Rado Watches

Founded in 1917 in Lengnau, Switzerland, the Swiss Luxury watchmaking company, Rado is known around the globe for innovative design and the use of revolutionary materials.  The brand was Schlup & Co. in the beginning and started with brothers, Fritz, Ernst and Werner. The modest brand became one of the largest producers of watch movements …

Damiani Jewelry

Family Tradition Founded in 1924 in Valenza, Italy by Enrico Grassi, Damiani is a leading company of luxury watches and jewelry. The brand is highly regarded in Italian and International markets, and a leader in style around the globe. The family brand was built on creativity, design and entrepreneurial spirit. Over a century the passion …

Rado Captain Cook Bronze Patina-Inspired Dial 37mm Watch

A New Beginning Taking a page from the archives, Rado has re-introduced the Captain Cook limited-edition Bronze Patina-Inspired Dial 37mm Watch. While not quite as obvious as other details, the timepiece features the red anchor that has been used to designate the automatic watch for the brand but now done with an actual Ruby background. …

Montegrappa “Icons” Pele Heritage Rollerball Men’s Pen

Montegrappa’s Icons pens were designed to celebrate notable figures in the fields of entertainment, sports and culture. Through the years the brand has crafted masterpiece pens to honor legends Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, and Bruce Lee. In 2014 with the FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil, the brand announced a new Icons Pele Heritage …

No Longer Made: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Watch Hands-On

In 2011 Audemars Piguet, a renowned Swiss watch maker, released a limited-edition timepiece to honor celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor was an avid watch collector. The Audemars Piquet Oak Offshore The Legacy is a limited edition, 1500 pieces, and designed to fit large wrists. The watch was also engraved on the backside with ‘The Legacy’. …

Discovering 100 Years of Rolex Chronometers and Rolex Oyster Watches

Over a century ago, in 1914, Rolex became the first timepiece to receive a ‘Class A’ chronometer certification.  This certificate had only been bestowed upon large marine chronometers up to that time, and because it attests to the highest chronometric precision there was not a timepiece that could meet the standard until this brand stood …

Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Watch

Aesthetics play an important part in timepieces and certainly one factor that all brands focus on when creating designs.  The regulator dial is one of those unique styles that is not new, but Chronoswiss, a boutique brand that was founded by German watchmaker Gerd-Rudiger Lang, and now owned by Oliver and Eva Ebstein, Swiss entrepreneurs …

How Snoopy Ended Up On An Omega Speedmaster Dial

Omega has produced a number of limited editions through the years based on the original Speedmaster Professional.  It is wise to start with perfection and see how you can create collector timepieces that commemorate something amazing.  One of these timepieces is the Omega Speedmaster Professional “Snoopy Award”.  While many folks might not appreciate this timepiece …