Watches and Art
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MB&F just introduces the newest Legacy Machine, the LM “SE”

MB&F just introduces the newest Legacy Machine, the LM “SE” 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Today MB&F, the friends and team around Max Büsser, announce a new Legacy Machine, the fifth in the collection: the LMSE. This may be a Special Edition, but ‘SE’ actually stands for ‘Split Escapement’: a very unconventional feature first developed by our Friend Stephen McDonnell for the previous LM Perpetual. The Split Escapement allows our … Continued

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Not vintage, but great: the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape chronograph

Not vintage, but great: the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape chronograph 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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It is fun to see certain watches in the wild.  You get a sense of what the watch truly feels like and how people like it. Blancpain has this watch with a blue dial for the Ocean Committment, but the meteor grey dial is not a limited version.  The dial is a sunburst dial and … Continued

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Hands-on with the upcoming Longines Heritage Avigation BigEye chronograph

Hands-on with the upcoming Longines Heritage Avigation BigEye chronograph 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.33 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 3 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to shoot timepieces and try them out before they enter the market. Many times they have been watches with an obvious vintage inspiration, just like the Longines Heritage Avigation BigEye chronograph. The Heritage collection is part of a major watchcollection Longines is offering.  The new Bigeye … Continued

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News: MB&F Octopod

News: MB&F Octopod 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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After the HM7 Aquapod, the first aquatic wristwatch by MB&F, the creative mind of MB&F dives once again deep into the marine world – but this time, they’ve taken a dive buddy along: announcing the OCTOPOD table clock, co-created with the amazing friends from L’Epée 1839. Story Think octopus, cephalopods and other eight-limbed creatures. Think … Continued

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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