Dec 13, 2013
Singaporean based photographer Dominic Khoo started a world first investment-structure. After a decade of collecting and studying watches, the enthusiast decided that “It's About Time” to launch The Watch Fund.
What is new about the idea? Investors can actually wear top-level watches and sell them later for a profit, gaining access to extreme limited editions and enjoying high price advantages. Khoo's fund even offers provenance pieces, worn by royalty and historical figures.
Since its foundation in February 2013, The Watch Fund has become a serious player in the international investment scene. According to the fund's website, the total AUM currently stands at USD\$16,000,000.
Investors can expect a minimum return of 20% at the end of three years daily wear: “With the price of skilled labour only going to go up in the watch industry – top-level watches will become rarer and more expensive”, says certified watch expert Khoo.
Dominic Khoo is a veteran in the watch industry, having trained with the world's biggest watch auction house Antiquorum and worked in brand management for Girard-Perregaux. Additionally, he recently started up the watch auction arm for Spink (previously owned by Christie's), the world's oldest auction house.
More information on www.thewatchfund.com
Nov 18, 2013
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Nov 13, 2013
THE TIME HAS COME…
NICK VON K UNVEILS FIRST EVER COLLECTION OF WATCHES on KICKSTARTER
For immediate release, Wednesday 13th November.
At exactly 11pm on Saturday 9th November a flashmob started in 1885 Britomart, where New Zealand jewellery brand Nick Von K was hosting media as part of The Black Club. When the lights went up and the music went down, designer Nick Von Klarwill had one thing to say…
“I’ve made a watch!”
Nick Von K’s watch collection is the first ever from the Auckland-based jewellery designer, who has gone from strength to strength since his 2010 inception. Nick Von K has just returned from New York, where his most recent jewellery collection Midnight Carnival was launched to critical acclaim. The collection of watches is another notch in his increasingly eclectic belt.
“I wanted to bring back the watch! People don’t wear watches as much anymore, they check the time on their cellphones. So I wanted to create a watch collection cool enough that people would want to wear a watch on their wrist again,” says Nick Von Klarwill.
Watch the Nick Von K watch official promo video here:
The idea was born earlier this year when Nick’s cousin Richard Boers approached him about making a watch line together. Keeping the rock n’ roll aesthetic core to Nick Von K, the boys came up with four unique designs – a skull, a snake, a lion and wings – with engraved quotes that play on the notion of time.
Sep 25, 2013
The first series of limited edition timepieces by W. T. Author.
Every part has been designed and hand-finished by W. T. Author in Britain. The watches are equipped with Swiss-made movements.
The 'No. 1905' first edition watch has been inspired by the turn of the 20th Century: a period of time when the first wristwatches for men were introduced by Louis Cartier and Edmond Jaegar. Taking inspiration from traditional aesthetics of the pocket watch, it reflects pioneering achievements of the era with signature shoulders brazed directly into the bespoke case allowing a hand-finished leather strap to be fitted. The case measures 46 mm across and 52 mm high including the shoulders. The case depth is 11 mm The dial utilises numbers taken directly from 1900's pocket watches and is enhanced with Author's unique hour markers. Traditionally formed custom-made hands complete the dial.
The watch has been modernised with a beautiful enamel screw down case back, the signature red aluminium crown embossed with the Author trademark and a Swiss made 513S calibre movement.
Every watch comes with an A5 book detailing the story of master watchmaker W. T. Author individually signed by the team and a limited editon A5 silk screen print available in 5 colours, again individually numbered and signed.
There are limited early rewards priced at Ł300 available exclusively for Indiegogo backers for a limited time while stock lasts at http://igg.me/at/wtauthor.
Sep 04, 2013
Watchfinder releases video of Rolex strip down piece-by-piece
Constantly exploring new media to present watchmaking to their audience, Watchfinder has begun to film what will become a video library of horology. Crisp, informative and beautifully shot, these videos aim to capture the craftsmanship, expertise and fineness to watchmaking.
