A little Easter break
From Easter Sunday until next Thursday, we're taking a short break. The shop will be open again on Friday thye 26th of April. In pursuit of the Easter Bunny? All the way to Easter Island? Who knows...Read more
Recently we read that Switzerland and France have submitted a joint application in order to add their watches to the UNESCO world heritage list. It's more about a general recognition of techniques taught in the Jura area than, for example, a specific watch model or particular mechanics. The decision will be made in November 2020. We look forward to hearing...Read more
On March 31, the Basel III regulation takes effect. It's got nothing to do with Baselworld, which will actually happen soon, from March 21 to 26. In or blog message from February 9, we mentioned it. So, Basel III. We'll briefly sum it up, with a few personal comments. It's all about a rule that seeks to regulate banks' solvency, or sanity if you will. Every...Read more
In which gold bars to invest?
From time to time, we're asked which 'denominations' are advisable when you want to invest in gold. At any rate, you have to consider the fact that a 1 kilo bar (or larger) is most advantageous. This has much to do with production costs. Per bar, they're roughly the same. So if you buy a kilo and do that in one single piece, or in two 500 gram pieces, this already makes a...Read more
Important collaboration between Baselworld and SIHH
The two major events revolving around watches, Baselworld and SIHH (Salon Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie), will synchronise their timetables from 2020 until at least 2024. Previously, enthusiasts and press travelled to Swiss twice, to the SIHH in January and to Baselworld in March. In 2020, the SIHH will happen in Geneva from the 26th until the 29th of April...Read more