1. What if we told you smartwatches are actually getting good
Regardless of what you may think of electric-powered watches, smartwatches are actually one of the most interesting fields of development in the watch industry. Mechanical watch lovers may look upon them with disdain, but the fact is that smartwatches have made some significant improvements in terms of design and functionality in the past two or so years. And with Apple releasing its new Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatches, all eyes are on smartwatches again.
2. Rolex GMT-Master 1675 – An Icon
In the world of vintage Rolex watches, the Daytona and Submariner are the undisputed kings, with fine examples of each easily capable of ringing up tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Rolex GMT-Master, however, is slowly but surely gaining attention and appreciating in price. Here, we take a look at the Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675, which is the second Rolex GMT-Master and was introduced in 1959 to replace the revered reference 6542. Learn more about this amazing vintage Rolex reference here.
3. A yet unknown vintage Panerai 3646
Vintage watches can appear in the most unlikely of places. In the case of this vintage Panerai reference 3646, it was found sitting in a drawer by an elderly lady during a house furniture valuation. Can you believe that? It goes without saying that vintage Panerai watches are extremely rare and desirable, with many of them having seen actual military action. And every new find is exciting because it also reveals more to Panerai scholars about the nature of vintage Panerai watches. And in case you were wondering, the watch was eventually auctioned off for £54,560.
4. Pocket Guide: Column & cam-wheel chronographs
Ever wondered why it was only in 1969 that the first automatic chronograph was invented? Don’t be fooled by their popularity, the chronograph complication is actually one of the most difficult and complex to execute. Now, there’s two main types of chronograph movements – column-wheel and cam-actuated. But have you wondered how they actually work? And why column-wheel chronograph movements are favored over their cam-actuated counterparts? Hit the link the below and wonder no more.