— The Current State of the Chinese Market. I recently had a special opportunity to spend time with Dr. Tina Zhou, the director of the Fortune Character Institute, a well-known luxury research group based in Shanghai, to talk about the Chinese luxury market. The Chinese market has gotten a bad reputation lately, with the anti-corruption… Read More


One of the classic moments from the James Bond films takes place in the first few minutes of 1964’s Goldfinger. Having wiggled out of his wet suit, Sean Connery steps into a smoky Latin nightclub where he flicks his cigarette lighter to check the time on his replica watches. The time is important because Bond… Read More


One of the greatest rivalries in horology is between Replica Rolex and Omega. Both are well respected Swiss manufacturers of impeccable timepieces, steeped in long histories and tradition. Each also has its respective legion of ardent followers. That makes for the obvious question, “which makes for the better one?” Some would say it’s a fool’s… Read More