Category: Expert Corner

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms: A Legendary Dive Watch Returns – Better Than Ever

I’d like to tip my hat to Blancpain for bringing out their newest interpretation of their dive watch classic – the Fifty Fathoms timepiece. Except that this “newest” interpretation is really a tribute to the OLD Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch, a divers tool which in horological lore is one of THE first two modern divers

Uneek Engagement Ring Designs

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again – an engagement ring is likely the single most important piece of jewelry that a woman will ever own. That being said, it’s clearly important to make this purchase something meaningful and unique. Most women want a ring that not only displays an impressive

Michael Bolton Gets a little Le Coultre’d

This grammy award winning crooner – was as famous for his soft rock ballads as he was his signature “Kentucky Waterfall” hairstyle. Believe it or not, he was actually one of the most prolific songwriters of his time penning such hits as “How am I Supposed to Live Without You”, “Gloria”, and “I Found Someone”

Pharrell Williams Goes Deep with Audemars Piguet

At the tender age of 34 – this producer, rapper, singer and songwriter has the world eating out of his hand. In his young 34 years, Pharrell Williams has won 3 Grammy’s, was named Producer of the Year, and has worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears,

Glashutte Original: Watch Buying Deja Vu

It’s strange how often watch obsessed people repeat their buying preferences over and over again. There are the guys who proudly show off their collection of say, dive watches, often by the same brand, and announce that they are going to add another watch to the collection – turns out it’s going to be another

Art Deco Diamond Bracelets

The diamond bracelet trend these days  is definitely towards a big look. In fact, many of today’s most fashionable celebs are wearing big stacks of bracelets. If you’d like to get in on the big diamond bracelet trend, check out some of our super cool Art Deco diamond bracelets. We have a number of unique

Best Of Class: My Favorite Fine Timepieces

You will find here a selection of timepieces that will blow your eyes, your mind, and possibly – your wallet – if “watch fever” eliminates the constraints of fiscal responsibility. While a month has gone by since this year’s festivities have come and gone, the memories of my favorite timepieces continue to happily linger. The Audemars

Furrer-Jacot Wedding Bands

It’s a fairly easy case to make that your wedding band is the single most important piece of jewelry that you will ever own. It may not be the most expensive, and it’s probably not the showiest piece in your collection. However, you will wear it more than any other jewelry piece, and more importantly,

The GMT watch: A popular and practical complication for the real world

Of all the watches which have complications (anything beyond the function of telling the time) my favorites are those which display one or more timezones. Unlike certain complications, such as the tourbillon or the minute repeater whose primary appeal is their beauty and/or complexity, the GMT/UTC/dual time watch has truly useful everyday appeal. Do you

Jewelry: Price Versus Value

Jewelry is unique in the world of consumer goods for a variety of reasons, but the most important, I believe, is that buying jewelry is all about romance. Whether it’s an engagement ring signifying the passion of love and commitment or a rare estate jewelry piece representing the history and tradition of jewelry artistry, these

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