Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

My dear friend David Rippmann from Zürich just filed me his report about the new Swatch Sistem 51 Irony. He ordered the watch last Thursday (the first day you could order one) and got it today. 

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

After presenting you the Aquaracer with blue details and blue nylon strap, I present you the Aquaracer with red details and black strap with red topstitching and the Aquaracer with sand-coloured details including a sand-colored strap. 

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection was introduced in 2003. Since then it has continued to evolve … This new model, presented yesterday, is a significant step toward a much younger and cooler design. 

The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

None other than Konstantin Grcic, one of the world’s leading industrial designer, has redesigned the Rado design icon. 

What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

To better illustrate what Omega, the Official Timekeeper, is exactly doing in Rio these days I have an interesting selection of pictures for you. Enjoy them!


 

Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

My dear friend David Rippmann from Zürich just filed me his report about the new Swatch Sistem 51 Irony. He ordered the watch last Thursday (the first day you could order one) and got it today. 

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Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber?

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The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

After presenting you the Aquaracer with blue details and blue nylon strap, I present you the Aquaracer with red details and black strap with red topstitching and the Aquaracer with sand-coloured details including a sand-colored strap. 

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The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection was introduced in 2003. Since then it has continued to evolve … This new model, presented yesterday, is a significant step toward a much younger and cooler design. 

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The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

None other than Konstantin Grcic, one of the world’s leading industrial designer, has redesigned the Rado design icon. 

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History & Inspiration of STOWA’s sport watches

History & Inspiration of STOWA’s sport watches

Since 1963, STOWA successfully produces professional sports and diving watches. The resulting watches have been various over the last decades. Especially during the 1970s, STOWA designers have been very active. Exceptional watches with crazy colors were created. Since Jörg Schauer’s takeover of the brand, the […]

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What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

To better illustrate what Omega, the Official Timekeeper, is exactly doing in Rio these days I have an interesting selection of pictures for you. Enjoy them!

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Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Yesterday evening I talked to Raynald in Rio via Skype. The Omega President is extremely busy these days and hard to get. So happy I made it! I invite you to listen to our conversation …

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

500 pieces of the unique Oris wristwatch with a mechanical altimeter/barometer are dedicated to the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), the French police force’s elite special operations unit.

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A new POLL is open. It´s all about the Piaget Polo S. You find the POLL in the right column … Please participate and vote!

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Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

It´s a steel sport watch with an in-house Piaget calibre, positioned at a lower price to attract a new, younger clientele. The question is: Does this watch come at an opportune moment? 

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Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai is the master in celebrating black and military-type dials. The brand consequently stays in its segment. These four watches, with a blue dial, therefore are the exception rather than the rule. Have a look and tell me if you like them.

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Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

The movement’s designer explains the construction in the video! Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014.

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Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some 450 tons of timekeeping material have been brought to Rio. Interested? Click on “read more” to get more insights …  

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MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

We all know MeisterSinger wristwatches with their USP, the single hour hand. Today I present you a pocket watch with the same USP. Worn with the right outfit it can be a nice alternative: the pocket watch as companion for special moments.

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Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Omega provided me the documentary “Every Split Second Counts” by John Dower. It is packed with thrilling film sequences from the past, interviews with former and in Rio performing athletes and with a look behind the scenes of timekeeping today. 

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Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

That´s a real upgrade for the Swatch Sistem 51. Now the affordable, mechanical revolution of Swatch is available in a 316L-steel case. Swatch Sistem51 goes metal! Be among the very first to discover the new collection!

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Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

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

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That´s what I would call a colorful summer on the wrist …

That´s what I would call a colorful summer on the wrist …

There are people who seriously believe that there are only black watches on the market. But precisely the opposite is true. These are 10 colorful wristwatches reflecting my – and hopefully also your –  actual summer feelings …

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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 a chronograph movements and, in particular, is the component that lies at the center of the system […]

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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