Today, the rugged charm of the pilot’s watch is no longer solely the preserve of those who take to the skies. All those who, lured by its accuracy, reliability and legibility, hanker after a contemporary iteration, will be fascinated by its intriguing history.
First released in 1945, the Rolex Datejust has remained an ever-present example of quality Swiss watchmaking, beautifully merging both form and function while spanning numerous eras and fashions. Here we present two of our favourite Datejust 31 models.
We’ve selected some luxury watch brands that we think you should know about, especially if you are just starting out on your watch-collecting journey. We highlight what you need to know about each brand before making that initial investment.
James Dowling is one of the world’s respected authorities on Rolex. Here, he shares his lifelong love affair with his quartz Rolex Ref 5100, the brand’s first quartz model and an inadvertent predecessor of Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak.
Chinese New Year commences on Saturday 25 January and this year marks the Year of the Rat. If you’re celebrating the occasion and hoping to treat yourself with a smart investment, we’ve picked out a selection of show-stopping timepieces just for you.