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Luxury watch reviews & horological lifestyles | August 31, 2015

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Still time to go the the World’s largest Hublot Pop Up store

August 21, 2015 |

Don’t miss it! Open till August 26 at the Ngee Ann City Civic Center, the Hublot Pop Up Store is not only the world’s largest, featuring a comprehensive repertoire of limited edition timepieces and finely curated objet d’arts.

 

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Panerai opens “History and Legend” Exhibition

August 20, 2015 |

Officine Panerai opens “History and Legend” Exhibition in ION Singapore from 26 August to 6 September.

 

 

The exhibition is located at ION Orchard, the exclusive shopping mall where the only Officine Panerai boutique in Singapore is based.

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Introducing the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955

August 19, 2015 | 1

To celebrate 260 years of innovation and heritage, Vacheron Constantin introduces the new  Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955. With this model, Vacheron Constantin revives the iconic ‘cow-horn’ lugs made famous in the 50s. Featuring a central complication in line with the heritage of … Read More

Spot the Watch: Ellen DeGeneres, comedian and host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

August 18, 2015 |

For this weeks Spot the Watch we are featuring a lady for the first time.  Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian and hosts her own wildly successful daytime Talk-variety show The Ellen Show.  She has won many Daytime Emmy … Read More

Sartorial Musings: The Gentleman Style Icon: Emperor Akihito of Japan

August 17, 2015 |

We begin a segment off the Sartorial Musings column, and wanted to do one on the Gentleman Style Icon. We thought long and hard on the icon who would be the first to launch this segment, and wanted to wander … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for a Chronograph from Our Archives (Part 1)

August 16, 2015 | 1

A watch is an instrument that was invented to serve a purpose, and that is to allow the user to tell time. Over the years, many complications have been created to supplement the sole purpose of telling time. One of the … Read More

The names Seamaster, Omega Seamaster. Introducing the Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition for the new James Bond film Spectre

August 15, 2015 |

When filming began for the latest James Bond film Spectre, we knew Daniel Craig would be wearing an Omega timepiece as per the continuing arrangement with EON Productions, the makers of the James Bond films and Omega.  Now … Read More

Review: Jaquet Droz the Bird Repeater

August 14, 2015 |

Jaquet Droz is well known for its enamel dials and automaton watches. While the brand has returned to the watch scene only recently, it has in fact a longstanding history. In 1784, Pierre Jaquet-Droz opened the first clockmaking manufacture in … Read More

Review: Arnold & Son DTE

August 13, 2015 |

Arnold & Son have been making waves recently. The Arnold & Son DTE (DTE stands for Double Tourbillion Escapement) is a double tourbillon wristwatch released in BaselWorld 2014. Two additional models were released at BaselWorld 2015, and the subject of this review.

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Spot the Watch: Michael Ballack

August 12, 2015 |

This weeks Spot the Watch is on Michael Ballack.  A former German international footballer who played for FC Bayern Munich and Chelsea.  He is now a football pundit.  The reason Mr Ballack was chosen was for his interesting … Read More

Watchscapes and Review: Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Golden Bridges

August 11, 2015 | 1

The Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Golden Bridges, 70th Anniversary Edition. Long name for a watch, but what a watch! GP is famous for their tourbillons featuring three golden bridges, and the Vintage 1945 is their curved, rectangular … Read More

Deployant Events: Highlights of Horological Events of the last Fortnight

August 10, 2015 |

Highlights of Horological Events of the Fortnight ending August 9, 2015

A relatively quiet fortnight,with one Collector event, and one Boutique cocktail by Lange.

Collector Dinner by Deployant Friend July 29

One of our Deployant Friends collected three significant watches and … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six tribute watches to SG50

August 9, 2015 | 1

On 9th August 2015, Singapore will be celebrating her golden jubilee. Even though Singapore is an extremely tiny country with no natural resources, the shortcomings and successes that Singapore has managed to overcome and achieve within this short span of time is truly remarkable. And … Read More

Brief impressions review: Zenith El Primero 410

August 8, 2015 |

Zenith makes a beautiful complication atop their El Primero chronograph: the triple calendar. An elegant, simple solution. We often wonder why the complication is not more common. Audemars Piguet makes a triple calendar for their Royal Oak collection, but we … Read More

Review: Roger Smith Series 2

August 7, 2015 |

Roger W. Smith is one independent watchmaker who has attracted a lot of attention not for his media savvy, nor his loud antics, but for his quiet approach to a very serious, studied watchmaking philosophy . He learnt this approach … Read More

Watchscapes: Jaeger LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon pocket watch

August 6, 2015 |

We photographed this beauty at the Manufacture Jaeger LeCoultre in Le Sentier last year before BaselWorld 2014, but somehow this gem slipped through our radar against the hundreds of thousands of photographs we took since. We find reason to show … Read More

Review: Tudor Pelagos

August 5, 2015 |

Tudor releases a blue model to the popular Pelagos diver’s collection. Made popular during the 60s and 70s, Tudor’s divers’ watch is closely tied to its intensive use by underwater professionals, particularly by world’s major navies. The brand’s diving collection are authentic tool … Read More

Introducing the Akrivia Tourbillon Regulator with Pricing

August 4, 2015 |

Introducing the Akrivia Tourbillon Regulator, the latest creation from young independent watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi.

The goals of Akrivia have been stated as: Uniting the heritage of the Geneva watchmaking traditions with a contemporary approach that … Read More

Sartorial Musings: A gentleman’s essentials from Kevin Seah Bespoke

August 3, 2015 | 2

A veritable temple of bespoke goodness is found at the premises of Kevin Seah Bespoke. Today, we pick and match our gentleman’s essentials on an ensemble based on an English theme. We feature a bespoke coat, bespoke shirt and trousers, a … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for a Perpetual Calendar Watch from Our Archives

August 2, 2015 | 2

Akin to a kid entering a toy shop, the world of horology offers collectors a cornucopia of complications and features that will excite us in many different ways. While some complications are seemingly redundant, there are many others … Read More

Review: Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech

August 1, 2015 |

The rise of carbon fiber as a modern material is fast and meteoric. All manner of application have come out of this innovative material. With the advancement of technologies like PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) and other reinforce polymers, carbon fiber … Read More

IWC Ingenieur Automatic Edition “Tribute to Nico Rosberg” for Only Watch 2015

July 31, 2015 |

IWC is participating in the 6th edition of the Only Watch Charity Auction.  They have donated a special timepiece to be auctioned off.  Introducing the IWC Ingenieur Automatic Edition “Tribute to Nico Rosberg” for Only Watch 2015.

Greubel Forsey Invention 7: The Computeur Mécanique

July 30, 2015 |

We ran review of the Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3 yesterday, and covered the 6 inventions of Greubel Forsey. But there is a seventh: the Invention 7 is the Computeur Mécanique or Mechanical Computer. 

 

The 7th Greubel Forsey invention

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Rare Watches: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3

July 29, 2015 |

Greubel Forsey is one of those watches which draws attention. Not only for its jaw dropping price tag, but also for the big volume, boldly designed complicated pieces. They came to fame with their concept of inclining the balance by … Read More