Looking 'under the bonnet’ of the great classics, Watchfinder kicks off with the Rolex calibre 3135. Head Watchmaker, Tony Williams, meticulously demonstrates how to take this movement apart and then reassembles it.
Since going live on YouTube last month, the video has received the plaudits of the discerning watch blogging community. 00/24 WatchWorld and Prodigal Guide editor, Tim Barber, summed it up in one word; 'beautiful'.
Sep 04, 2013
For Urwerk, a precision timepiece should have at its base a movement that is accurate, reliable and long lasting. Such a movement should meet specific criteria including accuracy in 5 positions between -4 seconds and +6 seconds over 24 hours. However, while it is one thing to regulate an accurate watch in the controlled world of a workshop, performance in the sometimes-extreme real world, i.e. on the wrist, can be very different. Changes in position and temperature, and shocks, can all adversely affect isochronism (timing regularity) of a wristwatch. The challenge with EMC was in developing a mechanical watch that can be regulated by its owner to obtain the finest chronometric performance.
EMC is the first precision mechanical watch that enables timing to be both easily monitored and easily adjusted by its owner.
With EMC, not only can the wearer obtain the precise timing rate on demand, they can then use that information to accurately adjust the timing of their watch to suit their own personal rhythm. Electro Mechanical Control (EMC) is the world's first precision mechanical watch in which the timing can be monitored and adjusted by the user to suit their lifestyle EMC is fully interactive.
EMC marks the dawn of a new era, that of an interactive smart mechanical watch allowing the owner to gauge the precision of their timepiece's chronometric performance and fine-tune it to better suit their daily rhythm and pace of life.
Jul 25, 2013
Watch3 black is the latest version of the watch3 line that was launched four years ago.
The original idea of adding information, without adding clutter by printing the figures on the underside of the sapphire crystal, so the are only visible when the hour hand passes underneath, is still the same. But now with the dial and the case being in black, the design becomes bolder.
The design of the case is very clear and stark. As a counterpoint, the back of the watch is engraved in a playful way with the logo and an individual serial number.
All the materials used are of the highest quality: steel case with black PVD coating, sapphire crystal, ETA quartz movement, all Swiss Made and assembled by hand in the Swiss watch capitol Biel, by renowned watchmaking family Pierre Junod.
A limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces is planned.
This product can be purchased exclusively through my online shop on http://www.stevengoetz.com
diameter: 40 mm
thickness: 6.7 mm
weight: 44 g
ETA swiss quartz movement
316 L stainless steel case with black PVD coating
box calf leather strap
Jul 18, 2013
The Birmingham Assay Office is offering a number of short courses of interest to watch restorers and collectors.
Mar 26, 2013
The new Time Timer Watch PLUS is the ideal time management watch for anyone who struggles with time. In addition to its clock and alarm, the Watch PLUS features a "Time Timer mode" - a visual countdown showing how much time is left. This is revolutionary for visual learners and those who need to improve their productivity. As the visual countdown approaches 0, users learn to better gauge their time, improve their internal clocks and see time as a concrete idea vs. an abstract, ever-ticking stressor. The Watch PLUS also includes a "repeatable time segments" features, in which you can set the timer to repeat every X minutes. Athletes and Professional Organizers love this feature for its motivational value. Buy at timetimer.com
Mar 06, 2013
Are you looking to purchase a strong, colorful, bold looking and resistant luxury watch capable of withstanding the toughest conditions?
WRYST Timepieces creates Swiss Made luxury sports watches with distinctive and unprecedented style. Inspired by extreme & motor sports, the timekeepers have been designed to withstand the toughest conditions using groundbreaking new materials. Black ‘Diamond-Like Carbon’ case used in F1 race cars engines and ‘K1’ shatter-proof crystal stronger than sapphire. With three interchangeable straps offered in different colors (ie: for Airborne FW3 you have x1 green , x1 white & x1 black strap!) you are equipped for years to come. The new precise Swiss Made Ronda chronograph movement will provide accurate timing when you need it most. Wear it in confidence on your favorite water sports activities with 100 meters water resistance.
