1. Shut Up & Read The Truth About Cartier Watches

Cartier Santos

Cartier is probably more well known for its jewelry than its watches, but the brand has actually been one of the biggest and most important players in watch industry since the turn of the century. In fact, Cartier has been widely attributed as the brand responsible for popularizing wrist watches for men. In 1904, Cartier created the Santos – one of the earliest men’s wrist watches – for Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aviator. Here is a quick summary of Cartier’s contribution to horology as well as a recap of some of the exciting watches that they have been working on or have released in the past few years.

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2. Paul Newman Rolex Daytona 6239: Five years with the Special One

Rolex Paul Newman Daytona

For many vintage Rolex lovers, the Paul Newman Daytona is often considered a grail. And this was certainly the case for “DrStrong,” who acquired a Reference 6239 Paul Newman Rolex Daytona five years ago when he turned 40. Five years later, he looks back on his watch and recalls how he fell in love with it, how he eventually acquired it and his experience with it. Stories like this are why I find watch collecting so interesting, meaningful and romantic, and i hope you do too.

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3. Round Table: Reflections On Baselworld 2015

Baselworld 2015

Baselworld is the largest watch industry show in the calendar year, where countless brands come together to showcase their new watches for the year. A trip through the halls and talking to the various executives at the show can give a fairly good indication of market sentiments and what one can expect for the rest of the year. Here is a round table discussion featuring some of the most prominent watch journalists in the business about what they saw at this year’s Baselworld.

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4. Team Watch Anish Visits the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture

Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture

Founded in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the oldest and most respected brands in horology. To date, the company can count on a catalogue that is comprised of over a thousand calibers. Jaeger-LeCoultre also manufactures watches with various complications including tourbillons, minute repeaters, chronographs and more. In the late Sixties, it even supplied movements to Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. This photo essay gives us a sneak peek into what goes on in the hallowed workshops of this grand old dame of watchmaking.

Source: Watch Anish

5. John Mayer’s Wrist Is a Wonderland

John Mayer

Whether or not you fancy his music, John Mayer is one of the world’s most prominent watch collectors, with a collection valued in the tens of millions. Most recently, he made headlines for filing a lawsuit against a famous watch dealer who allegedly sold him watches with non-authentic parts. It left him red-faced, but he takes it in his stride and in this interview explained that the only way to learn to box is to get hit in the face. It’s a pragmatic and wonderful way of looking at this hobby of watch collecting that we love so much.

Source: The New York Times

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