Watches and Art
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Bovet 1822: From the center of the Earth to the outer reaches of the universe

Bovet 1822: From the center of the Earth to the outer reaches of the universe 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Two centuries of excellence When the Bovet brothers founded the Maison in 1822, the timepieces they manufactured instantly became undisputed references in the watchmaking decorative arts. The presence of BOVET watches in specialist watchmaking and art museums attests to the enduring longevity of this supremacy.   Today, the BOVET craftsmen strive to honor this heritage … Continued

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Impressions from my visits at Fortis in Grenchen

Impressions from my visits at Fortis in Grenchen 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Fortis is one of the old watchmanufacturers based in Grenchen in the German speaking part of Switzerland.  They are just a few miles away from Biel where many watchmanufacturers are located including Rolex and Omega. When you visit the manufacture of Fortis, you walk up stairs lined with posters from past advertisements and watches on … Continued

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Andreas Strehler Sauterelle a Heure Mondiale, a true masterpiece and piece of art

Andreas Strehler Sauterelle a Heure Mondiale, a true masterpiece and piece of art 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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While attending Andreas Strehler’s summer party, I noticed “THE” watch on his wrist, his latest creation, the Sauterelle a Heure Mondiale.  And Andreas let me have it for an extensive photoshooting during the party.  So I am going to share quite a few pictures of this amazing and complicated timepiece. Those who know Andreas, know … Continued

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Vintage Omega Speedmaster 145.012 Ultraman with orange hand

Vintage Omega Speedmaster 145.012 Ultraman with orange hand 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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While the Omega Speedmaster was originally designed as a sports and racing chronograph, starting in 1965 the Speedmaster became flight qualified for all NASA manned space missions. In 1969, exactly on July 21st, Buzz Aldrin wore his Speedmaster when setting foot on the moon. While Buzz was not the first person to set foot on … Continued

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Only Watch 2017: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered

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A TIME FOR COMMITMENT In honor of the 7th edition of the Only Watch, Jaquet Droz presents an exceptional Grande Seconde Off-Centered model that raises money for the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Time is generosity. It’s a credo that Jaquet Droz has always stood behind, joining forces with Only Watch, a biennial charity featuring … Continued

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Only Watch 2017: Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC „Only Watch“

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The watch features a date and seconds with a unidirectional sapphire bezel. The black dial with water-resistance indicator gives an initial impression reminding collectors maybe of the vintage No-Radiation models. Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC “Only Watch unique piece”   Blancpain was the first watch brand to support the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) … Continued

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Only Watch 2017: Bovet Secret Beauty

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BOVET 1822’s charity work has always supported childhood and education. It was only natural, therefore, for Pascal Raffy and the House’s artisans to choose to support research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy again this year by participating in the 7th edition of Only Watch. The timepiece manufactured specifically for the occasion is unique in more ways … Continued

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Only watch 2017: Collaboration between Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier

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Laurent Ferrier on the left and Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk   Arpal One, a unique watch signed Laurent Ferrier and URWERK For Only Watch 2017 July 2017 – It’s neither a Laurent Ferrier watch nor an URWERK, yet the signatures of both firms appear on its back. The existence of this unexpected watch defies logic … Continued

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Vintage: A Rolex Submariner 6536 with a story from Cuban Jeweler Joyeria Riviera

Vintage: A Rolex Submariner 6536 with a story from Cuban Jeweler Joyeria Riviera 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This is one exceptional vintage Rolex Submariner.  Not only exceptional, but possibly a unique piece.  Basically a holy grail watch from a private collection.  One lucky owner to call this watch his property. Rolex Submariner Reference 6536 with Joyeria Riviera from Cuba on dial   This timepiece is a Rolex Submariner from the 1950s, one … Continued

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My amazing visit at Bovet 1822 in Switzerland

My amazing visit at Bovet 1822 in Switzerland 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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A leaf growing on the wall of Chateau de Motiers.   Having visited many different watchmanufactures over the course of the past 7-8 years, each visit has always been a learning experience and left lasting impressions.  Few left a lasting impression as Bovet did which I just visited for two days. Bovet has several locations … Continued

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News: Presentation of Omega Seamaster Diver 300M „Commander’s Watch“ Limited Edition in London

News: Presentation of Omega Seamaster Diver 300M „Commander’s Watch“ Limited Edition in London 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Yesterday, July 5th, 2017, the “Commander’s Watch” was launched in London to celebrate the greatest secret agent of all time, Bond, aka James Bond. OMEGA and EON Productions celebrated the new James Bond inspired timepiece at a special event in London last Wednesday. OMEGA proudly unveiled a new timepiece dedicated to the fame and history … Continued