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Review of the HYT skull: live pictures and hands-on!

February 22, 2015 |

A skull on the dial of the watch. Keep calm, it’s nothing new. Richard Mille has done it, Bell and Ross too, and I’m sure many others. So what do we like about this piece? And what do we dislike … Read More

Pre Baselword 2015: Hublot Big Bang Ferrari watches

February 21, 2015 |

With Baselworld 2015 only a month away, Hublot  brings us another pre fair release with two new Big Bang Models developed with Ferrari.

The first is the aptly named Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic, which is adorned with … Read More

Review of the Greubel Forsey GMT: black titanium (new), white gold, red gold and platinum. With live photographs.

February 20, 2015 | 1

Greubel Forsey have been one of the leaders in the industry for a while. Both Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have been giants the watchmaking world, and their creations is usually nothing short of spectacular.

 

 

I have covered … Read More

Review of Jaeger LeCoultre Master Calendar with Meteorite Dial (with Live Pictures and Prices)

February 19, 2015 |

Not long back, we released the news that Jaeger-LeCoultre had updated the Master Calendar collection in this year’s SIHH here. Recently, in Ion Orchard, Jaeger-LeCoultre had an exhibition in collaboration with the launch of their new boutique there. One of the … Read More

A. Lange & Söhne celebrates the 200th Birthday of its founder F.A. Lange with a limited edition 1815 timepiece

February 18, 2015 |

On February 18, 1815 Ferdinand Adolph Lange was born.  In 1845 he set up the watch company  A. Lange & Söhne.  Today marks his 200th Birthday.

To celebrate the occasion A. Lange & Söhne has produced a limited … Read More

Audemars Piguet Diver comparison

February 17, 2015 |

Audemars Piguet’s offshore series have been a huge marketing success for the brand. While some condemn its watches as gimmicky and merely fashionable, a massive fan base and following of the offshore series have catapulted Audemars Piguet from a once classic brand … Read More

Pre Baselworld 2015: Omega Speedmaster Skywalk X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition

February 16, 2015 |

The Omega Speedmaster collection has been synonymous with flying and space adventures, and we personally feel that they are rather quintessential and evergreen in the world of horology. This year, Omega has added a new timepiece into their Speedmaster collection: the Skywalk … Read More

Pre Baselworld 2015: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat

February 15, 2015 |

Jaquet Droz presents the Grande Seconde Deadbeat, featuring a small complication that is quite special.

The new timepiece features the signature dial layout of Jaquet Droz that looks like the number 8.  The hours and minutes are located at … Read More

Pre Baselworld 2015: Ulysse Nardin Stranger Vivaldi

February 14, 2015 |

Ulysse Nardin releases their second iteration of the Stranger music box watch.  The first version played Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night”.  The new Ulysse Nardin Stranger timepiece plays a more classical tune.

In its second … Read More

Introducing the new Romain Jerome Steampunk Auto 46 with Price and Specs

February 13, 2015 |

Romain Jerome has enhanced its existing Steampunk collection with a totally new and  refreshing design, featuring a smaller case, the Steampunk Auto 46.

We have always liked the steampunk look on watches and the new Steampunk Auto 46 looks … Read More

Pre Baselworld 2015: Omega Constellation Pluma

February 12, 2015 |

The Omega Constellation “Pluma” was first launched in last year’s Baselworld. Using the iconic Constellation case, Omega further improved the watch by playing around with the aesthetics. This year, Omega did some subtle face lift on the Constellation “Pluma”.

“Pluma”, also known … Read More

Spot the Watch: Eric Ripert

February 11, 2015 |

This weeks Spot the Watch features someone from the world of fine cuisine.  Eric Ripert is a French Chef whose restaurant La Bernardin in New York has 3 Michellin Stars.

Mr Ripert from what we can … Read More

Introducing the new JEANRICHARD Terrascope 39 mm

February 10, 2015 |

A new release from JEANRICHARD. The brand has resized the Terrascrope in a new 39 mm diameter case.

This new face for the brand’s iconic model is celebrated by the launch of several striking versions, … Read More

Pre Baselworld 2015: Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts

February 9, 2015 |

Ulysse Nardin releases the “Hannibal” Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts.

Who was Hannibal?  Hannibal Barca was a Carthaginian general.  Considered one of the world’s greatest military commanders, Hannibal was the ultimate strategist who knew how … Read More

New Swatch Sistem 51 Models for 2015

February 8, 2015 | 4

Swatch has released 5 new coloured versions of the Sistem 51.  For readers who are not familiar with the Sistem 51, it is the first self winding wristwatch completely put together by a machine and with a power … Read More

In conversation with Dominique Renaud at HYT

February 7, 2015 |

About Dominique Renaud

Dominique Renaud set up Renaud et Papi with Guilo Papi in 1986 and Renaud Papi Claret (now Manufacture Claret) in 1989. Dominique sold all his shares in Renaud et Papi in 2000 and more or less retired … Read More

Tennis Players and the accuracy of their watches

February 6, 2015 |

The first Grand Slam of 2015, the Australian Open has just finished.  In both the Men’s and Women’s finals all the players had watch sponsorship/friends of brand agreements.

Novak Djokovic, sponsored by Seiko prevailed over Andy … Read More

Pre Baselworld 2015: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Limited Edition James Bond

February 5, 2015 |

Omega has been the watch of choice for James Bond, a British Secret Service agent, since the “Pierce Brosnan” era. Over the years, we have seen many Bond limited editions timepieces that have come along. This time round, things are a little … Read More