Watches and Art
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New Longines Avigation Type A-7 1935 Fliegerwatch – vintage inspiration at its best

New Longines Avigation Type A-7 1935 Fliegerwatch – vintage inspiration at its best 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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At first sight, this watch reminds us of the past, a past long gone.  This timepiece is inspired by a watch from 1935.  A time where wristwatches were still very new to people and most people if they owned a watch had a pocketwatch still. I published a first article on this watch a while … Continued

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Hands-on review of the Fortis Aeromaster Stealth

Hands-on review of the Fortis Aeromaster Stealth 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  The FORTIS reference 655.18.18 Aeromaster Stealth offers a lot more than you can tell from looking at a photo. It is housed in a 42mm stainless steel case which is powder-coated with 2.5 micron black PVD.  Inside there is an ETA 2836-2 ticking which is known for its reliability. The dial displays not only … Continued

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Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography

Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Patek Philippe is offering a new book on their history which can be ordered through their homepage. The book is an authorized biography. The Authorized Biography was written by Nicholas Foulkes.  He conducted exclusive interviews with the company’s owners and with staff and watchmakers past and present.  In addition, he used unseen documents from the company’s archives. … Continued

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Upcoming watch auction at Van Ham Auctioneers in Cologne, Germany

Upcoming watch auction at Van Ham Auctioneers in Cologne, Germany 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Yesterday I took the time to spend several hours at Van Ham auctioneers in Germany to look over the watches of their upcoming November 17th auction.  Initially I thought I will have time to shoot pictures of every single watch, but the day was too short.  So I shot some which I liked most to … Continued

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The Patek Philippe 1518 from H.H. Windsor JR. at Phillips auctions

The Patek Philippe 1518 from H.H. Windsor JR. at Phillips auctions 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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H.H. (Henry Haven) Windsor, founder of “Popular Mechanics” magazine in 1902, died in 1924 and left his then 26 year old son H.H. (Henry) Windsor. (Source 1, Source 2: The story of Popular Mechanics, Wikipedia, archive of PP)   You are probably looking at the beginning of this blog contribition like it came from Mars?  … Continued

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Looking back at SalonQP 2016 in London

Looking back at SalonQP 2016 in London 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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SalonQp 2016 was just as interesting as last year. While there were fewer exhibitors than last year, there were also some new ones. London this year in November was actually quite warm and most of the time even sunny.  It is a vibrant city with a global and international flair and aura which you cannot … Continued

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SalonQP in London: Bespoke English watches by Garrick – The Regulator

SalonQP in London: Bespoke English watches by Garrick – The Regulator 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Garrick Bespoke English watches has been founded by Dave Brailsford. His modern workshop is able to produce most parts of the watch including dials, cases, hands as well as other components. Garrick offers bespoke services and clients can place special orders. Nothing beats a wristshot which is why I am starting this with a wristshot.  … Continued

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News: Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

News: Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Longines was founded in Saint Imier in Switzerland in the year 1832.  So now the company is over 184 years old.  It all started with pocketwatches.  In the 1940s they made some very nice flyback chronographs with two very high quality movements, caliber 13ZN and 30CH.  Collectors are very hot on both movements, especially the … Continued

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News: Manufacture Royale Launches the New 1770 Micromegas Revolution

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This is an amazing new timepiece from Manufacture Royale.  I am hoping to see it live at upcoming SalonQP. Stay tuned and meanwhile enjoy the pictures from the actual press release. Manufacture Royale presents the new 1770 Micromegas Revolution, a timepiece featuring a double flying tourbillon with two different rotation speeds named in tribute to … Continued

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THE 25 PIECES EL PRIMERO LIMITED EDITION FOR HODINKEE SOLD OUT WITHIN ONE HOUR!

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 Launched at a private event in downtown New York City, yesterday night at 7.00 pm THE 25 PIECES EL PRIMERO LIMITED EDITION FOR HODINKEE SOLD OUT WITHIN ONE HOUR!  a 1960s-inspired series of 25 chronographs will be available exclusively from the HODINKEE Shop (https://shop.hodinkee.com/products/ ), the premier online resource for watch enthusiasts. A reinterpretation of a loved … Continued