By the Light of the Moon Phase Watch

DeBethune DB16

Since tonight it is going to be a full moon, what better moment to dedicate a post to moon phase complications.  The orb of the moon has enchanted humankind since we gazed up into the night sky and saw its glowing face. The brightest object in the sky after ... Read more

Roulette Watches: Timepieces You Can Bet On

Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack

Gambling is a universal game that cuts across culture, race, creed and sex. People love to bet, especially when with the lucky turn of a card, bounce of a ball or lineup of numbers, there’s a chance to win lots of money. Witness the glamor and allure of places such ... Read more

Diamond Watches Can Be a Man’s Best Friend Too

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Date Self-winding with Diamond Hour Markers

Diamonds may be the quintessential of all gems. They generally steal the limelight from other jewels with their sparkle, personality and presence. Enlisted to celebrate events such as birthdays, anniversaries and wedding engagements, diamonds definitely count as one of a girl’s best friends. But… diamonds are not just for the ... Read more

Christie’s First Online-Only Watches Sale: Something for Everyone!

Rolex "Great White" Sea-Dweller

Something special is about to happen at Christie’s and you don’t want to miss out. For the first time ever, Christie’s is having an online-only watches sale called the Essential Watch Collection, accessible here. Taking place from October 1-8th, the auction will feature iconic models across major brands. You might think ... Read more

Hallmarks: A Litmus Test to Tell if Your Watch is Real

Saint Bernard Swiss Hallmark

High quality jewelry consists of a certain fineness and quality of gold, platinum, palladium or silver. Crooks smell money in precious metals and that’s why there’s the risk of counterfeits. As protection for consumers, hallmarks were developed. That’s what those little indentations are on a watchcase. A mark struck or ... Read more

Dive Watches for Ladies of Land and Sea

Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver

 I already showed you some great dive watches for men, but dive watches aren’t just a popular model choice for men. Brands recognized that women also enjoy the genre as an expression of their style and to add some pizzazz to an outfit. And, if they want to be carefree ... Read more

An Unsurpassed Horological Treat: Time for Everyone Symposium

Two-train grande sonnerie table clock, circa 1682.  Believed to have once belonged to the Duke of Sussex, Augustus Frederick, the 6th son of King George III, this timekeeper is commonly known as the "Sussex" Tompion

Time is one of the most defining factors of our lives. From the moment we are born until we leave this earth we are in time’s grasp while simultaneously attempting to capture and tame it with timekeeping devices. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Thomas Tompion, ... Read more

Christie’s First Shanghai Auction Features Specially Curated Watches

Patek Philippe 5159 Prototype

For the first time, Christie’s is holding an auction in Shanghai on Thursday, September 26, 2013. It’s a mixed-theme auction of 42 items including artwork, wine, jewelry, and, you got it, watches. The Hong Kong team has curated a very special selection of 12 watches for the occasion. They all ... Read more

By Land and Sea: 5 Top Dive Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

The dive watch was originally designed as a tool to assist military divers on their underwater maneuvers. Companies such as Panerai, Blancpain and Rolex were tasked with creating legible waterproof watches that could also time the length of a dive. You might not know that Omega was the first company ... Read more

Asymmetrical Watch Cases: The Beauty in Being Off Balance

Modern Crash in Pink Gold Diamond Set Bezel

For the most part the brands stay pretty conservative with their case shapes, staying within the circular and square-related range. Perhaps some liberty might be taken with fancy lugs but those are few and far between. Sometimes, though, you get an interesting curveball in the mix.  Here we take a ... Read more