News and information blog on exceptional time pieces, such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron, Jaeger-Le-Coultre, and other fine names.


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30.10

David Duggan announces newly-renovated, official Rolex Service Centre

Is your Rolex watch in need of a little love? Our new Rolex Repair Centre is fitted with dustproof glass in the upper level, to ensure an optimum environment for cleaning, repairing and restoring watches as well as a new Lapping machine, able to grain and polish a watch back to immaculate, original factory state.
31.08

A Watch for Every Type Of Holiday Getaway

Holiday season is upon us but which watch should you take? The answer of course depends on the kind of holiday you love, but whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a keen diver, or simply prefer to relax on the beach – we’ve got the watch for you.
01.08

Under the Loupe: Rolex and Tudor’s Pepsi GMT Masters from Baselworld 2018

We’re still talking about the biggest surprise of this year’s event – the dual release of new GMT models from both Rolex and its sister company Tudor. So, we asked David Duggan for his thoughts on why the GMT continues to make waves and what he makes of these new offerings.
10.08

In Profile: The Rolex Air-King

A prince among timepieces, the Rolex Air-King is still flying high more than 70 years after it was first introduced.
19.04

Debriefing from Baselworld 2017

Another Baselworld has come and gone, and this year felt very vintage. Read David Duggan and David Hagon's field notes on the watch and jewellery exhibition's 100th anniversary
13.03

Baselworld: What to Expect

Baselworld 2017 – the world’s largest watch fair – is fast approaching, which means another opportunity to see the world’s finest watches and jewellery over eight frenetic days. We speak to David Duggan and David Hagon to find out what the show is really like.
09.03

Here come the girls

Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day, so to celebrate One to Watch takes a look at a few iconic women and their timepieces and asks David Duggan a little bit about the women’s market.
03.03

Selling your pre-owned watch? It’s in good hands…

David Duggan talks to One to Watch about four decades of buying watches and why he loves the chase.
20.12

Five iconic dress watches for the festive season

Simpler than their complicated cousins, but no less stylish, the dress watch is all about thin cases, clean dials and simple straps. These watches are a byword in class and during the festive season they are the perfect option for collectors and tricky recipients alike.
05.02

The Best Rose Gold Unisex Watches for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to share the love than with a beautiful timepiece in rose gold? On trend for the past couple of years, everyone from Michelle Obama to Minnie Mouse is falling for this delicate take on gold. One to Watch takes a look at this popular metal and shares some of David’s favourite rose gold timepieces.
28.05

David Discusses the Best of Baselworld 2018

This year’s Baselworld exhibition was a little different from its predecessors, but that certainly didn’t stop the big names pulling out some showstoppers. One to Watch spoke to David to find out what caught his eye at this year’s event.
12.09

David discusses the iconic timepieces of Formula One

The realm of the F1 enthusiast and the precision horologist are not all that dissimilar: both require the same obsessive attention to detail and a huge amount of expertise. To celebrate these joint passions halfway through Grand Prix season, David talks turbo timepieces with our friends over at Watchuseek and Ape to Gentleman magazine.
02.06

Cyclops, meteorites and moons: Rolex’s Baselworld 2017

In the first of a One to Watch series looking at what got everyone talking at Baselworld, David Duggan shares his top Rolex picks from this year’s fair.
31.01

Choosing the perfect Valentine timepiece

It’s that time of year again when we all rack our brains for the perfect Valentine’s gift. But perhaps this year you’re looking for something a little more substantial than a box of chocolates and a card? If so, then a pre-owned, luxury timepiece might be just the thing to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
27.09

Rectangular Watches: The ‘sleepers’ of the Luxury Watch Market

We have noticed a particular decline in the past 20 years in the popularity of angular, square-faced and rectangular models. But, rarity drives price and the good news is that from Rolex to Patek, these timepieces demand a fraction of the price of their circular counterparts.
06.03

Timepiece tales

David Duggan shares his own unique stories from the wonderful world of buying and selling luxury watches.
17.01

The Bespoke Suit: Essential Gentleman Wear

Sartorial secrets from King & Allen Tailors on how to approach bespoke tailoring. Wearing a rare, vintage timepiece shares that same appeal as wearing an entirely bespoke suit and much like a classic timepiece, a bespoke suit is an investment.
15.12

A Watch Lover's Christmas Gift Guide

It can be hard to know quite what to buy a watch lover – short of purchasing another timepiece for their collection. That’s why we curated a list of gifts to keep the horologist in your life ticking through the festive season.
21.06

Living luxury watches at Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade, the home of David Duggan Watches, is gearing up to celebrate its 200 year anniversary.
26.05

Luxury watch servicing - Mayfair

As well as buying and selling watches David Duggan Watches also service and repair your timepiece, thanks to our expert in-house technician.
21.03

Five fantastic watches for fieldsports pursuits

If you’re a fan of country pursuits then head over to Fieldsports Magazine to read this expert article from David Duggan on five luxury watches for the fieldsports enthusiast.
18.03

Sunseeker celebrates Baselworld 2016

Across the world, all eyes will be on the world’s most important jewellery and watch show
18.02

Philip Smith Takes the Rolex and the Title at the Ultimate Pair

The Rolex GMT II eventually went to Philip Smith, who scored an impressive 43/50 to secure his special winner’s status as the new proud owner of a David Duggan Rolex
11.02

Who will win a David Duggan Rolex at The Ultimate Pair this year?

