2016 Greubel Forsey QP À Équation

Just when you think you’ve got your head around this watch, the reverse side uncovers another layer technical wizardry. This is the QP Equation from independent watchmaker Greubel Forsey and incorporates a barely-believable 15 complications. 

Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey do not mess around when it comes to technical watchmaking and their eponymous brand is considered one of the finest names in the independent space. With the sheer length of time taken to meticulously hand craft the watches, only a couple of these are made in any given year, making them a truly rare piece of horology.

The idea behind this incredible watch was to take the perpetual calendar to the next level by delving deeper into the rhythms of time. With the Equation of Time complication, it offers a comprehensive understanding of our temporal and spatial position, spanning from years and seasons to precise minutes. As if that wasn’t enough, GF incorporated its signature angled tourbillon for good measure.  Recently sold on Watch Collecting for £198,000


1999 Rolex Daytona 'Zenith' 

I recently sat down with friend of the platform, Justin Hast, to talk about three key lots from Watch Collecting’s Motorsport Collection, which included this ‘Zenith’ Daytona. You can check out the video here.  

In it, we spoke about the importance of this reference and its role in the history of Rolex’s iconic sports watch. Not only was the design completely revised, it was also the first Daytona to introduce an automatic movement. Rolex gave the nod to Zenith’s legendary El Primero , and from that point, the Daytona has never looked back. The design revisions introduced on this generation can clearly be seen on the Daytonas of today. 

This example is among the last to roll off the production line and incorporates a solid end link bracelet, a feature only available for around 12 months. Recently sold on Watch Collecting for £21,750


2023 Doxa Sub 300ß 'Beta Seddiqi Edition'

Doxa is one of those real enthusiasts brands. It’s the type of watch that’s guaranteed to get a passionate nod of approval at any watch meet up, and for good reason. There’s plenty of interesting history to lean on, not least the connection with legendary French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. It’s also a brand with really distinctive designs - think chunky tonneau-shaped cases and ‘beads-of-rice’ bracelets.

Doxa recently unveiled this SUB 300β Limited Edition, crafted in collaboration with renowned retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. This appealing version of the Beta line is presented in stainless steel and is adorned with a striking unidirectional black ceramic bezel featuring a midnight blue ceramic insert. The dial, a first for Doxa, is made from mother-of-pearl with a sea-blue finish. With just 50 examples made, this is a great collectors’ reference for any Doxa, or dive watch fan. Recently sold on Watch Collecting for A$4,350


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