Watches and Art
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News: Girard Perregaux is launching the Laureato watchcollection in Portugal and Milan, Italy

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Having introduced the new Laureato watchcollection in Barcelona, Madrid, Zürich and New York, Antonio Calce, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, just presented officially the new models of the Laureato watchcollection in Portugal and Milan, Italy. Girard-Perregaux presented together with portuguese luxury jeweler Torres Joalheiros the new Laureato watchcollection at two famous history locations: first, the worldfamous street … Continued

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News: Glashütte Original introduces two new services with their Pavonina ladies collection

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Glashütte Original: Uniquely feminine and infinitely personal   Exclusive online services transform Pavonina models into truly unique timepieces   The Glashütte Original Pavonina line speaks to the confident, style-conscious woman. Infinitely feminine and multifaceted, since 2013 Pavonina watches have been an essential component of the Ladies Collection from Glashütte Original. Now, new models featuring timelessly … Continued

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Impressions from Andreas Strehler’s summer party

Impressions from Andreas Strehler’s summer party 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This was more than a fun party in Sirnach, the German speaking part of Switzerland.  The drive takes you past Zurich to a rather remote and rural area where the manufacture of Andreas Strehler is located. Andreas Strehler is known in the industry as the “engineer for the Brands and watchmaker for the few”.  Taking … Continued

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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