Spook Sighted: Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph Phantom Edition F-4F Phantoms Phorever

In June 2013, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) decommissioned their last squadron of F4-F Phantoms after 40 years of military service. The F-4F Phantom has been replaced with the Eurofighter Typhoon. There are a few variants of the F-4 Phantom II fighter-bomber and the F-4F Phantom used by the German Air Force was a simplified version which was eventually upgraded. … More

Ralph Lauren RL67 Tourbillon: the sporty attraction

The RL67 Tourbillon from Ralph Lauren’s Safari collection is a watch of intrigue. Being the brand’s first high complication led to the fascination and so did its dark “dressing” – a stainless steel watchcase with a gunmetal finish. Its rugged looks are complemented by the beige Roman numeral hour indexes. Moreover, the gunmetal finish was deliberately made to look worn … More

Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 Mark II: Mark your dates!

It is simply described as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 with a brown dial powered by an automatic movement and housed in a 40mm diameter stainless steel case in the catalogue. This is Lot 523 and it is being offered for sale by Swiss Auctions, a unit of DKSH, on 28 November 2013 during its “Important Timepieces Malaysia … More

Rolex Panerai 3646: Rare because few dared

There is a nice history to Panerai wristwatches and it dates back to the 1930s when the company began supplying diver’s wristwatches to the Italian Royal Navy. Among the early watches was the Rolex Panerai 3646 which is powered by the manual-winding Calibre 618 based on the Cortébert movement and cases supplied by Rolex. The 47mm Rolex Panerai 3646 seen … More

Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon: Around 10

At the recent Watches&Wonders exhibition held in Hong Kong in September 2013, the key highlight presented by Baume & Mercier was its Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon wristwatch in 18K red gold. The main question for those not too familiar with the brand is probably “why?” The answer is basically related back to Baume & Mercier’s watchmaking history. In 1892, Baume … More