How to spot a fake Rolex

This one question we are asked regularly here at Armour Winston, and unfortunately we do spot fake watches a lot! Wearing a Rolex is seen as a status symbol across the globe, however it is also one of the most counterfeited watch brands out there. …read more

We love the latest Rolex Yacht-Master 42 !

We have been looking at the latest Rolex Yacht-Master 42 watch and we love it! In celebration of its release, we have some wonderful Rolex Yacht-Master watches in store at the moment, like this stunning 116622 Yacht-Master! It's definitely a popular choice! Let’s take a closer look into the world of the remarkable Rolex Yacht-Master. …read more

Why buy your luxury watch from us?

Today, many people enjoying shopping from the comfort of their homes. However in the past shopping was an ultimate leisure experience, and in our opinion it should remain that way! How many times has something looked perfect in the photo online, but just doesn't look right when we put it on? This is especially true if you are making a special... …read more

A closer look at the Breguet 'Hora Mundi' watch

In celebration of the stunning Breguet 'Hora Mundi' watch available now, we thought we would take a look at not only this time piece, but the brand too! The Hora Mundi mixes contemporary looks with Breguet classicism and we love it!  …read more

The Cartier Rose Gold Ballon Bleu is stunning !

 This week we are celebrating the iconic and truly stunning Ballon Bleu De Cartier watch. We currently have a fantastic, super rare Cartier rose gold Ballon Bleu Tourbillon watch.  This watch which features an exceptional complication is no longer made! Cartier is one of the oldest jewellers in the world catering to royalty and movie stars across the globe. …read more

Start the year with a Rolex Sports watch!

Happy 2019 ! January is the perfect time to get active, so we say to grab your luxury sports watch, embrace the great outdoors and get fit! We thought we would take a look at some of our favourite Rolex sports watches to give you some motivation… …read more

We love these Cartier watches this Christmas!

Would you love the gift of Cartier this Christmas? We have some gorgeous Cartier watches available now, particularly models which are reminiscent to the Art Deco era and iconic pre-WW2 watch design. Let’s take a look at our top picks available in the shop now … …read more

Gold watches are perfect for Christmas!

We are welcoming the return of yellow gold watches this year! That throwback to the seventies is still lurking throughout the fashion world, and gold accessories are currently trending for both men and women. We especially love this because it means we can enjoy the vast array of luxury yellow gold watches. …read more

Cartier Diamond Tank Américaine

Born in 1989, the Cartier Tank Americaine introduced subtle elegance to newly developing tastes. A preference for bigger watches was introduced and it has remained a success ever since. We currently have some stunning examples in store now! A little while ago we had this Cartier ‘Chronoflex’ Tank Americaine White Gold Diamond Bezel. …read more

Which Rolex Sea Dweller Watch Should You Buy?

We currently have available arguably one of the rarest Rolex's ever made. The extremely popular Rolex 116600 Sea-Dweller watch was only in production for 3 years. The ultra-resistant divers’ models engineered by Rolex for the conquest of the deep. Being waterproof to a depth of 4,000 feet (1,220 metres), they are the result of decades of collaboration with diving professionals. …read more

Why choose Audemars Piguet?

“You, my Royal Oak, are the masterpiece of my career and the magical realisation of a childhood dream” Gérald Genta, designer. …read more

Patek Philippe Nautilus

Do you love a Patek Philippe Nautilus as much as we do? After the growing success of the Royal Oak, Patek Philippe decided to develop a luxury sports watch with a strong design. The Nautilus collection was introduced in 1976, and was inspired by the universal shape of a porthole found on virtually all maritime vessels. …read more

Check out the Rolex Submariner!

The Rolex Submariner’s robust and functional design became iconic extremely quickly. With their subtly redesigned Oyster case, distinctive dial with large luminescent hour markers, the latest generation Submariner and Submariner Date are in keeping with the original model launched in 1953. We currently have a very competitively priced Rolex 116619 White Gold Submariner, with the beautiful blue dial available. …read more

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch has to be one of the most classic timepieces. We have had some stunning examples available in our Mayfair watch shop recently, which prompted us to look at the history and latest version of this iconic Rolex model. …read more

Why we love the Rolex Air-King!

