Rent a watch?

March 28, 2019

Watch rental is a new concept currently being operated by a Company called Eleven James in the United States. It is a membership club and they rent luxury watches to their customers. For a fee of $149 per month, they receive a new timepiece every quarter. Sounds like a good idea, but will this catch on in the UK? Take a look at the video, in which the CEO of Eleven James,…

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

March 25, 2019

…sounds better than ‘shiny sparkly crystals that look like diamonds but actually are not are a girl’s best friend’! Yes, we are talking crystals, but not any old crystal. Swarovski crystal no less! If the woman in your life is like my wife, she cannot pass the Swarovski store without at least stopping to look in the window. Seriously, it’s like watching a magpie. Her eyes literally light up! Having…

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Classy watches you can afford!

February 3, 2019

Luxury and style doesn’t need to cost a fortune. When it comes to watches, we have sought out a few classy watches you can afford even if you aren’t a millionaire (yet)! Daniel Wellington Oxford This is a thin, classic and stylish watch. Keeping with the Company heritage, it combines traditional British Navy colours of blue and red on the interchangeable fabric strap along with a Scandinavian minimalist design. It features a…

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When is a Breitling not a Brightling!?

January 25, 2019

No, it’s not a joke, so don’t wait for the punchline! This post is about how to identify a fake watch from a genuine watch. As with many high-value items, there will always be unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of others by passing off inferior and, often, useless replicas as the real deal. It is easy to spot a cardboard box being passed off as a detached luxury house…

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…and the winner is…

November 12, 2018

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, a.k.a. GPHG. a.k.a. the watch ‘Oscars’ took place in Geneva last week and the winner of the coveted grand prize (Aiguille d’Or) was the Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon from Bovet. This amazing watch celebrates the three heavenly bodies: The Sun – represented by the flying tourbillon The Earth – rotating on its own axis and showing the hours on a 24-hour cycle The Moon – a…

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