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Luxury Watch Brand Guides

RESCAPEMENT has begun developing comprehensive brand guides for a number of luxury watch brands. We’ve started by providing a “lay of the land”, a guide to the luxury conglomerates that own many of these brands. Check out the guide below for more, and come back soon as we continue to publish in-depth brand guides.


It’s a world of luxury brand conglomerates, so which brands are owned by what companies?

Patek Phillipe

What’s behind the timeless appeal of the most respected watchmaker?

What happened to the beloved watch brand?

A brief history of the young, innovative German watchmaker.

Why it’s time to pay attention to the vintage stuff from the renowned Japanese watchmaker.

An introduction to the second-oldest Swiss watchmaker.

Tudor Submariner 2019

It’s been 20 years since Tudor released a Submariner. Let’s look back at the legendary watch’s history.

Cartier Santos 2018

Everything you need to know about the first men’s wristwatch.

Watch microbrands

What you need to know about the top microbrands in the game.

Seiko 5 SNK 807

The affordable watch that sends so many off the horological deep end.

For your Reference

Our semi-regular series going deep into the history and evolution of iconic watches.

Rolex Guides

Going deep on the Crown.

Rolex Explorer History & Guide

It’s the watch that went to Everest (kind of). Here’s what to know before buying a new or vintage Explorer.

Rolex Air-Kking

A long-standing budget Rolex that even Ryan Gosling endorses.


2018 was another big year for the Paul Newman; what’s in store for 2019?

One-Watch Collection

22 watches that go seamlessly from the beach to the boardroom

tudor black bay 58 black bay 36

Two of Tudor’s best everyday watches battle it out


Building a versatile one-watch collection


10 of the best everyday watches from Baselworld 2019


5 great everyday watches from SIHH 2019


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