Category Archives: Watch News

Auction – Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Continuing its Fall season following the groundbreaking WINNING ICONS auction in New York, the thematic “Heuer Parade” sale, and Geneva Watch Auction: SIX, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo announces Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE. Offering a selection of collectible timepieces, the sale will include vintage and contemporary wristwatches, as well as pocket watches… Read More »

A. Lange & Söhne – Deep Blue

In response to receiving the message from the people who they want to have more value in their own watches, the business has simply gone out and began to produce less costly watches. This makes sense, however it misconstrues the issue. The main reason is that they’re simply making lower-priced watches which often simply suck.… Read More »

Christmas gifts – Six elegant women’s watches from CHF 10,000 to CHF 50,000

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia : CHF 16,800 Are you a white gold or a rose gold kind of person? With the new Saxonia model, you can be either. If you have trouble deciding, sorry: the price is no help, since both models cost exactly the same. The model we have chosen comes in either… Read More »

A. Lange & Söhne – A watch that looks backwards in two ways

The logic-defying and record-breaking price achieved by Paul Newman’s Rolex last month in New York overshadowed all other watch auction news, to the point that people might have forgotten that there are more auctions on the horizon, in addition to the exceptional biennial Only Watch charity sale on 11th November. A number of smaller, more… Read More »

GPHG – Calendar watches

Looking at this category, I struggled to comprehend the gulf between two watchmaking extremes among the watches that the jury has preselected. On the one hand there is a thoroughly reasonable calendar watch that costs 3,750 Swiss francs. On the other, there are not just one, but two watches that cost over 160 times this… Read More »

Dubai Watch Week –

For the third year running, Dubai Watch Week brings a welcome ray of sunshine to the watch industry in this month of November. The Seddiqi group’s vision remains unchanged: to make this non-commercial event a knowledge-sharing platform for the watch community. The event has grown considerably in just two years, and this autumn sees it… Read More »

A. Lange & Söhne – 1815 Homage to Walter Lange

The sad news of Walter Lange’s death on the morning of the second SIHH day in 2017 shocked the world of watchmaking. Asked at the time how he intended to salute Walter Lange, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid replied: “The best way to honour Walter Lange is to assure the continuity and the ongoing development of… Read More »

Selection – Moon phases

Often featured in ladies’ watches, the moon-phase complication reproduces the lunar cycle in a miniature version. It generally appears as a disk or aperture. This function serves to keep track of full moons, new moons as well as when the moon is waxing or waning. A fascinating complication that gives a good reason for having… Read More »

Movement – So what is a module, exactly?

When reading spec sheets, we sometimes come across the ambiguous term “module”. It’s a rather vague and imprecise word, which can have any number of meanings. It can refer to the shape of a cigar, a space ship or, in the present context – watchmaking – a complication plate. Clear as mud? Thought so. Let’s… Read More »

A. Lange & Söhne – Richard Lange Jumping Seconds

The Saxonia collection represents entry level pricing for A. Lange & Söhne, and there are two versions of this Saxonia, one in white gold and the other in pink stone. Both are priced at $16,100. In contrast, the 37mm men’s Saxonia is priced at $14,800, (together with all the Caliber L093.1) and the 40mm at… Read More »