The Top 50 Watch Brands?

Everyone who is interested in watches will have their own favourite brand. As such, it is very difficult to compile a definitive list of the top brands. Do you list them by popularity in terms of number of sales, revenue, popularity, or some other means? Whichever way you choose, there will always be conflicting opinions. That is the nature of the beast, I guess. If we all liked the same,…

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Review: Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti

Hublot have a habit of collaborations, such as Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Paris Saint-Germain Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Unico Ceramic Well, they have gone and done it again! They have teamed up with Berluti, the Italian company who are widely considered to be one of the world’s finest shoemakers. But, no the partnership is not going to be making shoes, so we don’t need to change the genre of…

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Tiffany – not just jewellery!

Tiffany & Co are, of course, well renowned for their prestigious high-end jewellery. But, that is not all they produce, oh no! Did you know that they have actually been manufacturing watches for over 150 years. Famously, they gave President Franklin D. Roosevelt a watch as a birthday gift in 1945. Swatch or Patek – hmm, let me think! More recently, Tiffany have attempted to collborate with more well-known watch manufacturers…

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Celebrity Watch Watch: What does Iron Man wear?!

Welcome to another instalment of our celebrity watch watch feature, where we look at watches worn by the rich and famous! This time, we are focusing on Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. In this video, the lucky chap talks about his collection of watches, where they came from, or what they mean to him. Watch this on The Scene. The watches featured in the video are: Breitling ‘Pathfinder’ Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon…

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Designer Luxury – contradiction in terms?!

Thinking about purchasing a new watch? Thinking about purchasing a designer watch? Thinking about purchasing a luxury watch? What is the difference and are the two terms mutually exclusive? Luxury Watch – status symbol Luxury watch is a term used to describe timepieces at the top end of the market. We’re talking Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Rolex, Omega, Breitling, etc., you get the picture! Finely crafted, Swiss-movement, costing more than…

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Targeted Marketing? Surely not!

It appears that luxury watch manufacturers are now taking advantage of SEO techniques to target the affluent! Shock, horror, I hear you say! Well, it is about time. Historically, and that seems a strange phrase to use in terms of the internet, these manufacturers have relied heavily on organic traffic and brand reputation and have been somewhat invisible in search results. Business intelligence Company L2 have released a report indicating…

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Celebrity watch watch – Sir Richard Branson

This is the first post in a new series, looking at the watches worn by celebrities. If you are in the market for a new watch, you may want to consider looking at what your favourite celebrity is wearing. If it’s good enough for them, right? Right? Now, normally, I am not impressed by celebrities flaunting their wealth and their material gains. But, when it comes to watches, many of…

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Review: Breitling Superocean Heritage Chrono 46

The Brand Founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Breitling are one of the last independent, family-run Swiss watchmakers. With a tradition of fine-precision chronometers designed with the aviation industry in mind, Breitling have long been considered at the forefront of quality watchmaking. How does it look and feel? The first time you put this watch on your wrist, you can feel the quality just oozing out of it! The steel mesh bracelet looks…

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Brand Focus: Bell and Ross

Bell & Ross are luxury French watch manufacturers founded in 1992 by the Swiss watch designer Bruno Belamich and his business associate Carlos A. Rosillo. In the early days, their watches were made by a German manufacturer called Sinn. Early models carried the logo of both Sinn and Bell & Ross. In 2002, Bell & Ross took the decision to break free from this relationship and began manufaturing their watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds,…

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Waterproof watch? I don’t think so!!

Some time ago, I found out, to my peril, that a waterproof watch does not do what it says on the tin! Splash-proof, maybe, but waterproof – oh no!! So what exactly is the difference between waterproof, water resistant, splash-proof, or any other term the watch manufacturers care to throw at us? This guide will help you and, hopefully, prevent your beloved timepiece from actually disintegrating at the merest sniff…

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