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Luxury watch reviews & horological lifestyles | July 31, 2015

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Announcement: Dr Frank Müller joins Deployant as Special Correspondent.

July 25, 2015 |

 

Dr Müller is an industry veteran, having cut his teeth under direct tutelage of the late Günter Blümlein, he served a distinguished career as Managing Director of A. Lange & Söhne and subsequently as CEO of Glashütte Original. He … Read More

Richard Mille RM056 and RM011 Tribute to Felipe Massa

July 21, 2015 |

Richard Mille presents two limited editions for the 10th anniversary of their partnership with Felipe Massa- RM056 and RM011.

Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa is the first sporting figure to have joined the Richard Mille family. Their collaboration has … Read More

Press Release and commentary: Swatch Group results for 1st half 2015

July 20, 2015 |

Swatch Group Results for the first half of 2015 summary:

 

 

  • The Group’s net sales were up 3.6% to CHF 4 248 million at constant exchange rates or 2.2% to CHF 4 192 million at current rates. Calculated in euros, … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for a Classic Tourbillon Watch from Our Archives

July 19, 2015 | 1

A couple of weeks back, our Throwback Sunday article was on watches made by independent watchmakers that features the tourbillon. We knew it would be a hit, but were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming reception, so we thought that we should do … Read More

Q&A: Charles Tearle, Vintage Watch Expert

July 18, 2015 |

Charles Tearle is a vintage watch expert.  He first started out as a 16 year old at Somlo Antiques in London, where he stayed for over a decade gaining a wealth of knowledge on watches.  Mr Tearle subsequently … Read More

Spot the Watch: Members of Royal Families

July 17, 2015 |

For this weeks Spot the Watch, we are bringing you a feature on Members of Royal Families around the world that we have spotted with interesting timepieces.

First we will start off with the British Royal Family.  … Read More

Hublot Red Dot Bang Limited Editions to celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday – With Pricing

July 16, 2015 |

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Hublot launching their iconic Big Bang model.  The nation of Singapore is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2015.  To mark both occasions, Hublot and leading Singapore watch retailer The Hour Glass have … Read More

Review: Oris Force Recon GMT Diver

July 15, 2015 |

Military collaborations often turns up interesting watches. Some are historical like Panerai and IWC for wartime efforts. But peacetime offerings can be interesting too. Sinn is one house which specializes in these, with their EZM series. Luminox have their Navy Seals collaboration, … Read More

Review: Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control

July 14, 2015 |

We review the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control. Given the rich heritage between Chopard and Mille Miglia- a classic car rally, the new release has much to uphold. With an in-house movement and a tough disposition, we … Read More

Deployant Events: Highlights of Horological Events of the last Fortnight

July 13, 2015 |

Highlights of Horological Events of the Fortnight ending July 12, 2015

 

Claude Bernard Watchmaking Workshop: Disassembly and Reassembly of a quartz movement – July 2

We begin the horological events fortnight with an Interesting concept, a watchmaking workshop to … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for an Enamel Dial Timepiece from Our Archives

July 12, 2015 | 2

When it comes to watches, the first thing that usually catches our attention will be the aesthetics of a timepiece. The aesthetics can either make or break a timepiece. And nothing is more appealing to the eye than an enamel … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Thomas Mercer Table Chronometer, The Brittanica

July 11, 2015 |

For the 2015 Only Watch Charity Auction, we have seen many wristwatches thus far.  Today we bring you something different: A table clock!.  Introducing the Thomas Mercer Table Chronometer, The Brittanica for Only Watch 2015.

Thomas … Read More

New Release: IWC Portofino for Two

July 10, 2015 |

The IWC Portofino line is one which is intended as a classic line, with references to the fishing village of Portofino near Genoa in Italy, which is the epitome of the cultivated joie de vivre and the cultured lifestyle. Glamorous, sophisticated, … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Christophe Claret Espoir & Paix

July 10, 2015 |

For the 2015 Only Watch Charity Auction, Christophe Claret pays tribute to hope and peace with the Christophe Claret Espoir & Paix piece unique.  The watch has a interesting caseback and dial.

The mirascope found … Read More

Ony Watch 2015: H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Only Watch

July 10, 2015 |

H. Moser & Cie. is participating in the 6th edition of the Only Watch Charity Auction on the 7th of November in Geneva.  They have generous donated one of their fantastic perpetual calendars for the auction. The H. … Read More

Q&A: Aurel Bacs, Auction Maestro

July 9, 2015 |

In the auction realm of wristwatches there is a name that stands out: Aurel Bacs.  Currently the Executive Consultant and Auctioneer of the Phillips Watch Department in association with Bacs and Russo, Mr Bacs was the former international … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Breguet Type XXI 3813

July 9, 2015 |

Not long ago, we did a review on the Breguet Type XX Aeronavale and we thought it was a rather enchanting timepiece. For this year’s Only Watch, Breguet has decided to create a piece unique for the Type XXI. If you … Read More

The Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph Limited Edition

July 8, 2015 |

2015 marks the 55th anniversary of Grand Seiko.  We just recently published an article on our love for Grand Seiko here.  To mark the occasion Seiko has released a limited edition chronograph.  Introducing the Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Piaget Altiplano 900P Piece Unique

July 8, 2015 |

Piaget has offered a customised piece unique Piaget Altiplano 900P for the 2015 Only Watch Charity Auction.  Piaget has always focused on making slim mechanical timepieces a strong part of their range and the Altiplano 900P is no … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Leroy Chronomètre Observatoire piece unique

July 7, 2015 |

Leroy is participating in the 6th edition of the Only Watch Charity Auction.  Introducing the Leroy Chronomètre Observatoire piece unique.  The watch is made from a material that most people would not normally associate with Leroy.

Only Watch 2015: De Bethune DBS Piece Unique Reference DBS 2005/2015

July 7, 2015 |

One of our favourite independent brands De Bethune has produced a special piece for the 2015 Only Watch Charity Auction.  Introducing the De Bethune DBS Piece Unique Reference DBS 2005/2015. A  re-interpretation of the iconic DBS model De … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Zenith El Primero “Lightweight” Tribute to the Rolling Stones

July 6, 2015 |

When two legends come together to do something, the result is usually spectacular. The partnership between Zenith and the Rolling Stones is no exception.  Both of them are legends in their own field, and we can only expect something amazing … Read More

Only Watch 2015: Speake Marin Resilience One Art

July 6, 2015 |

Speake Marin is participating in the 2015 edition of the Only Watch Charity Auction on November 7th in Geneva.  They have contributed a unique piece to raise funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Introducing the Speake Marin Resilience One … Read More

Throwback Sundays: Six Recommendations for a Tourbillon Timepiece from Independent Watchmakers In Our Archives

July 5, 2015 | 1

214 years ago, a watchmaker named Abraham-Louis Breguet patented a complication that is capable of counteracting the effects of gravity to improve accuracy of timepieces. That wondrous complication is known as the tourbillon, and it was one of the most exclusive complications prior … Read More