A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna” The RICHARD LANGE Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna” combines two classic complications within the iconic A. Lange & Söhne design. The large minute circle is at the top of the dial. Within the minute circle is the large, outsize date. The leap-year... Read more
Arnold & Son Chronograph True Beat (CTB) Sometimes referred to as a dead beat seconds, the true beat seconds is a precision function wherein the seconds beat incrementally as opposed to sweeping along the dial allowing for more accurate reading. Arnold & Son has taken the idea to new... Read more
Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel The Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel is a daring design that retains all the classical design codes unique to Breguet. On the dial, Breguet lifts the hours and minutes off the dial with a three-dimensional opaque hours and minutes chapter disc. The opaque sapphire crystal... Read more
De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono The DB28 Maxichrono marks a significant technological breakthrough in the history of chronographs. De Bethune’s patented absolute clutch system integrates both horizontal and vertical clutch systems to allow the different chronograph counters to function semi-autonomously. The chronograph seconds are governed by the new absolute clutch... Read more
Piaget Altiplano 900P The Piaget Altiplano 900P is neither entirely a hand-wound movement nor entirely a case. The elements are, in fact, merged into both to result in the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. The construction of the solid caseback doubles as a movement mainplate for the 145 total component... Read more
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 combines the complexity of a striking mechanism with the additional challenge of producing the thinnest minute repeater calibre and the thinnest minute repeater watch on the market. At just 3.90 and 8.09 mm thin,... Read more
2014 TIMEZONE WATCH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS The 2014 TimeZone Watch of the Year finalists represent the best timepieces of the year. The winner is chosen exclusively by the TimeZone community, the world’s largest community of wristwatch enthusiasts. Please post your vote here. A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE... Read more
Mr Jean Claude Killy and his Breitling ref 765 CP
Breitling 765 AVI/CP from 1953 to 1968 & a bit of history
Girard-Perregaux’s first production quartz watches Paul Delury In 1971, Girard-Perregeaux won the chronometer accuracy competition at the Observatoire de Neuchâtel against competitors from Switzerland and Japan. They did so with their newly developed quartz movement, the GP350. This was the first mass-produced quartz movement having a micro processor controlled... Read more
Asked & Answered Seiko Responds to TimeZone’s Seiko Forum James Dowling Prior to my Japan visit I asked the folks on the Seiko forum if they might have any questions for Mr. Hattori, CEO and Chairman of the Seiko Watch Company. We got almost 20 questions, but most of... Read more