1. In Conversation: Vincent Perriard and Dominique Renaud of HYT
HYT is, for me, one of the most interesting and innovative brands. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are the guys behind the HYT H1 and H2 “hydromechanical” watches. Why hydromechanical? Because these watches use liquid to tell the time. Recently, the company announced that renowned watchmaker Dominique Renaud – the “R” in APR&P – has joined the company. Join us, then, as we find out more from Mr. Renaud himself, as well as the CEO of HYT, Vincent Perriard, about this union and their plans for HYT in the future.
2. Rare Vintage Rolex Collection in Florence – Hands On With Some of The Most Iconic Rolexes From Watches In Rome
Italy is said to be a heaven for vintage watch lovers and is home to some of the finest vintage watch dealers in the world. Interestingly, some of the most famous vintage watch collectors in the world are also Italian – John Goldberger and Alfredo Paramico are two fine examples. And amongst vintage watches, Rolex, along with Patek Philippe, is arguably the most collectible. If you love vintage Rolex watches, here is a look at the collection of one of the top vintage watch dealers in Italy. Some stand-out pieces include the ref. 6239 Daytona with a Tiffany and Co. dial, the ref. 6200 “Big Crown” Explorer, and a special ref. 3646 Panerai that was made specially by Rolex.
Source: Watch Anish
3. A Grand Series of Seiko Reports
I personally feel that Seiko is a very much underrated and overlooked brand. As far as true manufactures go, few can match Seiko’s manufacturing capabilities, both when it comes to quality of execution or vertical integration. It is one of the few brands that has the ability to build every component on its own, and that includes even the quartz crystals used in their quartz watches. Here is a series of posts that is intended to enlighten readers about Seiko’s businesses, capabilities, and their watches. Hopefully, after reading this, you will gain a deeper appreciation of Seiko, what they do, and the watches that they make.
4. It’s Complicated: Marcus’ Vintage Audemars Piguet Chronograph Collection
According to Audemars Piguet, the company made only a scant 286 chronograph timepieces from 1930 to 1950. As you can see, vintage chronograph watches from Audemars Piguet are indeed pretty rare. However, despite being widely acknowledged as one of the Holy Trinity of Swiss horology, vintage chronographs from Audemars Piguet have not garnered the same level of interest as, say, Patek Philippe – which is a real pity. Anyhow, here is the look at a collection of vintage Audemars Piguet chronographs from Marcus Margulies of Marcus Watches of London. Like many others, Marcus’ collection has an interesting story, and the Margulies family actually has a long working relationship with Audemars Piguet that stretches back decades.
5. Hublot: A Case Study
Some watches are defined by their dial, and some others by their case. Hublot’s Big Bang watches are a fine example of the latter. While the Big Bang has often been criticized to be too similar to the Royal Oak Offshore from rivals Audemars Piguet, the fact is that a great amount of work has gone into planning, designing, and manufacturing the Hublot Big Bang case. In fact, the Hublot Big Bang case alone consists of around 70 plus components, held together by over 30 screws. What’s also impressive is the amount of work that is done in-house by Hublot themselves. We recommend this article for anyone to read who had been intrigued by the interesting design and construction of Hublot.