Surprising: Rolex Sky Dweller The first, and surely the biggest surprise is that Rolex have made an Annual Calendar watch. I can’t even begin to list the number of times I have heard Rolex folk tell me that they had no interest in this market; that they knew what... Read more
Today I saw two more women wearing Daytonas in Everose, one with the new ceramic bezel and one conventional one. And it suddenly occurred to me that I haven’t actually seen one of these on the wrist of a man, but on probably 20 or more women’s’ wrists. Anyone... Read more
Hi All, I am wearing a tennis player watch. It is truly unbelievable just how light this watch is, I think if I dropped it in the bath, it would float. Please forgive the rather imperfect wrist shot, there was more than the normal amount of one handed camera... Read more
From his workbench in Santa Barbara, master clockmaker David Walter provides TimeZone with an exclusive first look at his latest precision masterpiece – a Double Pendulum Clock with Perpetual Calendar. This precision clock has a double pendulum. When two pendulums hang on the same, non-rigid mounting frame, they swing... Read more
Hi All; A while ago, I wrote about why I go to Basel, the post is just below. I realised this year that this was my 16th or 17th Basel, my visits have expanded from my initial two-day jaunts to six days this year and I began to question... Read more
To anyone who has heard of the Battle of Britain, the name Biggin Hill airfield will strike a chord and I am sure that with its aeronautic connections it was no accident that Breitling chose this particular airport from which to transport a few English based watch writers to... Read more
Hi All; There was Edward Heuer (Jack’s father) and this Valjoux powered chronograph was made under his reign, most likely just after WWII. Read more
Hi All; The downturn in orders from the Far East is starting to have an effect in the Swiss watch industry, today two of the smaller suppliers, a dial maker and a bracelet maker announced layoffs. The totals involved are less than 20 employees, but the smaller suppliers are... Read more
A Moment with Dominique Fléchon, Author of ‘The Mastery of Time’
A conversation in May 2012 by Jessica The Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) recently hosted a cocktail reception to launch “The Mastery of Time” by French author Dominique Fléchon, an historian and expert in antiquarian horology. The 456-page tome divides the major breakthroughs in watchmaking in six thoroughly researched chapters.... Read more
I should begin by confessing my earliest admiration for François-Paul Journe’s work, although this is no secret to anyone here who knows me. I first enjoyed a teaser sampler of François-Paul’s “Steel Time” collection in New York City back in late 2005, timed to coincide with the world-wide launch... Read more
The Cartier Tank Anglaise Launch at Kensington Palace Gardens
Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City in the 1970s
The 2011 TimeZone Watch of the Year is the Grönefeld One Hertz 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 world’s largest community... Read more
The Legendary Jewels of Elizabeth Taylor
And the bride wore Cartier
Interview with Jan-Patrick Schmitz, President of Montblanc N.A.
MS: Michael Sandler – TimeZone.com JPS: Jan-Patrick Schmitz – Montblanc MS: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. Would you please tell us a little about yourself and your background in the industry, and how you came to Montblanc? Jan-Patrick Schmitz JPS: I joined Montblanc... Read more
Design Retrospective: Cartier and the Egyptian Revival Style
A Virtual Preview: Highlights from Antiquorum NY’s 10 March Auction >>> Feb 14, 2011 – 11:23 PM Go to previous message Dear Friends, On March 10th, Antiquorum New York will hold its first auction of the year, the “Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks” Sale featuring: * The... Read more
Coasting the day at the Cartier & America Exhibition
Visiting Bordeaux Part 2 – Médoc, St-Emilion & Pomerol by JESSICA
First town, now country: Visiting Bordeaux by JESSICA
A Moveable Feast – Restaurant Guy Savoy by JESSICA
A Moveable Feast – L’Arpѐge by JESSICA