Watches and Art
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News: Ladies Bovet Christmas Selection with Ilgiz F. Collection

News: Ladies Bovet Christmas Selection with Ilgiz F. Collection 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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“Blue burdocks” grand feu enamel unique piece I am presenting two unique pieces in this short blogpost from the maison of Bovet. The piece above is called “Blue burdocks”.  The dial is made of grand feu enamel.  It is a century old technique where the dial is basically baked in an oven at over 800 … Continued

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My visit at Jaquet Droz in La Chaux de Fonds. A manufacture which is preserving the most amazing artistic and mechanical skills I have ever seen.

My visit at Jaquet Droz in La Chaux de Fonds. A manufacture which is preserving the most amazing artistic and mechanical skills I have ever seen. 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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I recently visited Jaquet Droz for two days.  They took us into a different world of watchmaking which presented us with facettes of horology I have never seen anywhere else aside from the Parmigiani restoration atelier.  But this went much further.  The experience was unique and quite impressive.   Be prepared for a long and … Continued

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News: Greubel Forsey QP a equation

News: Greubel Forsey QP a equation 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This is Greubel Forsey’s newest creation: The Quantieme Perpetuel (French for: perpetual calendar) à Équation, available in a Millesimé Edition with a rhodium-coloured gold dial. I have yet to visit Greubel Forsey in La Chaux-de-Fonds.  And I promise I will.  The company is part of the Richemont Group.  However, it was founded by Stephen Forsey … Continued

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Roger Dubuis, one of the great Swiss watchmaker, passed away.

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RIP.  Rest in peace, Roger Dubuis.  One of the truly great Swiss watchmakers passed away at the proud age of 80. Roger Dubuis spent 14 years with Patek Philippe developping movements before founding the famous watchbrand carrying his name together with designer Carlos Dias in 1995. His first two collections called Sympathie and Hommage were … Continued

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News: Chronomètre Holland & Holland resulting from collaboration between F.P.Journe and Holland & Holland

News: Chronomètre Holland & Holland resulting from collaboration between F.P.Journe and Holland & Holland 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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A partnership of distinction for the launch of an exclusive common art work, the Chronomètre Holland & Holland   Fine Swiss watchmaker F.P.Journe and gunsmith Holland & Holland are two manufacturers that share common values: excellence, exquisite craftsmanship and tradition, as well as a shared love for beauty. Both have produced outstanding art objects for … Continued

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Vacheron Constantin just introduced the Historique Triple Calendar watches 1942 and 1948

Vacheron Constantin just introduced the Historique Triple Calendar watches 1942 and 1948 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Vacheron Constantin is considered the oldest continuously operating Swiss watchmanufacture.  Since 1755 they have been making watches, pocketwatches and wristwatches later in their history.   Vacheron Constantin just presented two timeless and classic vintage inspired timepieces.  One with a seconds indication at 6, the other with a moonphase at 6 and a seconds indication.  Both … Continued

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MB&F just introduces the newest Legacy Machine, the LM “SE”

MB&F just introduces the newest Legacy Machine, the LM “SE” 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Today MB&F, the friends and team around Max Büsser, announce a new Legacy Machine, the fifth in the collection: the LMSE. This may be a Special Edition, but ‘SE’ actually stands for ‘Split Escapement’: a very unconventional feature first developed by our Friend Stephen McDonnell for the previous LM Perpetual. The Split Escapement allows our … Continued

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Not vintage, but great: the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape chronograph

Not vintage, but great: the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape chronograph 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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It is fun to see certain watches in the wild.  You get a sense of what the watch truly feels like and how people like it. Blancpain has this watch with a blue dial for the Ocean Committment, but the meteor grey dial is not a limited version.  The dial is a sunburst dial and … Continued

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Hands-on with the upcoming Longines Heritage Avigation BigEye chronograph

Hands-on with the upcoming Longines Heritage Avigation BigEye chronograph 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.33 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to shoot timepieces and try them out before they enter the market. Many times they have been watches with an obvious vintage inspiration, just like the Longines Heritage Avigation BigEye chronograph. The Heritage collection is part of a major watchcollection Longines is offering.  The new Bigeye … Continued

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News: MB&F Octopod

News: MB&F Octopod 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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After the HM7 Aquapod, the first aquatic wristwatch by MB&F, the creative mind of MB&F dives once again deep into the marine world – but this time, they’ve taken a dive buddy along: announcing the OCTOPOD table clock, co-created with the amazing friends from L’Epée 1839. Story Think octopus, cephalopods and other eight-limbed creatures. Think … Continued

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Bovet 1822: From the center of the Earth to the outer reaches of the universe

Bovet 1822: From the center of the Earth to the outer reaches of the universe 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Two centuries of excellence When the Bovet brothers founded the Maison in 1822, the timepieces they manufactured instantly became undisputed references in the watchmaking decorative arts. The presence of BOVET watches in specialist watchmaking and art museums attests to the enduring longevity of this supremacy.   Today, the BOVET craftsmen strive to honor this heritage … Continued