Watches and Art
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A watch truly worn by James Bond comes to auction

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This Rolex Chronograph reference 6238, also called the famous Pre-Daytona, was worn by James Bond aka Mr. Lazenby in the movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ in 1969. The watch has full provenance as I understand.  What a story. http://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethdoerr/2016/06/30/james-bonds-original-rolex-ref-6238-from-on-her-majestys-secret-service-goes-under-the-hammer/#dbb17d238bbe)

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New kid on the block: Brüggler bespoke and limited edition chronograph watches made in Switzerland

New kid on the block: Brüggler bespoke and limited edition chronograph watches made in Switzerland 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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I met with Michael Brüggler in London last year during SalonQP.  He is the founder and mastermind behind Brüggler Swiss Made To Measure timepieces.  Over 2 years ago, He started HIS avantgarde watch project over 2 years ago.  His aim is twofold: On the one hand, he is offering the unique opportunity to get a … Continued

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Moebius of Atelier de Chronometrie in Barcelona

Moebius of Atelier de Chronometrie in Barcelona 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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The internet and social media are great places to learn and meet new people.  To find things you never knew about.  And in the realm of watches to meet watchmakers who are unique and different and who create watches and possess watchmaking skills that you rarely see.  One such watchmaker has to be Moebius in … Continued

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Manufacture Royale Presents the 1770 Haute Voltige with Second Time Zone

Manufacture Royale Presents the 1770 Haute Voltige with Second Time Zone 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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The Manufacture Royale 1770 Haute Voltige is designed as an aspiration to freedom, with an easy-to-set independent second time zone and a raised balance wheel atop the dial.   “Man is free at the instant he wants to be,” wrote Voltaire, the eighteenth century philosopher and founder of Manufacture Royale in 1770. Today, the 1770 Haute Voltige … Continued

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My visit at Kari Voutilainen in Motiers, Switzerland

My visit at Kari Voutilainen in Motiers, Switzerland 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  As I keep visiting different watchmakers in Switzerland over the past 7 years, I am learning more and more about true watchmaking, about the old skills which are becoming increasingly rare while industrialization is eliminating a lot of the old skills such as emaileur and guillocheur, finisseur and other manual skills and skills how … Continued

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120’000.- Euros for the «Centigraphe Souverain » F.P.Journe

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120’000.- euros for the «Centigraphe Souverain » F.P.Journe unique timepiece sold at auction in favor of the ICM The charity gala for the ICM, Brain and Spinal Cord Institute, took place at the Conciergerie in Paris in the presence of many prestigious guests. F.P.Journe has created for the occasion, a unique timepiece of his model the … Continued

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H. MOSER & CIE. meeting ROLLS ROYCE

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This is an amazing collaboration. Moser & Cie. and Rolls Royce, two amazing companies with a lot of history and the highest degree of handwork in their fields. The Swiss watchmanufacture H. MOSER & CIE. meeting ROLLS ROYCE  Neuhausen am Rheinfall, June 22nd, 2016.   This is a match made in heaven I would say.  … Continued

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Robbery in Germany, 40 rare watches stolen

Robbery in Germany, 40 rare watches stolen 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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What a sad story. Here you can view some of the stolen watches, please contact us if you find any of the watches. I am posting the original German text about the robbery below as well.  In the night from June 15th to 16th, 2 men attacked Udo Kruse and robbed money nd 40 watches. … Continued

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1996 Rolex Daytona 16520 – An Owner’s Perspective

1996 Rolex Daytona 16520 – An Owner’s Perspective 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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1996 Rolex Daytona 16520 – An Owner’s Perspective (written by my friend Tim from far far away)   I had been looking for a Zenith powered Rolex Daytona for many years. I like the design of the watch in both black and white dial but as I live in Australia, they do not come on … Continued

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Wristlet is an artisan bronze mechanical timepiece, inspired by WWI trench watches.

Wristlet is an artisan bronze mechanical timepiece, inspired by WWI trench watches. 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This is an interesting kickstarter project which is why I am showing it here.  If you are interested to find out more, please go here.   The Trench watch (Wristlet) was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. Some soldiers … Continued

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ZENITH – ANDORRA 500 : SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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Andorra June 3rd- 5th, 2016 .   After three days of competition under the bright sun of Andorra, the race is over. Congratulation to Andrea Peterhansel on winning the rally and a huge thank you to all participants for their enthusiasm during this spectacular motorcycle event! Several friends of the brand joined the Zenith-Andorra 500 … Continued

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News: Arnold & Son unveils a new version of the Golden Wheel: World’s first wandering hours and true beat seconds watch

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Instrument Collection – Golden Wheel New version 2016   Arnold & Son unveils a new version of the Golden Wheel: World’s first wandering hours and true beat seconds watch   With a rich British watchmaking heritage that dates back to the 18th century, Arnold & Son masterfully reinterprets history with a visionary eye to the … Continued