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Rolex World Records

Rolex World Records

There seems to be an unstoppable snowball of Rolex and Patek Philippe world record auction result occurring and it’s an exciting time for collectors with an eye on the auction markets. In the past year we’ve enjoyed several record breakers at the major auction houses including Christies, Sotheby’s and Phillips, and trends seem to lean…


Richard Mille RM50-03 Tourbillon Split Secs Chronograph Ultra Light McLaren F1

Richard Mille RM50-03 Tourbillon Split Secs Chronograph Ultra Light McLaren F1

You know where you are with Richard Mille. Long name, amazing luxury watch. With the Richard Mille  RM50-03 Tourbillon Split Secs Chronograph Ultra Light McLaren F1, the bad boy of haute horlogerie has done it again. Richard Mille has more than a passing relationship with F1. Many of his most famous luxury watches were designed with…


Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Grey Ceramic 45 mm 401.FX.1123.VR

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Grey Ceramic 45 mm 401.FX.1123.VR

In 2015, Hublot had just come to the end of the first three years of its partnership with Ferrari. Initiated in 2012 with the Big Bang Titanium, the Big Bang Magic Gold, and the MP-05 LaFerrari, this partnership had seen Hublot create a series of luxury watches whose iconic status was a perfect fit for…


Gentleman Jimi: ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa Sports Richard Mille

Gentleman Jimi: ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa Sports Richard Mille

Affectionately known as the poster boy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), light heavyweight mixed martial artist Jimi Manuwa has officially joined the ranks of famous Richard Mille fans. The British fighter, still riding high from his first-round knockout win against Corey Anderson at the London O2, recently purchased a limited edition Richard Mille RM11…


Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116515 LN

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116515 LN

Call to mind the classic Rolex Daytona—perhaps the 116520 or the Paul Newman Daytona—and you’ll visualise a luxury watch with a metal bracelet. In fact, most timepieces in the Daytona lineup favour steel or gold, and in the wider world of luxury sports watches you’ll find rubber and steel prevailing, with gold as a secondary…


IWC Pilot's Double Chronograph IW377801

IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph IW377801

In 1991, the double chronograph was a complication for the super rich. In 1992, IWC’s Richard Habring turned it into an affordable piece of brilliance for the standard luxury watch lover. IWC’s now-legendary ‘doppelchrono’—the IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph—was born. The IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph IW377801, a 2014 model of the doppelchrono, embodies everything that has…


Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980R-001

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980R-001

Patek Philippe is a brand with a peculiar contradiction at its heart: while all of its luxury watches are acknowledged masterpieces, and many are delicate and sophisticated, it’s also responsible for one of the most iconic sports watches in history. I am, of course, talking about the Nautilus. Designed by Gerald Genta in 1974, the…


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 26470ST.OO.A027CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 26470ST.OO.A027CA.01

With Audemars Piguet’s legendary Royal Oak Offshore, there are so many options it can be hard to know where to begin. The Royal Oak Offshore 26470ST.OO.A027CA.01 is a pretty good place to start. Its understated colour scheme—royal blue dial and strap, black ceramic crown and pushers, stainless steel case, orange highlights on the tachymetric scale…


Cartier Roadster Chronograph W62019X6

Cartier Roadster Chronograph W62019X6

If you thought Cartier was just about brooches and bracelets, think again. Cartier is a true luxury-watch-lover’s brand: the original manufacturer of the popular wristwatch and a style icon that has remained true to its roots since the early 20th Century. Brazilian flying ace Alberto Santos-Dumont wore the first Cartier wristwatch in 1904, and the…


Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante PAM 00286

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante PAM 00286

The Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante PAM00286 is one of those rare sports watches that actually marries its complication with its design. In other words: it’s a watch created for a specific sport, and it has a complication on board that genuinely makes that sport easier to time. In the case of the Luminor 1950…