We currently have a stunning Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King available in store, so we thought we would take a closer look at this fantastic timepiece... …read more

A closer look at the Rolex Sea-Dweller

In the 1960's, an industrial deep-sea diving company approached Rolex requesting a dive watch that could function deeper under water for a longer period of time.  Rolex took the Submariner 5513 model and added a one-way escape valve to relieve pressure. The Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller was produced for approximately 10 yrs from 1967 to 1977, and is an extremely popular collectors watch. …read more

The stunning Rolex Milgauss

We like a splash of colour here at Armour Winston, and the newest version of the Rolex Milgauss is so vibrant.  Choose between an electric blue or black dial with an orange lightning-bolt-shaped seconds hand. The Rolex Milgauss (ref.116400GV) timepiece will look stunning on your wrist this summer!    …read more

Cartier: Pretty in Pink

We have some gorgeous Cartier watches available now, particularly models which are reminiscent to the Art Deco era and iconic pre-WW2 watch design. We have a stunning Tank Divan watch available with striking pink strap, as well as some other delightful Cartier (pink) timepieces. Let's take a look!  …read more

Is the Submariner your favourite Rolex?

The Rolex Submariner is arguably the most recognised wristwatch and the latest ref is a timepiece that is pretty hard to beat! To celebrate such an iconic watch, we thought we would take a look at the history of the watch and its variations.  …read more

We spot a rainbow...a Rolex Rainbow!

How excited do you get when you spot a beautiful rainbow? Well, we currently have a Rolex Daytona Rainbow ref.116598RBOW watch available! It is stunning! …read more

Travel with a Patek Philippe World Time watch!

Whilst the weather is lovely and hot (for the moment) in the UK right now, many people are starting to plan their summer holidays. If you are lucky enough to travel across the globe often, you may desire a luxury timepiece that is designed to display the local time in several cities. …read more

Kate Middleton wears a Ballon Bleu de Cartier

We couldn't start this post without congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their third child! The new prince is fifth in line to the throne, and was born yesterday (23rd April) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, London weighing 8lb 7oz. Such wonderful news!  …read more

Check out these stunning Cartier watches!

We have some stunning Cartier watches currently available in store, so we thought we would take a look at the Cartier brand’s incredible history!  …read more

Forget the gold bunny, how about a gold watch this Easter?

Whilst we all love to unwrap those delicious gold bunnies this time of year, how about unwrapping a stunning gold timepiece instead? We have talked before about that throwback to the seventies, and we think gold accessories still are very much on trend. There are so many luxury gold watches out there, but lets take a look at a couple of... …read more

Diamonds or Pearls?

In this weeks post, we would like to take a little look into the Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster. The Pearlmaster is Rolex’s crowning jewellery watch, and is characterised by beautiful gem settings of diamonds, sapphires or rubies. It is simply irresistible! …read more

The Travellers Rolex

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date GMT Master is an iconic watch with a rich history, full with stories of pilots who have used this model to assist them on their travels. We thought we would give you a little bit of history about the Rolex GMT and reasons to why we think it has flown off the shelves over the... …read more

Why we love Panerai watches

Whilst we have a large variety of Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe watches, we sometimes stock other fabulous luxury brands! We particularly enjoy it when we are able to purchase a stunning Panerai watch for our store. Panerai was a top military secret for decades and didn't surface until the early 1990’s. …read more

Why shop at Armour Winston?

Today, many people enjoying shopping from the comfort of their homes. Of course this can sometimes be an easy way to shop during a busy day. However in the past shopping was an ultimate leisure experience, and in our opinion it should remain that way! How many times has something looked perfect in the photo online, but just doesn't look right... …read more

A closer look at Chopard watches

Here are Armour Winston we normally specialise in renowned watch making names such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Cartier. However we do have other fabulous brands that come into the shop, from Audemars Piguet, Jaeger Le-Coultre and even Chopard. We currently have two stunning Chopard timepieces available now, so we thought we would take a look at this historic brand. …read more

Our top 5 watches to wear this New Year’s Eve

How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve? Whether you are going to be dancing all night, watching the fireworks or enjoying a memorable meal, we think you need to make a statement with your timepiece! Here are our top 5 watches (that are all currently available in store) which will truly stand out on your wrist when the clock strikes... …read more

Cartier for Christmas

After last weeks blog on the stunning Cartier ‘Chronoflex’ Tank Americaine, it is clear that a lot of you would love the gift of Cartier this Christmas! We have some gorgeous Cartier watches available now, particularly models which are reminiscent to the Art Deco era and iconic pre-WW2 watch design. …read more

The perfect Rolex Datejust for Christmas

With the countdown to Christmas now on, we are going to take a look at some of the stunning watches we have available now. This time of year is full of sparkle, and we start with a particular luxury timepiece that will stand out perfectly! The 2017 Rolex 116243 bi-metal diamond Datejust has a set diamond dot dial and round... …read more

