Watches and Art
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Fortis’ new Stratoliner Steel p.m. Reference 401.21.31

Fortis’ new Stratoliner Steel p.m. Reference 401.21.31 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Stratoliner Steel p.m. This new Fortis Stratoliner in steel was just introduced at Baselworld.  While the homepage does not show the version with natostrap as pictured here, there are several different possibilites with straps and steel bracelet.  I personally loved the natostrap variant. The stratoliner goes back to 1962 when it was first introduced.  In … Continued

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My top 8 favorite timepieces of Baselworld 2017 (plus one)

My top 8 favorite timepieces of Baselworld 2017 (plus one) 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 2 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Baselworld 2017 is said to have had lesser visitors than in 2016, the palace has been torn down, and even in the halls there were 200 letter exhibitors.  But does all that mean that Baselworld was less interesting and had less to offer?  Not in my book. While I read that SIHH is soon going … Continued

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After Baselworld: Patek Philippe reference 5320G Perpetual Calendar with vintage retro charme

After Baselworld: Patek Philippe reference 5320G Perpetual Calendar with vintage retro charme 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Patek Philippe presented 25 new watches this year at Baselworld.  Honestly, that is a lot.  So it was quite impressive to sit in the room with dozens of journalists from all the known magazines, newspapers and weeklies and specialty publications.  The room was huge, yet it was still crowded.  After an initial speech by the … Continued

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After Baselworld: Fortis and their newest releases: Stratoliner Parabola LE 200 Panda dial Ref. 401.21.38

After Baselworld: Fortis and their newest releases: Stratoliner Parabola LE 200 Panda dial Ref. 401.21.38 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Panda dial is what collectors and watchenthusiasts are craving mostly.  Everywhere you speak to watchcollectors, you hear them talk about panda dials. Watchlovers call white chronograph dial with black totalisors panda dials, simply because they look like the fur of a Panda bear: White fur with black spots. Fortis listened to their fans and just … Continued

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After Baselworld: Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker and unique Kremlin desk clock

After Baselworld: Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker and unique Kremlin desk clock 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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The Konstantin Chaykin “Joker” watch was possibly one of the most amazing watches of Baselworld 2017. You may wonder why? It is running on an ETA base caliber with a module that Konstantin created. So not an inhouse movement. It is a funny and funky looking timepiece which definately polarizes, people either love it or … Continued

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Pre-Baselworld: first live pictures of limited Hamilton Intramatic 68 Chronograph

Pre-Baselworld: first live pictures of limited Hamilton Intramatic 68 Chronograph 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.50 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 4 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Courtesy of the German PR ladies at Swatch Group and with special thanks to Nina, I am able to show you the first live pictures of the upcoming Hamilton Intramatic 68 Chronograph.  This watch is based on a vintage Chronograph from the late 1960s (therefore it has the number 68 in the name).  Back in … Continued

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Enicar Jetgraph stolen at UPS hub in Vienna.

Enicar Jetgraph stolen at UPS hub in Vienna. 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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This Enicar Jetgraph was stolen during transport at the Vienna UPS hub.  It was unfortunately only partially insured. The caseback has the following initials SCB and 3/17 written in the back.  It is something you cannot see in the picture here.   Watch is rare.  I expect it to pop up possibly on Ebay or … Continued

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Pre-Baselworld 2017: Konstantin Chaykin – The Joker!

Pre-Baselworld 2017: Konstantin Chaykin – The Joker! 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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Let’s welcome Joker! Konstantin Chaykin offered new – off the beaten track – look on the watch. He decided to invent mechanical watch as a kinematic piece of pop-art. He was courageous enough to release monster from a snuffbox, to create new spirit of high mechanics – always changing, spectacular and provocative… Joker is fitted … Continued

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News: Breguet HERITAGE GRANDE DATE reference 5410

News: Breguet HERITAGE GRANDE DATE reference 5410 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 5.00 von 5 Punkten, basierend auf 1 abgegebenen Stimmen.
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  Breguet is introducing a new Heritage Grande Date reference 5410 for upcoming Baselworld 2017. Carrying automatic caliber 516GG, this watch delivers 65 hours powerreserve and is adorned with a beautifully guilloched silvered gold dial. The roman indices are shining bright in the night due to its application of luminous.  Something you may not expect … Continued