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.
  • The Oris Aquis Red: Oris's 2014 Oceanic Conservation Watch

    Date posted: 12-09-2014

    Since 2010, Oris has produced an annual series of limited edition dive watches dedicated to supporting aquatic conservation. The series has been extremely popular at Topper Fine Jewelers over its duration. read article >

  • Pavonina: Glashutte Original's New Ladies Collection

    Date posted: 12-08-2014

    Pavonina derives its name from the Latin word for peacock. The peacock was a major design influence in the 1920s, and both the colorful bird and that transformative era are the design inspriation for Glashutte Original's new ladies collection. read article >

  • The Bremont ALT1-C/PW: Hardened & High Polished

    Date posted: 12-05-2014

    Last year, one of my favorite pieces was the rose gold Bremont ALT1-C/RG. This watch took the case and dial layout of Bremont's popular ALT1-C, and incorporated stylistic influences from both 19th century pocket watches and the their hit 2012 limited edition, the Victory. read article >

  • Zenith Synopsis: The "Open" Three-hand El Primero

    Date posted: 11-25-2014

    The El Primero is Zenith's famed automatic chronograph movement that made its debut in 1969. Its most signature feature is its beat rate. While most watches beat between seven and eight beats per second, the El Primero beats at a faster 10 beats per second. read article >

  • The Engineer Master II Pilot GMT

    Date posted: 11-18-2014

    The Pilot GMT is a "Metrailler", as in a watch that's designed by Megan Metraillier, the former Jaeger La Coultre designer who created the 'Ball for BMW' watch collection. In interviews describing the creation of Ball for BMW, she described that collection as an attempt to intersect the worlds of Ball watches and BMW cars. read article >

  • Two Hamilton Watches Go Interstellar

    Date posted: 11-12-2014

    This was a milestone weekend in Hamilton's storied history in cinema. Not only did they host their 7th annual "Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards", but a new blockbuster movie featuring their watches also hit the theaters. The movie, "Interstellar" is a science fiction film by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, in which two Hamilton watches feature prominently. read article >

  • The Longines Legend Diver Date on the New Rubber Strap

    Date posted: 11-06-2014

    One of the most anticipated watches of 2014 is actually an existing piece with a new strap option: The Longines Legend Diver Date. Since its introduction into the Heritage collection in the mid-2000's, all modern stainless steel versions of the Legend Diver had been equipped with a 22mm non-tapering sailcloth strap with a 22mm tang buckle. read article >

  • The Nomos Zurich: Weltzeit or Worldtimer?

    Date posted: 10-13-2014

    Nomos announced the true blue version of the Zurich Weltzeit a few weeks ago, and since then it's been the most requested Nomos at Topper. read article >