Monthly Archives: March 2020

Specific watches with specific stories

Vianney-Halter-Antiqua-Perpetual-Calendar

In our series Specific Watches with specific stories we present you are first 5. Some really have a juicy story. The watch you see at the top of this post is a rare one: Vianney-Halter-Antiqua-Perpetual-Calendar. A very specific design, don’t you think? The first Waterproof Rolex In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, one of the founders of […]

Is it safe to wear expensive watches?

Richard-Mille-RM-51-02-Tourbillon-Diamond-Twister-Watch-Armand Nicolet

Is it safe to wear expensive watches? Well, looking at the statistics, the answer would be: not at all. In 2019 the number of reported cases on stolen watches increased by more than 28%. All the big cities throughout the world experience problems with gangs who are attacking people wearing luxury timepieces. It’s common knowledge […]

What was the first watch in space?

What was the first watch in space armand nicolet south africa

What was the first watch in space? Was it the Russian Strela or Ed Whites Omega Speedmaster? Obviously, there was no doubt the astronauts should wear a watch. But which one? No one of the Americans nor the Russians had dealt with this issue before. Which watch could stand the heat (or rather: the cold) […]

Armand Nicolet “swiss made”

Armand Nicolet South Africa SO5 Mens Watch small

Swiss Quality Did you know that … today about half of the luxury watches come from Switzerland? The term “Swiss Made” is not just a label to indicate the origin of a product, it is a quality mark recognized worldwide. Armand Nicolet “swiss made” watches are unique. The Swiss perfection is combined with stylish Italian […]