The Patek Philippe Calatrava

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is recognised as one of the most iconic dress watches. Classically elegant, Patek notes that the collection “charms each new generation of watch lovers by its timeless understated perfection.” To celebrate the stunning 2008 Patek Philippe ref.5119J yellow gold Calatrava wristwatch in store now, let’s take a look one of our favourite timepieces! …read more

Inspired by Blue Planet II: Rolex Deepsea

We have been anticipating the new BBC series, Blue Planet II and have been absolutely amazed so far! The incredible scenes of the most astonishing creatures in our oceans has us hooked each Sunday evening. In turn it has inspired us to take a closer look at a watch dedicated to diving in to the deep. …read more

The “Steve Mcqueen’ Rolex Explorer II

Let’s take look at the Rolex Explorer and Explorer II, in celebration of the stunning Ref. 216570 Explorer II we currently have in store. …read more

The perfect watch for Autumn

It’s now officially Autumn. The time of year where beautiful leaves fill our streets and we cosy up with Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. It is also a great season to be stylish and that doesn’t stop with luxury timepieces. We think the new Rolex Yacht Master Everose Gold ref. 268621 will work perfectly with your Autumn wardrobe. …read more

Celebrating 100 Years of Cartier Tank Watches

We admittedly tend to focus our blogs on Rolex here at Armour Winston, however we do also have a great range of stunning Cartier timepieces in the shop. The Tank collection turns 100 this year, so we thought this is the perfect time to celebrate! …read more

'Gilt dial' Rolex Submariner 5512 vs 5513

We love vintage Rolex and the majority of models are a real investment. We have two exceptional examples in store now, a Rolex 5513 Submariner and a 5512 in 'ghost' grey. They are both particularly popular with collectors, so we thought we would look at the difference between the two models. …read more

A closer look at the Double Red Sea Dweller

In the 1960's, an industrial deep-sea diving company approached Rolex requesting a dive watch that could function deeper under water for a longer period of time.  Rolex took the Submariner 5513 model and added a one-way escape valve to relieve pressure. The Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller was produced for approximately 10 yrs from 1967 to 1977, and is an... …read more

Wear the rainbow this summer! A look at the Rolex Daytona Rainbow

We thought we would write this weeks blog in celebration of the incredibly rare and original 2016 Rolex Daytona Rainbow 116598RBOW which is available in store now. This stunning watch was only made in tiny numbers due to the difficulty Rolex had in matching the stones. This timepiece not only shines, but it is also a technical achievement for Rolex. …read more

Rolex Milgauss: a watch to wear in the sunshine!

The summer has arrived, so we think a colourful watch is definitely required! We currently have a stunning Rolex 116400GV black dial Milgauss in store. One of the most recognisable features of the Milgauss is its striking orange lightning-bolt shaped seconds hand. Let’s have a look into the latest edition of this luxury timepiece. …read more

Piaget Altiplano watches - A more glitzy, ultra-thin dress watch

Piaget watches are known for their superior quality and the Altiplano series really does add that touch of class! This week we are going to look at this stunning luxury watch collection.. …read more

Pretty in Pink - New Ladies Rolex Lady-Datejust Watch

We have previously discussed how many women enjoy wearing larger, more masculine watches. Numerous female celebrities have been spotted wearing chunkier Rolex watches. However Rolex certainly create beautifully stunning watches for ladies who like their timepieces a little more glamorous! A predictable change from Rolex at Baselworld 2017 was the all steel Lady-Datejust models. …read more

Rolex on the first day of Baselworld 2017

It’s that time of the year in the city of Basel, Switzerland, where Baselworld showcases what is new from the leading watch and jewellery brands. Last year the event attracted more than 145,000 people from over 100 countries. The 2017 event has opened today, and will feature around 300 brands from luxury watch makers like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Omega. …read more

Ed Sheeran spotted with another Patek Philippe

Here at Armour Winston we have previously mentioned Ed Sheeran’s extensive collection of Patek Philippe watches. He clearly enjoys luxury watches and his choices are very design orientated, always making a statement. In the photos from British GQ magazine’s March interview, it is easy to spot Ed's stunning Patek Philippe ref.5524G Calatrava Pilot.  With his new album ÷ (Divide) in... …read more

The 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie - SIHH 2017

As you may have spotted in my last post, I have been away on holiday diving in the Great Barrier Reef! Now that I am back in London, I thought it would be best to have a look at the highlights of SIHH 2017, a major attraction for all fine watch professionals. …read more

Diving into the deep with Rolex

Seeing as I am currently exploring the Great Barrier Reef, I thought it would be the perfect chance to look at an amazing diving watch. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea watch not only meets the needs of professional deep-sea divers, but also looks stunning on the wrist.  …read more

