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 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 >

  • Ball Engineer Master II Sportsman: AKA the "Ducks Unlimited Watch"

    Date posted: 01-11-2015

    The Ball Engineer Master II Sportsman, also know as the "Ducks Unlimited Watch", is the first product resulting from a multi-year licensing agreement between Ball Watch and Memphis, Tennessee based Ducks Unlimited, the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. read article >

  • Engineer II Magento S: Introducing the A-PROOF System

    Date posted: 12-31-2014

    The Engineer II Magento S is the most anticipated new release from Ball in 2014. It is the only 2014 model featuring SpringLOCK, Ball's patented balance-spring protection cage which reduces the effect of mild repetitive shock. read article >

  • 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 >