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