Rolex Certified Pre-Owned
Rolex launches an official certified pr-owned program through their network of Authorized Dealers.
Rolex to set both the purchase and selling price of each timepiece.
JX Su provides an insightful look at first run of impressively well-finished timepieces to come out of Prince Horology School, in Cambodia.
"More broadly, the Lotus Tourbillon proves that high-quality watchmaking can be done anywhere."
The initial 25 pieces produced were presented by Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, who was involved in the development of the watch, to world leaders at the ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh.
Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the entire project, from concept to completion, took a mere 18 months—amidst a global pandemic, no less.
Once used as a setting for an episode of CBC's Murdoch Mysteries, Pass Jewellers and Watchmakers, at 91 John St. S. in Hamilton, Ontario, has changed little since it first opened its doors in 1888.
Now a designated heritage building, the shop has been passed down through three generations of Pass-family watchmakers and is now owned and operated by horologist, Vincent Cino.
For a rather elaborate Frank Muller.
A cutaway photo showing what the tuning-fork quartz oscillator looks like inside its cylindrical housing.
Taken from a quartz watch movement, this is one of the many examples of everyday electronics that are dissected and featured in the book, Open Circuits, by Windell Oskay and Eric Schlaepfer.
Rolex releases its first-ever timepiece with a case and bracelet crafted from titanium.
While still sizeable by any measure, the use of a lighter metal significantly improves the potential wearability of this descendent of the trio of experimental Deepsea Challenge timepieces that accompanied James Cameron to the bottom of the Mariana Trench a decade ago, which each weighed 30% more and were over an inch thick.
Anthony Traina writing for Hodinkee:
"Gimmicks rarely translate to millions of dollars, while real history can."
The level of excellence and craftsmanship evident in a number of watches crafted by independent watchmakers has cemented them as solid contenders amidst a select group of other seven-figure timepieces.
A collaboration between independent watchmaker, Raúl Pagès, and watch-industry veteran, William Massena, the Magraph boasts a case and dial design from Massena coupled with a rearchitected movement design by Pagès.
The M660 caliber that powers the Magraph is based on a stripped-down Valjoux 7750, with custom bridgework that is crafted and finished by a network of 3rd parties in the Vallée de Joux.
In both name and aesthetics, the Magraph is derived from a timepiece created by Patek Philippe for the German retailer, Margraf, during the Great Depression.
As a whole, the Magraph serves up a pragmatic blend of boutique watchmaking and mass manufacturing. A number of corners were clearly cut to hit its price point, and it's worth noting that Pagès served more as consultant than hands-on watchmaker for this project, but Massena Lab has provided an ample number of macro photos on the product page so that anyone who has put a deposit down on one knows exactly what they're getting.