TimeZone 2013 Watch of the Year The TimeZone 2013 Watch of the Year is the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. This was the closest race in nine years, with the top two nominees running neck-and-neck throughout the two week voting period. The winner received 24% of the community votes, with... Read more
The Differences Between Applied and Embossed Numerals Paul Delury Recently there was a discussion thread on the forum showing watches with applied numerals. Some of the watches shown actually had embossed numerals and there is sometimes confusion over these two types of markers. The info below will give some... Read more
Big Pictures of a Big Watch: Vintage Lange & Söhne B-Uhren Edwin H. Heusinkveld 20 February 2014 I have an extract from the A. Lange & Söhne archives, but I dont know whether this watch was actively used in the war. Vintage Lange & Söhne B-Uhren like these were... Read more
TAG Heuer Opens its Fifth Avenue Flagship Boutique with Cameron Diaz 20 February 2014 TAG Heuer celebrated the grand opening of its new flagship boutique located on Fifth Avenue in New York City. TAG Heuer’s Worldwide President and CEO, Stéphane Linder and brand ambassador Cameron Diaz officially opened the... Read more
Travelling with the Hautlence Destination 03 When Hautlence announced their new Destination model last year, I was very exited, since it was the first, less complicated model for the brand. Hautlence is since the founding of the company, in 2005, known for its high tech, jumping hour time pieces,... Read more
Hamiltons and History I have collected a number of Hamilton 10 size watches over the past years. These are smaller, slim, watches, averaging around 45mm in diameter and often referred to as “gentlemen’s” watches. These are relatively unobtrusive to carry in comparison to the larger 16 and 18 size... Read more
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang – Live Photos & Impressions Amr Sindi 12 February 2014 I’ve been meaning to post my photos from SIHH/Geneva Watch Week for a while now, so I guess better late than never! In this post I’m sharing my subpar photos of the all-new collection,... Read more
My view of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Peter Chong 11 February 2014 All of us here at the Lange Forum know that Lange Uhren is a very special manufacture, and every year, does not fail to impress with the ultra large watch at the entrance of... Read more
An Award Watch on the Eve of War by PAUL DELURY Here’s a really nice 50 year’s service award presentation pocket watch, a Hamilton Grade 921 10 size owned by Rob B. I wanted to show the engraved caseback particularly as I think it’s a great example of the... Read more
My take on the A. Lange & Söhne Terra Luna Peter Chong 7 February 2014 In the buzz around the halls of the Palexpo where the SIHH is held, there are many who found the 1815 Tourbillon to be a candidate for Most Interesting. The watch is approachable in... Read more
SIHH REPORT: Photos of the Baume & Mercier 2014 Collection At this year’s SIHH, I had the chance to spend some time with the Director of the Design Studio at Baume & Mercier, Alexandre Peraldi. The brand–which was founded in 1830–introduced new models into the Clifton line, which has... Read more
LIVE Photos of Panerai at SIHH 2014 by PAUL BOUTROS Hi All, Thanks to the Panerai North America team, I was able to take photos of a selection of this year’s new introductions during my short, 30-minute SIHH appointment last week. All timepieces were in huge demand, which means... Read more
When I was on vacation recently I dropped in to a watch dealer in FL (a TZ sponsor as I discovered later) that sells new and pre-owned watches from high end makers. The pre-owned pieces were mostly very recent production but I spied a watch that was far from... Read more
topic locked. The other active SIHH thread is below AP CEO Francois-Henry Bennahmias said in our interview a year ago that AP was focused on “Fewer, Bigger, Better” That translates to getting the most out of a concise and powerful representation of the brand, from the boutiques to the... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Montblanc at SIHH 2014 by HOWARD PARR Montblanc is a luxury goods company based in Hamburg, Germany with a rich history most notably in pens and leather goods. In 2006, the young Montblanc watch company made a serious statement to the industry when the Richemont Group purchased... Read more
Hi All, I had the good fortune of attending a series of “Hour Club” events in Geneva this week during SIHH. For those unfamiliar, the Hour Club is VC’s wonderful collectors club open to any owner of a Vacheron Constantin watch. The first Vacheron Constantin Hour Club event was... Read more
