New Model – IWC Flieger Chronograph 46mm for Wempe IWC is celebrating Wempe’s 150th anniversary with a Flieger Chronograph with perpetual calendar, produced in only 50 examples. With its stainless-steel engraved case and back, convex sapphire glass and black crocodile strap, the new Pilot’s Watch is water resistant to... Read more
Live from the SIHH: T3 Chrono and 3120 Automatic Hello Forumners Just a quick post from the SIHH where AP was showing the T3 and several models fit with the new auto caliber 3120. Regards Hans 4/7/03 Read more
New Model – Damiani Ego Oversize GMT Damiani is an Italian fashion and jewellery brand. Their Ego line of large watches has now received a GMT model. The case of this model is in rose gold. Movement is an ETA 2893-2 with 21 jewels and a power reserve of... Read more
New Model – Ronda Chronograph Movement Ronda, the other big movement manufacturer in Switzerland (specializing in quartz ebauches), has come up with the first quartz chronograph movement to be equipped with a big date display. This innovation includes other functions such as central seconds with stop function, small seconds,... Read more
New Model – Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Small Patek Philippe is adding a sparkling model fitted with a mechanical movement to his Twenty-4 Haute Joaillerie collection. This Twenty-4 Small is set all over with 1,468 Top Wesselton Pure diamonds (8.33 cts). The back of the case, set with 104 diamonds... Read more
New Model – Movado Elliptica Chronograph Featuring a Swiss quartz ebauche with hours, minutes, seconds, and chronograph function, the Elliptica Chronograph is Movado’s latest. The case is in steel, with a sapphire crystal and a back engraved with vertical lines. The dial is blue with a counter for 30... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – Rolex Cellinium Hi Folks; As I mentioned in my earlier post, I quite like the new 38mm model. One thing that has convinced me is that although it is quite a slim dress watch it is still waterproof to 30m (100ft), in truth deeper... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – Seiko Kinetic Chronograph Hi Folks; I knew the first model Kinetic chronograph was rare, in fact they commanded a premium when new. However I did not know how rare they actually are; in conversation with Seiko UK people today they mentioned that they get... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – Seiko Alba Wired Basel Limited Edition Watch As you know Wired collections are targeted for younger audiences, they just released new limited edition models at 2003 Basel which has new “silk gold” case and bracelet (silver like soft yellow tone), which differed by last... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – Rolex Cellinium & the Maxidial Sub Hi Folks; I have just finished my meeting with Rolex and the news is about the new larger sized Cellinium 38mm, either I am getting old, or they are getting better because I actually like it. It also... Read more
New Model – Eberhard Postillon 8 Day Hand-Wind The Eberhard “8 Jours” collection has been expanded with an elegant model in rose gold. Movement is a hand-wound mechanical (base Peseux 7001). Functions are hours, minutes, seconds, and power reserve. The case is in 18kt rose gold with a cambered... Read more
Basel Report – Exciting news from Blancpain Dear All! I spent a day now at the Basel fair, after recovering from my Flyback excitement yesterday! I was most excited to see how many news they had. It seems that Marc Hayek could shed much fresh wind in the Blancpain... Read more
New Model – Breguet Retrograde Seconds The Ref. 5207BA/12/9V6 comes in an 18kt white or yellow gold case. Movement is a Breguet automatic caliber with a 65 hour power reserve. The dial is solid gold, engine-turned and silvered, with blued hands. Dimensions are 39mm X 9mm. 4/3/03 Read more
New Model – Cartier Roadster Chronograph Cartier has added an automatic chronograph to the Roadster collection. It features the Cartier Caliber 8510 with 37 jewels and 42 hour power reserve. The case size is an impressive 47.8mm crown encompassing. Dials are in white or black both with Roman numerals.... Read more
New Model – Ulysse Nardin Sonata Ulysse Nardin proudly unveils the Sonata, a unique and amazing multifunctional mechanical instrument. It is an in-house development, inspired by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, constructed by Pierre Gygax and Lucas Humair, executed by the UN Dream Team conducted by Rolf Schnyder. The in-house engineers... Read more
Industry News – Important Announcement from Seiko Hi Folks I attended the press conference for Seiko earlier today & their big introduction was a new Kinetic chronograph at one third the price of the current one. Their really big announcement from Mr Mitome, the president of the company (in... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – Glashutte Originals Here are the new watches from GO. The new range is automatic, based on the Kaliber 90, with twin swan neck fine adjustment. Two new models were announced: The first, classic automatic, with grande date, known as the PanoMaticDate. In platinum, black... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 5109 “World premiere” Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 5109 men’s wristwatch with a rectangular case inspired by an inimitable art déco timepiece exhibited at the Patek Philippe Museum. The Ref. 5109 is available in 18K yellow, rose, or white gold. The... Read more
New from Basel 2003 – ETA Mechanical Calibers Baselworld 2003 is more than just watches, it is also all ancillary products, and most importantly, what powers them. ETA 7754 (Note, Valjoux is no longer used officially to designate these calibers) This new caliber features a time-zone mechanism with a... Read more
