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DEPLOYANT by Peter Chong & Friends | August 27, 2014

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Review: Jaeger LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11 – Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

July 11, 2014 | 3

Jaeger LeCoultre has kept pushing the outer edges of haute horology with their Hybris Mechanica series, and the no.11 is no different. To make claim to the title thinnest minute repeater, many special innovations are pulled into play. We discover … Read More

In conversation with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

July 9, 2014 | 3

Deployant caught up with the travelling Wilhelm Schmid in Singapore over lunch today, and we share some of his views on the company, the industry and life.


I first met Wilhelm Schmid about a month before he began his assignment … Read More

BaselWorld 2014: Belles of the fair

July 8, 2014 |

Each year, BaselWorld 2014 is a frantic, mad struggle to make all the appointments to bring you the first hand news and views of the novelties.

As we rush about the fair grounds, we are entertained by these non-horological eye … Read More

In conversation with Manuel Emch

July 2, 2014 |

Mr Manuel Emch is the man-in-command of Romain Jerome, a watchmaker which prides itself in making provocative and interesting timepieces. Deployant had the opportunity to catch up with the man himself, to find out more about his watches and the … Read More

BaselWorld 2014: Belles of the Fair: Speake-Marin Magister

June 28, 2014 |

Speake-Marin may be a relatively new independent watchmaking brand, but its impact has been tremendous. And with the new Magister Tourbillon, it just gets better.

The folks at Deployant has been fans of Speake-Marin since its inception. Personally, I have a soft spot … Read More

Opinion: Not just innovation, watchmakers must keep an eye on quality

June 28, 2014 | 2

Yesterday afternoon I had a chat over coffee with one of the luminaries of the Singapore watch-collecting world – and on his hand glinted something black, absolutely unique, and in all respects a stunner.

“Some thing new?” I asked, readying … Read More

In conversation with Kari Voutilainen

June 26, 2014 |

As independent watchmakers go, Kari Voutilainen is one of those whose work is highly respected. The Deployant team caught up with him in BaselWorld 2014 and again in Singapore.


As we had known each other for years, we dived … Read More

Patek Philippe 5960/1A

June 23, 2014 |

It used to be a rarity to have Patek Philippe watches in steel, other than the sporty ones like the Nautilus, Aquanaut and the hugely successful Twenty-4. But for Baselworld 2014, Patek released the 5960 Chronograph Annual Calendar in stainless … Read More