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Our One to Watch blog features exciting industry news, buying guides for wristwatches and commentary from David and the team. Showcasing the most exceptional and rare timepieces, from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron, Jaeger-Le-Coultre and other fine names.

A guide to: The Chronograph Complication
One to Watch continues its series of in-depth guides to some of David Duggan’s favourite complications, with one of the earliest and simplest movements: the chronograph.
How to start your watch collection: your first five Rolexes
For more than a century, Rolex has consistently produced timepieces that people love to wear and collect. With its practical focus on sport and tools, the brand is also an ideal place to start if you’re thinking of embarking on a collecting career. We asked David Duggan for his top Rolex watches.
One of my best…tips for investing in chronographs
In the first in our ‘One of my best…’ series David shares his advice on investing in chronographs.
A Guide to: the World Time Complication
As the name suggests, a World Time watch allows the wearer to read the time in the world’s 24 major time zones. But what else do we know about this incredible watch complication?
David Duggan features in Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair has produced a beautiful space edition of its biannual watch magazine On Time in which we’re thrilled to say our very own David Duggan features.
Baselworld 2019 – The Expert View
As ever, David Duggan travelled to the Swiss city of Basel to take a look at the very latest in horological innovation. Here, he shares a few of his highlights.
A Guide to: The Perpetual Calendar Complication
In the third installment of our series which takes an in-depth look at the horological complications which have changed our appreciation of timepieces, we look at the perpetual calendar; arguably one of the most enduringly popular amongst avid watch collectors.
A Guide to: Triple Date and Annual Calendar Watch Complications
After looking at the legacy of the Day-Date complication, in the second instalment of our One To Watch series on horological complications, we explore the world of triple date and annual calendars.
8 of the most Romantic Gestures in Watch History
Throughout history, famous people, from royalty to presidents, pop stars to Hollywood heavyweights, have pledged their enduring devotion with a timepiece. Here are some of our favourites…
A Guide to: The Day-Date Complication
To celebrate the 35th year of David Duggan Watches, One To Watch will spend the coming months exploring the origins of some of the most fascinating and sought after complications. This month, we look at one of the most useful – the day-date.
David Duggan Watches is thrilled to have become the second Urban Jürgensen representative in the UK, and the first traditional retailer with a full collection of its timepieces on show. To mark the start of this new relationship, One To Watch speaks to president and chief executive Søren Jenry Petersen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David discusses Patek Philippe's titanium timepiece for Only Watch 2017
Luxury watch specialist David Duggan discusses Patek’s new awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind timepiece, the Grand Complication Reference 5208T-010 created for Only Watch 2017
The Reverso Story: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watch-with-a-twist
In 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the Reverso’s 85th anniversary, but 2017 has been another busy year for the iconic watch model. We look at one of the most distinctive watches of the past century to find out more about the enduring legacy of the original, reversible timepiece.
Talking new and vintage Tudor watches at Corney & Barrow
In August, admirers of fine wine and watches gathered to celebrate joint passions with an exclusive event hosted by David Duggan, Tudor watches and Corney & Barrow.
David discusses the iconic timepieces of Formula One
Halfway through Grand Prix season, David talks turbo timepieces with our friends over at Watchuseek and Ape to Gentleman magazine.
In Profile: The Rolex Air-King
David looks at this iconic line of manual wind Oyster watches and its history indebted to aviation.
Cyclops, meteorites and moons: Rolex’s Baselworld 2017
Over the coming weeks, we bring you highlights from watch houses from the biggest watch and jewellery fair in the world.