Watches and Art
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News: Laurent Ferrier Galet Regulateur

News: Laurent Ferrier Galet Regulateur 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Laurent Ferrier, the company named after its founder who has been a watchmaker for all of his life, has just introduced a new timepiece: the Galet Regulateur. Laurent himself was a watchmaker at Patek Philippe for 37 years before starting his own fine manufacture.  His watches most likely remind you of a very classic and … Continued

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News: MB&F introducing HM6 Alien Nation

News: MB&F introducing HM6 Alien Nation 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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You think this watch is crazy?  It probably is.  Yet it is amazing, intriguing, impressive, making a watch with a case completely made of sapphire crystal is one of the biggest challenges you can imagine.  Not sure who remembers the Richard Mille made of sapphire crystal made years ago.  Back then, I happened to visit … Continued

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Breaking news: Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Daytona will come to auction soon

Breaking news: Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Daytona will come to auction soon 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Here comes a very special story.  While I was attending this year’s Baselworld fair, one of the evenings, a group of independent watchmakers including David Brailsford, Andreas Strehler and Paul Gerber, journalists including Michael Clerizo, and a whole bunch of people met for dinner in Germany near the Swiss border. During dinner, Michael Clerizo who … Continued

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Vintage: LEMANIA „KM” Chronograph – ultrarare find of Kriegsmarine (German WW2 marine) watch

Vintage: LEMANIA „KM” Chronograph – ultrarare find of Kriegsmarine (German WW2 marine) watch 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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My love for watches has allowed me to meet many interesting collectors who sometimes own truly rare and precious timepieces from times long gone.  It is time for a mega rare find, at this point, only two such watches are known, with a rumour of a third one which I have not seen in person. … Continued

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After Baselworld: Zenith Elite Classic in Rosegold with brown dial

After Baselworld: Zenith Elite Classic in Rosegold with brown dial 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Among vintage watchcollectors, brown or as they call it tropical dials are currently the absolute hit.  Tropical dials fetch sometimes several times that what a regular black dial would fetch. So it comes to no surprise that brown dials are finding their way into modern watches.  Now combine this with a rosegold case, and you … Continued

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News: Famous british chellist Steven Isserlis receives 14th “Glashütte Original Music Festival Award” in Dresden, Germany

News: Famous british chellist Steven Isserlis receives 14th “Glashütte Original Music Festival Award” in Dresden, Germany 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Famous british musician Steven Isserlis on his chello during the concert playing Prokofiev. Glashütte Original, the worldfamous German watchmanufacture based in the hub of German watchmaking, Glashütte, sponsors music events for a long time.  This time, there was a wonderful concert in the “Kulturpalast” in Dresden, just weeks after it opened its new doors. Handover … Continued

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After Baselworld: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar

After Baselworld: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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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: Nixie Machine II and an Impressive Collection of Machine Lights by Frank Buchwald at the M.A.D.Gallery

News: Nixie Machine II and an Impressive Collection of Machine Lights by Frank Buchwald at the M.A.D.Gallery 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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There is a reason why this blog is called watches AND art.  Originally, I wanted to present art from myself and from other artists as well as watches.  Then life “came in the way” and I have basically just written about watches.  Cannot do it all, and it is quite timeconsuming to blog alone. This … 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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After Baselworld: Kari Voutilainen Vingt8 Aki-No-Kure – unique japanese art piece

After Baselworld: Kari Voutilainen Vingt8 Aki-No-Kure – unique japanese art piece 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Last year, Kari Voutilainen presented the Kaen, a watch where the dial was also made in Japan.  This year, he introduced another masterpiece from Japan, the Vingt8 Aki-No-Kure. And again is the dial created by the legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan. Having visited Kari in his studio in Motiers, I have seen how much handwork is … Continued