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Our Head of Watches' Selection

Our Head of Watches, Neil Hollier, has curated a selection of prestigious watches, at surprising prices. Come and explore the collection in our Harrogate showroom.

TAG Heuer - Ayrton Senna Carrera Calibre 16 Special Edition

On the iconic steel legend bracelet, this 2015 edition timepiece is an excellent tribute to one of motor racing's finest drivers. In a 44mm case with an Anthracite dial, this piece is simply unmissable. £2750

Zenith - El Primero Chronomaster Tour Auto Edition

A tribute to classic cars - This limited edition item is number 58 of just 500. With an impressive 50 hour power reserve and 36,00 vph, this is one of Zenith's finest watches in their iconic El Primero collection. £6500

Baume et Mercier - 2016 Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963

This elegant timepiece is a limited edition item of just one of 1963. The 'Spirit of Competition' is clearly reflected in this honour to motor racing. This Automatic Chronograph has an impressive 48 hour power reserve, 28,000 vph and 50m water resistance. £2640

Baselworld 2017

The Ogden of Harrogate team were delighted to return recently to Baselworld to explore the magnificent display of timepieces that some of the world’s leading brands have to offer in 2017.

As expected, the staff were in awe of the extravagance that the brands had to offer. Despite downscaling and fewer brands exhibiting this year, the grandeur of the event certainly hadn’t been compromised.

Omega are truly celebrating in 2017 as they celebrate their 60th anniversary, releasing the ‘Omega 1957 Trilogy’, which is composed of limited edition pieces of their Seamaster 300, Speedmaster and Railmaster watches. This outstanding collection of classic watches proudly showcases the excellent craftmanship and tradition of Omega. The brand, however, has superbly conceived a Trilogy Box comprising all three of these watches of which just 557 sets are going to be created.  These will be a real rarity to acquire.

Another brand celebrating a big anniversary this year is Longines which celebrates its 185th anniversary by releasing the eye-catching new Record Collection. What is particularly impressive is that every piece in the collection is awarded ‘chronometer’ status by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), which adds more kudos to the brand. An elegant yet traditional collection which we think will do really well throughout 2017.

Zenith have decided to release a number of exciting new additions to its collection following Baselworld but the Defy El Primero 21 is a watch not to be missed! The renowned brand has released arguably its most illustrious chronograph yet. It marks the hundredths of a second making it faster times faster than its predecessor!  Not only is this an outstanding piece of timekeeping, it’s truly pleasing aesthetically with the classic Zenith style.

Tag Heuer also released a number of excellent new pieces with many beautiful re-releases of some of the best-known watches but at a more affordable price yet with the same, priceless Tag Heuer style and expertise. Tag Heuer’s highly-anticipated Autavia has been re-released with public assistance on what the new design would look like. The finished result is a truly magnificent piece as expected from the brand.

A pleasant surprise to see at Baselworld was FOPE releasing a beautiful watch to add to its sumptuous jewellery collection. In line with the signature elegant FOPE style, LadyFOPE is a truly distinctive, diamond encrusted watch, which complements the range of Flex’it bracelets, necklaces and earrings. FOPE’s traditional Flex’it bracelet has been combined with a small yet unmistakeable Swiss-made, quartz watch case. FOPE could soon become a contender in the horology world and 2017 looks set to be  a very exciting year for the brand.

This year’s releases at Baselworld are an exciting curtain-raiser for 2017 and we’re very excited to have many of these new watches on order for delivery very soon!

THE FREDERIQUE CONSTANT CLASSICS : ART OF PORCELAIN WATCH

We are pleased to announce that we will soon have in stock the limited edition - Art of Porcelain watch from luxury Swiss brand Frederique Constant. Ref FC-302P4S6.

ART OF PORCELAIN WATCH FC-302P4S6

Grand-Feu enamel dials require great craftsmanship and do not allow for any mistakes, pricing them out of the reach of many collectors.

Frederique constant continue to deliver on their ethos of affordable luxury. 

Here they have produced a classic enamel dial timepiece - it has the feel and hand-made character of enamel but without the price tag.

The watch features a Swiss automatic movement, sapphire crystal glass and see-through case back.

A limited edition, porcelain dial model priced under £2000, make this watch an attractive potential addition to any collection.

Of only 188 pieces ever made, Ogden of Harrogate are proud to present the Frederique Constant : Art of Porcelain Timepiece.

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THE FREDERIQUE CONSTANT CLASSICS : ART OF PORCELAIN WATCH FC-302P4S6

An Afternoon at the Palace (Baselworld 2016 continued...)

My horology beacon drew me over to the palace where complexity was at its finest and where some of the most impressive yet strangest compilation of watches and clocks were on display.

The amount of genius in that room could only have been topped if Da Vinci’s studio had been centre stage.

As with most who visited the palace, the first port of call was to MB&F where it is more machine than timepiece. Their pursuit of precision and the spectacular is virtually unmatchable, many have tried and come close but you really can’t get more MAD than an MB&F.


It is more than just the aesthetics with this Legacy Machine as it houses the first ever fully developed in-house movement from MB&F, a wonderful and fulfilling achievement for any watch maker. In an age where movement manufacture is becoming increasingly important, hats off for achieving where so many others have failed.
Having said that out of all the machines they had on show my favourite had to be the Legacy Machine 101. Beautifully crafted with the floating balance over a shimmering blue dial it really stood out to me as wearable Haute Horology. It has a very clear display considering half is covered by the balance, with the Hour and minute dial at two and the power reserve indicator at 6, both easily legible as they are brilliant white with Blued gold hands.

One of the most stand out pieces on display was from Ressence Type 3. From a distance this looks like a novelty digital watch. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Up close this is a wonderful example of innovative watchmaking and ultimate craftsmanship. With 6 independently rotating disks to make up the ever changing landscape of the dial, each flowing as smooth as the next due to the 35.7ml of oil flooded into the top half of the watch.

To display cleanly the following functions is hugely impressive; Time, Day Date, AM&PM indicator, Seconds and Temperature. The top half of the watch is completely sealed off from the movement and winding mechanism underneath.

The watch is wound using the sapphire crystal case-back this is also used to set the time and other components. When I say the two halves are completely sealed off, I mean completely. All the information for the hands etc. is transmitted between the two halves by a series of magnets either side of the grade 5 titanium plate separating them; these are not even 1mm across. The magnets cause no problem for the automatic calibre housed underneath making this a true feat of Horology.

To say that this watch could change the face of watchmaking could be taking this too far, although if this style of movement and display catches on we could see some other major players in the industry trying to emulate such innovative thinking in the future.

Cuervo y Sobrinos at Baselworld

Cuervo y Sobrinos Official or ‘The Party Brand’ was something I had been looking forward to for quite some time; whether this was the watches or the Mojitos though, I’m not too sure. A few drinks later and a lot of watches tried, I finally settled on the watches being the exciting part.

Not overly known in the UK which I must add is a great shame as they should be, I was quietly impressed with their offering. The usual was there with the bright colours such as bright blue an...d a very eye-catching orange. It was the slightly more reserved pieces that really stood out for me with a very cool yet understated Historiador with a hand wound movement coming in at just £2,000.

The finishings were superb across dial case and movement. I seem to have a real thing for devil horn lugs. Other variations available such as a Grande-Date model and the Historiador Vuelo were also a real positive from a brand that needed to become more commercial again. For me they have achieved this with the new offering on display; trust me when I say this, it isn’t the Mojitos talking.

A brand well worth standing up and taking notice of again - with the right break in the UK they could gain themselves a very interesting following.