The limited Edition of 75 pieces for references Airborne FW3, FW4 & FW5 are retailing at \$750. The math is simple, be 1 of 100.000.000 people to wear these highly exclusive timekeepers.
If you prefer more casual color combinations, the Airborne FW6 with white dial and stainless steel case retails at \$650.
Oct 30, 2012
Make sure to read an in-depth interview with Peter Speake-Marin in Notes on the Road, a magazine devoted to interviews with creative professionals. It provides exciting photos, a fantastic retrospective of Speake-Marin timepieces and all fresh models, including Piccadilly HMS and Resilience.
Master watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin had perfected his skills in London and Le Locle before he founded his own luxury watch brand, Speake-Marin.
In 2006, the watchmaker joined his creative efforts with Harry Winston and the Excenter Tourbillon was born.
Oct 11, 2012
EDMOND WATCHES pursues the development of its collection by proposing a new metal bracelet. Its design is integrated perfectly into continuity with the case and underlines the genuine design of watches Edmond. So they offer with this alternative an indestructible sport and luxury bracelet. From now, the models Pure, Booster, Pole Guardian and Black Diamond are available with this new bracelet on sale on the brand's site: http://www.edmondwatches.com/
Jul 29, 2012
OFFSHORE Professional Field Engineer number 016 is heading to the North Pole this winter to test performance at minus 50 centigrade.
OFFSHORE Professional chronographs are waterproof. These watches are designed and engineered in the UK and hand-built in Switzerland. They are animated by custom-manufactured ETA 7750 triple complication Valjoux movements.
Jul 22, 2012
First watches partly made of concrete.
Paris based designer Dzmitry Samal created the exclusive collection of design-oriented watches "Megapolis inspired". They partly made of concrete by patented technology.
Every time piece realized by hand in Switzerland in limited edition of 100 and 150 pieces.
"Watchmaking, as I see is more than just a time measuring mechanism.
It is the main male jewellery and should reflect the personality and strenght of its owner.
I chose concrete, a noble, modern, honest and robust material, the stuff our megapolis are made of.
My watches tell the story of an alliance of French creativity and Swiss technical performance, innovating in a field that has never been explored in watchmaking before.
My designs are sophisticated in their simplicity and plainly contemporary..." Dzmitry Samal
Dec 13, 2011
The talented watches and men's accessories designer, Adrian Castro from Barcelona presents his new collection 2011 - 2012, created for the German company Feldo Luxury.
Made with the highest technology and quality materials used, stainless steel, leather and carbon fiber.
The Sportive Line watches are shock resistant and waterproof. All of these watches are categorized as mechanical watches driven by quartz movements and equipped with special patented time indication system. A modern and sportive design makes this product become a "hit". As a standard these watches come with a black wrist strap made of leather, but stainless steel straps in black or silver look are also available as an option.
The watches of the Sportive Line, especially the models W1, W2 and W3, give a special motorsports style to the wearing person. That`s why there is a relation between sportscars and sports watches (like Porsche cars). Stylish watches - stylish cars - stylish persons.
Dec 06, 2011
The first manifestation of the unique Halda concept is the Halda Space Discovery, a limited and numbered edition of 128 pieces.
The Halda Space Discovery consists of two interchangeable time modules that can be docked into a time platform at the owner's preference. Each module is developed for optimum performance in its respective environment; for the mechanical module this means on earth. For the Space Module it means in space.
The Halda concept has one uniting feature: enabling the watch to be transformed to suit all possible situations with the highest of demands. That is why it is based on functional superiority.
Nov 20, 2011
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Nov 06, 2011
Human Time Project is a for profit company with a great mission behind it. For every watch you buy another will be given to health care worker to help save lives.
Did you know that Thousands die a year due to the lack of a wristwatch? Health workers in third world countries many times don't have a working wristwatch - a vital tool in health care. We want to do something about it.