Watches and Art
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Which was the first automatic winding wristwatch?

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While many people think that Rolex invented the first automatic wristwatch, it was actually a different brand. John Harwood, a british watchmaker, patented the first automatic or selfwinding wristwatch in 1923. The first Harwoods went on sale in 1928. As far as I can find out, it was Fortis who actually produced about 30000 Harwood … Continued

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What does Fortis have to do with Jeppesen?

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In the year 2000, I was living and working in New York City. At the time I had studied and worked in the US for over 5 years, and like many people, we carry certain creams in our minds. My dream was to fly. Since I don’t really have the guts to parachute, I decided … Continued

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ZENITH EL PRIMERO WORLD STRATOS MEETING

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ZENITH EL PRIMERO WORLD STRATOS MEETING Biella, June 24-26 2016   From June 24-26th the Zenith El Primero World Stratos Meeting was a great success with over 40 legendary Lancia Stratos HF gathered in Biella. An incredible meeting for classic cars enthusiast that coincided with the launch of the limited 40-piece Zenith El Primero World … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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