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
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
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
SIHH Live: Vacheron Constantin presentation Great meeting Alex for the first time, and my big thanks to him for hosting the session. The Malte Skeleton Tourbillon is my clear favorite. The new repeater – sensational, but I found it a tad big compared to the earlier vintage I am... 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
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
XMAS arrived early – an FP Journe T30 surprise FP Journe recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first watch he created – a tourbillion pocket watch completed in 1983. To commemorate the occasion he produced the FP Journe T30, an almost perfect replica transformed into a wristwatch. The... Read more
Every year, the annual Grand Seiko Road Show gets bigger and better. This year, Grand Seiko toured in Dallas, Chicago and Scottsdale. Collectors from all over the country travelled to the closing event in Arizona to see Grand Seiko master watchmaker Junya Kamijo assemble the 416 component parts of... Read more
Tis the season! IWC “Le Petit Prince” gift for a lucky TZer During my visit to the NYC Boutique, I got this cool set of Le Petit Prince ornaments, which I believe is given to those who buy a LPP watch. They’re 3.5″ in diameter, so they have nice... Read more
Erwin Sattler Atlantis Orbis Coffee Table Mechanical clocks have been with us for centuries. They are timekeepers that have been used to keep us on schedule for our next meeting, give precision timekeeping for navigating the high seas and sometimes are housed in exquisite cabinets or other furniture that... Read more
HYT: The Science of Hydro Mechanical Horology Amr Sindi 21 November 2013 By now everyone here is undoubtedly familiar with up-and-coming independent watch brand HYT, a.k.a. the “Hydro Mechanical Horologists”. With their proprietary liquid time display system, HYT has created a niche where cutting-edge micro-fluid science and innovative haute... Read more
Here’s a look at some watches a little out of the ordinary. Below is a bunch of digital or direct read mechanical watches from the 1960s & 70s. Direct-read pocket and wristwatches watches have been around for a long time. They made somewhat of a resurgence in the later... Read more