Watches and Art
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On the trails of Âbraham-Louis Breguet in Vienna

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A few days ago I flew to Vienna to attend an invitation by Breguet, the famous watchmanufacture based in L’Abbaye up in the Jura mountains not far from the French borders, carrying the name of the inventor of the tourbillon and of the watchmaker who maybe possesses one of the highest recognitions in watchmaking history … Continued

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News from MB&F: presenting the ‘Kelys & Chirp’ by REUGE and Nicolas Court

News from MB&F: presenting the ‘Kelys & Chirp’ by REUGE and Nicolas Court 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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It is with great pleasure today that MB&F is presenting ‘Kelys & Chirp’: a walking turtle and his singing bird companion, both fully mechanical creatures. This new co-creation was developed by our trusted friends from REUGE, the mechanical music specialists, along with a new friend: Nicolas Court, one of Switzerland’s most talented automaton experts.   … Continued

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An artist Hublot: Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph ORLINSKI in Titanium

An artist Hublot: Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph ORLINSKI in Titanium 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Orlinski, world’s bestselling contemporary french artist, designedor more accurately sculpted the latest timepiece made by Hublot.  Richard Orlinski became one of the most famous and respected french sculptors and artists in just a few years.  A stellar success story. Richard’s sculptures are quite edgy and remind you partially of a Stealth airplane.  This edgyness has clearly … Continued

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Opening of New York City Breguet Boutique

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Just a couple days ago, Breguet opened its newest boutique in New York City.  The opening event was held at the Fifth Avenue Flagship-Boutique which will be located at the St. Regis Hotel. Breguet invited around 100 guest to present the completely renoved Salon to them which was also designed with a new architectural concept.  The … Continued

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My first visit at Hentschel Hamburg, and not my last for sure.

My first visit at Hentschel Hamburg, and not my last for sure. 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Two weeks ago, I happened to visit friends in Hamburg, Germany  They took me to Andreas Hentschel, founder and owner of Hentschel Hamburg, a hanseatic watchmanufacture located in the center of Hamburg. It was a trip into a world that is not only connected to horology, but that is bridging timekeeping and seafarers and astronomy.  … Continued

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News: Unique piece Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel

News: Unique piece Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Blancpain just presented a unique piece, the Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel in a platinum case, sized at 45mm. While the Villeret Calendrier Chinois has been around in other case materials like Rosegold, this is a first and unique piece in rare platinum casing.  Platinum is considered to be harder than Gold, it is much … Continued

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Jack Heuer turned 85 years young last Saturday, November 18th, 2017

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Jack Heuer, whose Great Grandfather Edouard Heuer founded the company carrying his lastname, just turned 85 last Saturday. He ran Ed. Heuer & Co from 1961 to 1982.  Since 2001 he is honorary president of Tag Heuer fulfilling representative tasks. His birthday was already celebrated during the Geneva Phillipp’s Heuer Parade auction preview event with a … Continued

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A unique function of the Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac 9000: measuring altitude

A unique function of the Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac 9000: measuring altitude 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Favre-Leuba, one of the oldest Swiss watchmaking companies, is back since 2011. (vintage Favre-Leuba Bivouac)   Above you see a picture of an original vintage Bivouac. The vintage piece is a highly collectible watch.  Now, Favre-Leuba just presented their latest Bivouac with a twist: it is the only wristwatch able to measure altitude.   You … Continued

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Vault Swiss V1, made by Andreas Strehler, created and designed by Mark Schwarz and team

Vault Swiss V1, made by Andreas Strehler, created and designed by Mark Schwarz and team 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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I just had lunch in Geneva two days ago with Mark Schwarz, founder of Vault Swiss and creator and designer of the new V1. The watch is nothing like you have ever seen, I promise you that much for starters.   Mark posted his story on facebook today which I would like to share with … Continued

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A day at SalonQP 2017 in London (Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea)

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I spent a day at SalonQP in London. After having been to Munichtime before this event, I had a good comparison.  The set of exhibitors at both fairs is quite different.  I saw Lange & Söhne at both events.  Lang & Heyne was there as well at both.  But many other brands that exhibited in … Continued