1. Forced Patina on Bronze Watches: A How To
Watches with bronze cases are extremely popular right now, and one reason why is because they develop a patina over time. This occurs naturally as you wear the watch and expose it to the elements. However, it can take a while for the patina to form. If you are the impatient kind, read this to find out how you can speed up the process.
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2. One Million Dollars (plus a lil’ bit more) For A Steel Chronograph Sports Watch
It’s no secret that vintage Rolex watches tend to do well in auctions, but the results from a recent Christies auction, featuring 50 Daytonas were simply jaw-dropping. That night, a “RCO” Daytona sold for over a million dollars, making it the most expensive Daytona ever. More impressively, the average sale price for all 50 Daytonas was a whopping $264,963.
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3. Studio7h38, a Watchmaking Design and R&D Shop
It may surprise some of you to learn that some brands actually outsource their design and R&D work. Studio7h38 is one such place that brands turn to for their design and R&D needs. In fact, the Studio7h38 was behind recent works such as Jacob & Co’s Time Traveler and Vianney Halter’s captivating Deep Space Tourbillon.
4. Hands-on with the Cartier Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal
Under the leadership of Carole Forestier-Kasapi, Cartier is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of high horology. The Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal is one such watch that cements Cartier’s position as a leader in horological breakthroughs for it uses carbon crystal components to enable a lubricant-free escapement. Find out more about this watch and its other innovations in this hands-on article.
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5. Strap Making by Jason of JnS
No off the shelf suit can fit as well as one that is specifically tailored for you. The same goes for the strap. When watch lovers in Singapore need a precisely made strap, many flock to Jason of JnS. Jason has been making straps since 2007 and comes highly recommended amongst enthusiasts in Singapore. In this article, you can find out exactly what goes behind making every strap.
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