Momentum Dubai’s 2017 Annual Review

Momentum Dubai’s 2017 Annual Review

February 01, 2018

The year is winding up to its inevitable conclusion. As is the custom, it’s time to reflect on the highlights of the past year, and shift our eyes to the year ahead. It has been an exciting year for us,...

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Back in Time - Historic F1 and Classic Racing Watches

Back in Time - Historic F1 and Classic Racing Watches

December 11, 2017

Enthusiasts of vintage motor racing, and the legendary watches that go along with the sport, are in for a unique treat this December in Abu Dhabi. Historic F1 is coming to town.

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#SpeedyTuesday – Omega’s Tribute to Online Fans

#SpeedyTuesday – Omega’s Tribute to Online Fans

March 22, 2017

The Omega Speedmaster is a watch best known for its history with the NASA space missions – and now it‘s making history in a different kind of space altogether – cyberspace. Omega released a special edition of the Speedmaster as...

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Predictions for the World’s Premier Luxury Watch Fair in 2017

Predictions for the World’s Premier Luxury Watch Fair in 2017

March 20, 2017

Basel, the little Swiss haven is the heart of the Swiss watch industry is the home of Baselworld, the most important annual event in the world of luxury watches since the first SchweizerMustermesse Basel in 1917. The event is always...

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The Omega Speedmaster Celebrates its 60th Year in Style

The Omega Speedmaster Celebrates its 60th Year in Style

March 06, 2017

A 60th Birthday is a big milestone in the average person’s life. Depending on where in the world you live, it probably marks the age where you can qualify for a pension, or start thinking of retirement. In some parts...

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Four Classic Watches for the Festive Season

Four Classic Watches for the Festive Season

December 08, 2016

This is always the time of year to celebrate the best things in life – looking back over the past year, looking forward to the new one, and cherishing the family and friends that make it all worthwhile. More so...

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Why Steel Watches Break World Records at Auctions

Why Steel Watches Break World Records at Auctions

November 28, 2016

  With the prices for gold per ounce sitting at over $1,100, and the comparative price of stainless steel at under $100 – it’s only logical to wonder why a luxury watch manufactured from stainless steel would command a higher...

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Cloisonné Watch Dials as Fine Art

Cloisonné Watch Dials as Fine Art

November 03, 2016

Can something as functional and decorative as a watch dial truly be called a work of art? Perhaps the real question here is: What is art? If you’ve taken an art class at university, you might well say that art...

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When Women Wear Men’s Watches

When Women Wear Men’s Watches

October 24, 2016

Traditionally, fine mechanical watches were mostly made with men in mind. After all, men tend to appreciate function over form, and watches are supposed to be functional, first and foremost.  It’s all about what the watch can do. Men want...

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The Thriving Watch Community in Dubai

The Thriving Watch Community in Dubai

October 18, 2016

The life of a Dubai watch collector used to be a lonely one, especially if you weren’t lucky enough to have links to the inner circles of the watch world in Geneva, New York or London. Back in the day,...

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Luxury Watches and F1: Fierce Competition On and Off the Circuit

Luxury Watches and F1: Fierce Competition On and Off the Circuit

September 29, 2016

With more than 500 million viewers across five continents every weekend, Formula One racing has become an international spectacle, and also the ultimate stage for luxury watches. High-speed thrills, drama, courage and technological excellence combine in a unique show as...

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The Perfect Timepiece for a Black Tie

The Perfect Timepiece for a Black Tie

September 22, 2016

When the invitation includes the words black tie, the choice is obvious: The tuxedo or the dinner jacket – nothing else will do. The bow tie and the peak lapel – of course. Black socks, preferably, and cuff-links are optional–...

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How Instagram Changed the Way We Look at Luxury Watches

How Instagram Changed the Way We Look at Luxury Watches

September 16, 2016

A picture is worth a thousand words – and the right picture in the right place is worth a lot more. With over 500 million users, Instagram knows all about the value of pictures. It’s more than just a social...

