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Justin Mastine-Frost

Senior Editor, Horology

Justin Mastine-Frost is a New York–based journalist obsessed with all things well-crafted. He has spent his recent years covering horology for a broad swath of the industry's leading print and digital publications, having previously been deeply entrenched in automotive journalism before a personal love of watch collecting became the catalyst for a change in fields. He also has an extensive background in the automotive world where experience as a luxury brand automotive technician helped propel his penchant for taking the technical and making it digestible (and entertaining) to readers in a variety of segments. Being a slightly obsessive collector to the core, Justin has a number of categories that feed his passion including (but not limited to) mid-century modern furniture, aerosol and abstract art, custom jewelry, and Flavio Poli glass.

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Few brands pay such close attention to their history as Vacheron Constantin , so when the Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar went under the knife for its latest refresh, we knew it wouldn’...
This past week, Christie’s packed its New York showroom with a healthy percentage of the vintage watches lots heading for sale on May 15 at the Rare Watches and a Rolex Afternoon auction in Geneva...
The debut of the Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power ( urwerk.com ) in Geneva earlier this year is yet another reminder that true haute horlogerie is by no means just a man’s game. This is now the fourth...
Over the years, the name Aurel Bacs — cofounder of Bacs & Russo, which has operated in partnership with auction house Phillips since 2014—has become synonymous with the world of top-tier vintage...
While there is huge demand among watch collectors for limited-edition pieces and bespoke services, the use of out-of-the-ordinary materials in watchmaking has become increasingly popular in recent...
“We might be able to get you a ride in one of the planes at…” A touch of static broke the tail end of the call, but it just didn’t matter. “Yes, I’m in!” I barked into the phone eagerly, before the...
In a surprise unveiling on Friday, Girard-Perregaux debuted yet another new addition to the Laureato line, the Laureato Skeleton . An elegant and harmoniously skeletonized movement has been fitted to...
For the first time ever, Cartier customers will be able to purchase one of the brand’s latest releases online before it reaches retailers and Cartier boutiques around the globe. The brand recently...
Buying a reissue of a vintage watch has its perks—warranty coverage, serviceability, and so on—but there is something to be said for owning an original. As we continue to see brands lean on their...
When we first saw the Christophe Claret Maestro ’s spec sheets, specifically its 42 mm case and sub-$100,000 price of entry, we were smitten. Available in both titanium and red gold (seen here), the...

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