Watches and Art
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News: ArtyA Gold Marquetry Tourbillon 1/1

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  First Worldwide   ArtyA Gold Marquetry Tourbillon 1/1     ArtyA, known for revolutionizing unique pieces with its core collections – butterflies, Russian roulette, Shams, Race, Guitar and others – has recently been focusing on high complications, integrating its in-house designed tourbillon with other complications (like the minute repeater) and with métier d’art.   … Continued

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News: When L’Epée 1839 meets Van Gogh in Hong Kong

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Classics are enhanced with the flow of time. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is having an unprecedented collaboration with the manufacture L’Epée 1839, enabling some of Van Gogh’s masterpieces and L’Epée’s collection to dovetail seamlessly, creating a limited collection set of “Van Gogh ‧ The Moments Recaptured”. With this unique set of creations, time is … Continued

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News: MB&F: a new collaboration with… Alain Silberstein!

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Baselworld sometimes gives the opportunity to see watches at a time before they go public.  It is usually just a first glance.  Anyhow, I can share with you original pictures of this new timepiece which I have taken during the fair.  This is another creative timepiece made by MB&F based on the LM1, one of … Continued

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News: Arnold & Son unique piece: HM Koi

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  This watch will stay truly rare.  Only one piece will be made.  It does not get any rarer.  Now rarity is one thing, but how about beauty?  About art and the artist behind the piece of art.  That is what this watch is about.  A true piece of art.  It should appeal to Koi … Continued

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News: Pages watches, the Soberly Onyx

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  Raul Pagès created a new timepiece in the market. His Soberly Onyx is cased in an 18k white gold 40mm case and possesses a handmade handwinding inhouse movement based on a vintage Cyma caliber which is finished in an exceptional standard of decoration on all parts of the movement. The black onyx dial with refined … Continued

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Pheidippides Watches – The Porthole on Indiegogo campaign to collect funds

Pheidippides Watches – The Porthole on Indiegogo campaign to collect funds 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.60 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 5 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Bronze timepiece with smooth haptic feel. Lots of details to enjoy. Swiss parts meet German craftsmanship for a great quality watch. Rogier from Netherlands contacted me some days ago asking me if I would like to present his new creation.  I looked at what he has done and thought, cool, someone with a different idea, … Continued

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Amazing military watch auction at Van Ham in Cologne: the largest collection of Hanhart, Glashütte and Tutima I have ever seen

Amazing military watch auction at Van Ham in Cologne: the largest collection of Hanhart, Glashütte and Tutima I have ever seen 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Today was a fun day for a collector of vintage timepieces.  A once a lifetime opportunity to get the hands on some of the rarest and historically most interesting timepieces made by German manufacturers like Hanhart, Glashütte, and Tutima as well as Moskau Uhrenfabrik, a Russian watchmaker.  The auction at Van Ham had over 60 … Continued

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News: Arnold & Son Royal Collection – TES Blue

News: Arnold & Son Royal Collection – TES Blue 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Timeless elegance and innovative technology: Arnold & Son’s new TES Blue Tourbillon   True to English watchmaking heritage, Arnold & Son unveils the TES Blue Tourbillon, with the hand-finished A&S8100 calibre with sapphire barrel bridge and blue main plate. This defining timepiece is part of the Royal Collection which combines classic styling with leading-edge technology. … Continued

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Urban Jürgensen reference 2240: one of the nicest surprises at Baselworld

Urban Jürgensen reference 2240: one of the nicest surprises at Baselworld 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.50 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Urban Jürgensen is blooming under new leadership.  They are connecting to their old history dating back to 1778 when the company was founded. When you look at their watches you see a classic and timeless elegance. Teardrop lugs and handmade guilloche dials.  And for Baselworld 2016, Urban Jürgensen decided to introduce two new timepieces, with … Continued

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Fortis Flieger Professional Chronograph

Fortis Flieger Professional Chronograph 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 4 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Two years ago I met with Fortis at Baselworld for the first time.  It was the time after ownership had just changed and a young team of highly spirited people led by Ampleforth-educated Maximilian Spitzy who is considered Fortis‘ changemaker had taken over to bring back Fortis to watchlovers and collectors alike.  It was time … Continued

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Arnold & Son unites exquisite, hand-painted dials with the fine art of Haute Horlogerie

Arnold & Son unites exquisite, hand-painted dials with the fine art of Haute Horlogerie 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Over the past couple years, Arnold & Son has been bringing more and more artistic timepieces to market. Oftentimes unique pieces. Mostly due to the fact that there is so much work going into creating them. I have visited them several times. It is one of the lesser known brands which creates absolutely amazing timepieces. … Continued

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Kari Voutilainen artpiece: Kaen with dial made in legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan

Kari Voutilainen artpiece: Kaen with dial made in legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This year Kari Voutilainen has receved the exceptional privilege and honor to exhibit his watches at SIHH in Geneva.  In addition, hehas been showing his watches in the Palace at Baselworld. His watches already have been reaching close to double his retail prices, such as his last timepiece which was sold at the ONLY WATCH … Continued