🔍Read Full Article Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanium

Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanium

0 Comments 🕔09:50, 21.Jan 2015

It's called  "Mare Nostrom", meaning "Our Sea", though at a first glance it is not even vaguely pelagic - and with a water resistance of just 30 metres it is not exactly built to withstand the depths.... yet there is much to admire in the plain beauty of the new Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanium watch.   In 1943 Officine Panerai designed a prototype for the Italian Navy - a functional chronograph for use on deck and not

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🔍Read Full Article The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Watch Calibre 9406MC

The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Watch Calibre 9406MC

0 Comments 🕔20:08, 20.Jan 2015

Cartier have announced the arrival of their new Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication watch on social media with the tagline “Never Rush Perfection”, but really, what they have achieved after just five years of development has been anything but tardy.  Comprising of 576 components the piece features a trio of complications; a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon. Better still, the mechanical workings of all three are visible offering a full

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🔍Read Full Article SNB Severs Euro Exchange Cap. Swiss Exporters Suffer Major Blow

SNB Severs Euro Exchange Cap. Swiss Exporters Suffer Major Blow

0 Comments 🕔15:26, 15.Jan 2015

As the Swiss National Bank severed the minimum exchange rate between the Swiss Franc and the Euro, the two currencies raced apart in opposite directions to each other this morning. At one point a gulf of 30% developed between the CHF and the currency of all of its neighbours and as I write, the situation is still volatile. The impact of this action has sent shock waves throughout the Swiss watch industry, and indeed Swiss

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🔍Read Full Article The HYT Skull watch

The HYT Skull watch

0 Comments 🕔00:14, 14.Jan 2015

HYT re-work their unique fluid mechanics to create two new limited edition models - the HYT Skull watch. Naturally this is no simple revamping of previous models.  The new angular profile presented extreme difficulties in its design - and that was only the beginning.  To ensure that enough power was available to drive the fluid through the bends and curves while still remaining accurate gave HYT's technical team another puzzling conundrum.  But they achieved the seemingly

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🔍Read Full Article AHCI Young Talent Competition

AHCI Young Talent Competition

0 Comments 🕔14:29, 13.Jan 2015

How do you celebrate 30 years of promoting and supporting Independent Watchmaking?  By giving a leg-up to an apprentice just starting out on their horological adventures, of course! This year the AHCI will affirm their allegiance with the next generation of watchmakers by offering them the chance to demonstrate their skills with the launch of their first "Young Talent Competition". In keeping with the international flavour of the AHCI, the competition will involve 47 watchmaking schools from

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🔍Read Full Article The Romain Gauthier HMS Ten

The Romain Gauthier HMS Ten

0 Comments 🕔00:31, 08.Jan 2015

It’s January once again – and before the industry takes off on its annual circuit (- circus?) of exhibitions, events and unveilings; before the wining and dining and wooing begins once again, perhaps we should remind ourselves that it’s not all about big business and big budgets, it’s not all about mass-production order books getting filled up and it’s certainly not all about clean rooms and slivers of silicon. There are still independent watchmakers out

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🔍Read Full Article Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon

0 Comments 🕔23:30, 07.Jan 2015

With its compendium of on-dial indications laid out with extraordinary equipoise and attention-to-detail, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon watch is a horological feast for the eyes. The Duometre collection is characterised by and named for its distinctive one balance/twin barrel construction, and so far it has engendered a superb line-up of showcase pieces. The two-barrel arrangement ensures an orderly and precise distribution of energy – one gives power to the time indications, while the other powers

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🔍Read Full Article The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon

0 Comments 🕔00:24, 03.Jan 2015

Outsized, super-light and skinnied to its bare bones, in the run-up to SIHH 2015, Richemont continue to uphold the extravagant spirit of the previously independent Manufacture Roger Dubuis with the dramatic Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon watch.     Even though this piece has been skeletonized to the extreme, if it were it not made almost entirely from titanium it would surely feel unwieldy on the wrist, and at 45mm across as you might imagine it

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