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Walter Lange passed away today!

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Today is a very sad day for watchmaking.  Walter Lange, founder of Lange & Söhne in Glashütte, passed away today at the age of 92.  Rest in peace.

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Bell & Ross Space 3 GMT – a rare find

Bell & Ross Space 3 GMT – a rare find 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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For some this watch is considered vintage, for others not yet.  Nevertheless, this is a fascinating timepiece, owned by a good friend who wrote about this watch’s story which I like to share with you. My friend had this watch for a while and is looking for a new wrist which would like to sport … Continued

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin introduced Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860

SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin introduced Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Vacheron Constantin is presenting some beautiful watches at SIHH 2017.  The first one that came to my attention is this amazing Grande Sonnerie 1860, 5 years after Vacheron Constantin was founded making it the oldest continuously operating watchmanufacturer in the world. A grande sonnerie watch is distinguished by the extreme complexity of its mechanism comprising … Continued

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Omega is presenting Pre-Basel watches for the first time

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Omega just introduced their first two pre-Basel timepieces.   A Speedmaster for the gentleman and one for the lady.     The Speedmaster Automatic for HIM The Racing-dial of this sporty looking Speedmaster in a contemporary 44,25-mm case reminds us of a checkered flag at the end of a race.  It is based on an … Continued

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Bovet: his & her token of love

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  Dating back to the 14th century flourishing alongside the tradition of courtly love, Saint Valentine prevalence with romance bloomed in 18th and 19th century England becoming the expression of one’s sentiment via gifting a token of love. During the same period Edouard Bovet, son of watchmaker, moved to London in 1814 to learn about Great … Continued

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Louis Moinet is looking back at an outstanding year 2016

Louis Moinet is looking back at an outstanding year 2016 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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At the end of 2016, Louis Moinet’s celebrations of the anniversary of the invention of the chronograph finally had to come to a close. There’s never been a year like it!    International acclaim Louis Moinet was one of the first ever designers in watchmaking, combining artistic and technical talent. Today, the three “Good Design” … Continued

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Bespoke dials and a new case material for the award winning Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire

Bespoke dials and a new case material for the award winning Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  Oh my, this is a true horological feast for the eyes.  A treat for any watchlover. A great collaboration between two of the highest talented watchmakers, the Grönefeld brothers and Kari Voutilainen.   News for the SIHH 2017 The Horological Brothers, Bart and Tim Grönefeld, are proud to present a collaboration with their friend, … Continued

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LIMITED OMEGA SPEEDMASTER „SPEEDY TUESDAY“ SOLD OUT ON INSTAGRAM IN ONE DAY

LIMITED OMEGA SPEEDMASTER „SPEEDY TUESDAY“ SOLD OUT ON INSTAGRAM IN ONE DAY 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  What a day this must have been for Omega.  The limited edition Speedmaster “Speedytuesday” based on Robert Jan Broer’s hashtag sold out in one day via Instagram.  This is a limited edition of 2012 pieces as Robert-Jan started using the hashtag in 2012.   The watch is based on the historic Alaska Project watch … Continued

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Greubel Forsey presents Mechanical Nano

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This is something for those who are deep into mechanical watchmaking. GREUBEL FORSEY UNVEILS THE NEW UNIVERSE OF MECHANICAL NANO AFTER A DECADE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH, GREUBEL FORSEY IS WRITING A NEW CHAPTER IN WATCHMAKING HISTORY BY EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE OF MECHANICAL NANO. THIS ALLOWS US TO FREE OURSELVES OF EXISTING SPATIAL AND ENERGY CONSTRAINTS. … Continued

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A CHANGE AT THE HEAD OF ZENITH

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A CHANGE AT THE HEAD OF ZENITH Mr Aldo Magada is leaving his position as CEO and President of Zenith Mr Jean-Claude Biver, President of the Watches Division of the LVMH group, is taking over interim management of Zenith Mr Jean-Claude Biver: “I am writing to inform you of the departure of Aldo Magada from … Continued

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Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! And a recap.

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I visited quite a few watchmanufactures in 2016. I started in January with the new Manufacture building of Hublot. Then went to Zenith. I visited Kari Voutilainen in his Ateliers. His watches are on a whole other level and the man himself is so humble yet so genius in how he makes his timepieces.   … Continued