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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2016, Jaeger Le-Coultre 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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..
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..
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..
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.
'Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition London 2015' will take place in London at the leading contemporary art gallery 'Saatchi Gallery' from May 27th until June 7th 2015. Read this to find out more..
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..
Henry Graves Supercomplication by Patek Philippe is regarded as the most important watch in the world. The Patek Philippe. Supercomplication pocket watch has been sold for 20.6 million pounds at the Sotheby’s auction in Geneva on the 11th November 2014. Read this to find out more..
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.
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..
As a general rule luxury watch enthusiasts anticipate new releases of iconic models with great relish – but the reality doesn’t always live up to the hype. This, though, is not one of those occasions and the hype is well deserved. Read this to find out more..
The beginning of 2014 saw the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) open its doors once again to the latest fine timepiece trends and innovations – and this year was not one to disappoint. Read this to find out more..
In June 2014 news hit the luxury watch market that a 1923 Patek Philippe sold at Sotheby’s for an astonishing £2.965 million. The inimitable maker’s first recorded split-second chronograph was won by a Swiss museum after a bidding frenzy. Read this to find out more..
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..
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..
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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Around 90% of the watches sold by David Duggan are purchased from members of the Public.