Reference Points: The Heuer Carrera
Sixty years after its introduction, we give you everything you need to know about the Carrera – and lots you don't.
Originally published by Ben Clymer on Hodinkee, February 24th 2023
Here's a fact that might surprise you (hell, it surprised me) –
What’s The Deal With ‘Albino’ Rolex Dials?
A first-of-its-kind white Explorer 1016 is set to be auctioned this week – here's the fact and the fiction behind these ridiculously rare vintage Rolex dials.
Originally published by Anthony Traina on Hodinkee, May 8th 2023
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In-Depth: The Past, Present, And Future Of The Rolex Milgauss
Rolex discontinuing the modern Milgauss. An auction record for a vintage version. It's time to ask: What in the world is up with the 'scientist's watch'?
Originally published by Anthony Traina on Hodinkee, June 13th 2023
Historical Perspectives: The Fascinating (And Totally Geeky) Story Of The Rolex Oyster Bracelet
The bracelet isn't the first thing you focus on in vintage Rolexes but understanding them is key to a full assessment of any vintage Rolex timepiece.
Originally published by Louis Westphalen on HODINKEE, February
Originally Posted on Hodinkee March 3, 2020
Blancpain, with roots dating back to 1735, is a company that brings the perspective of generations to its watchmaking. The brand is often uncredited for the key role it played during the revival of the Swiss watch industry in
Notable Military Watches: A Brief History
Military-issued watches have had a significant impact on the evolution of modern warfare. Likewise, the unique needs of the military have had a considerable influence on the development of watches. For example, the harsh conditions of trench warfare in WWI
Officine Panerai: The Beginning
In 1860 in Florence, Italy a man named Giovanni Panerai would start an innovative watch shop. That shop is now a famous brand with a serious cult following. Unlike many other watch brands more humble beginnings, Officine Panerai began as a sales
Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Le Petit Prince
“Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality.” These words, from Antoine de Saint-Exupery are the embodiment of his famous novella, Le Petit Prince. Saint-Exupery wrote the novella in 1942. Since then, its sold more than 140 million
What do you get when you cross an automotive journalist, with a fairly new penchant for watches, and a horologist who makes his own timepieces and is a lifelong watch enthusiast? Though it sounds like the beginning of a lame bar joke, it isn’t. The
Rolex Side-by-Side: GMT Master II vs. Submariner
Rolex has pioneered the development of tool watches since its early years, specifically within the fields of diving and flying. When intercontinental travel became more accessible and widespread, Rolex created the GMT Master for pilots flying through multiple time