The battle is heating up at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School’s annual shooting competition, with finalists set to fight it out for the biggest prizes in clay pigeon shooting on 16 February.
09.05

Classic Cars and the Rolex Daytona

David shares his lifetime’s knowledge of how the Daytona took the motoring world by storm, started a historic relationship between the watch maker and the world of motor racing, and fired the imagination of some of world’s most celebrated stars including Paul Newman, Sir Jackie Stewart and Eric Clapton.
08.12

Patek Philippe to Drive New Masters of Luxury Watch Repair

Your pre-owned luxury watch is a precious and deeply personal possession. The last thing you want to do is to hand it over to somebody who doesn’t understand that.
06.10

Rolex - The Uncompromising Swiss Master

In tribute to the Swiss master, here’s our own take on what makes Rolex so unique and enduring.
22.06

Luxury Watches on Holiday

Whether you pack light or heavy, a reliable timepiece is a travel essential for many people and if you’re a luxury watch enthusiast you’ll probably be tempted to take this chance to enjoy your favourite possession away from home.
27.05

Selling your luxury watch? Here’s what you need to know

Even in the most turbulent of financial times, pre-owned luxury watches tend to keep their value due to their rarity, enduring craftsmanship, and a buoyant marketplace full of enthusiasts looking for their next special purchase.
14.05

All Eyes on Eric Clapton's Rolex Daytona 6263

It’s rare, it’s got celebrity status, and it has just smashed all records for any Rolex at a public sale by selling for $1.4 million. So what makes the Rolex Reference 6263 “Oyster Albino” Cosmograph Daytona so sought after?
15.04

Standing the Test of Time

As Apple releases its latest digital innovation, the Apple Watch, we discuss its relevance against investing in a luxury timepiece. Wearables (wearable digital technology) are becoming increasingly fashionable and the Apple Watch – the brand’s latest incarnation - exemplifies this trend. Read More..
02.02

Valentine’s Gifts Guide for Her & Him

Have you already decided how you show your care for your loved ones for the Valentine’s day? What about showing your love by making an investment in a priceless preowned time piece? Let us inspire your romantic gesture with our handpicked favourite David Duggan pre-owned luxury watches for her and for him..
20.01

The Advantage of Buying a Pre-Owned Luxury Timepiece

Owning a luxurious timepiece such as Rolex can be recognised as a symbol of a successful man. Purchasing a luxury timepiece is usually an expensive personal purchases and not everyone can afford to pay the high-end prices to own a luxury timepiece. So here we would like to highlight a couple of the advantages of purchasing a pre-owned watches..Read more..
14.01

Interview with David Duggan On 'How To Care for Your Luxury Timepieces'

Luxury watches such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Vacheron, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lange & Sohne and IWC are an asset and they can be a fantastic investment as long as they last for a long period of time. Therefore, taking good care of them is extremely important. With 20 years' experience in the watch business, he is happy sharing some advice on how to care for your luxury timepieces.
17.12

David Duggan Watches Wins SBS Award From Theo Paphitis!

BBC's Dragon Den 'Theo Paphitis' awarded David Duggan watches as the winner of the #SBS 'Small Business Sunday' this week. Read this to find out more..
01.12

Burlington Arcade Curators of London style since 1819

David Duggan Watches are located in a covered shopping arcade that was built in 19th century built behind Bond Street from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens named Burlington Arcade. Read this to find out more..
10.11

David Duggan Watches Sponsors the Strastone Super Seven Challenge 2014

Following the success of the Stratstone Super 7 challenge last year, Royal Berkshire Shooting School has again teamed up with David Duggan watches to launch the Strastone Super Seven Challenge 2014.   The Stratstone Ultimate One Competition commences on Monday 6 October 2014 and will run for four months and ends on Saturday 31 January 2015 with entrants able to enter as many times as they wish.
30.10

The test of time: how to spot a fake Rolex

A luxury watch is a significant investment, but unfortunately today’s market is plagued by imposters. With copies becoming increasingly sophisticated you’d be surprised how easy it is to end up with a counterfeit – even when everything appears to be in order. Read this to find out more..
28.10

David Duggan Watches won the VV Luxury Lifestyle Award 2014

David Duggan Watches won the VV Luxury Lifestyle Award 2014. VV Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2014 at the Cafe Royal Hotel, London Hosted by Lara Accison. Read this to find out more..
08.09

Planning on purchasing a luxury watch? 5 questions you should ask yourself…

If you are thinking about investing in a luxury watch you’re about to enter a tricky marketplace. With such a rich and varied history there are so many choices out there. Read this to find out more..
14.07

Looking for luxury watch dealer? The vital questions to ask

If you’re a newcomer to the world of watches you have quite a journey ahead of you. Few markets offer the rich heritage, variety and scope that this one does. Read this to find out more..
14.03

Unique and inspiring: The rarest luxury watches on today’s market

Nothing says discernment quite like a luxury watch. It’s the ultimate expression of individual style. For many connoisseurs the pursuit of timekeeping excellence quickly becomes an all-consuming passion. Read this to find out more..
14.02

Is your Rolex in need of repair? Here’s what you need to know…

Rolex. It’s a make many of us know and love for its visionary spirit, constant innovation and instantly recognisable brand. Rolex luxury watches are also a great choice in terms of their exceptional quality and ability to hold their market value. Read this to find out more..
14.01

Insuring luxury watches: A guide for enthusiasts

If you own a luxury watch such as a Rolex, a Patek Philippe, an IWC or a Cartier, then you have made a significant investment. But have you ensured that your purchase is fully protected? Read this to find out more..

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