Happy 2017! It’s time to keep fit with a sports watch

Happy New Year to all of our customers! …read more

Give the gift of time this Christmas - a Rolex watch

To celebrate Christmas this year why not give the gift of time with a stunning Rolex timepiece?  This iconic brand has been producing stunning wristwatches for over 100 years, and has become a favourite due to incredible craftsmanship and design.  So whoever that someone special is this year, you cannot fail with a beautiful Rolex timepiece this Christmas! …read more

Square watches for Christmas

Square watches are reminiscent to the Art Deco era and an iconic pre-WW2 watch design. They haven’t been hugely popular over recent years, however perhaps due to the launch of the Apple watch, square timepieces are on a lot of Christmas lists. The countdown to Christmas is now on and of course there will be someone in your life that... …read more

Rare Patek Philippe smashes auction record!

The most expensive wristwatch has sold at auction over the weekend. The watch in question as one of the three Patek Philippe ref.1518 models sold over the two day Phillips Auction House sale.  This rare stainless steel Patek Philippe set the auction record of 7.7 million pounds! The bidding took place with more than seven bidders. …read more

Hublot watches - a closer look

In our last blog post we talked about the other fine brands that are available at Armour Winston. We are very fortunate to be able to provide you with some stunning and unique timepieces. In honour of the 2006 Hublot rose gold 'Big Bang' watch we have at the moment, let’s take a look at this wonderful brand. …read more

Swiss timepieces surge in the British luxury watch market

Last month the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry’s monthly export sales tracker revealed that sales to the UK increased by 13.4%. This increase in exports means that the UK are sixth in the league table of Swiss watch importers. We certainly do like our luxury swiss timepieces here and one of our favourites is of course, the iconic Patek Philippe. …read more

Check out the latest Rolex Explorer!

Rolex Explorer history began from the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway reached the top in May 1953, both wearing Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches. Being one of the first watches to reach Everest’s peak, the Rolex Explorer quickly became the watch of choice for mountain climbers and other adventurers. …read more

Celebrating 175 Years of Patek Philippe

Earlier this year we discussed our favourite watches exhibited at Baselworld.  Patek Philippe debuted an update of the Grandmaster watch, which in our opinion is truly stunning. The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime ref. 6300 is the now the most complicated wristwatch in production, featuring the same 20 complications as the anniversary edition. …read more

Michelle Obama wears Cartier

There has been a lot in the press at the moment about Michelle Obama, and what an amazing First Lady she is! We loved watching her let her hair down on James Corden’s Car Pool Karaoke. We also love her style and luxury watch choices…. …read more

What watch does Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams wear?

Wimbledon is over for another year and we now have our Champions! Top athletes help to inspire us in many ways, and last week Serena Williams made sure reporters were aware she would like to be simply known as  “one of the greatest athletes all time”. …read more

Rolex Watches & Wimbledon 2016

Wimbledon 2016 is drawing to its final few days and each year more professional tennis players show off high-end wrist watches. We do enjoy seeing which players have stepped up their wrist game each year! …read more

What watch will the new James Bond wear?

It has been in the headlines recently that Daniel Craig has apparently turned down a big deal to play James Bond again. Therefore speculation about who will take over the iconic role is well and truly underway!  Not only will they have to take over wearing fine suits and drive stunning cars, they will have a choice of a luxury... …read more

Why we love the Rolex Daytona

Whilst on holiday in Florida this week, I drove past Daytona Beach. This prompted my thoughts about the new Rolex Daytona. Being one of the classic and iconic timepieces, it is about time we looked at this stunning Rolex model! …read more

Susan Sarandon sparks a conversation about androgynous watches

Social media has gone a little wild over the past couple of days since the the fabulous Susan Sarandon stepped onto the red carpet wearing flat shoes…(oh the horror!) …read more

Sunshine & White Gold Rolex

In our last blog we took a closer look at our favourite yellow gold luxury watches at the moment. We certainly love a bit of wrist candy and bursts of colour. However, as seasons come and go, white watches continuously remains on-trend. Many people prefer white gold, and as summer is fast approaching, Rolex have the perfect selection. …read more

Patek Philippe Watches for Keen Travellers

In our last post we had a look at the new Rolex Air King, which is a watch that celebrates the brands strong connection with the world of aviation. Many of us are now thinking a little more about where to jet off to this year, so we thought we would take a look at one of our favourite Patek... …read more

