Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit De Fleurier Peony Watch Hands-On

The unrestrained use of floral motifs on ladies’ watches continues, and despite my objection to this feminine cliche, I acknowledge that it is really well-executed in some cases, resulting in watches that actually appear to be made for adult women. The best floral applications on timepieces are applied in either abstract or unexpected ways, and the Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony does both.

3 years ago

HANDS-ON: The smartly-designed, value-packed Tissot PRS 516 Automatic Small Second


One of the most surprising watches I’ve seen this year is the Tissot PRS 516 Triple Seconds. Tissot has taken their stalwart, sporty PRS and given it a smart makeover, and it does it at a very competitive price.

At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking that this watch is a chronograph, after all the PRS is a pretty sporty line.…

3 years ago

Vintage Watch Market Update Autumn 2016 – Stuck in the Desert

Autumn is here and that must mean it’s time for a Vintage Watch Market Update. In the time since I’ve started writing these, we’ve seen a lot of changes on the vintage scene. We’ve gone from highlighting opportunities on the market to discussing the craze that affects so many of us regarding collecting and how […]

3 years ago

EDITOR’S PICK: Win the sold out, bronze hotness that is the Oris Carl Brashear Divers Sixty-Five. Here’s why you want it…

Editor’s note: The Divers Sixty-Five has been a runaway hit for Oris. Now, in its second collection, it’s offered in two sizes, with an ever-increasing range of dial options (green being the latest). But the pride of place in this versatile and accessible collection goes to the bronze-cased Carl Brashear, a limited edition hit that’s completely sold out in Australia.…

3 years ago

Announcing Highlights From This Fall’s ‘Nautilus 40’ Thematic Sale From Christie’s

We were the first in the world to tell you about a Nautilus-only sale taking place this fall across four cities, and as we promised, we’re now back to tell you about the most interesting watches in that sale. To recap: there will be 40 watches in total – 10 in each city, offered at the tail end of each of four larger sales in Dubai, Hong Kong, Geneva, and New York. Let’s get into the highlights.

3 years ago

Patek Philippe Nautilus Versus Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Gérald Genta Designs You either like them or you don’t, Gérald Genta’s master pieces from the 1970s. Genta designed Omega watches for years (i.e. Constellation and Seamaster models) before he started his own company in 1969. Although designing watches was mostly a job that people did who were on the payroll of a watch manufacturer, […]

3 years ago

The HODINKEE iOS App Now Includes Messages Stickers For Watch Lovers

Even for those of us obsessed with tiny analog machines, our smartphones are unavoidable and ubiquitous. Whether you swap your watch every day or have a daily driver, there’s a good chance that the gadget you actually interact with most in your life is that little slab of glass that sits in your pocket and on your desk. So today we’ve got another awesome addition to our HODINKEE iOS app: stickers. Yes, stickers. Now you can tell your collector friends about your new watch with an animated siren, show your excitement with our cartoon moonphase man, or even virtually try on some of your favorite watches.

3 years ago

My Quest For My Ultimate Fountain Pen Part 2: The Italian Period

Italians have the gift of making even the most common object look great. They can even make a coffee grinder with enough sex appeal to make Tom Jones jealous! For a relatively small country, Italy still has quite a few fountain pen manufacturers. And I think that I have tried products from almost all of them!

3 years ago