Watches and Art
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Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur with blue dial

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur with blue dial 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This is not really news, but I am recalling a watch I saw during Munichtime last year and couldn’t get out of my head.  The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur.  There are a few reasons for that. The watch immediately caught my eye with its amazing dial.  So I asked Ralph Stieber of Ulysse Nardin, if … Continued

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Rolex Daytona reference 6262 Paul Newman with Panda dial

Rolex Daytona reference 6262 Paul Newman with Panda dial 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  This is a truly rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman with reference 6262.  This reference was made only for about one year in 1969 – 1970.  So of all the Rolex Daytonas out there with Paul Newman dial or exotic dial as it is called, this has to be the rarest version.  It already … Continued

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Stolen watches: Another incident, this time in Germany: Meistersinger watch stolen, details inside

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FROHES NEUES JAHR !!! DIEBSTAHL !!! In der Nacht vom 03.1.18 auf den 04.01.18 wurde eine Uhr aus meiner Ausstellung gestohlen !!! Es handelt sich um eine MeisterSinger Salthora (springende Stunde) mit der Ref. SH 907 – Shell Cordovan Armband mit Faltschließe . Fortlaufende Seriennummer: 901 — Last night, the following watch was stolen from … Continued

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News: a Blancpain for Valentines Day

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Usually I do not write about ladies timepieces, but this one is such a beauty and giving me all the reasons to make an exception. This is a very playful design, very feminine, a fine watch for a lady which loves Valentines Day and appreciates the heaven made of mother of pearl covered with diamond … Continued

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My top 10: most amazing watches I have seen in 2017

My top 10: most amazing watches I have seen in 2017 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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2017 was an amazing year with many watch manufacture visits in Switzerland and even Germany. There were so many impressive timepieces, but some truly left a mark, so here is my top 10, they are not in a particular order:   Haldimann H11: made entirely without CNC machines or computers.  Handmade. Either Gold or steel … Continued

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Breguet: watches with complications and live videos

Breguet: watches with complications and live videos 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This contribution summarizes the second part of my visit in Vienna at the Breguet Boutique in the center of Vienna on the Kohlmarkt.  On my second day, I had the opportunity to take videos in the Breguet Boutique of some exceptional timepieces with interesting complications without getting interrupted or disturbed.  I would like to share … Continued

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Vintage Rolex Daytona Paul Newman reference 6239

Vintage Rolex Daytona Paul Newman reference 6239 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  The Rolex Daytona was introduced first around the same time as the Porsche 911 in 1963. The Daytona is named after the famous Daytona International Speedway located in Daytona Beach in Florida which has been in operation since 1959. The reference 6262 came to market later which raised the balance’s frequency to 21,600 and … Continued

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The only known interview with Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, in 1959

The only known interview with Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, in 1959 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Courtesy of Jake Ehrlich who posted this video on Youtube, I would like to share this with you.   I found this wonderful interview with Hans Wilsdorf by pure accident today. Supposedly the only known interview. A pretty cool find by Jake. Funny how the interviewer calls him owner of a big watch manufacturer…LOL I … Continued

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News: Armin Strom presents Mirrored Force Resonance watch with guilloche dials made by Kari Voutilainen

News: Armin Strom presents Mirrored Force Resonance watch with guilloche dials made by Kari Voutilainen 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5,00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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When Armin Strom introduced the rosegold Mirrored Force Resonance timepice over a year ago, it became an instant success.  I do not know many watches that incorporated the resonance concept.  There are only two others that come to my mind: Beat Haldimann and Francois Paul Journe who made watches based on the resonance concept.   … Continued