Alex Doak

(Contributor)

I'm City A.M. and Bespoke magazine's watch editor

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Whether it’s navy, cobalt, midnight or sky, blue watch dials will always be the most flattering and versatile – but a particularly [...]

7 December
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The watch industry is often associated with faceless, greying men in lab-coats, but there’s a new generation of who are doing [...]

7 December
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True to expectations, the most iconic example of the most iconic wristwatch in history was auctioned last month at a hammer price [...]

7 December
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Halfway through Pulp Fiction, with typically unnerving intensity – not to mention outrageous casual racism – Christopher [...]

2 November
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The ‘perpetual calendar’ keeps the perfect date, every day, without adjustment – even on leap years. It was invented 222 [...]

5 October
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A luxury watch may be painstakingly crafted deep in the folds of the Swiss Jura Mountains, but it doesn’t mean the industry [...]

14 September
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It’s a golden era for bronze watches – as affordable as steel, but more alluring, for three reasons: the copper-tin alloy’s [...]

7 September
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Christmas, 1969. Nixon is in power and the Vietnam War is dragging on. [...]

4 July
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In our uncertain times, the Swiss watch industry itself still reeling from a rare downturn, it’s no surprise to find the windows [...]

4 July
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Iconic’ is an overused term in the hyperbolic world of luxury wristwatches, but it’s nigh on impossible to avoid mentioning [...]

4 July
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As you read this, six F1-worthy carbon-fibe catamarans are careering round the Great Sound of Bermuda, vying for the oldest prize [...]

4 July
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Almost three years ago in New York, a very special Rolex fell under an Antiquorum auctioneer’s gavel. [...]

4 July
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It speaks volumes of the fabled chronograph’s mystique that up until 2012, we weren’t even sure who made the first one. [...]

4 April
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In times of harsh realities, it’s obvious why we fall in love with sepia-filtered timepieces plucked from a steady, golden [...]

4 April
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If you had £996,500, the first thing that springs to mind might be a new house, or a yacht perhaps – but a wristwatch? Surely [...]

6 February
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