I don’t know much about the 2011 erotic romance novel but I do know that the Ruthenium Resonance has at least 50 gorgeous shades of grey. Here I share a few. After many rainy days in Hong Kong I finally have a clear day to take some new photos.... Read more
(Watches from the collection of TomG). Read more
For 2013, JEANRICHARD is hitting the ground running with a clear identity in its watch designs. Along with a well-designed portfolio, JEANRICHARD is embracing the year with a new marketing campaign, “Philosophy of Life” that celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Erendira and Nik Wallenda JEANRICHARD is communicating its... Read more
While browsing through old pictures I came across this: Edwin Read more
These 3 are Hamilton Grade 912 size 12 watches, all from 1938. The first two are examples I obtained after seeing Rob B’s extremely nice example shown at the bottom. And, for refernce, here’s a pic of a Hamilton Grade 912 movement in another of my watches. Read more
Last year at the Indy 500, I first saw the all black ARS on François-Paul Journe’s wrist. For two months, anticipation built until the excitement really began. The presentation box looks ultra cool also designed in black aluminium. Inside is the new Octa Sport in Aluminium (model ARS). This... Read more
In the Fall of 1997, IWC introduced a new model line, called “GST”. Within the GST model line-up was a classic diving watch, the GST Aquatimer ref 3536. With a black dial signed “T Swiss Made T”, the early IWC Aquatimer GST used a mix of both Tritium and... Read more
Zenith’s new Pilot Type 20 is a fabulous piece which doesn’t look too big on the wrist. What is ironic is that they call this the Pilot’s watch, when in fact the only military customers for it were the Royal Navy, who used it as a deck watch for... Read more
Significant chronographs: Lange 1815 Chronograph Peter Chong 24 May 2013 This post is dedicated to my good friend Eddie Sng, whose watch is featured here today. The 1815 Chronograph was introduced as perhaps a purer version of the iconic Lange Datograph. Simpler without the trademark outsized date, but as... Read more
Here are some NOS watches I have acquired over the years. My first NOS watch was this rather ugly 1973 Bulova Excellency cal. 11ANAC. It came with outer cardboard box, inner plastic box and hangtags. The original leather strap is permanently curved from sitting in the box for decades.... Read more
Montres Journe SA concluded their week long annual fair where collectors, dealers and the press were invited to discover the new Quantieme Perpetual with instantaneous jump. I was excited to see the watch in person and was really impressed. The Quantieme Perpetuel replaces the Octa Calendrier and will be... Read more
It took me a long time to learn how to post pics on Timezone, even though I read the instructions (link included here). It’s still common to see a lot of people struggling to post pictures of their timepieces, so having a little free time on my hands today,... Read more
Basel 2013: De Bethune Mystery Clock & the Imperial Fountain
I haven’t had any redials done as yet, but I’ve bought a few. This Tissot Seastar Visodate auto was an early eBay purchase from a Hong Kong seller. I’d initially purchased a Rado Green Horse but when I was advised the shipping cost would be the same for up... Read more
Hello Folks, Dating from 1915, this watch is considerably older than Jack Heuer and as well preserved. Essentially a silver lady’s pocket chronograph with a 13′” movement; Heuer did the same thing that Vacheron did & rotated the case and dial through 30 degrees, in order to clear the... Read more
On my recent trip to Geneva I had the opportunity to spend some time with the Chronometre Optimum – a remarkable chronometer that represents the culmination of a concept Francois-Paul Journe came up with over ten years ago. The design incorporates many of the distinctive features of FP Journe... Read more
The 42 mm Senator Chronometer is the first officially certified chronometer from Glashütte Original. Precise to the second, German chronometers must pass a battery of performance and accuracy tests housed within their own cases. Certification is administered by the State offices for weights and measurements of Thuringia (LMET) and... Read more