Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Chronographs normally do have two push-pieces to activate the functions start, stop and reset to zero. This Hanhart gets along with only one push-piece. Discover a chronograph I personally find very attractive …

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

The entire luxury sector has seen much better times than these. Worldwide unfavorable developments have led to an overall decline in business. But not at Montblanc! The brand is still growing. 

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze upholstery ages and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Some times it might be a little extreme as this picture of that Panerai shows us. Send me your pictures of your bronze watch and share the patina with us.

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

This Panerai bears the name MARINA MILITARE. This Panerai is limited to 1000 pieces. This Panerai is powered by the in-house calibre P.3000.


 

Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

A visit in the TAG Heuer workshop in Chevenez. Eduard Heuer was the inventor of the oscillating pinion. This is a key component in the construction of many chronograph movements and, in particular, is the component that lies at the center of […]

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Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Since 2003 Breguet has had four major expansions of its Vallee de Joux workshops. In its newest wing, Breguet has organized its watchmakers into specialty groups, inlcuding one dedicated to tourbillons. Tourbillon watches are a key pillar of Breguet’s patrimony as it […]

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Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

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Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Chronographs normally do have two push-pieces to activate the functions start, stop and reset to zero. This Hanhart gets along with only one push-piece. Discover a chronograph I personally find very attractive …

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How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

The entire luxury sector has seen much better times than these. Worldwide unfavorable developments have led to an overall decline in business. But not at Montblanc! The brand is still growing. 

read more

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze upholstery ages and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Some times it might be a little extreme as this picture of that Panerai shows us. Send me your pictures of your bronze watch and share the patina with us.

read more

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

This Panerai bears the name MARINA MILITARE. This Panerai is limited to 1000 pieces. This Panerai is powered by the in-house calibre P.3000.

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Hublot: Changing straps more easily! Did you hear the click?

Hublot: Changing straps more easily! Did you hear the click?

Hublot’s watch cases are not only famous for the special material used in them, they are also renowned for their unique strap attachment system.

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Do you remember when I last year in June presented you the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111? It is a 44 mm pilots watch I personally find very attractive and that is fair-priced. I today invite you to discover the Oris again.

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Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014. Zenith traces the roots of this watch, which is equipped with a fusée-and-chain constant force sytem, to its development of marine clocks.

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What´s your opinion on these 6 x 2 watches? Vote for your favorite!

What´s your opinion on these 6 x 2 watches? Vote for your favorite!

I am presenting you 6 pairs of watches that are absolutely comparable. You will discover 12 brands and 6 type of watches. Let me know which 6 watches are your personal favorites and tell us why …

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STOWA – Flieger Professional DIN

STOWA – Flieger Professional DIN

German certificate DIN official showcased. Well done – congratulation! On Friday, June 24th STOWA was awarded at the FH Aachen for its excellent Flieger Professional DIN watch with German DIN standard 8330 for Flieger watches.   All rigorous tests passed – the STOWA […]

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Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

For the 27th time Omega will be the official timekeeper at Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Games will start the 5th of August and last until the 21st. The six Omega watches are already available today…

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The largest independent online watch retailer Watchismo acquires Watches.com

The largest independent online watch retailer Watchismo acquires Watches.com

 Online watch giant Watchismo acquires Watches.com Watchismo, the giant curator and online seller of different watches, is now found under the name Watches.com.

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Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only manufacture which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch. 

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RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

“I come from graffiti. All my work originates there. It was my school for painting, I learned in the street”, says Cyril Kongo. Is this enough to design a tourbillon? Have a look and tell me what you think!

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Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot is the official timekeeper of the Tour de France 2016 which will start July, 2nd in Mont-Saint-Michel. The participants will have to cycle 3519 kilometers …

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Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Chronographs, cars, classic cars and motorsports are in a symbiotic relationship. In competition the seconds, tenth of a second and hundreds of a second make the difference. The second place is the first loser … 

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Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

This is the all black Chopard Superfast Chronograph that has just been launched here in Le Mans alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I invite you to have a closer look since that´s a real cool timepiece …

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot  (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Click on “read more” and you will be among the very first to discover the stunning four new Omega full ceramic GMT diving watches. Live taken pictures and all the technical details are waiting for you  …

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1919 Eternity Black Edition: Passion for Architecture and Design

1919 Eternity Black Edition: Passion for Architecture and Design

Art and craftsmanship. When it comes to functionalism in classic modernity, these two terms are inseparable. This is most clearly exemplified by the architecture of the Bauhaus movement, featuring consummate functionality and sober, timeless elegance. Herein lie the roots to the design […]

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Announcing an exclusive launch of four new Omega watches that will go online next Tuesday, 14.06.2016 @ 03:30 CEST (= Monday, 21:30 EDT). Don’t miss it!!!

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10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

All the ten diving watches – except the Rolex – shown here have been presented in 2016. It´s a choice I have made for you. I hope you like them!

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Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

In 1987 Chronoswiss founder and former owner Gerd-Rüdiger Lang was the very first to introduce a so called Regulator dial in a wristwatch. The extraordinary display won hearts and wrists and became an icon …

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Hublot confirms its leadership on planet football UEFA EURO 2016TM year

Hublot confirms its leadership on planet football UEFA EURO 2016TM year

Hublot is the official football games master. Are you ready to feel the passion?

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Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Last week the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time was presented as a world premier in New York. The watch is a mechanical timezone computer for the wrist, a one of a kind timepiece. The CEO will tell you more…

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MB&F LM1 Silberstein – When friends meet and create an exceptional timepiece

MB&F LM1 Silberstein – When friends meet and create an exceptional timepiece

You know Max Büsser of course and some of probably also remember Alain Silberstein. The french architect at the time created some real outstanding watches… Discover the new MB&F LM1 Silberstein by dozens of pictures I took…

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ETERNA – Super KonTiki Chronograph

ETERNA – Super KonTiki Chronograph

Eterna is proud to present its new Super KonTiki Chronograph, the latest in a long line of iconic KonTiki timepieces that embody the thrill of adventure and the reliability of Eterna’s watchmaking savoir-faire. With the in-house 3916A flyback chronograph calibre, the new […]

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The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – much thinner and lighter than those models already in the collection

The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – much thinner and lighter than those models already in the collection

The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic, are powered by the P.9010 automatic calibre. The latter enabled the redesign of the watches. To distinguish them they all have an intense Panerai-blue seconds hand.

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Panerai Luminor Due – 100 percent Panerai, but up to 40 percent thinner

Panerai Luminor Due – 100 percent Panerai, but up to 40 percent thinner

The Luminor Due is absolutely faithful to the original aesthetic but with more contemporary functionality, achieved by a reduction in the thickness of the case compared to the historic one which is up to 40% for some models.

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