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 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 >

  • The Nomos Lambda: The 18kt Gold Round Nomos

    Date posted: 10-13-2014

    On Friday October 10th, we had Nomos Glashutte Day. It was a great chance to take a look at some pieces that are not normally in the store. One watch we were excited about doing a photo shoot with was the Nomos Lambda, their round 18kt gold piece (yellow or white) that was introduced in 2013. read article >

  • Bremont MBIII: The GMT Complication comes to the MB

    Date posted: 09-30-2014

    At Baselworld 2104, Bremont introduced four watches: Terra Nova, Boeing 1, Boeing 247, and the MBIII. It makes sense that their offerings are relatively few in quantity. While Bremont is quickly growing, their annual production is for the entire line was 6000 pieces for 2013. read article >