Favourites from Baselworld 2016

Each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland, Baselworld showcases what is new from the leading watch and jewellery brands. It comprises of about 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries and attracts over 94,00 visitors. This year it was on from the 17th to 24th March and we have been extremely excited to see what our favourite luxury watch companies... …read more

Female celebs wearing a statement Rolex

Today, wearing a luxury statement timepiece is not only devoted to a male audience. We have mentioned before that actually the watch industry was initially pioneered by women wearing watches on the wrist. We think that the choice of watch can actually say a lot about a person, so let’s take a look at some of our favourite Rolex choices... …read more

A little bit about… Jaeger-LeCoultre

Here at Armour Winston we of course have a fine selection of luxury watches such as Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe. However we also have a range of second hand luxury watches from some of the world’s most renowned Swiss watch houses, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, and IWC. …read more

10 ways to spot a fake Rolex

Wearing a Rolex is seen as a status symbol across the globe, however it is also one of the most counterfeited watch brands out there. We have previously mentioned here at Armour Winston that “if it ticks, it’s fake”, however we are regularly asked what else to look out for when spotting a fake Rolex. …read more

Rolex and the 2016 Farr 40 World Championship

Rolex has a long history with the sailing world for over fifty years, supporting the sport’s finest events. The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship is fiercely competitive and demands consistency and determination. Rolex has been a partner of the event since 2001, and the winning team not only receives the World Championship trophy, but also a Rolex Yacht-Master timepiece (which... …read more

Taking watches to the extreme…

We have discussed watches suitable for adventurers in previous posts, but it seems that recently leading watch companies are taking more extreme measures to show off their timepieces. Social media is full of brands using their extreme sports watch wearers to impress followers. There is a whole new competition out there of gaining more “likes”, so of course there is the need... …read more

The importance of an understated watch: our top 3!

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New Audemars Piguet - wow!

In our last post we talked about what we might expect from SIHH 2016. Well there has been some truly stunning watches on show. However we thought we would focus on Audemars Piguet, simply because they had the wow factor! …read more

Kick off the year at SIHH

For luxury watch enthusiasts, this year will kick off when the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) starts in Geneva on the 18th January. The brands that will exhibiting at this years show will be sure to give us an insight into what we can expect for 2016. …read more

5 reasons to buy someone special a Rolex for Christmas

"A watch is as much a part of a man's or woman's wardrobe as it is an instrument for measuring time" – The Story Of Rolex (1964) …read more

5 reasons to buy a luxury timepiece over a smartwatch this Christmas

Whilst it is true that a watch is not essential to telling the time nowadays, a luxury watch is much more than just being able to tell the time. …read more

Ed Sheeran has great taste with the Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious watch companies from Switzerland. They have clients across the globe, including many royals and celebrities. Patek Philippe also have one of the best-known slogans, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”. …read more

A Rolex sports classic: for men and women

The Rolex Yacht-Master was first introduced in 1992 with the model 16628 in 18-carat yellow gold. With the popularity of The Submariner, Rolex developed another watch around the nautical theme. Rolex sport watches are designed to meet the needs of adventurers in extreme conditions, and the Yacht-Master is no exception. …read more

Rolex Submariner: an incredible sports watch with a timeless, sophisticated design

The Oyster Perpetual Submariner is the quintessential divers’ watch and certainly has an interesting history. It was introduced in 1953 during the pioneering era for scuba diving.  At the time Rolex director Rene P. Jeanneret, was also an amateur diver and encouraged the company to develop a sports watch for underwater adventurers. …read more

Fancy exploring this week?

The Rolex Explorer is perhaps one of the most classic sports watches, and has not been dramatically altered since the first model in 1953. It was inspired by knowledge gained by human adventure, and made with stainless steel to withstand extreme conditions. It is a ruggedly elegant watch and has been the popular choice of explorers since it was first introduced. …read more

Why we love Patek Philippe

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Luxury women’s watches: A quick history

Wearing a luxury designer watch can sometimes be seen as largely devoted to a male audience wanting to make a statement. However the watch industry certainly did not start off this way. It was women who pioneered wearing watches on the wrist. Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Marie Antoinette both commissioned a diamond ‘bracelet watch’. …read more

Fine diving watches & saving our ocean

We have a number of fine diving watches currently available at Armour Winston… …read more

Summer is not over / New stylish watches to wear on a sea adventure

We had some of our hottest days this summer so far throughout Wimbledon 2015. Each year more professional tennis players show off high-end wristwatches, which certainly creates interesting viewing. After winning the French Open, Stanislas Wawrinka stepped up his wrist game at Wimbledon. The Swiss player is an ambassador for Audemars Piguet and rather unusually wore his watch throughout the... …read more