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Connoisseur of watches

Adventures in aventurine

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Written By Yannick Nardin
5 min read

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IWC Mark XV
Connoisseur of watches
The IWC Mark series, the ultimate everyday watch (II)

The whole idea of finding an excellent, ordinary watch, a "beater" to wear on a daily basis, may seem quite daunting. There are, after all, so many parameters to take into consideration. Very few models encompass however all criteria in equal measure. Among those that do are the watches in the Mark series by IWC.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
5 min read
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IWC Mark XV
Connoisseur of watches
The IWC Mark series, the ultimate everyday watch (I)

The whole idea of finding an excellent, ordinary watch, a "beater" to wear on a daily basis, may seem quite daunting. There are, after all, so many parameters to take into consideration. Very few models encompass however all criteria in equal measure. Among those that do are the watches in the Mark series by IWC.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
4 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The Oyster Myth (II)

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Oyster, a development that for ever changed the face of our beloved mechanical wristwatches. But was Rolex the sole creator of the waterproof wristwatch, or was it simply in the right place at the right time?

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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Rolex Oyster
Connoisseur of watches
The Rolex Oyster Myth (I)

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Oyster, a development that for ever changed the face of our beloved mechanical wristwatches. But was Rolex the sole creator of the waterproof wristwatch, or was it simply in the right place at the right time?

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
5 min read
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Chopard L.U.C Full Strike
Connoisseur of watches
Chopard strikes gold

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn't come to Dubai Watch Week empty-handed. Chopard's Co-President wore the newly unveiled L.U.C Full Strike and even brought along the Aiguille d’Or, the highest accolade awarded at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer.

Monday, 05 December 2016
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Dubai Mall Fountain
Connoisseur of watches
Are retailers ready to take the plunge?

What challenges do retailers face? The Hour Glass group in Singapore and Emirian family-owned firm Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, both leading names, took stock of a profession in the throes of change, at Dubai Watch Week.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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Chopard Esprit de Fleurier Peony L.U.C XP 35mm
Connoisseur of watches
Ladies’ watches with substance

Diamonds and flowers are a girl’s best friend in watchmaking. The trouble is, they are so prevalent, it’s getting harder to apply diamonds and floral motifs in a way that is creative and unique. But two new models from Chopard and Patek Philippe reinvent these essential tropes of ladies’ watchmaking.

Friday, 04 November 2016
7 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The Magic of Watches

Buying a watch, taking care of it, understanding what goes on beneath the dial... Louis Nardin is your guide in his handy primer, The Magic of Watches.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
3 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The chronograph – when watchmakers go for gold!

Whether worn by Formula 1 champions or used to time major sporting events, the chronograph remains a highly prized complication in sporting circles. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are a perfectly timed opportunity to look back over its history.

Monday, 12 September 2016
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