Category Archives: Nobility

The Future of English Watchmaking

By R. Jay Nudds Last November I had the pleasure of attending a seminar hosted by Roger W. Smith in which the eminent successor to the late George Daniels put forward his thoughts, and, crucially to this discussion, feelings on the state of watchmaking in England. It is indisputable that the English have a storied […]

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introducing: Walther Chronometerwerke, a stepstone into the world of hand-made watches for the aspiring collector

Keeping in mind that this watch is almost entirely built by hand by one of the world’s finest watchmakers leaved little doubt as to the great value for money it represents

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The Silicon Revolution in Watchmaking

For the last 200 years, modern watchmaking has had to do with steel that was either unpredictable or too soft. In 2006, a Swiss joint venture finally managed to create a material that does fit the bill, and it opens the door to a host of new possibilities. Our new contributor R. Jay Nudds talks in detail about the latest application of silicon technology in watchmaking.

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BaselWorld 2012: Tudor’s interpretation of their famous Snowflake diver’s watch

Besides their vintage-inspired Heritage Black Bay, Rolex’es sister brand Tudor has been working on the Pelagos, a contemporary re-interpretation of their iconic 7016/0 and 7021/0 models from the late 1960’s. It seems that Tudor developers have been keeping an eye on the custom watch community, because this contemporary model has everything to make the mose demanding […]

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New Vintage-Inspired Watch From Tudor

Pictures had already been released on the Web last week, but Rolex’es sister company Tudor is officially introducing the Heritage Black Bay now. The 41 mm timepiece is a new nautical watch inspired by a model from 1954, contemporary to the legendary Turn-o-graph that preceded the iconic Submariner. This makes it the third piece in Tudor’s recent Heritage […]

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