Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino Watch Hands-On

The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino, also known as Jacob & Co. Astronomia Gambler, is another unique creation from Jacob & Co., conceived, designed and produced to be another step toward their goal of ruling over the segment of preposterously over-engineered, fun, ultra-high-end watches — because such a thing does exist and has, in fact, existed for years.

SIHH 2019: 6 luxury watch design trends to know

I found this article which was somewhat educational for me - thought it might be of interest to you too - in particular, the "tonneau" - which is apparently making a comeback. I have never been a fan of this shape, but it is certainly 'iconic' in its own right. Hope this is educational for … Continue reading SIHH 2019: 6 luxury watch design trends to know

Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 Swissair Edition Watch

I wanted to share this release because I simply love it! Specifically, I am a huge fan of the 'panda dial' (white sub dials in a black dial) and the red accents for this Swiss Air edition. These two features in an already timeless classic like the Navitimer seems like a perfect combination. Sure, it … Continue reading Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 Swissair Edition Watch

Introducing CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet

Today, Audemars Piguet broke the internet with their new release for all the wrong reasons. The video posted by Hodinkee is an interview with Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias who described this as a piece which he hoped would contribute up to 20-25% of future sales volume for the brand. Judging by what I have seen … Continue reading Introducing CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet

A Brief History: The Rolex Day-Date

In 2016, Rolex landed the number one spot on the Reputation Institute’s annual rankings, up from number 4 in 2015. This is when the olive-green dial, Rolex's signature colour was released, as shown in the header image. Credit for that picture goes to Time and Tide here and I used this picture because the green dial is … Continue reading A Brief History: The Rolex Day-Date

The Watch Industry’s Biggest Problems In 2019 & Beyond

I recently read an article on aBlogtoWatch (ABTW) on this topic, and it was thoroughly detailed and interesting enough for me to want to write this. The post was inspired by a Morgan Stanley publication entitled "DTC and the Bullwhip Effect" which you can read in full here. It is a broker report, covering Richemont and … Continue reading The Watch Industry’s Biggest Problems In 2019 & Beyond

Screw Down Crown: Changed the Blog Name

I recently had a chat with a good friend of mine, Hassan; we talked about the refreshed blog, and my plans for it... he was pretty supportive and loved the idea. He also suggested that the name "WatchProductivity" was quite literal, but not particularly memorable or catchy. I didn't think it mattered but he urged … Continue reading Screw Down Crown: Changed the Blog Name