Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm For 2020: Shifts In Perspective

There is a moment in most people’s lives when they see something familiar with new eyes and everything changes. Perhaps it is realizing you actually love the look of a craftsman-style house or that you finally see what is so captivating in a Jackson Pollock painting. But whether it’s falling in love with your best friend or appreciating a new culture’s cuisine, most of us have experienced a shift in perspective and come away with a deeper understanding of something. In my experience, I tend to overlook things that don’t…

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A Trio From Avi-8: Patriot, Flyboy Engineer,Type 300

I’ve been spending some time this past week with three watches from AVI-8. All slightly different but all very unmistakably AVI-8 in design. If you haven’t heard of AVI-8, they manufacture a bewildering line of aviation-themed and inspired watches that always feature interesting and exciting dial designs with a very affordable price tag. The three watches I want to talk about today don’t stray very far from what has made AVI-8 a trendy brand at this price point. This isn’t a detailed review, but more of a teaser for the…

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MING 18.01.

Ming está en boca de muchos aficionados a la relojería y sobre todo en la de aquellos que valoran las creaciones de las firmas independientes. Digamos que la firma malaya se posiciona dentro del nivel top de las microfirmas. Un terreno que pisan muy pocas compañías y degustan muy pocos aficionados.Las primeras porque colocar un producto por encima de los tres, cuatro o cinco mil euros es francamente complicado si no te apellidas Breitling, Omega, TAG… Y los segundos porque antes que un Ming entrará en su caja uno de…

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Hands-On: Tudor Pelagos – The Best Rolex Tool Watch!

I got hands-on with the Tudor Pelagos in blue – Tudor’s answer to the Rolex SeaDweller. After wearing the Tudor Pelagos for a week I noticed the 42mm wide case is actually 40.5mm wide, so it doesn’t wear too large, and the lightweight titanium case and bracelet aren’t all that light. Which I think is a good thing. [embedded content] There are three Tudor Pelagos in the range:Tudor Pelagos Blue m25600tbTudor Pelagos Black m25600tnTudor Pelagos Black LHD m25610tnl Tudor Pelagos Specs:Price: £3440Case:– 42 mm titanium and steel case with a satin…

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Breaking News: Bonhams Seiko-Only 'Making Waves' Auction Not Canceled

While it’s certainly encouraging to have an official statement from Bonhams, and indeed to see that some version of their Seiko-themed sale will still take place, the balance of this story is obviously riding on how the re-up of this sale actually looks and if the updated listings will directly address the concerns raised by the Seiko enthusiast community. 
More as soon as we have it. 

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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 DIVER Green BRONZE

This is the not so new Bronze Green diver from Bell & Ross! The BR 03-92 Diver Green Bronze (not to be confused with the BR 03-92 Diver Bronze with green dial) has been released in a Limited Edition of 999 pieces. The model, ref: Ref: BR0392-D-G-BR/SCA joins 6 other diver-family members which includes the NEW BR 03-92 Diver BLUE Bronze. The watch gets a 42mm in diameter, satin-polished CuSn8 Bronze case. This is fitted with a solid bronze, unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with a 60-min. diver-time scale and green…

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Review: Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Los wearables son esos dispositivos conectados bien en forma de reloj o de pulsera que se conectan a nuestro móvil y en los que recibimos notificaciones y monitorizan nuestra actividad entre otras funciones. Estos aparatos quizá son los culpables de que mucha gente se haya alejado de los relojes tradicionales, de ahí que no sea muy partidario de los que son en forma de reloj pues llevar uno de ellos en la muñeca excluye de llevar un reloj mecánico (salvo que hagas cómo el general Schwarzkopf y lleves un reloj…

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The X Tempomat

 From Juvo –

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Available in a very respectable brown, or my personal favorite – French Blue.  The perfect roll for your Lip and Pequignet watches ; )

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Holds three of your best friends all in one place ; )

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Here are the pertinents, straight from Juvo –
• Compartmentalized case holds up to 3 watches • Textured calf leather exterior • Fabric camouflage interior • Snap button closure • Hand made in Spain • Pillow Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 3 cm • Case Dimensions: 23 x 9.5 x 8 cm

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Sunday Rewind: Why Thin Is In

While this three-part series may focus on the advent and popularity of incredibly thin watches, it’s anything but light reading. The idea of “ultra-thin” watchmaking is one of surprising density as the term has become something of a catch-all for so-called thin watches, the technical push for thinner movements, and a whole lot of branding within the space (thin as it may be). 