New Model – Breitling 48mm Chronograph for Bentley Motors In celebration of its partnership with Bentley Motors, Breitling has unveiled an exclusive chronograph boasting a number of the distinctive characteristics of this famous British manufacturer, including the knurled finish on the bezel, inspired by the control buttons on the... Read more
New Model – Lorenz Hand-Wind This elegant Lorenz, a noted Italian watch making company, is sure to delight those of us that enjoy a minimalist style. The movement is an ETA hand-wind visible through the display back. The case diameter is 40mm with mineral crystals top and bottom. Dial... Read more
New Model – Hamilton Blaine Featuring a quartz ETA Swiss Made ebauche and sapphire crystal, the Blaine, available for both men and women, is the latest addition to the retro inspired collection of Hamilton watches. MSRP is $475. Dials are available in white, black or mother-of-pearl for the ladies... Read more
Pre SIHH 2003 – F.P. Journe Octa Collection Octa Luna Octa Divine More to come at the SIHH 2003! 4/3/03 Read more
New Model – Glashutte Original PanoMaticTourbillon The top model of the new PanoMatic model line by Glashütte Original is the PanoMaticTourbillon. This model unites one of the most difficult complications in classic watchmaking with the horological innovation of the 1990s – the panorama large date. The cantilevered tourbillon according... Read more
New Model – Blancpain Chronograph Rattrapante Tourbillon Only 50 to be made, in Platinum, in a 42mm case. Featuring the new Blancpain Caliber 23F9A with 345 parts. 4/2/03 Read more
New Models – Longines Evidenza Automatic The Longines Evidenza men’s automatic model is powered by an automatic mechanical movement Caliber Longines 615 with 28,800-vibrations per hour beat and a power reserve of 42 hours. The silvered “flinqué” dial featuring blue painted Arabic numerals is enhanced with a subdial for... Read more
New Model – Maurice Lacroix Phase de Lune Tonneau Featuring a barrel case design, MLs latest is this elegant moonphase calendar. This model has been developed and manufactured in its entirety in the brands workshops. Movement is an automatic caliber ML 37, with 25 jewels which is hand-decorated. Functions... Read more
New Model – Maurice Lacroix Double Retrograde GMT Power Reserve Featuring in-house developed retrogade modules, the Masterpiece line has been expanded with the addition of this power reserve GMT model in 18kt rose gold. There is also a limited edition of 99 watches in platinum. Movement is a hand-wound... Read more
New Model – TAG Heuer Link The New Link model is available in both automatic and quartz. The case size has gone down from 42 mm to 39 mm and the bracelet is 1.5 mm slimmer and 2.5 mm narrower. The New Link is water resistant to 200 meters... Read more
New Model – Ebel Tarawa Chronograph Featuring the Ebel Calibe 137, with COSC certification, this automatic chronograph is housed in an oversized square case. Double sapphire crystals complement this model. 4/2/03 Read more
Pre SIHH 2003 – Piaget Emperador Tourbillon – World Record At 3.5mm, this Piaget in-house Tourbillon is the world’s thinnest. It resides in an Emperador case with power reserve function. Only 20 pieces will be made, 10 in rose gold and 10 in white gold. It will be unveiled... Read more
New Models – Cuervo y Sobrinos This brand, originally based in La Habana in 1959, is now owned by Luca Musumeci and Marzio Villa, two Italian watch enthusiasts. Their newest creations, featuring designs from the 1940’s, and heavily influenced by Patek Phillipe are this automatic double timezone with ETA... Read more
New Model – Pierre Kunz Triple Retrograde Seconds Kunz’s first square cased watch features a triple retrograde function that has divided the 60 seconds into three distinct areas. 4/2/03 Read more
New Model – Patek Phillipe 10 Day Tourbillon This latest masterpiece from the workshops in Geneva is the first watch that combines two complications which are very difficult to accommodate in such a small space: two mainspring barrels connected in tandem for 10 days’ power reserve and a tourbillon... Read more
New Model – A. Lange & Sohne Luna Mundi Lange’s newest is a 101 limited edition model featuring a moonphase display for the Lange 1 with either the northern or southern hemispheres. The cases are available in platinum or rose gold. 4/2/03 Read more
New Model – Breguet Alarm GMT Ref. 5707BA/12/9V6 features an alarm, GMT, power reserve and display back. The case is in 18kt gold, with a solid gold guilloche dial that has been silvered, and blued Breguet hands. 4/2/03 Read more
Industry News – Blancpain Celebrates 20 Years of its Moon-Phase Watch I showed this off in February, but here it is again… 1983-2003: Blancpain celebrates 20 years of its moon-phase watch Stars and time: two cosmic phenomena that have fascinated man since the dawn of history. The huge progress... Read more
New Model – Audemar Piguet New Automatic Caliber 3120 Hello Forumners I found the above picture in todays Basel/SIHH supplement of the “Neue Zurcher Zeitung”. It’s one of the first new models fit with AP’s new automatic caliber 3120, the case is in the style of the Jules Audemars... Read more
New Model – Blancpain Ladies’ Ultra-Slim I showed this off in February, but here it is again… The Ultra-Slim proves itself on ladies’ wrists. The Ultra-Slim is considered to be the first of the Blancpain masterpiece watches because, quite simply, it embodies the essentials of the art. Round and... Read more
New Model – Chopard L.U.C. Tourbillon L4T Chopard latest addition to the L.U.C. collection is this Tourbillon model with a mechanical hand-wound movement with four barrels (L.U.C Quattro technology) that ensures a power-reserve of 9 days. Adjustment of daily rating is ensured by the rotation of small inertia-blocks on... Read more