Watches and Art
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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 1 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

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After Baselworld: The “Night before” event

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Last year a day before SalonQP in London commenced, I was invited to the “Night Before” event arranged by Andreas Strehler and several other watchmakers including David Brailsford. It was my first time, and we were in a bar that was cramped with a hundred people. All of them either watchmakers or collectors. It was … Continued

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After Baselworld: The wine and time event

After Baselworld: The wine and time event 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This year’s Baselworld had an amazing event for the first time, organized by Roderich and Jonathan and Martin.  When they invited me, I had no idea what would happen that night.  Let me tell you this.  It was fun like no other event at Baselworld.  I did not count how many people came, but it … Continued

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Fortis’ new Stratoliner Steel p.m. Reference 401.21.31

Fortis’ new Stratoliner Steel p.m. Reference 401.21.31 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Stratoliner Steel p.m. This new Fortis Stratoliner in steel was just introduced at Baselworld.  While the homepage does not show the version with natostrap as pictured here, there are several different possibilites with straps and steel bracelet.  I personally loved the natostrap variant. The stratoliner goes back to 1962 when it was first introduced.  In … Continued

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My top 8 favorite timepieces of Baselworld 2017 (plus one)

My top 8 favorite timepieces of Baselworld 2017 (plus one) 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Baselworld 2017 is said to have had lesser visitors than in 2016, the palace has been torn down, and even in the halls there were 200 letter exhibitors.  But does all that mean that Baselworld was less interesting and had less to offer?  Not in my book. While I read that SIHH is soon going … Continued

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After Baselworld: Patek Philippe reference 5320G Perpetual Calendar with vintage retro charme

After Baselworld: Patek Philippe reference 5320G Perpetual Calendar with vintage retro charme 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Patek Philippe presented 25 new watches this year at Baselworld.  Honestly, that is a lot.  So it was quite impressive to sit in the room with dozens of journalists from all the known magazines, newspapers and weeklies and specialty publications.  The room was huge, yet it was still crowded.  After an initial speech by the … Continued

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After Baselworld: Fortis and their newest releases: Stratoliner Parabola LE 200 Panda dial Ref. 401.21.38

After Baselworld: Fortis and their newest releases: Stratoliner Parabola LE 200 Panda dial Ref. 401.21.38 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Panda dial is what collectors and watchenthusiasts are craving mostly.  Everywhere you speak to watchcollectors, you hear them talk about panda dials. Watchlovers call white chronograph dial with black totalisors panda dials, simply because they look like the fur of a Panda bear: White fur with black spots. Fortis listened to their fans and just … Continued

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After Baselworld: Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker and unique Kremlin desk clock

After Baselworld: Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker and unique Kremlin desk clock 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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The Konstantin Chaykin “Joker” watch was possibly one of the most amazing watches of Baselworld 2017. You may wonder why? It is running on an ETA base caliber with a module that Konstantin created. So not an inhouse movement. It is a funny and funky looking timepiece which definately polarizes, people either love it or … Continued