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DEPLOYANT – Luxury watch reviews & horological lifestyles | November 28, 2015

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Pre-SIHH 2016: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements

November 18, 2015 |

We are avid admirers of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art. It is a special collection from the grande house, that focus on beautiful artistic embellishments on the watches. This new series the Fabuleux Ornements (fabulous decorations), just announced for SIHH 2016 … Read More

Daniel Craig gifts Ellen a Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition

November 17, 2015 |

You may have seen the clip below of a very knowledgeable  young James Bond fan receiving a Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition from Daniel Craig himself and Ellen admiring the timepiece on the wrist of the young … Read More

Deployant Events: Roundup of the fortnight’s horological happenings

November 16, 2015 |

The last fortnight ending November 15, 2015 was a rather busy one as far as horological happenings go, we have 6 events to report. We begin with the Gala screening of the latest James Bond movie: SPECTRE.


Horological Happenings … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendation For A Stealth Wealth Watch, From Our Archives

November 15, 2015 |

During our horological adventures, there are bound to be moments when negative people will take a look and cringed at how much some of the watches cost. This is especially true if one owns a timepiece from the popular watchmakers, such … Read More

Review: Andersen Genève Montre à Tact

November 14, 2015 |

One of the interesting watches which Andersen Genève makes which perhaps no other watchmaker does is the Montre à Tact. Originally created by Abraham Louis Breguet in 1795, this style of watch, a complication of sorts, was seemingly lost until Svend … Read More

The Bronze debate

November 13, 2015 |

Bronze. The material once associated with wealth and social nobility. Before it went out of fashion, bronze was a mantelpiece of aristocratic furniture, adorning tables, chairs, clocks and timepieces. With the introduction of the 20th century, the material was no longer … Read More

Review: Karl-Friedrich Scheufele presents the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1

November 12, 2015 |

We caught up with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in a private dinner in Singapore. He had just recently re-launched the brand Ferdinand Berthoud. We discussed his motivations for creating the brand, and do a full review the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB1: the new … Read More

In Conversation: Giles English, Co-Founder Bremont

November 11, 2015 |

We sit down for a tête-à-tête with Bremont co-founder Giles English when he was in town recently, and chatted. As usual, our In Conversation discussions are diverse, and we touched on Bremont and the founders, the return of industrial watchmaking … Read More

Editorial: What is a smart watch?

November 10, 2015 |

We were not at the TAG Heuer Connected launch in New York just yesterday. We did receive the Press Material and we had access to in great detail, and decided not to run a Press Release article. Hundreds of other … Read More

Review: Chronoswiss Régulateur and Régulateur 30

November 9, 2015 |

We interviewed the Chronoswiss CEO Oliver Ebstein recently, and were shown an interesting new watch, which they call the Chronoswiss Régulateur 30. Looks like a cross between Chronoswiss Régulateur with the offset hours, central minutes and subsidiary seconds, and the … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Watch Recommendations for a Spy, From Our Archives

November 8, 2015 |

Spy: /spʌɪ/ -noun

1. a person employed by a government or other organization to secretly obtain information on an enemy or competitor 2. a person who keeps watch on others secretly

You must have been wondering why we chose this theme for … Read More

Sartorial Musings: A gentleman’s essentials: The Armoury in Hong Kong

November 7, 2015 |

The Armoury in is one of the quintessential gentlemen stores, particularly in Hong Kong, when they started operations in 2010. Their mantra of “craftsmanship and soul of men’s clothing” struck a chord with us, and we bring you the first … Read More

Review: Romain Jerome Spacecraft- Batman

November 6, 2015 |

Romain Jerome- the brand who put the arcade on the dial and revived Pacman and Alien Shooters, have now added another masterpiece to its foray. In collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, Romain Jerome introduces a new timepiece to … Read More

Review: HYT H4 Alinghi: hands-on review with commentary, specs and price

November 5, 2015 |

HYT are of no strangers to groundbreaking, disruptive watchmaking. Their fundamental concept of using a tube of water as the mainstay in their watches fired a first salvo. The brand of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking is refreshing in this very old trade of making … Read More

Spot the Watch: Frank Lampard, Soccer Player

November 4, 2015 |

For this weeks Spot the Watch, we are featuring former Chelsea FC star and current player for New York City FC, Frank Lampard.  He actually has very good taste when it comes to timepieces.  His cousin Jamie Redknapp … Read More

Review: MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual: Hands-on with analysis, commentary, specs and price

November 3, 2015 |

Max Büsser has certainly been a busy boy. This year alone, he announced the Final Edition of the HM3, the robot clock Melchior, the LM101 Frost, the all new HM-X, and the Arachnophobia Table Clock. Quite a handful … Read More

Events from the Horological Fortnight ending Nov 1

November 2, 2015 |

This last horological fortnight was a bit quieter than the last month, and will also be less active than the fortnight to come. Here are the two significant events Deployant attended.


Horological Fortnight ending November 1


Harry Winston … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations For a Timepiece With An Unusual Way Of Telling Time, From Our Archives [Part 2]

November 1, 2015 |

Last week, we have covered six timepieces which we thought were interesting in their time-telling capabilities. However, as we have mentioned, there are just too many watches that we feel had deserved a place in that list.

Hence, for this … Read More

In Conversation: Oliver Ebstein, CEO Chronoswiss

October 31, 2015 |

Ever since Oliver and Eva Maria Ebstein took over Chronoswiss in 2012, they have been busy. They kept the original spirit of the company as it was founded by Gerd Lang, but have made some very interesting, and smart changes. … Read More

Introducing: Richard Mille RM 63-02 World Timer

October 30, 2015 |

At the recent SIAR (Salón Internacional Alta Relojería) in Mexico City, one particular Richard Mille caught our eye. Its the Richard Mille RM 63-02 World Timer. Perhaps its because we were fresh from our research on World Time watches which we … Read More

Review: The Bulgari Papillon Tourbillon Central

October 29, 2015 |

Bulgari reveals the Papillon Tourbillon Central at the ninth Salon Internacional de Alta Relojeria in Mexico City. This new piece features a concept central tourbillon, jump hour display and an interesting interpretation of a ‘butterfly’ minute display. 

Signed by Daniel … Read More

Review: Andersen Genève Tempus Terrae

October 28, 2015 |

Svend Andersen co-founded the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) with Vincent Calabrese in 1985. Yet beyond the ultra-high end circles of bespoke watches, most collectors are unaware of the mastery of this grandmaster. He was one of the early masters to … Read More

Introducing the H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds

October 27, 2015 |

H. Moser & Cie. is known for their elegant dress watches which includes their fantastic instantaneous perpetual calendar.  H. Moser & Cie. has decided to produce a line of sport watches.  Introducing the H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre … Read More

Ladies Special: Review Roger Dubuis Excalibur Brocéliande

October 26, 2015 |

Ladies are becoming more and more interested in high end mechanical pieces, but yet, as they say in the song, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” (from the stage musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1949), which was written by Jule Styne … Read More