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When “Old” is a Good Thing: Patina on Vintage Dials

When “Old” is a Good Thing: Patina on Vintage Dials

September 01, 2016

Our culture is a little obsessed with new things. Whether it’s a car, a movie or the latest gadget – if it’s new, people are fascinated by it. Then there are those who, like me, prefer something a little faded...

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The Men Who Guide the Destinies of the World (Still) Wear Rolex

The Men Who Guide the Destinies of the World (Still) Wear Rolex

August 30, 2016

In last month’s issue, I discussed what makes the Rolex ‘President’s Watch’ such a potent symbol of power, and on this issue, I want to probe a little deeper into the same theme. The story of how this iconic brand...

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Seiko is Now Making Big Waves And Tourbillons

Seiko is Now Making Big Waves And Tourbillons

August 17, 2016

When it comes to high end watches, Seiko isn’t the name that comes to my mind first. While they are probably better known to the general public for their well-made affordable watches lower on the market band, they certainly have...

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Interesting Times for Quality Vintage Watch Buyers

Interesting Times for Quality Vintage Watch Buyers

August 16, 2016

The vintage watch market has always been a fascinating place, and recently it has begun to surprise even the most seasoned experts. There are so many factors to consider with each individual timepiece that’s for sale, and there are so...

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What Makes the Rolex ‘President’s Watch’ a Symbol of Power?

What Makes the Rolex ‘President’s Watch’ a Symbol of Power?

August 14, 2016

  There are few timepieces that exude the glow of status and power quite like the Rolex Day Date – known as the President’s Watch. Since its inauguration in 1956 it is a watch that has been on the wrists...

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How Important is Your Watch Dealer?

How Important is Your Watch Dealer?

August 08, 2016

The online marketplace has made it easier than ever to buy a luxury vintage watch. As a buyer you’re basically spoiled for choice. Even so, if you’re looking for an exceptional piece, and you’re looking for an investment, and value...

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Why Great Stories Make Luxury Watches Irresistible

Why Great Stories Make Luxury Watches Irresistible

July 22, 2016

It’s an interesting psychological question: Why exactly do people buy luxury items like high-end mechanical wristwatches? We don’t really need them, especially in this decade when our smart devices automatically sync the time to the web. There’s no need to...

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Introducing Omega’s Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer Chronograph

Introducing Omega’s Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer Chronograph

July 04, 2016

  In 1957 Omega debuted the Speedmaster as a sports and racing watch. It very soon became a classic. The broad arrow hands, thick lugs and domed Plexiglas crystal complimented the charismatic tachymeter bezel to create a classy, yet sporty...

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NATO Straps: The Perfect New Look for Your Favorite Watch?

NATO Straps: The Perfect New Look for Your Favorite Watch?

July 03, 2016

 1http://www.chronollection.com/nato-best-watch-strap-n248299.htm Love them or hate them, NATO straps are a trend right now. You might see one attached to a cheap Timex, or you might just as easily find one in the box containing your new Omega Speedmaster Anniversary...

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What Can Your Choice of Timepiece Reveal About You?

What Can Your Choice of Timepiece Reveal About You?

July 03, 2016 1 Comment

http://timeandtidewatches.com/in-depth-the-rolex-oyster-perpetual-day-date-40-ref-228235-with-calibre-3255-movement/ “A watch is the only jewelry a man should wear.” – Ever hear someone say that? I’m not sure where that leaves the wedding ring, or even a stylish set of cuff-links or a tie-pin, but let’s put those...

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Dashing Heroes of the Skies and Wearing the Story on Your Wrist

Dashing Heroes of the Skies and Wearing the Story on Your Wrist

July 03, 2016

http://www.aresgames.eu/4166 In my line of work I’m forever looking at watches and discovering their stories. Just recently I was browsing online when I noticed a vintage A. Lange & Soehne pilot’s watch for sale on an online auction. Then I...

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