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Purchasing an IWC
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Purchasing an IWC
April 16, 2014 - iW contributor Alex Lee explains why he is now wearing a new IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic. Although my collecting conundrum was a tough one, I managed to finally come to a decision among several excellent timepieces, and I’m beyond satisfied. A big thanks to the iW readers who stepp...
Ask an Expert- Why are some watches so expensive?
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Ask an Expert- Why are some watches so expensive?
April 8, 2014 - It’s a fair question and something I’m asked about frequently. First, to better understand pricing, I think it helps to actually see how a watch is made. At the factory, you can really appreciate the skill it takes to polish a tiny gear by hand, or assemble an escapement. But the price tag isn't...
Limited Editions and the Art of Collecting- Ask an Expert
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Limited Editions and the Art of Collecting- Ask an Expert
January 7, 2014 - Does a watch need to be a limited edition to be collectible? No, says Leon Adams of Cellini Jewelers. LA: Absolutely not. Rarity obviously plays a key role in determining a watch’s collectability, but it’s not the only factor. Demand and changing tastes are also important and we’ll delve deep...
Manfredi Jewels and Jaquet Droz Host Lesson in Artistic Watchmaking
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Manfredi Jewels and Jaquet Droz Host Lesson in Artistic Watchmaking
November 11, 2013 - Manfredi Jewels recently welcomed guests to experience Jaquet Droz' artistry. The Leading Watch Retailer partnered with Jaquet Droz to host a behind-the-scenes lecture and lesson in artistic watch-making. After learning techniques in watchmaking and miniature hand painting, guests were offered ...
Demagnetizing a Timepiece- Ask an Expert
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Demagnetizing a Timepiece- Ask an Expert
November 6, 2013 - How concerned should I be about the magnet in my iPad cover harming my mechanical watch? Leon Adams: You should always be mindful of keeping your watch away from any kind of magnet, because it’s possible to magnetize parts of the movement. If you do accidently magnetize your watch, it will...
Manfredi Jewels and Parmigiani Fleurier Honor Mariano Rivera
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Manfredi Jewels and Parmigiani Fleurier Honor Mariano Rivera
October 28, 2013 - Recently retired New York Yankees pitcher, Mariano Rivera, was honored by Parmigiani Fleurier and Manfredi Jewels with a specially engraved timepiece. The Pershing Chronograph wristwatch was presented by Roberto Chiappelloni, owner of Manfredi Jewels which has had a long standing friendship with...
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