Watches and Art
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Pre-Baselworld: launch of the MB&F LM2 in Titanium

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MB&F is just showing their latest timepiece, the LM2 in Titanium with a bluish greenish colored dial looking quite amazing. First launched in 2013 in red gold, white gold and platinum, the Legacy Machine No.2 series is completed today with an LM2 Titanium limited edition.   For the 18 pieces of this very limited edition, … Continued

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News: Moritz Grossmann presenting the Atum Enamel Dial Limited Edition timepiece

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The Atum is most likely the most successful timepiece of the Moritz Grossmann collection. The manufacture of Moritz Grossmann is based in Glashütte, Germany.  Glashütte is located in what used to be Eastern Germany until 1989.  Glashütte is home to “German watchmaking” having been the center of watchmaking in Germany for centuries.  Lange & Söhne, … Continued

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News: Vault Swiss watches in the making

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Some weeks ago, Mark Schwarz, cofounder of the “Vault“, a new watchbrand, contacted me and we ended up talking for hours over the phone about his upcoming new watchbrand, his ideas, his passion and love for mechanical watches. It was a lot of fun chatting. At the end of the conversation we parted and I … Continued

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Preview Baselworld 2017 – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Nacre

Preview Baselworld 2017 – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Nacre 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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JAQUET DROZ INTRODUCES THE GRANDE SECONDE TOURBILLON MOTHER-OF PEARL, A NEW MARVEL OF FEMININE BEAUTY AND WATCHMAKING VIRTUOSITY   Jaquet Droz‘s signature feature is the “Grande Seconde”.  When I first saw Jaquet Droz in Baselworld years ago, this is what I saw in their display windows. In addition, they were painting their dials with art … Continued

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Baselworld preview: Zenith Pilot Extra special chronograph

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The first Baselworld previews are coming in.  Baselworld is starting soon on March 23rd, with pressday being on the 22nd.   Heritage Collection: the Pilot Extra Special Chronograph An imposing bronze case, a wide ratcheted easily adjustable crown, oversized luminescent numerals and a high-beat El Primero mechanism: the new “Pilot” by Zenith proudly flaunts the … Continued

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News: Reloading the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Calavera

News: Reloading the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Calavera 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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U10 Tourbillon Calavera Let me say this very slowly:  This is a unique piece only.  Yes, only one piece will be made. From the earliest days of its conception, the master model U10 Tourbillon Lumière was imagined as a piece of mechanical art, paying tribute to some of the most influential and forward-thinking designers from … Continued

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Nose Art by Manolo Chrétien

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Nose Art by Manolo Chrétien The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork. The photographs Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2017. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien … Continued

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Fortis Dornier GMT Chronograph hands-on review

Fortis Dornier GMT Chronograph hands-on review 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  The watch Fortis recently shipped me their latest timepiece to try it out and write about it.  The Dornier GMT Chronograph is special in many ways as I will outline below.   In fashion and haute horlogerie many say blue is the new black.  I have seen a lot of watches coming onto market … Continued

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News: iF Design Award 2017 for NOMOS Glashütte

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iF Design Award 2017 for NOMOS Glashütte A prizewinning watchmaking company: NOMOS Glashütte has won one of the most prestigious design awards in the industry for the sixth time in a row Glashütte/Berlin, February 2017. Yet another win for the successful watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte—as it has received the iF Design Award, this time for its … Continued

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How to date your Rolex? Rolex serial number lists to help you date your watch.

How to date your Rolex? Rolex serial number lists to help you date your watch. 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Rolex is one of the most amazing brands when it comes to vintage timepieces.  From an early time, they were a very structured and industrialized company focusing on producing the highest possible quality timepieces. Rolex marked the cases with reference numbers to distinguish their watchmodels.  In addition, they introduced a serial number system which helps … Continued

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My visit at the ateliers of Antoine Preziuso

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Some weeks ago I went to Geneva.  This time I met with Antoine Preziuso.  Antoine is a longtime watchmaker who in his early days worked with Franck Muller.  The two created three amazing Rolex Datejust Perpetual Calendar watches. Basically, they took regular Datejusts and turned the movements and dials to perpetual calendars. One of them … Continued

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The most popular watches on Chrono24 in 2016

The most popular watches on Chrono24 in 2016 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This is shared from Chrono24 after my friend Balaczs asked me about it. The data may not come as a surprise, however, I still find it quite interesting. Merken Merken