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  • HANDS-ON : with the Chopard L.U.C. XP

    Lately, I’ve been finding myself being increasingly drawn to time-only watches. Part of this has been for practical reasons such as not having to correct the date when I decide to wear a watch with a date function, and the… Read More ›

  • An interview with Max Busser

    There isn’t a new post today on Horologium, but I have launched my final post for the Sydney Tarts blog, an interview with Max Busser, so here’s the link to that. I hope that you’ll make a new discovery about… Read More ›

  • A rare unissued Waltham WW2 watch

    Watches labelled as ‘NOS’ (new old stock) are oft prized. For watches, as it is for books or many other collectables, the idea of something that has been untouched, especially vintage watches, is tantalising. The words ‘new unissued in box’ were enough to draw me into the unknown world of vintage military watches. The lure of an untouched 1945 watch was too great.

  • Who are we?

    To those who know me from The Sydney Tarts website, welcome to my first post at my own site – Horologium. The watch world is, as they say, a broad church, containing adherents of varying commitment who are there for… Read More ›

  • Hands-on with the Sothis Horus chronograph

    Wolfgang Steinkrüger, the creative mind behind the watch brand Sothis, died recently, his legacy a series of highly recognisable and playful watches with an Egyptian influence. Although the brand started under another name, its founders Wolfgang and Karina Steinkrüger changed… Read More ›

  • Moonmachines at Cara & Co

    You may have already read my post about my afternoon of MB&F Machine Madness. Well this is the second part of my MB&F Marathon Friday, otherwise known as ‘Max Büsser eats half of Australia’s coat of arms’. But more about… Read More ›

  • MB&F Machine Madness

    One of the really special parts of the watch world are the independent brands. Although they may not be as widely known in Australia as they should be, they have definitely had a profile here, largely through the active online… Read More ›

  • The Rolex Ref. 5513 Mk IV

    Having already blogged about the Ref. 5510 and the Double Red Sea-Dweller (Ref. 1655), today’s classic Rolex is the Ref. 5513 Mark IV. To read about the beginnings of the Rolex Submariners, go to the Ref. 5510 link above, but… Read More ›

  • Christiaan van der Klaauw Aquarius Planetarium

    In an extravagant and bold segue from his Planetarium watch, touted as the world’s smallest functioning planetarium, Dutch watchmaker Christiaan Van Der Klaauw has combined with master-engraver Kees Engelbarts for a mashup of astrology with astronomy, resulting in the first… Read More ›

  • A look at a rare Fifty Fathoms

    Are there sounds in the sea Fifty Fathoms deep? Sea Music : W. J. Turner  (1884 – 1946) In 1952, the French government created an elite team within the Navy called the ‘Nageurs de combat’ (combat swimmers). Headed by Captain… Read More ›