Monthly Archives: March 2018


Introducing: The Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde

By |2018-03-26T22:09:24+00:00March 26th, 2018|Blog|

Quick Take The Heritage Petite Seconde is Tissot's latest addition to its vintage-inspired collection. It is a tribute to a piece first released in 1943, though in a more contemporary 42mm stainless steel case. The silvery dial is domed and has a vertically brushed finish that adds a lot of depth and pairs nicely with [...]

First Take: The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic (VIDEO)

By |2018-03-25T22:06:14+00:00March 25th, 2018|Blog|

A few weeks ago, Hublot announced a watch made almost entirely of red ceramic and it definitely got my attention. I mean, I'm not exactly a bright red chronograph kind of guy (my favorite color is a shade somewhere between "taupe" and "clay"), but after seeing the Big Bang Unico Red Magic in the metal, [...]

Introducing the Breguet Marine 5527 with Live Images

By |2018-03-25T05:02:19+00:00March 25th, 2018|Blog|

Earlier today, we had the chance to go hands-on with the brand new Breguet Marine collection at Baselworld 2018. Last year saw the release of the Breguet Marine Équation 5887. This year, the series has been expanded to include three new models with a variety of complications. Today, we're highlighting the Breguet Marine 5527, a chronograph [...]

First Take: The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 SBGH267

By |2018-03-24T22:06:15+00:00March 24th, 2018|Blog|

This year Grand Seiko celebrated the 20th anniversary of its 9S automatic movement, the backbone of its mechanical range, with handful of new limited editions.  I just had a chance to go hands-on with with the stainless steel Hi-Beat 36000 SBGH267 For The 20th Anniversary Of Caliber 9S, a 1,500-piece limited edition that honors Grand [...]

$5+ Million Brasher Smashes Records for Heritage Auctions

By |2018-03-23T22:06:11+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Blog|

The 1787 Brasher Doubloon is one of the most important and historic of all American coins, and this past week it made headlines when it traded hands for more than $5 million in a private deal. The transaction, involving Heritage Auctions, Monaco Rare Coins, and an anonymous West Coast coin collector, reasserts the Doubloon as one [...]

Gold +1.8%, Silver +2.5% As Fed Increases Rates And Trade War Looms

By |2018-03-23T04:20:49+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Blog|

– Gold gained 1.8% and silver 2.5% to $1,333/oz and $16.60/oz yesterday – Gold climbs as Fed increases interest rates by 0.25% – now 1.5% to 1.75% range – Dovish Fed Chair Powell plans fewer than expected rate hikes in 2018 – Markets disappointed at lack of hawkish comments from new Fed Chair  – Dollar LIBOR [...]


By |2018-03-22T22:12:18+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

BY JOSHUA MCMORROW-HERNANDEZ, EDITOR The 225th anniversary of the United States Mint in 2017 ushered in many surprise “gifts” for coin collectors. These include the first appearance of Philadelphia's “P” mintmark on the one-cent denomination and the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, bearing the first-ever depiction on a coin of Miss Liberty with distinctly [...]

First Take: The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic (VIDEO)

By |2018-03-22T22:08:48+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Earlier this week, Bulgari dropped the new Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic, an ultra-thin tourbillon that fits into the existing Octo collection. But this isn't any old tourbillon, nay, it's the world's thinnest tourbillon. Period. Not only that, but it's also become the world's thinnest automatic watch and thinnest automatic tourbillon in the process. So that's [...]