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MB&F: after Melchior, BALTHAZAR !

MB&F: after Melchior, BALTHAZAR ! 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Do you recall Melchior? The robot looking deskclock made by L’Epee for MB&F? That was Melchior.  A really cool deskclock, far from anything we have seen before.   Well, MB&F, creative as they are, driven by the phantasy and spirit of Max Büsser, just introduced another “robot”.  BALTHAZAR !  With “Z”, not “S”. The creators … Continued

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Girard Perregaux Competizione Stradale Chronograph: an experience report

Girard Perregaux Competizione Stradale Chronograph: an experience report 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.50 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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When you look around on social media including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, you see a lot of people posting a lot of “nice” expensive watches.  Often watches that are unobtainable for most of us, simply due to their pricelevel.  However, any photos can never convey the true feeling of wearing a watch on your own … Continued

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Was this the kind of Omega Speedmaster Buzz Aldrin wore?

Was this the kind of Omega Speedmaster Buzz Aldrin wore? 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This article was originally written in 2013.  As this watch was worn in the movie Ultraman, I wanted to bring it back up.  In addition, we currently are experiencing a major hype on vintage Speedmasters before 1970.  We will see if it will last and if prices can keep rising. While the Omega Speedmaster was … Continued

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Rimac Concept One Hypercar

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I have been seeing this electric hypercar for quite a while on the internet and followed its development a bit.   While this blog is primarily concerned with watches, I find this car amazing, and cars and watches go hand in hand for many collectors.  I watched this short video on youtube today and wanted to … Continued

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4 watches stolen in Belgium today at a friend’s house

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Another sad story, four older watches, including a Rolex Submariner reference 5513 with gilt dial, 1.5 million serial number, were stolen in Belgium today. We are trying to find the serial number at least of the gilt Submariner. Below you find a picture of the watches in question. My friend left his house only for … Continued

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Manufacture Royale Introduces the Completely Skeletonized Androgyne Royale

Manufacture Royale Introduces the Completely Skeletonized Androgyne Royale 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Having visited the Manufacture of Manufacture Royale in Vallorbe, I have seen their production processes, the oil and lubricant free manufacturing of watchparts, and how they create these wonderful skeletonized timepieces.  This is their latest model. Voltaire founded Manufacture Royale over 245 years ago in 1770.  Today, we ask ourselves, what watch would he make … Continued

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin landed in OMEGA House

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Some very cool news from Omega. Wednesday 10th August, Rio de Janeiro: This evening OMEGA HOUSE in Rio was transformed for a unique “Cocktails in Space” event, attended by the legendary astronaut and OMEGA ambassador Buzz Aldrin. With human achievement being witnessed every day at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, “Cocktails in Space” was an … Continued

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Vintage Omega Seamaster 300 big triangle

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Can you see the little hole in the index at 6 o’clock?  Honestly, I never paid attention to it until now.  A collector, friend and buyer of a vintage Omega Seamaster 300 Big Triangle was communicating with me while I showed him pictures of the watch he intended to acquire.  I received a message asking … Continued

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Brüggler nominated for German Design Award 2017

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Swiss Made To Measure   Great news from Brüggler watches. Brüggler is honored and glad to inform you that we have been nominated for the German Design Award 2017. We would like to thank David Zangger, creative director at allink in Zurich for his inspiring and professional work. Without him this success would not have … Continued

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Fortis Aquatis B-42 Marinemaster

Fortis Aquatis B-42 Marinemaster 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Fortis, a Swiss watchbrand founded by Walter Vogt in Grenchen in 1912.  The brand is known as being innovative and creative, being responsible for the first automatic wristwatch in the name of Harwood, and having 4 great lines now representing sport, dress, aviation, maritime and space.  The lines are called Aquatis, Cosmonautis, Aviatis and Terrestris. … Continued

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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