Posts tagged with : "COSC"

 

Rolex history for you to discover: 100 years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time.

Rolex history for you to discover: 100 years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time.

The achievement by a tiny Rolex watch marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch. Get the full story and see the brands major “Oyster” developments from 1926 – 2014 by clicking on “READ MORE”…

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The new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph: exclusive pictures and interviews with Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and motorsport-legend „Monsieur Le Mans“ Jacky Ickx.

The new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph: exclusive pictures and interviews with Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and motorsport-legend „Monsieur Le Mans“ Jacky Ickx.

During the Ennstal-Classic, a historical car sporty challenge, I had the chance to see the new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph. I like the watch, have a look…

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

This one for those who love numbers and figures! I have put together for you the figures of Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute of the last twenty years. The numbers shown here are movements sent to COSC by brand.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing.

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Which one is sexier? The new Omega De Ville Trésor or the new Rolex Cellini (Updated with the prices)

Which one is sexier? The new Omega De Ville Trésor or the new Rolex Cellini (Updated with the prices)

Let me first present you both elegant watches on seven pages and show you a variety of stunning pictures. But then I want your opinion… Please let me know which one you prefer.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing. 

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Baselworld 2014: The Mido novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Mido novelties

I estimate that the Swatch Group-brand Mido sells around 140.000 watches a year, including more then 60.000 official certified chronometers by COSC; so Mido ranks among the biggest five chronometer makers in Switzerland.

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures 2012/2013, plus January 2014 and some principal information and thoughts about COSC.

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures 2012/2013, plus January 2014 and some principal information and thoughts about COSC.

These statistics show you the numbers of movements per company sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. Have a look and please read why I believe only an Officially Certified Super-Chronometer could save the COSC.

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Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary”

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary”

In 2014, Switzerland and the aviation world are celebrating a double milestone: the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force and the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse. I invite you to discover the Chronomat 44 GMT and to view a spectacular video…

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The Tissot Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is ushering in a new era of ultra-precise low-cost mechanical movements

The Tissot Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is ushering in a new era of ultra-precise low-cost mechanical movements

At a first glance it´s just another ETA caliber. Way off the mark! In analogy to the Sistem 51 caliber from Swatch the Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is another silent watchmaking revolution.

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Cool or not cool? The new Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel versus its classical edition

Cool or not cool? The new Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel versus its classical edition

Breitling just unveiled this totally black Navitimer Cosmonaute called Blacksteel that is limited to 1000 pieces. I am not sure if I should like it or not. What do you think?

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How many Swiss movements did COSC test last year? Who are the top ten COSC-players?

How many Swiss movements did COSC test last year? Who are the top ten COSC-players?

1.732.526 movements were sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) to be tested in 2012. My top ten ranking unveils some real surprises…

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Testing the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. One HD-video and 45 pictures wait to be discovered.

Testing the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. One HD-video and 45 pictures wait to be discovered.

The Sky-Dweller is a sophisticated watch for travellers. Finally it has been delivered to the dealers. This is in fact a good reason to describe and test one and to show you how easy it is to use.

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My insight view of Roger Dubuis … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Geneva

My insight view of Roger Dubuis … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Geneva

The strength of Roger Dubuis is to be a fully integrated Manufacture. It is just 17 years ago that Roger Dubuis entered the world of Haute Horlogerie. In that time it has become fully accepted and its talent and daring widely acknowledged.

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