Watch Design – What Does it Take?

Design is an all-encompassing field. It influences and determines what we see and what we make. Some underlying characteristics are similar through all applications. One in particular: good design “happens.” It’s not influenced by time. Good design is a Eureka moment applied to a shape. It can and can’t be rushed. Here’s a famous tale of watch design that illustrates the point . . .

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Three Of The World’s Most Expensive Watches

There are watches that cost more than a house. A good house. In a good neighborhood. With a pool. The Patek Philippe above – one of only nine pink-on-pink reference 1518’s made – recently hammered for $3.57m. Let’s have a look at two expensive watches that make the Patek look like chump change and one that makes you look like Rafael Nadal . . .

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Watch News 7/4/2020

HoDinkee Sells Apple Watches Once upon a time, HoDinkee was a watch review site. Nowadays it’s a retailer masquerading as watch review site, an authorized dealer for no less than 26 brands. Watch news! HoDinkee now sells Apple Watches – a betrayal of their unspoken loyalty to the traditional watch. Hence a home page announcement designed to calm restless natives . . .

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Watches & Wonders – More of the Same?

Earlier this week, Rolex, Chopard, Patek Philippe, Chanel and Tudor bailed on Baselworld, condemning the convention to the dustbin of history. In case anyone thought otherwise, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith joined the exodus the next day. They’re all throwing in their lot with Watches & Wonders. Assuming a vaccine by spring 2021, same as it ever was? . . .

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