Dear All, On behalf of Hublot, Jean Claude Biver is hosting a private dinner exclusively for TimeZone members and Hublotistas on the 11th February 2014. This really will be a unique opportunity to talk with the man himself and also to meet new Hublot friends. As an added bonus,... Read more
Explanation of the IWC Aquatimer SafeDive System protective cover Given this little storm in the websphere, I thought I’d take this opportunity to make this post – and will leave it at that. clearly some may disagree with their apparent substantiated arguments, which I have no wish to take... Read more
FP Journe launched his first ladies collection available in titanium, with 7 coloured rubber partitions and a matching rubber strap: white, rose, light blue, mid-night blue, chocolate, burgundy, red and khaki green. There is also one in pink gold and another in platinum. A jewelry version is also available... Read more
Reinhard Meis & the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Rattrapante The Villeret ExoTourbillon Rattrapante represents the finest in haut de gamme watchmaking. It’s contemporary, sophisticated and has a masterful movement that is superbly constructed with numerous technical details. At first, I could not help but wonder how Montblanc achieved such a precise... Read more
World Premiere: OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic is more than a world premiere – it is prime example of craftsmanship and exceptional innovation. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic has a brushed and polished 43.50 mm case crafted from 950-grade platinum... Read more
Live at SIHH: Audemars Piguet 42mm Offshore Chronographs As I mentioned below, there are 4 new Offshore Chronograph references in stainless steel. We’ll talk about these more in the weeks to come, but suffice it to say that this year was one of organic evolution for AP. You may... Read more
Live at SIHH: IWC Aquatimer Collection that’s all for now folks. plenty more installed come Watches & Wonders 2014… greetings from Geneva ! Read more
SIHH 2014 IWC Aquatimer Collection As previously announced, for 2014 IWC relaunches its Aquatimer Collection with six new models. At SIHH 2014, IWC revealed the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, the Aquatimer Deep Three in titanium and the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “50 Years Science for Galapagos”. Below are all... Read more
Introducing the A. Lange & Söhne SIHH 2014 Novelties Here it is: the presentation of the novelties introduced at the SIHH fair 2014 by A. Lange & Söhne. The (completely) new models are: – 1815 Ø 38,5 mm – 1815 Tourbillion StopSeconds ZeroReset – Grand Lange-1 Moon Phase –... Read more
A. Lange & Söhne Datograph UP/DOWN Hello everybody, My name is Jacques-Olivier, I’m new to this forum, and I thought I might share a some photos of the new A. Lange & Söhne Datograph UP/DOWN I took a few months back, hope you’ll enjoy it. Read more
A Rolex Datejust from 1981 with a dial made from burl walnut First purchase of the year Hi All; A white gold Datejust from 1981, with a dial made from burl walnut. I have never, ever seen one of these before. Read more
Impressions of the Patek Philippe 5235 annual calendar Read more
My new Glashütte Original Senator Sixties Had already posted my new watch on the Public Forum but thought that this might also be interesting for the GO forum. The Glashütte Original Senator Sixties with blue dial was launched last year at Basel and immediately caught my attention. During the... Read more
Your first watch photo? July 2, 1995 Rolex Oysterdate 6694 I’ll start- My Wedding day- July 2, 1995– With my lovely bide and my wedding gift, my 14K/SS 6694. I gave that very watch to my son Jack as a Bar Mitzvah gift on November 17th of 2012, and... Read more
True Satisfaction: A Repatriated IWC Portuguese Chronograph 3714-38 Had let it go three years ago to help fund a Grail, now it’s back. Sometime one actually gets it right the first time around. One Happy WIS. Read more
New Roses for the collection: Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph Series II I admit it openly. Although I can appreciate the understatement of white metal watches, it is rose gold for me. And 2013 brought with it a couple of nice new rose gold pieces. The first was a project... Read more
One watch that fits all: Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Polaris E859 Hi, forum friends It’s difficult for me to explain how I feel when I wear my E859 It satisfies me from all points of view, size, legibility, sporty elegance, rarity, all these things make me feel as if I didn’t... Read more