10/17/2017 / In Timepieces
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1990, serial entrepreneur and businessman Roland Schwertner founded a small watchmaking company in the hills of Saxony, Germany. Having previously worked in photography and IT, Shwertner became intent on a watch brand, acquiring the rights to several defunct German manufacturers. He named his company NOMOS, incorporating the name of a small pocket watch company active in the early twentieth century.
9/5/2017 / In Timepieces
Call it “retro,” “vintage,” or “throwback.” In 1979 Yves G. Piaget designed the Polo. A watch that would become the mark of luxury in the 80s. If you wanted to demonstrate you were a person who appreciates style and prestige, you had a Polo. It went from its vaulted perch as the watch to have in the 80s to something of a cult classic in recent years.
8/31/2017 / In Timepieces
Earlier this year, we discussed why the IWC Portofino should be the first watch in your collection. Today, we are going to look at the classic Portofino’s big brother, the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase from IWC. Introduced discretely at the beginning of the year, the new Portofino (ref. 5164) is the completion to the collection which has, until now, been missing for three decades.
8/22/2017 / In Timepieces
Breitling has produced timepieces since 1884 and today is one of the most well recognized and widely known brands on the planet. With a rich history of aviation and pilot’s watches in the Navitimer and Chronomat collections, Breitling has become a favorite among military professionals and astronauts from around the globe.