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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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!!!
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!
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…
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…
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.
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.
You will be amazed! I invite you to discover two marvelous automatic chronographs. Both being limited to 1000 pieces, looking real good and on top offering an excellent price-quality-ratio.
With two good looking limited chronographs – rose gold limited to 100 pieces / steel and titanium limited to 500 pieces – Chopard shows respect to the classic cars racing on the the legendary Formula 1 circuit in Monte-Carlo this weekend.
A watch showing 37 zone-times, including zone-times offset by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. That´s the ultimate travel companion!
Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. Montblanc goes ultra-light. Discover a wristwatch weighing only 14,88 grams.
Expect the unexpected at Montblanc! This concept timepiece is ultra-light, resistant and robust and not for sale in the moment. It is a watch conceived for Lin Dan, the World Badminton Champion …
Launched in 2008 the Quai de l’Île collection reflects the very modern side of the 1755 founded maison in Geneva. The new Quai de l’Île in a steel case is priced pretty aggressive at 14.900 USD and therefore forth a second look.
Rolex offers the new Air-King for an attractive price. The watch is sold for 5700 Euro. 1350 Euro less than a Milgauss (Reference 116400). From a technical point of view it is the same watch. Curious? Click on “read more” to get the story.
Nomos Glashütte is small but powerful. Nomos Glashütte is a 100 % independent manufacturer. Nomos Glashütte is a 100 % in-house watchmaking company. Nomos Glashütte watches are not expensive.
Discover all the Tudor Heritage Black Bay versions made so far. I took dozens of pictures in Basel and I now want to share them with you. Click on “read more” to get tudorized 🙂
I fell in love with this blue Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. As one picture never could illustrate its real beauty, I took a bunch of pictures in different settings to show the true blue of this Blancpain. Simply stunning!