Topper Blog The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.
  • Engineer II Pioneer: A High Polish Chronometer

    Date posted: 12-30-2014

    The 40mm Ball Engineer II case makes its second appearance in a new model for 2014 with the "Engineer II Pioneer." The first time we saw this case was in the Marvelight (retail $1799), which combined an elaborate movement (ETA 2824-2) with incredibly tall tritium tubes for the hour indicies. read article >

  • A Topper Original Design by Russ Caplan

    Date posted: 12-30-2014

    While we carry many of the finest designers of engagement rings and wedding bands, we also create custom pieces. Ranging from classic to avant-garde, one of my favorite things to do is to spec out and create special pieces of jewelry. read article >

  • A Few Thoughts About Topper Pre-Owned Select

    Date posted: 12-23-2014

    One of my favorite parts of working at Topper Fine Jewelers is the mystery of the next watch to be traded in through our Topper Pre-Owned Select program. read article >

  • The Ernst Benz Limited Editions of 2014: Land, Air & Sea

    Date posted: 12-22-2014

    In 2014, Ernst Benz came out with a new limited edition series of watches. The new watches are variants on their signature chronograph models (Chronoscope) and three-hand models (Chronosport). The new 2014 editions each stand on their own, but are each part of a series vision in whole. read article >

  • Pictures of the Production models of the Bremont Boeing

    Date posted: 12-20-2014

    The Bremont Boeing models have been some of the most eagerly awaited watches of 2014. Today a Model 1/WH (white dial, three hand) and a Model 247/BK (black dial chronograph) arrived at Topper Fine Jewelers. read article >

  • The Ball Hydrocarbon Hunley

    Date posted: 12-16-2014

    2013 brought us three new models of the Engineer Hydrocarbon series with advanced shock resistance systems; Black, Airborne, and the Orbital II. The first two featured SpringLOCK; a cage that protects a watch movement's hairspring and ensures accuracy against the strain of mild repetitive shock. read article >

  • The new PanoMaticInverse

    Date posted: 12-12-2014

    Glashutte Original's Art & Technique collection showcases their abilities to create beautiful movements manufactured to incredible precision. Since Topper Jewelers began selling Glashutte Original in 2011, the PanoInverse has been one of the most popular models in the series and for that matter in the entire Glashutte Original line. read article >

  • The Longines Heritage 1935 : A Reissue of a Czech Pilot Watch

    Date posted: 12-09-2014

    The strap Longines chose for this model is padded alligator with high contrast stitching that is similar in feel to the straps used on the Master Collection, although it features slightly less padding. read article >