A’-tek watches is a new watch brand in our online watch shop. Never heard of it before? That’s possible. A’-tek is a whole new brand and we are one of the first watch shops who starts to sell the brand. Continue Reading
Tag Archives: Welder watches
Posted on 08/12/2014
Posted on 16/07/2014
Do you have 12 million Euros on a forgotten bank account? Maybe this is the moment to check your accounts. On 14 November the most expensive watch in the world -the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication- will be brought to the hammer at Sotheby's in Geneva. We’ve got a small hint: it seems to be a good investment.
The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication. It sounds good. Back in 1925 banker Henry Graves from New York asked Patek Phillipe to create a extraordinary watch. Nowadays most of us are already satisfied with a TW Steel watch or a Welder watch. But this American banker only wanted the most complicated watch in the world. Well, Henry Graves question was the start of a great watch history.
The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication became the most complicated watch ever made. Today it’s the most expensive watch in the world. After three years of research and five years of production the watch was finished in 1933. It’s made of 18-carat gold, shows the time, has a perpetual calendar, shows the sunrise and sunset in New York and provides information about the stars above ‘the Big Apple’. Moreover the watch has 21 other functions.
Meanwhile, the Patek Philippe is not the most complicated watch in the world anymore. Thanks to the computer it is possible to built more complicated watches then the 80 year old Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication. But it took 59 years to built a more complicated watch! It’s a pity… But the Henry Graves Supercomplication is still the most expensive watch in the world. 15 years ago a new owner payd 8 million Euros for this golden watch. The future new owner has to pay at least 12 million Euros. That means that the watch became in the past 15 years every year 267.000 Euros more expensive! A very interesting investment…
Posted on 02/05/2013
Vintage watches. More and more watch brands release Vintage watches these days. For fans of these watches, it should feel like the golden age. Our newest vintage models are manufactured by Welder watches. Their motto seems to be ‘The older the look, the better’.
This week we have been able to add 4 new Welder watches to our collection. Three of which were real vintage watches. The Welder 3600 and 3602 have a brown frame and a black/brown worn out dial that appears to be scratched.
Their little brother, the Welder 3601, has the same appearance in combination with a gilded accent. That historical look is what Welder excels in. The price of this watch is 690 euros, but that will get you a watch designed by Italo Fontana, famous for the U-Boat watches.
U-Boat is another brand that is highly adept in creating vintage watches. What do you think of the Chimera watches? The combination of brown and brass is a brilliant find. But the U-Boat U-42 vintage watch models are not to be overlooked either.
Are you looking for a Vintage watch in a cheaper price class? TW Steel has two beautiful automatic watches, the TW Steel TWA203 and TWA202. Or how about the more modern looking MWG Vintage-01 by the Molarity Watch Group? And, of course, the Lenzers LEW201, an one hand watch that should definitely be included in this category. Also, the Aeromatic A1401 can be yours for a mere 99 euros. I have been mulling over the fact if I should add Retrowerk watches to the list of Vintage watches. I have decided not to do so, because retro is not automatically vintage in my opinion. But you have the right to disagree.