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Junghans Meister Terrassenbau Limited Series : The Meister Classic Terrassenbau and the Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau

Built on a sloping site, the terrace building is one of the most spectacular industrial buildings in the world. This 100 year old manufacture building symbolises one of the most outstanding periods in the history of Uhrenfabrik Junghans.
Junghans pays tribute to this period in the form of two special timepieces limited to 1,500 units respectively: the Meister Classic Terrassenbau and the Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau.
Junghans Meister Classic Terrassenbau
With an ever increasing demand for timepieces out of the Black Forest, Junghans counted as the biggest clock manufacturer in the world at the beginning of the 20th century. Due to the narrow nature of the valley in which the site of the business was located, Arthur Junghans and Stuttgart architect Philipp Jakob Manz took the decision to build the factory premises over nine levels on the steep hillside covered with a dense population of spruce. Over the following decades, the terrace building would become the core of watch and calibre assembly.
It was also during this period that the Meister models were born. The first mechanical watches in the series originated back as the 1930s, enjoying their heyday throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Automatic movements such as the chronometer calibre J83 developed specifically for the Meister series, are amongst the most sophisticated ever designed in the terrace building.
The new Meister Terrassenbau series allows you to experience this particular period of the company’s history on your very own wrist. The classic elegance of the Meister models is represented in both limited special editions: A particularly intricate design, the convex dial with accentuated main indices and the harmonious aesthetics of the colour nuances are the achievement of masterly watch design.
Junghans Meister Classic Terrassenbau
The meandering pattern of the terrace building as an embossed design element is relayed in the minute track – standing out subtly in a soft grey from the fine matt silver of the dial. A white ring runs along the outer edge of the minute track to emphasise the elaborately crafted dial.
The hue of the alligator leather strap is taken directly from the dark green wall tiles which adorn the stairways of the architectural landmark. Applied using Junghans’s very own printing facilities, a wonderfully detailed image of the source of inspiration itself is then revealed on the case back.

The miniature transparent windows also provide a view of the inner workings: intricate interaction of numerous gear wheels with utmost precision, very much representative of the working procedures applied by the watchmakers of yesteryear.
Following extensive renovation work, the listed terrace building now houses a museum covering the history of clockmaking in the Black Forest. It also serves as a source of inspiration for the creation of exceptional timepieces more than one hundred years after its original construction – as so eloquently evidenced in the Meister Classic Terrassenbau and the Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau.
Technical details
Model: Meister Classic TerrassenbauReference 027/4019.02
MovementSelf-winding movement calibre J820.4 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, date
CaseStainless steel Ø 38.4 mm, height 9.0 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 5-times screwed case back with partial printing: A view of the movement is provided through the windows of the terrace buildingWater resistant up to 5 bar
DialMatt silver-plated with outer rim in matt whiteSpecial feature: Original meander design of the terrace building’s wall ornamentation as minute trackHands: With environmentally-friendly luminous substance
StrapAlligator leather strap in green with grey joints, stainless steel folding claspSpecial feature: The alligator leather strap represents the design of the wall tiles in the terrace building
EditionLimited to 1,500 watches
Model: Meister Handaufzug TerrassenbauReference 027/3000.02
MovementHand-winding movement calibre J815.1 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, small second
CaseStainless steel, Ø 37.7 mm, height 7.3 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 5-times screwed case back with partial printing: A view of the movement is provided through the windows of the terrace buildingWater resistant up to 5 bar
DialMatt silver-plated with outer rim in matt whiteSpecial feature: Original meander design of the terrace building’s wall ornamentation as minute trackHands: With environmentally-friendly luminous substance
StrapAlligator leather strap in green with grey joints, stainless steel folding claspSpecial feature: The alligator leather strap represents the design of the wall tiles in the terrace building
EditionLimited to 1,500 watches

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