The current and...

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