The Senator Meissen Tourbillon is classical in its 40 mm rose gold case. The rose gold as used by GO is “rich” in color. The white Meissen porcelain dial is marked by hand-painted Roman numerals. Powered by the GO Caliber 94-11, the balance, pallet lever, and escape wheel are... Read more
BR 123 Commando (prototype) BR Vintage 123 Commando Prototype BR Vintage 123 Commando: 41mm, matte black PVD finish, grey dial, 100m WR BR 126 Commando chronograph BR Vintage 126 Commando chronograph BR Vintage 126 Commando chronograph: 41mm, matte black PVD finish, grey dial, 100m WR BR 03-92 Commando BR... Read more
GRAHAM recently announced its role as the Official Timing Partner of the Los Angeles Kings and, last night, GRAHAM invited a handful of local watch journalists to the Staples Center to watch the LA Kings duel the Columbus Blue Jackets. Graham USA’s Managing Director Samir Shah wearing the new... Read more
2012 TimeZone Watch of the Year A. Lange & Söhne LANGE 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Finalists for the award represent a selection of the best timepieces of the year as chosen through a two-step voting process by TimeZone moderators. The winner is chosen exclusively by the TimeZone community, the... Read more
On my recent trip to Geneva I visited Les Cadraniers – where all FP Journe dials are manufactured. I had no idea the complexity required to produce a dial. I was completely blown away and impressed. Here are two photos to share. My full write up soon! Read more
Hi All, Patrick Heiniger ran Rolex for sixteen years, between 1992 and 2008; which might seem like a fleeting moment, compared to the 90 years at the helm of his two predecessors in the job, his father Andre and Hans Wilsdorf. But under his management, Rolex changed more than... Read more
Last week I had the opportunity to join a exclusive viewing of the Portuguese Siderale Scafusia. Benoit de Clerck, Managing Director of IWC North East Asia introduced the watch followed by a short video presentation. The event was held in a private room at Cafe Grey in Hong Kong.... Read more
Two big releases this year come in ceramic. First, we see the Offshore Diver in ceramic. And for the first time, with exhibition caseback…and still rated to 300 meters Then, Audemars Piguet presents a 44mm Offshore Chronograph in ceramic See also FEATURE ARTICLE: Audemars Piguet at SIHH 2013 by... Read more
Inspired by a classic Baume & Mercier timepiece from the 50s, this new 42 mm dress watch is a stunner. There are a number of models in the Clifton collection, and the 18-carat rose gold emblematic model is powered by a beautiful La Joux-Perret manual-wind movement. All are perfectly... Read more
Once upon a time, high above Sunset Boulevard, there was an intimate penthouse dinner at the Chateau Marmont. From the terrace, all of Los Angeles glowed as far as the eye could see. Pateks swirled around the room; even on the dinner plates. And ticking quietly by candlelight was... Read more
Bremont will be at The ACE Hotel New York Bremont co-founder Nick English will be at the Loft Suites in The ACE Hotel on Monday 18th February and takes great pleasure in inviting you to the view latest addition along with the best of the Bremont range, and to... Read more
January to the mechanical watch lover is akin to the opening of the season for baseball fans or the Daytona 500 for those endeared with NASCAR. This is the month of the Salon International de la Haute Horology (SIHH) where many of the top luxury watch brands release their... Read more
Produced beginning in 1963, this Daytona features a gorgeous multi-colored dial known to collectors as the “Paul Newman” dial. This example was made in 1968, and uses the Rolex caliber 722 movement, based on the Valjoux 72. The dial is in fantastic condition. Read more
Grönefeld One Hertz “Classic” in titanium Grönefeld One Hertz “Ice” Grönefeld One Hertz “Fire” Grönefeld One Hertz: Ruthenium Grönefeld One Hertz: Rose Gold Edwin Read more
This Omega Seamaster De Ville cal. 601 is one of my most-worn watches. Read more
The Centrigraph and Centrigraphe Sport (CTS) remind me of fraternal twins. They share much of the same DNA but have very different look and feel. I really like the different scales used on each 20 second sub-dial. The CTS is simplified and playful while the Centigraphe is more technical... Read more
As detailed by Vacheron’s Alex Ghotbi, Vacheron Constantin has a long history of producing watches integrated into coins, going back to approximately 1850, with their first coin wristwatch perhaps produced as early as 1938. Concealed within this American $20 Liberty Head double eagle gold coin is the world’s thinnest... Read more
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Here’s three of ’em. (Watches as owned by TomG). Read more
The Repetition Souveraine, reference RM, is one of the most impressive and sophisticated FP Journe watches manufactured. The watch is as beautiful to look at as it is captivating to hear. The design is understated, elegant, ultra thin, incredibly light and super comfortable to wear on the wrist. In... Read more
Cartier Crash, Ref. 091-91 in Yellow Gold Cartier launched the original Crash watch in 1967. In 1991, Cartier re-introduced this spectacular, asymmetrical wristwatch in a limited series of 400 pieces. Thought to have been inspired by Salvador Dali’s surrealistic paintings, in actuality, it came about following a fatal car... Read more
DoubleSplit! This edible joint you can order at a 3 star Michelin restaurant in the Netherlands – I am NOT kidding! Ingredients are chocolat, lemon, mint and hempseed oil. Edwin Read more
(Watches from the collections of TomG and myself). Read more
40mm Black Label CS + 38mm Automatique + 40mm RG CS The CS dial was completed redesigned to make room for the date on the dial of the Octa Automatique. The second hand subdial was moved to the far right almost reaching the end of the dial. The 5... Read more
“The Art of Cartier” at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid
The highlight of Antiquorum’s December sale is a unique Patek reference 5016 fitted with a black dial with red and silver print. With a perpetual calendar with retrograding date, tourbillon, and a minute repeating mechanism, the 5016 was Patek’s most complicated wristwatch until the release of ref. 5002, the... Read more
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timezonetweets on Instagram just received its 1,000th follower. Thank you! Read more
The ruthenium dial is one of the most magical in the collection. Depending on the angle of light the ruthenium dial transforms as quickly as a chameleon. Every feature comes to life. Notice the blue steel power reserve indicator and hands, the rotating remontoir and details inside the sub-dial.... Read more
Hi All; Hanhart made watches in the Black Forest area of Germany, close to the French border. During WWII their flyback chronographs were used extensively by the German Luftwafffe, and after the war they continued to manufacture these chronograph movements, but they were given to France as part of... Read more
1979 IWC “Jumbo” Ingenieur SL ref. 3003. (Watch owned by TomG). Read more
The early Resonances have such a rustic look to them. I really enjoy the small font used for the power reserve indicator and the fat ink dots around the tourbillion chapter ring. Everytime I look at this watch I feel like Mr. Journe just finished making some adjustments to... Read more
According to Cartier’s Carole Forestier, this photo is perhaps the very first ever taken of the two together… Best, Paul Read more