March 14, 2014
by Kenny Yeo
1. Top Six: SIHH Men’s Watches
These are exciting times for the watch lover and collector since Baselworld 2014 is less than two weeks away. But before that, let us look back at SIHH 2014 and see what are some of the top men’s watches that were announced at the show. My personal favorite from this list is Van Cleef & Arpel’s wonderfully poetic Complication Poetique Midnight Planetarium.
2. Where Time Comes From
Have you tried explaining or thought about what time really is without using the words seconds, minutes or hour? This short video shows what goes on behind the scenes at the U.S. Naval Observatory, which houses some of the most accurate timekeeping machines in the world that provides the world with the “time”.
Source: The Atlantic
3. The Ratners Repairman Who Makes The World’s Most Exclusive Watches
If the title makes no sense to you, we are talking about Roger W. Smith. Yes, the only man who was apprentice to the late great George Daniels. Find out more about how he became one of the few watchmakers in the world who could make an entire watch by hand, and what goes on behind the scenes at his humble workshop on the Isle of Man.
Source: Mail Online
4. In Pursuit Of The Holy Grail Watch: Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 5402 A Series Yellow Gold
For some, collecting watches, especially highly sought after vintage ones, is all about the chase. This story then is about how the author came to desire a Reference 5402 A Series Audemars Piguet Royal in Yellow Oak; his inevitable and subsequent chase; and how he finally managed to get hold of one.
Source: Revolution Online
5. Inside Rolex: Exploring the Wonderful World of Rolex in Switzerland
Rolex is the world’s largest independent watch brand and also one of the most powerful and recognizable brand names anywhere in the world. They are also very secretive about their operations and it is not everyday that the media gets invited to tour their workshops. This article gives a very comprehensive look into what makes Rolex tick, why Rolex watches are so great and how Rolex makes their watches.
Source: Jake’s Rolex World