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Luxury watch reviews & horological lifestyles | May 22, 2015

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Review: Ressence New Type 3

May 13, 2015 | 1

The Ressence watches are intriguing. No hands, no crown. What seems like a floating display which tells the time. We have covered the Type 3  earlier, but the watch was updated this BaselWorld 2015 and this is our hands-on report on … Read More

Review of the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition

May 12, 2015 | 1

The iconic Seamaster Omega Bullhead was resurrected in late 2013 with three limited editions. Now as part of the Olympics series, Omega releases yet another edition, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition. This edition does not come as a surprise, … Read More

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Series: A review of the art of finishing.

May 11, 2015 | 1

We covered the announcement of the Vacheron Constantin Harmony series when it was announced during SIHH 2015. The collection is making its way around the world, to showcase the 7 special timepieces designated the Harmony Collection to celebrate the brand’s … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for Dress Watches from Our Archives

May 10, 2015 | 4

Our focus for this week’s Throwback Sundays is on dress watches. These timepieces may look simple, but do not let that fool you. Our choices from the archives today are not based on aesthetics alone, but also on the quality and finishing … Read More

Introducing the new Breitling Navitimer AOPA

May 9, 2015 |

In 1952 Breitling launched the Navitimer.  A watch featuring a circular slide rule serving to handle all calculations relating to airborne navigation.  The world’s largest association of aircraft owners and pilots, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) … Read More

Review of the IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”

May 8, 2015 | 2

This year IWC celebrates its 75th Anniversary with the Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”. With it, we are reminded of the controversy behind the shortened ‘IWC’ brand name from the original “International Watch Company” font written out in full and … Read More

Review of the new Seiko Marinemaster Professional 1000m Diver’s

May 7, 2015 | 1

At Deployant we are big fans of Seiko.  When it comes to diving watches, Seiko makes some great pieces.  They have developed a cult following due their great build quality and overall value for money.   Some of the … Read More

Review: Hajime Asaoka Project Tsunami

May 6, 2015 | 1

We introduced Hajime Asaoka in our feature article from Baselworld 2014, waxing lyrical about his Project Tourbillon. This year, we caught up with the taciturn watchmaker and present here his latest creation. Finally, a series production watch, created in the … Read More

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

May 5, 2015 | 2

Introducing the Longines Pulsometer Chronograph. Inspired by a medical timepiece from the early 1920s, the Longines Pulsometer Chronograph measures the number of heartbeats, in addition to the time. The creation of a pulsometer came during a period when physicians greatly relied … Read More

Deployant Events: Highlights of the horological fortnight

May 4, 2015 |

 

Highlights of the Horological Fortnight week ending May 3

 

April 21: Jaeger LeCoultre CEO dinner in Jakarta with Deployant and Time International

 

Jaeger LeCoultre showed their new collection to collectors in Jakarta on April 21 in a CEO … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for a Mother’s Day Gift from Our Archives

May 3, 2015 | 1

This week’s Throwback Sunday is a little special, as we are going to feature six timepieces from our collection that we think will be fitting for an important lady in our life. Our mothers. So here is our recommendations for … Read More

Review: Bulgari Diagono Magnesium Wrist-vault

May 2, 2015 |

The future is here! With the recent flood of the Apple iWatch in the market, it certainly is! But the traditional world of watchmaking is taking slow, somewhat ponderous steps towards this new world. Montblanc fired the first salvo with … Read More

Review: Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite

May 1, 2015 |

The ultimate travel watch? One which can keep you on track with the local time on 37 different cities around the world and your home time? One which keeps track even for those cities where the timezone differences are half … Read More

Impressions Review: Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons

April 30, 2015 |

A tourbillon is a traditional display of virtuosity, for a watchmaker to display his craft and the pinnacle of his skill. A.L. Breguet was credited as the inventor of the tourbillon. And for more than two and a half centuries, … Read More

Spot The Watch: A special Patek Philippe 5970 owned by Eric Clapton coming up for auction at Sotheby’s

April 29, 2015 |

Eric Clapton is a guitar legend, known to have a passion for fine art, automobiles and wristwatches.   He is an astute collector of Rolex and Patek Philippe.    The only Patek Philippe 2499 in Platinum in private hands previously … Read More

Review: Goldpfeil Vianney Halter

April 28, 2015 | 2

The Goldpfeil Vianney Halter is born of a special project initiated by the German luxury company Goldpfeil (German for Golden Arrow) and seven members of Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI). The AHCI masters of Sven Anderson, Martin Frei with Thomas and … Read More

Review of the MB&F Melchior Table Clock

April 27, 2015 |

The previous collaboration between MB&F and clockmaker L’Epee produced the sci-fi inspired Starfleet Machine table clock.  One uber cool looking piece of art with a hint of badass! mixed in.   At Baselworld 2015, MB&F took the covers off  … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for Tool Watches from Our Archives

April 26, 2015 |

In this week’s Throwback Sundays, we give our recommendations for tool watches from our archives, we think worthy of the moniker Tool Watches. 

While there are many definition of tool watches, we feel that a tool watch must be a timepiece … Read More