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MB&F Thunderbolt Given New Life: HM4 Razzle Dazzle Watch

February 20, 2012

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I was talking about watches for Top Guns not too long ago. And then someone like Maximilian Busser & Friends comes along and outright builds a watch that is a “Top Gun” itself rather than just worn by one. If the original MB&F number four didn’t steal (and own) your gaze this one will. Cold […]

Danger Zone: SIHH 2012 IWC Collection for Top Guns

February 5, 2012

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To those of you born in my era, I can almost hear the collective grown at the obvious “Danger Zone” pun. To you I say- HUSH. I’m referring to the Danger Zone only in terms of how close I am to spend money set aside for the mortgage on one of the new IWC Pilot […]

Guide to Homage Watches: Breguet Classique Vs. Raymond Weil Maestro

January 23, 2012

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Homages. They’re often a point of contention; to a watch snob- there’s a thin (mostly non existent) line between a homage watch and a cheap fake (some might be expensive but seriously, they’re all cheap copies); to others and dependent on where you fall on the watch connoisseur spectrum, you’re either a collector who appreciates […]

Independent Watchmaking: Speake Marin Spirit Pioneer

January 5, 2012

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As the wife will attest, beyond my love for her, there will always be that special place in my heart (and holes in my wallet) for established watch maisons; but lately I’ve been finding myself in the quiet caress of the independent watchmaker. They say the wandering eye has been the downfall of many relationships […]

Movie Watch: Ryan Gosling’s Watch in Drive – Patek Philippe (sort of)

October 9, 2011

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I managed to catch “Drive” over the weekend and the movie was everything I expected it to be; and while many will feel that Ryan Gosling steals the show portraying the quiet smoldering stunt driver “Driver” in the movie, the real star was really on Ryan’s wrist- A Patek Philippe. Ryan Gosling’s Watch in Drive […]

How to Buy Watches for Any Occasion

October 3, 2011

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First off, I’d to apologise for my prolonged absence (travel) and begin (sort of) the week on a high note of usefulness to as many readers as possible- Many weblogs seem to only pay attention to big name marques (understandable when you need to pander to advertisers), as an honest (I’d like to think so) […]

Affordable Luxury: Tsovet SVT-AT76 Electric Blue

September 16, 2011

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Affordable Luxury: Tsovet Electric Blue It’s a young watch brand and already Tsovet is making a name for themselves. Though equipped with a stock ETA 2892-2A automatic calibre, this electrifying (pun intended) beauties command a price of $2,400- Expensive for a timepiece equipped with a standard movement? Yes. But when this puppy weighs in at […]

True Affordable Luxury: Frederique Constant Maxime Manufacture Automatic

September 12, 2011

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Watch commentary is never easy; the arguments on what makes a watch great value are almost as diverse as the discussions on which religion deserves to claim the title of “The One True Faith”- thankfully, unlike religion but no less fraught with extremism (extreme brand disdain- Here be Snobs), there are a few key technical […]

Forget the Car: Buy a Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph

September 6, 2011

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I’m not often prone to flights of fancy but when it comes to Patek Philippe (especially this Nautilus Chronograph), one can dream.¬†While Patek Philippe doesn’t exactly enjoy the mass market luxury brand recognition of Rolex, Patek is one name that not only continues to accrue in demand but when the time comes- collector value and […]

An Unlikely Partnership: Frederique Constant and Cohiba Limited Edition

September 4, 2011

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For a man on a relatively tight budget, luxury watch shopping becomes a quest unto itself for discerning Monsieurs- it’s a challenge of weighing the intangible with the tangible, that curious mix of brand recognition, watchmaking heritage, classic elegance and price. While many aspirational blogs like TheMonsieur.com are` geared towards a life of perceived luxury […]