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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

All Greubel Forsey watches benefit from hand-finishing, such as on this Hand Made.
Connoisseur of watches
“There are amazing opportunities for development at Greubel Forsey”

Antonio Calce is the new chief executive of Greubel Forsey, having helmed at Panerai, Corum and Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard). An industry veteran with close to 30 years’ experience, he has a mandate to review the brand’s entire strategy.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021
5 min read
The microfactory comprises technology blocks inside modular compartments.
Connoisseur of watches
A microfactory for a maxi revolution

MicroLean Lab, a public-private consortium that includes Richemont, is developing the microfactory of the future; a concept that has the potential to transform our economic and social organisation right down to how we consume. Welcome to the world of artisanal industry, where the customer truly is king.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
5 min read
Roland Schwertner © Nomos
Connoisseur of watches
Nomos, hip to be square

Simple, sober, rigorously precise and Bauhaus-inspired: what else but a Nomos watch. The German brand broke the mould at this year's Baselworld with a new reference whose in-house movement is contained in a square case. Glashütte clearly still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
5 min read
Carrera Heuer-02T tourbillon TAg Heuer
Connoisseur of watches
Is a $15,950 tourbillon watch a steal ?

"The New York Times" set out to understand how a watch that price can be considered a good deal, and why horological enthusiasts are willing to pay the equivalent of a year's rent to wear a piece of obsolete technology on their wrist.

Monday, 14 March 2016
3 min read
Rolex Submariner 1953
Connoisseur of watches
Vintage for Dummies (II)

Buying a vintage watch is a fascinating and fulfilling learning curve. In part two of this article, we look at the actual purchase, which requires a methodical approach. You've done your homework, now for some action!

Thursday, 25 February 2016
7 min read
Connoisseur of watches
Vintage for Dummies (I)

For anyone considering taking their first steps in the vintage watch jungle, this two-part article sets out the right reflexes and gives advice on how to avoid the many pitfalls of this tempting yet very particular world.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
4 min read
Connoisseur of watches
The newcomer's guide to buying a second-hand watch online

Ten years ago, anyone caught selling a second-hand watch was rumoured to be one step away from bankruptcy, and whoever bought it clearly didn't have the means to match their ambitions. In 2015, wearing a vintage watch is all the rage and buying it online a mere formality. We look at some of the specialist websites.

Friday, 06 November 2015
6 min read
Connoisseur of watches
The story of the Rolex Daytona

A look at how this iconic watch, the epitome of the Rolex brand, has evolved over its fifty-year existence.

Friday, 21 June 2013
Quentin Simonet
5 min read

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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