If Its Still Ticking….Has To Be Swiss

This object was discovered in December 2008 by a team of Chinese archaeologists when they were excavating a 400-year-old Ming dynasty grave. The Si Qing tomb located in Shangsi County had been sealed off four centuries ago so you can imagine the surprise the archaeologists…

The MIllion Dollar Club of Watches

Watchbazar brings you our compilations of the top most expensive watches and take solace in the fact that most of them already have owners 🙁 Jaeger lecoultre 101 manchette Only when Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s tiny Calibre 101 is seen to scale – alongside a pencil lead or a…

Entry level Swiss Brands

A wristwatch is one of those elements of dress by which some people will choose to define you. Watches are like jewelries which can serve as timeless collections. In today’s age when the current time or something close to it–blinks on every cell phone, laptop,…

316L vs 904L

Most watch companies use grade 316 L for their watches …but Rolex uses 904 L Lets brief you why.. Firstly Grade 316 is the standard molybdenum-bearing grade. The molybdenum gives Grade 316 high corrosion resistant properties and particularly high resistance to pitting  and also crevice…

Team Appella

Thanks to the overwhelming response to our earlier post on the “Appella Infinitus” We got in touch with the enterprising team at Appella corporate headquarters in JLT Dubai. Mr Parth Trivedi (Director) with his vast in depth knowledge and expertise in horology intense entrepreneurial skills makes a…

Appella Infinitus Review

Its been a while since we got our first Appella Infinitus What spoke to us  the most about this watch, you can call us weight weenies but the lightness and thinness of this crepe of a watch is unlike anything else we have experienced. In…

Cars and Their Clocks

All expensive dress watches are analog. This came about from watches and clockwork being very expensive items back in the day so wearing one was a show of wealth. Luxury cars are echoing that association. Luxury cars and everyday cars are getting closer and closer…

Tourbillons

Looks like its a Retro Review week at Watchbazar Tourbillon (“whirlwind”) is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 and patented by the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet on June 26, 1801, a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity…

Swiss Made

Swiss Made A close look at watch dials today reveals a lot. Some wear their country of origin like a badge of honor — with labels such as “Swiss” or “Swiss Made.” Sometimes, however, these labels can be misleading. Exactly what governs whether a watch…

Palaces…Pearls…Pompous Princes and The Rajah Watches

Those Were The Days……………. Swiss enamel portrait miniature painter, John Graff (1836-1902) had created for the Indian princes and other dignitaries, what came to be known as “Rajah” watches that were decorated with enamel portraits of their owners taken from photographs. The intricate mechanisms were…