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After Baselworld: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar

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Glashütte in Germany is the historic hub of German watchmaking. Adolf Lange, Moritz Grossmann, just to name a few famous watchmakers started out in Glashütte. After Germany’s reunification, we have seen a revival of German watchmaking which mostly lay dormant since World War 2. One of the success stories of Glashütte’s watchrevivals is Glashütte Original, … Continued

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My visit at Haldimann Horology in Thun (Berner Oberland) in Switzerland.

My visit at Haldimann Horology in Thun (Berner Oberland) in Switzerland. 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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I know, the title of this contribution does not sound very exciting, doesn’t it?  But let me tell you, as you read further, my meeting with Beat Haldimann, brain and father of Haldimann Horology in Thun, was way more exciting than I could have anticipated. The gate of Villa Nussbühl, home of Haldimann   First, … Continued

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News: BUCHERER IS PROUD TO UNVEIL THE TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY BRONZE BLUE

News: BUCHERER IS PROUD TO UNVEIL THE TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY BRONZE BLUE 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the new blue dial bronze Tudor Heritage Black Bay on Facebook yesterday.  The brown dial bronze Black Bay was already a hit among collectors around the globe, carrying a “tropical” style dial in a surprisingly lightweight bronze case which made wearing it a true pleasure.  I … Continued

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After Baselworld: Tudor Black Bay S&G catching up with Rolex?

After Baselworld: Tudor Black Bay S&G catching up with Rolex? 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Baselworld 2017 was much more exciting than all the news may make you want to believe.  Yes, there were less exhibitors, there were a lot of rumours about the industry and a lot of statistics.  Nevertheless, it was not only exciting to have the opportunity to view so many beautiful watches, but interesting to see … Continued

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Brellum Duobox swiss made, a new hotshot among chronographs

Brellum Duobox swiss made, a new hotshot among chronographs 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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I know, it is hard to call a watch a hotshot.  Usually that is what we apply to a human with exceptional skills.  But behind Brellum, there is a human with exceptional skills and that is Sebastien Muller, founder and creator of the Brellum Duobox chronograph.  Sebastien is based in Porrentruy, in the swiss Jura, … Continued

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After Baselworld: Fortis Spacematic in steel or stealth

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This watch was just introduced at Baselworld 2017. I believe that this is a great deal from Fortis, it carries a pricetag below 1000 Swiss Francs and is geared to make a great mechanical watch accessible to a much wider audience. The Fortis Spacematic is the best deal to get a Fortis watch if you … Continued

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News: MB&F announcing the LM1 FINAL EDITION

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It’s been six years since MB&F launched the Legacy Machine N°1 (LM1) series in 2011, establishing a second collection of tradition-inspired Legacy Machines alongside their radical Horological Machines. Round cases, white lacquer dials, Roman numerals, classic finishing… MB&F took the familiar codes of traditional watchmaking and, together with watchmaking gurus Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen, … Continued

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After Baselworld: Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5170 blue dial with diamond indices in Platinum

After Baselworld: Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5170 blue dial with diamond indices in Platinum 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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From a pulsometer scale to a tachymeter scale.  That is what Patek Philippe with the new reference 5170 chronograph just introduced at Baselworld.  While the pulsometer could be used by doctors or older people to measure their pulse, the tachymeter serves to measure speed, generally the speed of a car or an airplane for example. … Continued

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After Baselworld: was this the nicest timepiece of Baselworld 2017? Breguet Ref. 7147 in Rosegold?

After Baselworld: was this the nicest timepiece of Baselworld 2017? Breguet Ref. 7147 in Rosegold? 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Sitting in a room full with press representatives, we all came to agree that this is one of the nicest watches we have been allowed to put on our wrists during Baselworld 2017.  I know, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.  But men and ladies alike both fell in love with this watch.  … Continued

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After Baselworld: Laurent Ferrier’s first open Tourbillon

After Baselworld: Laurent Ferrier’s first open Tourbillon 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Laurent Ferrier is not only a great watchmaker but a great and highly interesting person to speak to.  He used to drive Porsche races in Le Mans for Porsche Kremer, a wellknown Porsche Dealership in Cologne, Germany.  Laurent is a calm and curious talking partner and you do not feel how fast time flies when … Continued