Alex Doak

(Contributor)

Alex Doak is the managing editor of The Prodigal Guide. theprodigalguide.com

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Precisely 15 years ago, Quentin Smith and Steve Brooks had just spent three arduous months getting to the tip of South America [...]

24 January

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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Last week the great and the good of the luxury world descended upon Geneva Airport’s Palexpo convention centre for the “Salon [...]

6 February
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Let’s face it: a finely made timepiece is, in a rather nice twist of irony, a flashy anachronism. For starters, no one really [...]

8 December
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Last night, the doors of Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery opened once again for the annual extravaganza that is SalonQP – back for [...]

4 November
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Last year marked 50 years since Carroll Shelby’s invasion of Europe’s racing circuits, winning the World Manufacturer’s [...]

4 November
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It’s a tale of derring-do, pluck and grit that makes Biggles look positively timid. And the crying shame is that the 1934 “Macrobertson [...]

4 November
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It was 1983, the same year that Switzerland's poptastic Swatch hit the shelves, that Japan's own bit of cult plastic-fantastic [...]

4 November
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Have you ever had your laundry done at a five-star hotel? If so, you’ll know the glee that comes with that knock at the door, [...]

2 July
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The Swiss have certainly been making their presence felt in London of late. Within the last 36 months, Bond Street and Mount [...]

9 April
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As a watch enthusiast who’s also lucky enough to be a watch-industry insider, one tends to get blasé about meeting the legends [...]

9 April
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“An expensive watch is a piece of art, part of eternity,” professed LVMH’s bumptious watch chief and erstwhile industry [...]

9 April
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Mechanical timepieces have the complexity and allure of tiny, self-contained universes. We asked a master watchmaker to explain [...]

5 March
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Every dreary January, the luxury watch world and its dog enjoys brief respite from the month’s enforced abstinence inside a [...]

29 January
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Overlooking Lucerne, Chateau Gütsch is a belle-epoque retreat with a horological secret. [...]

12 January
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