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The World’s 7 Most Expensive Watches!

Here at Martins of Glasgow, we know how to appreciate (and repair) a beautiful, luxury timepiece. Here’s our list of seven of the most expensive watches in the world!   1.       Parmigiani Fleurier Pocket Watch, $2.4 million This pricey pocket watch has a minute repeater with cathedral gongs (it chimes to tell the time) and […]

The Continual Evolution of TAG Heuer Watches

TAG Heuer is one of the most exciting luxury watch brands in the world, and keeping up with their new and innovative watch designs can seem like an insurmountable task at times. Part of the reason for their constantly evolving timepieces is their strong association with many celebrated icons in the world of sport, and […]

Luxury Watch Maintenance: What Exactly Needs Doing?

We’ve discussed why prestige watches are so expensive before, and there is undoubtedly good reason for them being tagged as ‘luxury’ items. However, contrary to what many people think, these expertly crafted timepieces are not indestructible, and will need some care and attention from time to time. The good thing is that the lifespan of […]

How High Performance Watch Movements Resist Magnetism

Magnetism is one of the real banes in the life of a mechanical watch, and even an infrequent amount of exposure can result in real problems occurring. A magnetised watch has additional resistances to contend with that usually result in imprecise timekeeping; in the most common cases the wristwatch will run far quicker than it […]

15 Years of the Omega Co Axial Calibre

The Omega Co Axial Calibre may not be the very latest word in the world of watchmaking anymore, but this revolutionary movement – now 15 years old – is still making headlines for Omega even today. The lifespan of the Co Axial has thus far been littered with accolades, and the enthusiasm surrounding this piece […]

Brand New Breitling Navitimer: We Take a Closer Look Inside…

As a specialist in Breitling watch repairs, we always like to keep an eye on the work of this famous watch brand, and it’s fair to say that their latest news certainly caught our eye. The Navitimer is Breitling’s most famous timepiece, and, even though in more recent years its flagship status has seen strong […]

Luxury Watches and Brand Ambassadors

In our last blog, we took a look at how a whole variety of factors contributed towards the intrinsic value of a high status watch brand, and this time we thought it was worth pointing out how a recent development from TAG Heuer illustrates one of our points perfectly. This point was how an iconic […]

What Makes a Luxury Watch So Expensive?

Many people look at the world of luxury watches with a degree of incredulity; why exactly would you pay hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds for a watch when you can get something that functions perfectly well for so much less? Well there’s no one answer to that question, but instead there are several contributory […]

The Complex World of Watch Movements

As we saw in our last blog, the world of watch movements is becoming ever more complex, with the new Omega Master Co-Axial escapement representing the latest development in this field. However, Omega is by no means the only brand name to be producing constant innovations in the world of horological mechanisms. For example, the […]

Omega Surprise Fans at Baselworld 2014

Omega enthusiasts probably thought that Baselworld would hold relatively few surprises for them, as the iconic Swiss manufacturer had already revealed a substantial assemblage of watches even before Baselworld 2014 began in earnest. However, such an opinion ultimately proved to be entirely wrong, as the pre-featured Omega watches for Baselworld proved to be just the […]