Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home. You can find her at celine-simon.com.
In Chinese culture, eight is considered the luckiest number because when you say it in Chinese, it sounds similar to the word for wealth or fortune. In the luxury watch world, eight could be considered a lucky number too given how many iconic timepieces there are with eight-sided bezels! Let’s have a look at three top-tier timepieces that sport octagonal bezels–who knows, wearing them may just bring you some good fortune. READ MORE
Once upon a time, tool watches relied on a specific design language for practical purposes. Take the pilot watch for example—their large legible numerals (for easy reading), oversized crowns (for handling with gloves), and extra long straps (to wear over thick leather jackets) were all explicitly chosen to serve the airmen that wore them. READ MORE
It is hard to believe that the Lange 1 watch is a mere 25 years old. It was in 1994, that Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein unveiled the first four wristwatches (including the Lange 1) to usher in A. Lange & Söhne’s revival after the fall of the Berlin wall. READ MORE
It’s been a little over a month since SIHH 2019 wrapped up. Now that the dust has settled, we can look back at the event’s novelties at a less frantic pace and highlight some of the watches that were overshadowed by the bigger releases. Case in point is the pair of new Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix watches in a fresh blue colorway. READ MORE
By and large, Rolex watches have established themselves as icons in the fine timepiece space by sticking to signature design hallmarks while continuously improving. The improvements have occurred gradually over the years and the brand’s evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach has certainly paid off. This method probably explains why when a Rolex oddball shows up on the auction block, it will likely turn heads and open wallets READ MORE
It’s one thing to say you make robust watches; it’s quite another to challenge your clients to put them to the test. Panerai essentially put their money where their mouth is at SIHH this year by offering unique adventures as a perk to buying three of their new limited-edition Submersible models. READ MORE