1. Opinion and review on the 2015 Patek Philippe 5524G Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

One of the most divisive and possibly controversial watches that was launched at this year’s Baselworld came from Patek Philippe. Some of you are probably nodding in agreement now. That’s right, I’m referring to the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time. Pilot-style watches are not Patek Philippe’s forte, though the brand is keen to point out to us that they did in fact make a couple of watches for pilots in the 1930s. This watch is truly unlike any other in Patek Philippe’s catalogue. So what does this collector think about it?

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Source: PuristSPro

2. Why I’ve Never Owned A Rolex – And Why I Might Yet

Rolex Gathering

If I said that Rolex is the most famous brand in the world, it would be very hard to argue against that. As if their popularity weren’t enough, these days, the brand is every where. It sponsors numerous major sporting events and its advertisements can be found in just about every major newspaper and magazine. The quality of its watches is renowned too. Gary is a prolific collector of watches and recently acquired a Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1. In the past year or so alone, I read stories about how he has also acquired a Breguet Classique Chronmetrie Ref. 7727 and a Vacheron Constantin Malte Squelette. Imagine my surprise then when I found out he has never had a Rolex in his collection. It is unbelievable, and here’s his story why.

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Source: Quill & Pad

3. My Top 5 Omega Speedmaster Watches

Omega Speedmaster

The Omega Speedmaster is a true classic and icon in horology. Commonly referred to as the Moonwatch, the Speedmaster is more than just the watch that went to the moon. It sets the benchmark for what a fine watch under $5000 should be like. If you have been thinking of getting a Speedmaster to start or add to your collection, here’s a recommendation of five Speedmaster watches to get you on your way. Happy hunting.

Source: Fratellowatches

4. Why Does The World Love Rolex (and Why Do They Cost So Much)?

Rolex History

As I mentioned earlier, Rolex is arguably the most famous watch brand in the world. But it hasn’t always been this way. If you trace back to the brand’s roots, Rolex was actually founded in England and for most of the early parts of its history, was considered an outsider amongst other Swiss brands, even after it moved its operations to Switzerland. Its earliest watches were also tool watches, built as equipment for professional use rather than as an adornment for wrists. So how did it become the symbol for luxury and prestige that it is today?

Source: Highsnobiety

5. Watches that levitate your soul! The RM 27-02 and the Rafael Nadal RM 27 series

Richard Mille RM27-02

Most watches weigh around 100g. Imagine, then, a watch with a complex tourbillon movement that weighs only a fifth of that. That’s right, the RM 27-02 from Richard Mille weighs just 21g. It’s not a small watch either, as it measures 48mm x 40mm. The reason this could be achieved is because of the extreme amount of research and engineering that went into the watch, and also Richard Mille’s willingness to try out new concepts and materials. Here’s a review of the new RM 27-02 and also a brief recap of the other two watches in the RM 27 series that preceded it.

Source: PuristSPro

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