Gallery: Omega’s Vintage lady’s watch adverts

We’re suckers for vintage watches and, believe it or not, have more than a passing interest in the old-school advertisements that brand’s relied on in those days. In fact, if we were to win the lottery, a portion of the winnings would be dedicated to acquiring a select few vintage adverts to adorn the ‘watch room’. Why? Vintage watch adverts and other such memorabilia is cool, and we relish the opportunity to decorate a room with them – it’s as simple as that.

They don't make them like this anymore.

They don’t make them like this anymore.

F.P. Journe joins Only Watch charity auction

High-end watchmaker F.P. Journe (FPJ) is joining the fight against Muscular Dystrophy this year, by joining forces with the Only Watch charity auction. This is the first time the Swiss-based manufacture has partnered with Only Watch, and is submitting a very special piece known as the Tourbillon Souverain Bleu.

The Tourbillon Souverain Bleu combines traits from two spectacular timepieces.

The Tourbillon Souverain Bleu combines traits from two spectacular timepieces.

Review: Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016

The Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 that you see here is part of Omega’s long running Olympics collection. We first heard whispers about it after Baselworld 2015, and Omega officially announced it a couple of months after the world’s largest watch show. This watch, reference 522.12.43.50.04.001, is limited to just 316 pieces, and we recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with it.

The Bullhead rides again, this time as part of Omega's Olympic collection.

The Bullhead rides again, this time as part of Omega’s Olympic collection.

Unique MB&F Melchior joins Only Watch 2015 auction

When MB&F announced Melchior earlier in the year, it said that it was creating 99 pieces of the roboclock for customers, and that it would create, and donate, the 100th piece to a charity. True to its word, MB&F has just announced the Melchior unique piece for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction.

This is the 100th Melchior roboclock that MB&F talked about briefly, earlier in the year.

This is the 100th Melchior roboclock that MB&F talked about briefly, earlier in the year.

New AP Millenary Collection for ladies arrives in the Middle East

Audemars Piguet (AP) first showed off its new Millenary collection for ladies at SIHH in January (article here), and the collection has now hit Middle East shores, courtesy of AP’s regional partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons (AS&S). We were invited to the unveiling in Dubai, at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 15.

The new Millenary collection for ladies has just hit Middle East shores.

The new Millenary collection for ladies has just hit Middle East shores.

Introducing the slim d’Hermès collection

We saw glimpses of them at BaselWorld 2015, and now the cat is officially out of the bag. Hermès has just unleashed its new slim d’Hermès collection in the region, consisting of watches that were created out of a desire to focus on essentials and aesthetic purity.

Graphic designer Philippe Apeloig came up with the hour marker font that you see on both watches. We think it suits the watch perfectly.

Graphic designer Philippe Apeloig came up with the hour marker font that you see on both watches. We think it suits the watch perfectly.