February 28, 2014
by Kenny Yeo
This time round we are checking out some of the rarest and most expensive watches from Patek Philippe and also paying a visit to Anonimo Watches in Florence, Italy. Next, we check out some new watches in the form of Antoine Martin’s Slow Runner and Baume & Mercier’s Capeland Worldtimer. For those interested in American history, we also find out what watches American Presidents wore; and learn more about SIHH – its beginnings, the politics behind it and what it is actually like to be there.
1. What You Want To Know About Watch Luminant
Without Luminescent materials such as SuperLuminova and Lumbrite, we would still be holding our watches next to lamps to tell the time at night. But have you wondered how such materials were developed? Here’s an in-depth look at the history and evolution of luminescent watch materials.
2. The Rarest And Most Expensive Patek Philippe Watches
For some of us, much of our fascination with super high-end timepieces comes from the ludicrous amount of money that they command. Whether the price is justifiable or not is an altogether different topic that has been well discussed and debated, but there can be no denying that Patek Philippe watches are amongst the most expensive. Here is a list of 17 of the most expensive and rare watches from Patek Philippe.
3. Antoine Martin Slow Runner 1 Hertz Watch Hands-On
Higher beat rates are more desirable in watches because they are often mean more accurate movements. However, the Antoine Martin Slow Runner takes a different approach and instead has a movement that beats at just 1 Hz. The reasons of doing so are purely aesthetic: the tick-tock motion of the seconds hand coupled with the large oscillating balance wheel just looks very different and that’s cool.
4. Baume & Mercier Capeland Worldtimer Watch Review
Baume & Mercier has been releasing many interesting watches of late and their Capeland collection deserves a close look for anyone looking for something good-looking, dressy and relatively affordable. If you are a frequent traveler or find yourself having to monitor multiple timezones on a daily basis, the Capeland Worldtimer is a watch that you might want to consider.
5. Anonimo Watches: A Rebirth In Florence, Italy
Anonimo Watches was founded by Federico Massacesi the same year Panerai relocated from Florence to Neuchatel. Panerai’s relocation left behind many watchmakers and this helped kickstart Anonimo. The brand soon developed a cult following, but it was then sold off in 2011. Since then, little was heard of the brand, but last year we were invited to visit their workshop here is what we saw.
6. What Is SIHH? A Major Watch Industry Show & What It Means
To some of you, SIHH is notable because it is the first major watch event of the calendar year. To others, you might know SIHH as the event where the entire Richemont group come together to show off their new watches for the year. But there is more to that, as our Contributing Editor James Lamdin will now share with you.
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