As a 24 year-old Egyptian, I have no reason knowing who Paul Newman is. But as a self-proclaimed watch-geek and lover of vintage watches, I have come to know off Paul Newman quite well. Paul Newman (1925 – 2008), was an Academy Award-winning actor, who later forayed into the world race-car driving and competed in the legendary 24 Hours […]Read more "Paul Newman’s Personal Paul Newman Has Been Found!"
I wrote this before the auctions that took place over the weekend through to Monday had taken place. This question becomes ever more relevant now given some of the results. … I find myself asking myself this question a lot: do collectors (myself included) care more about rarity than aesthetics? In an attempt to answer […]Read more "What Comes First for Collectors, Rarity or Aesthetics: An Open Ended Question"
“The Little Egyptian” is not the title of a fairy-tale. Or maybe it is. … It’s 1952. The Egyptian Military, led by the Free Officers had just staged a coup to remove King Farouk I (whose watch collection was a subject of an earlier post). The rule of President Gamal Abdelnasser was challenged by powers in the West. […]Read more "The Little Egyptian"
King Farouk, Kingof Egypt and the Sudan, succeeded his father, Fouad I, in 1936 at the tender age of 16. To say that King Farouk was rich would be a grave understatement. He prized the glamorous royal lifestyle and often travelled to Europe on royal shopping sprees. He was an avid collector of EVERYTHING; coins, […]Read more "King Farouk: Fabulous Wealth, Fabulous Watches"
The world of huate horologie is either dominated by huge groups that house numerous watch brands under their umbrellas like the Swatch Group which owns Omega, Breguet and Blancpain and the Richemont Group which owns A. Lange & Söhne and Cartier, or by privately-held behemoths like Rolex and Patek Philippe. However, in the upper echelons of the […]Read more "6 Independent Watchmakers You Should Know If You’re Into Watches"
Today was day three of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) 2017 and it’s high-time for us to launch this pet project of ours (a project that we’ve been planing to start working on for quiet some time now). So for our first article, we discuss our 5 favorite watches from SIHH […]Read more "Our Favorites from SIHH 2017!"