An interview with Roger W Smith

(C) Organic Marketing / DAM Productions

While attempting to discover when The Watchmaker’s Apprentice would be available on general release, I was approached by DAM Production’s / Bulldog Distribution’s marketing partner, Organic Marketing, and offered the chance to interview Roger on one of his increasingly rare trips to London. Unfortunately, I was unable to see him in person, but he did…

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Ref 57260, caliber 3750

I’m putting this here for the time being to commemorate the announcement on this unique pocket watch, the Reference 57260, that celebrates the 260th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin. I’ll try and update is as more information about this staggeringly impressive movement, the Calibre 3750, is revealed.   a Plate 350: Chrono & Hebrew perpetual calendar…

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Raiding the past

The burial chamber of king Tutankhamun was, it seems, saved from tomb raiders by a combination of poor memory and natural disasters. Although plundered at least twice in the years after Tutankhamun’s interment, the thieves appear to have taken only a few small objects; further incursions may have been curtailed by floods or rockslides, or simply because the…

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Red Bar London

Black-dialled Heuer Skipper belonging to @Heuer_Loon

Eight years ago, on the subway on the way back home from a lunch held by Kobold Watch owner Michael Kobold, two New Yorkers got talking. It transpired that they worked a few blocks from each other in Midtown, and had a shared interest in collecting and discussing watches. What was once a monthly post-work chat…

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