Category Archives: Swiss Watches

Experts on Original Historical Movements

Armand Nicolet South Africa O.H.M. mens watch L16

There is a strict process when it comes to manufacturing exclusive, hand made watches. Especially when the watch contains an original historical movement (O.H.M.) Armand Nicolet offers a special collection of fine O.H.M. watches. They are experts on original historical Movements. As with all true vintage-pieces, these timepieces are rare since the number of O.H.M.-s […]

What is a tourbillon watch?

What is a tourbillon watch? The dictionary tells us a tourbillon is a whirlwind or a firework that rises spirally. When it comes to watches, Wikipedia comes up with the following description: In horology, a tourbillon is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement to increase accuracy. The mechanism is usually exposed on […]

Haute Horlogerie: Bovet from Switzerland

Bovet is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers; the company has a rich history. It was founded in 1822 in London by Edouard Bovet and his 3 brothers. Being sons of a Swiss master watch maker, they were already working as individuals in the watch business before they started working together. Chinese market Edouard went […]

Why you should get yourself a GMT watch

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Why you should get yourself a GMT watch? Maybe you are wondering what a GMT-watch is anyway. GMT is one of the most popular complications (features) you can find on a watch. Because of the special movement within the watch (at least) 2 different time zones are displayed simultaneously. But why would you need that […]

Specific watches with specific stories

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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 […]

Armand Nicolet “swiss made”

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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 […]

Armand Nicolet ladies watch AL3

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Armand Nicolet ladies watch AL3 These days, ladies know their watches as good as men do. They own fewer but happen to spend more money on them since they want to buy the ones they really like. This.Armand Nicolet ladies watch AL3 is just the perfect choice. It works beautifully with all clothing styles, be […]

6 nice to knows on watches

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There is a whole culture about watches. Manufacturers who are there already for ages, famous people showing off their favourite brands, the ingenuity how timepieces are built, the massive amounts paid for it at auctions. And of course, the remarkable facts. Wanna hear about it? Read these 6 nice to knows on watches.   Glove […]

Women spend more money on wristwatches

Armand Nicolet South Africa AL3 Ladies watch white strap

A wristwatch is considered to be a typical “men-thing”. Looking at sales figures, there is a 70/30 split between men’s and ladies watches. However, the average price spent on ladies watches is higher. At least, according tot Brian Duffy of Watches of Switzerland. In the past, many women would consider a watch to be a […]