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 Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tribute to The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black

    Date posted: 05-13-2015

    The song "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones came out in 1966, three years before the first El Primero famously hit the market in 1969. Last year, Zenith announced a partnership with the Rolling Stones and shortly thereafter came out with a 300-piece limited edition version of the Chronomaster 1969 Open. read article >

  • Two El Primero Limited Editions: The 410 "Charles Vermot" and the Tour Auto

    Date posted: 05-04-2015

    Last year, Zenith came out with the El Primero Chronomaster Power Reserve Charles Vermot Limited Edition Watch, a watch with design cues from each of the major chapters in Zenith's modern history. The watch featured a dial layout, indices, shape, and a crystal that evoked Zenith's first automatic chronograph from 1969. read article >

  • Zenith "Boutique Editions" Now Available at Topper Fine Jewelers

    Date posted: 04-20-2015

    Last year, Zenith debuted a few pieces in their "Captain" collection called the "Boutique Editions". The title referred to the fact they were only available for purchase in Zenith boutiques. The watches' most distinguishing feature from other Captain models are the understated dials with all Arabic numerals. read article >

  • The 2015 Baselworld Show Portal

    Date posted: 03-23-2015

    Below are links to our Topper Jewelers Facebook page where we have created albums of new releases. In addition, we have included video interviews conducted at the show, as well as press releases from the brands of Topper Fine Jewelers and links from manufacturer's sites, TimeZone Industry news, Ablogtowatch and other enthusiast sites. read article >

  • The Longines Heritage Diver

    Date posted: 02-25-2015

    Over the past several years, the Longines Legend Diver has not only been the best selling watch in their Heritage Collection at Topper Fine Jewelers, it has also been the best selling watch in their entire collection. It is no surprise as this modern adaptation of the early 1960's Longines Super Compressor has been on some of the watch industry's most respected critics top 10 lists. read article >

  • Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Watch Hands-On

    Date posted: 02-16-2015

    In 2011, Glashutte Original introduced a new cushion-shaped case to their 20th Century Vintage collection called the Seventies Panorama Date. Last year at Baselworld, Glashutte Original introduced a new Seventies model featuring their new Calibre 37 chronograph movement: the Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date.

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  • The Bremont Kingsman Special Edition

    Date posted: 01-21-2015

    While watches in and of themselves are essentially wearable art, I always enjoy seeing how they fare when prominently featured in fictional endeavors on film or television. Will it be simple product placement that is incidental to any significant aspect of the movie, or will the watches tell us more? read article >

  • Ball Trainmaster Pulsemeter Caduceus

    Date posted: 01-12-2015

    Ball Watch Explorer, Dr. Christopher Hillman, is the inspiration for Ball's 2014 Trainmaster Pulsemeter Caduceus. The most notable features on the new Caduceus are the dual pulsemeters. A pulsemeter is a complication for measuring pulse rate or heartbeats per minute. read article >